Recalibrating laptop battery health

Hello.
I notice that my battery laptop is decreasing a lot. Is there a way how to recalibrating the laptop battery or increasing the battery health?

I steadly deacreasing and now it on alarming 30%. I don't know how I do it before, because my battery health increasing again to normal but now it's on 30%.

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    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=8c19f2fb-ef8b-4358-af82-e00062ba02b4 rw
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    Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X550IU v: 1.0 serial:
    Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X550IU v: 1.0 serial: UEFI: American Megatrends v: X550IU.308 date: 04/19/2019
    Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 11.4 Wh (98.3%) condition: 11.6/38.5 Wh (30.0%) volts: 14.8 min: 14.8 model: ASUSTeK X550A30
    type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Charging cycles: 20
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    Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 00:09.2 chip-ID: 1022:157a class-ID: 0403
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    address:
    Drives: Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 198.99 GiB (41.7%)
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    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 81.8 C mobo: N/A
    Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 4000
    GPU: device: amdgpu temp: 57.0 C watts: 6.14 device: amdgpu temp: 81.0 C
    Info: Processes: 267 Uptime: 37m wakeups: 2 Memory: 14.66 GiB used: 2.75 GiB (18.7%) Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl
    Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1785 lib: 506 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: yakuake
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Best answer I can give is

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You could check for a BIOS update, and then fully charge then discharge the battery* then fully charge again.

However, also keep in mind that it could simply be that the battery is at the end of its useful life.

*

For example, let it discharge until the OS complains, then reboot and leave it running in the BIOS/UEFI screen until it is fully drained.

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You should definitely check this to control battery threshold.

You can find plenty tutorials on the web on best ways to improve your battery status (if still possible and not totally wasted).

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The best best place to seek help for this is the laptop's vendor's support (don't tell that you're on Linux :wink:). This is related to BIOS's, Linux just reads what BIOS says.

Anyways, I tried this with my HP Omen Laptop, but it should work for any laptop (this is almost what jonathon said but with little more elaboration):

  1. Let the battery fully (100%) charged. The 100% is what your charging LED indicator say.
  2. Use it extensively on battery power (without plugged in) to make it drain to 0%. Also make sure that the PC can't even turn on.
  3. Don't turn on the PC, let it be off until it gets charged 100%. 100% means what the LED indicator says.

Then congo!

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Thanks guys. Gonna try all the methods and just for safety I'm gonna get new battery too.
:beers:

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