How to check battery report on Windows 10 PC without softwares

Want to know about your laptop battery health and information? Here we have a tutorial on how to generate and check your laptop battery report with a built-in Windows 10 command.

How to check battery report on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a hidden tool that allows you to generate a report that will detail all about your laptop’s battery health and activities. It’s a command tool which required you to type a command to generate an HTML document which contains all information about your laptop’s battery information.

Today, we will show how to generate the battery report via a built-in Windows 10 tool. You will see how to access and what to look for in the battery report as well.

  1. How to generate a laptop’s battery report
  2. How to open the generated battery report
  3. What’s to look for in the battery report

1 How to generate a laptop’s battery report

To generate a battery report:

  1. Hold down the Shift key and Right-click on the Desktop
  2. Select Open PowerShell window here. (You won’t see this option unless you hold down the Shift key while you right-click)
    Open PowerShell windows here
  3. On PowerShell windows, type powercfg /batteryreport, and press Enter.
    powercfg /batteryreport
  4. The report will be generated to the current location on the Desktop as appeared in the message below.
    The battery report has been saved to the desktop

2 How to open the generated battery report

As we generated the report right on the desktop, so the report is saved to the desktop with a full name of battery-report.html. To open it:

  1. Go to Desktop
  2. Looking for a file named battery-report.html.
  3. Double-click to open it.
  4. Here is what it looks like.
    The generated Battery Report content

3 What’s to look for in the battery report

There are many sections available on the battery report, however, only a few information that most people concerned about.

  1. The number of installed batteries – In this example, there are two batteries installed on the laptop (Surface Book) which showed up as two sections (Battery 1 and Battery 2).
  2. Battery Design Capacity – The original full charge capacity of your laptop’s battery displayed in mWh.
  3. Full Charge Capacity – The current full charge capacity of your laptop’s battery displayed in mWh. This number will decrease over time as your battery getting old.
  4. Cycle Count – The number of recharge cycle of your laptop’s battery.

Note If you purchased a used laptop, make sure to compare the Full Charge Capacity to the Battery Design Capacity. If they are much different, you can assume that the battery will not last as it’s designed to be.