How to Check Laptop Battery Health on Windows 11

Zarmeen Shahzad

A laptop loses its value without a good battery life, no matter how many specs it offers you. Good battery life is essential to ensure that your portable computer can perform well for hours without causing any disruptions in work. If you are worried about your battery life and wish to check its health, there is a way to do so. In this tutorial, I will show you how to check laptop battery health on Windows 11.

Laptop Battery Health Windows 11

Checking battery health every so often allows you to watch out for any warning signs that you may miss. If you see something problematic, you can quickly fix it and ensure that you aren’t caught off guard when working on an important task. Checking battery health is straightforward, follow the steps below, and you are good to go.

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Step-1: Click on the search icon (magnifying glass) on the taskbar.

Laptop Battery Health Windows 11

Step-2: Type Windows PowerShell. Click on Run as Administrator.

Laptop Battery Health Windows 11

Step-3: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click Yes.

Step-4: Type the following command and press Enter:

powercfg /batteryreport /output "C:\battery-report.html"

Windows PowerShell

Step-5: When the process is complete, you will see another line informing you that the health report has been saved in the PowerShell window.

Battery Health Report Saved

Step-6: Close the PowerShell window.

Step-7: Click on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.

Laptop Battery Health Windows 11

Step-8: Click on This PC in the left pane.

File Explorer

Step-9: In the Devices and drives section in the right pane, double-click on C drive.

Laptop Battery Health Windows 11

Step-10: The battery health report will be saved as an HTML file. Double-click on this.


Step-11: Once you click on the HTML file, the file will open in the browser of your choice.
In this report, you will see different things, including installed battery type, battery life estimates, battery capacity history, and usage history. If there is an issue with the battery, the report will notify you, and you can change the battery.

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