How to access the Surface’s battery report
Battery report allows you to learn more about your Surface's battery information and usage history. Read on for more information and how to generate and access the report.
In the Windows system, there is a great power management tool that allows you to learn more about your battery information and behavior over time. The report is called “Battery Report“.
The generated battery report will have the following information about your system’s battery:
- Basic computer and OS information
- Installed batteries
information about each currently installed battery
- Recent usage
power states over the last 3 days
- Battery usage
battery drains over the last 3 days
- Usage history
history of system usage on AC and battery
- Battery capacity history
charge capacity history of the system’s batteries
- Battery life estimates
battery life estimates based on observed drains.
In order to access the battery report, first, you need to generate a report that corresponding to your current battery information and usage history.
To do this:
- Right-click on Start menu
- Select Command Prompt
- Type following command “powercfg /batteryreport” and hit Enter key. It will generate the battery life report and save it to the current location you located with a file named “battery-report.html”.
Now you can browse and open the report located in the command output above.
The report has all the important information about the current device’s battery status. Sometimes, you might need to do a full recharge cycle multiple times to get more accurate information. This method applied to all Surface devices including Surface with Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.