HP has modified a feature in its BIOS settings to automatically enable a battery feature in HP business notebooks. This was pushed to users via the new Windows 10 update, where it enables the My Battery Health Manager UEFI option, which will let HP’s algorithms to optimize the charging accordingly, and safeguard laptops from damage.
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Notebook (laptop) users often face battery issues for a wide number of reasons. They could be hardware incompatibilities like the improper charger or voltage, or the software misconfigurations like faulty updates. While users aren’t professionals enough to handle these sometimes, letting the OEM manage for better results is suggested.
Thus, HP and Microsoft have teamed up to release a new update, which will forcibly enable the Let HP Manage My Battery Health in the My Battery Health Manager UEFI option. This is previously available too but had to be enabled manually by the users. HP says enabling this setting would protect their laptops from any over-charging mishaps.
It mentioned, enabling this feature will “mitigating the exposure of the notebook battery to key factors, such as high state-of-charge, that can accelerate battery swelling and chemical aging over time.” It’s available in the BIOS settings of all HP business notebooks, and HP has improved the algorithms to optimize it accordingly.
It reasoned this as people of business notebooks are changing habits of usage, thus they had to be properly managed to increase battery longevity. If users are not interested in this option being set as default, they can turn to other options like the Maximize my battery duration in the same BIOS settings.
This new automatic setting is pushed via the latest Windows 10 KB4583263 update, that’ll be rolling out today to Windows 10 1809, Windows 10 1903, Windows 10 1909, Windows 10 2004, and Windows 10 20H2 users.