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06-11-2022 02:51 AM
Since my laptop is mostly connected to the charger, I've changed the option of the Battery Health Manager in the BIOS
from default setting "Let HP Manage My Battery Charging"
to "Maximize My Battery Health"
I expected that the charge percentage in the windows icon tray would no go up higher than 80 %.
Then I've read the comment at the bottom of this page: https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/ish_4449597-3519507-16
It confuses me a bit, since it could be fine if it would go to 100 % in combination with the presence of a heart icon on Windows 11. I don't see that heart.
How can I be sure everything works fine?
You will continue to see the battery charge at 100% in the Windows icon tray, with 100% representing the new, adjusted full charge capacity.
Before this update, Maximize My Battery Health caused the Windows icon tray to display a maximum charge of 80%. After the update, the Windows icon tray displays a maximum charge of 100%. This change was made to create a more user-friendly and consistent customer experience.
After this update, if you are running the Windows 11 operating system, a small heart icon is displayed in the Windows icon tray. This heart icon indicates that a battery health feature has been enabled.
06-14-2022 01:14 AM - edited 06-14-2022 01:15 AM
well, the bios versions differ and yes it's an old one ...
Thanks for posting your settings.
Check HP BIOS Settings -> Configuration -> Battery Care Function -> [80%]
Check HP BIOS Settings -> Advanced -> Power Management Options -> Battery Health Manager [Maximize my battery health]
06-14-2022 01:29 AM - edited 06-14-2022 01:32 AM
>It confuses me a bit, since it could be fine if it would go to 100 % in combination with the presence of
>a heart icon on Windows 11. I don't see that heart.
>How can I be sure everything works fine?
(1) Update your bios to 01.09.01 Rev.A, if not already done
(2) Install/Update HP Power Manager to version 18.104.22.168 Rev.A
See all drivers and software for your notebook:
06-14-2022 07:17 AM - edited 06-14-2022 01:15 PM
for all in this community, TomDepoorter wants this:
Dive into this:
Official statement from HP:
Official statement from Microsoft:
TomDepoorter, please report the results of your research.
06-22-2022 09:38 AM
Your link to the official HP statement was actually the starting point of my initial post (it was included).
So I already dived into that, before opening this thread 🙂
The link regarding surface laptops actually explains:
" Clicking the battery icon brings you to the Windows 11 Settings menu (System > Power and battery), which informs you that smart charging is on and provides a hyperlink to a support page that offers more information. The problem is, the support page is written generically. You’ll learn why smart charging is important and that the feature is common to many laptops—but not how to toggle it off within the Microsoft Surface lineup."
So basically this won't help for a HP laptop.
The generic page to wich reference is made in the surface article, is the third link you posted.
It just explains what smart charging is and that you should see the heart icon, which I don't.
So the basic problem is that I followed the instructions of HP, but Windows doesn't state smart charging is enabled.
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