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Lenovo Yoga 720 battery life dropped dramatically

Q: Lenovo Yoga 720 battery life dropped dramatically

Last week my laptop was able to get through a 6 and a half hour school day and still have a little charge left over--I could still work on it for another half hour or so when I got home. Yesterday, it died at the end of my first two classes, and that's only about three and a half hours. For my last and longest class, I had to borrow paper for notes. I hadn't even opened my laptop before I got to school. Looking at a full charge now, it says it's only good for 3 hours and 20 minutes.I have no idea what's changed from last week to this one. I haven't installed any updates, and I don't use any programs that eat up a lot of CPU, especially during class. If there's anything different, the fan has been louder than usual. Can anybody shed some light on what might've happened? Edit: some useful information I forgot to add is that this laptop is less than a year old. The battery is much too young to be degrading this quickly.

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I have a Yoga 500, battery drains from 100% to 5% in 80mins.   This is with it just sitting there doing nothing.  Is this normal?   I sent it off for repair to Medion- it's come back with no comments other than it's been tested and everything is OK.   So - what's the average batter life - surely it should be up around 5 hours, not 1.5 hours? 

A:Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery Life

update - sent the laptop off again and came back again saying that it's working OK. The workshop reckon that 90mins is the expected drain time of the battery. SURELY this is wrong?

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hello there fellow Yoga 710 users,  one of the reasons why i picked up this Yoga 710 is because of its 'above average' battery life to compare with its competitor. this is based on reviews that i read and watch on youtube.  however, after using it for a few days, i dont think i was able to hit 7 hours or more on this machine. i did not put it under extreme load as i was using it only for word processing etc.  from the battery notification, it says around 4 hours and 40 minutes at 100 percent.  any of you guys encounter the same problem? or you guys were able to hit 7 hours or more for the battery life? just want to make sure that my battery is not draining for no reason appreciate your input guys  thanks 

A:lenovo yoga 710 14 inch IKB battery life

~6 hours with heavy usage (programming and multitasking). Cheers

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Hi guys, I've had my Yoga 900 since December 2015 and I enjoy this ultrabook.  I am concerned about the battery life though. The specs say up to 9 hours of battery life, but based on my usage I would have to say that I am only confident of 6 hours worth of charge. My typical use is as follows: 1) Approximately 75% screen brightness (225 nits)2) Combo of WiFi with multiple Google Chrome tabs open, video and music usage mixed in my typical day. Those of you with the Yoga 900, would you say that this is normal or typical? Thanks, Nik

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So I haven't used my laptop for a week or so, and when I started it up a few days ago, the battery life turned from a solid 7+ hours to a mere 4 hours! I actually timed how long it took before the battery went down by 1% before this happened, so I did the same test after. When I tested it, for the first time, the battery went down 1% after 270 seconds(almost 5 minutes). Now it seems to lose the same amount of battery in a weak 140 seconds(just a little bit more than 2 minutes!). Can someone please help me find the cause and if I can fix it? I loved this laptop because of its excellent battery life.

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Hi, I purchased my Lenovo Yoga 710 about 3 weeks ago. My battery life is not very good at all. Right now, it is 81% charged, and says it only has about 3.5 hours left. What gives? Shouldn't I have at least six hours? Also, my fans are running constantly, and my brightness keys don't seem to adjust the brightness. 

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Hello, first I apologize, if my post will have grammars errors, english is not my native language.Well - I have an IdeaPad 700 since a half year. On Monday I noticed, that the time for how long my notebook can run on battery dropped from about 4 to 2 hours. Plus I experience from the same moment some display blinking now and then (it blinks 3x times a day - for a second there is a black screen). I looked up the battery capacity in Lenovo Settings and it says, that there is 39 Wh form 45 left...which doesnt sound for me, like it should cut the time to a half. I did a malware scan, i looked in my power plan and in the battery consumpting Software and I found nothing suspicious...One think is strange - when the battery goes to ca. 30% the remaining time starts to improve. Like in was 1:15 time remaining when on 60%, when it goes to 30% i get 1:30 ??? Im starting to think, that it has something to do with the last big Windows update, that happened on September 30. but im not sure, if i wouldnt not notice the problem earlier. Or is my battery just bad?Thanks for answers.

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Hello, first I apologize, if my post will have grammars errors, english is not my native language.Well - I have an IdeaPad 700 since a half year. On Monday I noticed, that the time for how long my notebook can run on battery dropped from about 4 to 2 hours. Plus I experience from the same moment some display blinking now and then (it blinks 3x times a day - for a second there is a black screen). I looked up the battery capacity in Lenovo Settings and it says, that there is 39 Wh form 45 left...which doesnt sound for me, like it should cut the time to a half. I did a malware scan, i looked in my power plan and in the battery consumpting Software and I found nothing suspicious...One think is strange - when the battery goes to ca. 30% the remaining time starts to improve. Like in was 1:15 time remaining when on 60%, when it goes to 30% i get 1:30 ??? Im starting to think, that it has something to do with the last big Windows update, that happened on September 30. but im not sure, if i wouldnt not notice the problem earlier. Or is my battery just bad?Thanks for answers.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I was standing when my laptop fell out of the laptop case and landed on the corner. There's a small crack/hole along with a dent on that corner, and the inside parts are getting exposed to the surrounding. The screen isn't cracked and the laptop works just fine for now. I was wondering: 1) Will my laptop continue working normally?2) Should I get it repaired, or get a new laptop ?

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I was standing when my laptop fell out of the laptop case and landed on the corner. There's a small crack/hole along with a dent on that corner, and the inside parts are getting exposed to the surrounding. The screen isn't cracked and the laptop works just fine for now. I was wondering: 1) Will my laptop continue working normally?2) Should I get it repaired, or get a new laptop ?

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Hi, I have a thinkpad t450 but want a new slightly more compact laptop with a better screen. Among my considerations from Lenovo would be the Yoga 260 or 460 models. How would people here rate them? I'd be looking for a minimum of 8.5 hours of battery. Could anybody say whether this is achievable? I've looked at online reviews which say anything from 6-9 hours for the 260, and I doubt somewhat Lenovos own clain of 12. Could anyone tell me how long theres would go on before running out of juice and any other considerations I should have when making a decision.

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I've had my 910 4k for a couple of days now but I just don't seem to be able to get much over 4.5hrs battery life out of it. I've checked background processes and can't see anything eating the battery. I've not really installed anything on it yet and most of the time, I'm just browsing the net using Edge browser and brightness set to 50%. Really love the laptop but this battery life is getting me down!Will it improve after a few cycles?Right now, it's at 21% and it's telling me that it's got 2hrs 47 mins to run. Thats a lie because a few minutes ago, it told me it was at 22% and had under 1 hr left!Do I let it charge to zero and then charge it back to 100%? I'd be grateful for any help or advice please! 

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Battery life seems way less than advertised... 4-5 hours max at default settings.  Just basic web browsing and some word processing.  Showed 4.5 hours out of the box on first charge, and never got better.  No unusual "background" processes draining battery.  Any one else seeing this?

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This is for anyone who constantly has Chrome with at least 7 tabs open and a few extensions on. How long does your battery last? I have the latest drivers and software versions and I'm curious to see if my battery life matches up with that of others' laptops.

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Hi, I have a thinkpad t450 but want a new slightly more compact laptop with a better screen. Among my considerations from Lenovo would be the Yoga 260 or 460 models. How would people here rate them? I'd be looking for a minimum of 8.5 hours of battery. Could anybody say whether this is achievable? I've looked at online reviews which say anything from 6-9 hours for the 260, and I doubt somewhat Lenovos own clain of 12. Could anyone tell me how long theres would go on before running out of juice and any other considerations I should have when making a decision.

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What type of battery life are people experiencing.  I've had mine a week and it seems that after being fully charged, I get just 4+ hours of battery life.  Right now it's showing 93% and 4:19 remaining.  Is this normal?  I do like my screen at the brightest, perhaps that's it

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Hey there! So I just picked up my Yoga 3 14 after reading a number of reviews. From what I read people seem to to be clocking up around 7 hours. Since owing the machine I have updated the OS to Windows 10 and installed a few bits and bobs. As I sit here with the screen brightness at 50% Windows tells me that I have 2 hours remaining. Naturally this estimate varies quite a bit but I generally seem to be getting around 3 hours of light use. Running the windows battery health check shows that the battery looks OK so I'm not sure why I seem to be getting less battery life than the revewers, unless Windows 10 is a massive battery hog. Also, I tend to keep the brightness around 50% and the power plan on balanced. Any more Yoga 3 14 owners out there? How does your battery fair?

A:Yoga 3 14 i7 poor battery life

Same problem, downgraded it back to 8.1 and same problem. Looks like about 3 hours of battery on this thing, must be a dud. 

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Hi, I normally use my yoga 2 pro like a desktop, and I wanted to ask - how do you take care of its battery? I'm not clear as to what to do. You can't remove the battery from the unit. I have it plugged in to the ac power outlet most times. I typically charge it to a 100 percent and then switch off the ac power and let it drain down to 30 percent or so - but only when I remember to. Most often it's running from AC power and its charged fully to 100 percent. I'd be grateful for any advice on how to take care of the yoga 2 pro's battery when I use it like a desktop? Thank you,Lakshmi  

A:Battery life/maintenance on yoga 2 pro when used a...

Open Lenovo Energy Manager, click on the three dots(followed by lines) at the right edge of the Energy Manager just below the close 'x' icon, then head to Settings tab, and click on the button for Conservation Mode. Note that your battery will no charge above 60 percent if you turn this mode on. This will help increase your battery life.

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Hi, It may be a stupid question, but I was wondering: Will the battery life of the 4K version of the Lenovo 720 improve, if it would be scaled to 1080p resolution? I'm talking about underscaling it when using it in college where sometimes it will be unplugged and be lightly used for web browsing and video watching. (I haven't bought this laptop yet, and thus I'm asking here) Thnak you

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When my Yoga 900 is fully charged, and I click on the battery indicator in the systems tray - it says I have 4  hours of battery life remaining.  How accurate is that prediction?  And why doesn't it say 6 hours or more?  Seems like I typically get about  3 hours of use on a single charge.

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Hi, Lenovo claims the X1 (4th gen) or X1 Yoga can last 11 hours on battery. Great numbers but I guess nobody experienced it.The best I can get is a top 5 hours making sure that the system is on power save mode and about 6 hours when the Battery saver is enabled on Windows 10. I had to install a program to switch to save mode every time the laptop is running on battery. If not I forget to switch to Power Save mode and the battery only last 2 hours. I also pay attention to background program that may eat CPU.Honestly, 6 hours of battery life is pretty good but not even close the 11 hours claimed by Lenovo. The new X1 will have 16 hours of battery life, it means 8 hours in reality.Here are my questions.How many hours do you get on your X1 4gen or X1 Yoga?What did you do to improve it?Any secret recipe?

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Hi, It may be a stupid question, but I was wondering: Will the battery life of the 4K version of the Lenovo 720 improve, if it would be scaled to 1080p resolution? I'm talking about underscaling it when using it in college where sometimes it will be unplugged and be lightly used for web browsing and video watching. (I haven't bought this laptop yet, and thus I'm asking here) Thnak you

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I just purchased a ThinkPad Yoga 14 and I noticed that the battery life is projected to be about 4 hours on a full charge. I thought that this would be much longer, perhaps twice that. Has anyone noticed this? Should the battery life be about 8 hours or is 4 hours or typical?

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A:Thinkpad x1 Yoga 1st gen(?) battery life

Hi, the below is a copy-and-paste of a reply I posted in another thread.  That thread was discussing Gen 2 battery run-time (not "life") and I had done a little testing on my Gen 1 for reference:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/questions-about-TP-Yoga-series/m-p/3704325
 
Not sure how directly this applies to the Gen 2 , but I'm doing some testing with the Gen 1 X1Y this evening.
 
Letting things run long enough for the battery gauge to stabilize:
 
Thunderbird: reading email: 9-10 hours, maybe a little more.
 
FireFox: poking around the forums:  6-9 hours depending on content and how fast I'm navigating pages.
 
Skype video session:  maybe 4 hours.
 
This is an i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD with the 2560x1440 non-OLED display @ ~ half brightness - which is plenty bright for evening surfing.
 
In my use case(es) it's an 8-10 hour machine for the most part.  I don't use Chrome so I can't speak to that.
 
FWIW,
Z.

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Hello, Has anyone reduced their screen resolution to 1920x1080 or similar and noticed a significant improvement in battery life? I have tried to find an answer online for whether or not this will do anything for battery life on laptops and so far I haven't found a definitive answer.

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I'm trying to work out which X1 Yoga to get. I'm set on the i5 as it's quieter and has longer battery life, with only a minor reduction in performance. notebookcheck.net has a similar battery life for the two WQHD i7 models (IPS/OLED). I was wondering if it's the same deal with the i5 - does anyone have the i5 with OLED? If so, how's battery life?

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Hi all, so I am finally about to replace my Yoga 2 Pro. One of my main requirements is battery life for trans atlantic flights. I was initially looking at the 710 15 inch which seems to be getting good battery life, although reviews of the revised Kaby Lake are hard to find. Now with the 910 released, I am also looking at that model. Concerns with both models, the Best Buy versions that have 16gb of the 710 15 inch and 910 both have QHD screens which I am assuming hit the battery for around an hour of battery life vs. the FHD versions. Also the 710 FHD model in Best Buy is the i5 version (I am thinking I could drop an extra 8gb of memory into that revision as I believe there is a free memory slot available?) and so I am wondering would I really see much of a difference in the i5 vs i7, I do not do any HD encoding etc, the most taxing activity would be World of Warcarft which I think should run fine on either at reduced resolution.Last question, on the 710, is the SSD sata or PCIe? Again battery life is a concern, main usage for flights will be watching local video content, both 1080p and 720p. Thoughts?Patrick

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My Yoga 2 11 bought had been getting good battery life (5-6 hours) but now (in an instant) it's draining very fast (1-2 hours MAX on a full charge) and it's unusually hot underneath. It's always been used on a clean, hard surface. Help??? 

A:Yoga 2 11 Running hot with short battery life

Hi David_EMG  , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
It would help if you can generate a battery report ( ac charger unplugged). 
How is the battery health if you hover the cursor on the battery icon below?
 
Battery is a consumable part and depletes its resources in time and heat is one of the factors that can affect battery life. Try running hardware diagnostics along side with this and this test for comparison. 
 
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Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

A:S1 (20CD) - How to increase battery life on my Yoga?

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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The battery status toggles between not charging, not used, and unauthorized battery after it was calibrated using one key. Before that, the battery was working perfectly, lasting close to 5 hours. Now the laptop shuts off when unplugged and the battery status is constantly changing. I've had this laptop for approximately a year now and it was unused and left in an unopened box for the first 8 months. 

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I am consistantly getting less than 5 hours on my yoga 920 even though the reivews and sales marketing state 15 (or 10 for uhd). I have taken a number of steps to reduce power consumption: Shut off cortana, set to power saver plan,and low brightness setting. I have been using the system only lightly for web browsing and reading gmail. Is _anybody_ getting decent battery life from their yoga? If so please provide advice. I spoke lenovo technical support that they stated that 3-5 hours is expected - not the 10-15 advertised. I feel that I have been sold a bill of goods by their advertising and reviewers. From the chat" JOE LAW: what battery life should I expect for my yoga 920 JOE LAW: is it the 2-3 hours you first stated Shaine: 3-5 hours is the normal battery life for your unit. Shaine: And all the depends on how the computer being used.Shaine: I understand that and I would feel the same way, that's why you may consult our Sales Team to check what they can do about you concern, Joe.

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Hello community. I would like to know what is the average battery life of your computers using the web (Facebook, Youtube, Google) and when you are playing. Thanks 

A:Lenovo Y700 15ISK Battery Life

Hello, Molokon! =) This is my approximated battery life for my usage.  Web Surfing (Facebook, Youtube, Google) : about 4.5 hoursWatching Video (at 1080p) : 3.5 hoursGaming (at 1080p/60fps) : 2 hours  





Current rig:Lenovo Y700 15-ISK Touch l 128 GB/1 TB HDD l 16 GB DDR4 RAMWindows 10 Home x 64 l BIOS Version CDCN52WW

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I had warranty for my laptop a couple years ago, so I had a problem with my screen and the battery life. They said they fixed both but the battery problem remains the same. at 100% my battery says i have like an hour and 10 mins. even if im just browsing on the internet, or even when im doing absolutely anything. its hard to do anything on my laptop when it only lasts for 1 hour, even with the power saver on. 

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Hi Guys, I'm very fine with my P50 (4k-Screen, Modell: 20EQS00600). Everything is great except battery life. Before I upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary, I had a battery life for about 7 hours which was great for a power machine like this. After upgrading to it, my battery life is now about 3 Hours and I didn't change anything. My workload is also the same. There is also no process in the background which is killing the battery and the Intel graphic chip is working fine. I absolutly have no clue what I can do. But honestly, I don't want to reinstall, because this would take ages.  

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I recently bought an IdeaPad N20P, mostly because I wanted a small notebook with a long battery life. Unfortunately, the battery charge only lasts for 2 hours max. I don't see any settings associated with battery life or power savings plans. Can anyone give me any tips on getting more battery life?

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Does anyone notice wildly varying and/or continuously varying battery life time estimates from Lenovo Power Manager and Windows 7 over the course of their laptop use? Is this normal? I find it hard to believe it is normal due to other laptops running Win 7 I've used that provide steadily declining (and predictable battery run times) vs. the remaining battery life time revisions that I've seen on my Lenovo P50. Thoughts and/or suggestions?

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