2 Ways to Check Dell Battery Health in Windows 10/11


If you have a Dell laptop and want to check its battery regularly in order to keep it healthy. In this post, we’ll show you 2 different ways to check Dell battery health.

Meanwhile, laptops are extensively used for business and study. In a laptop, the battery is an essential piece of hardware. It charges your laptop and allows you to carry it to work without having to connect it to the power supply. The battery, on the other hand, will degrade with time.

Furthermmore, Dell laptops, like other laptops, contain lithium-ion batteries, which can bulge due to battery ageing, charge cycles, or heat exposure. While a swelling pack isn’t a safety hazard, damaged or swollen components should be avoided. If you have a battery pack that is swelling, Dell suggests that you stop using it and replace it with a Dell-authorized battery.

How to Check Dell Battery Health in Windows 10/11

Batteries are often used to power electrical gadgets such as laptops and cell phones. Any battery will deteriorate with time. It is important for you to inspect the battery’s health in order to determine whether or not it has to be replaced.

Is a laptop battery test helpful? What is the best way to check the health of a laptop battery? Many individuals are unsure about what to do. This article will use a Dell laptop as an example to provide two methods for completing the Dell battery test.

Method 1. Check from BIOS

BIOS information varies per Dell machine; check the diagrams below for 3 different types of BIOS that could be applicable to your Dell computer.

Newer Dell BIOS

  • Press the F2 key to go to Dell BIOS.
  • On the Overview screen, check information related to your Dell battery. In my case, my Dell laptop’s battery health is Excellent.

2 Ways to Check Dell Battery Health in Windows 10/11 [BIOS & Other]
Check Dell Battery Health from BIOS
Older Dell BIOS

  1. Power on the computer and select F2 key at the Dell logo screen.
  2. Select the Advanced tab.
  3. Verify the battery health information as illustrated


  • Turn on the computer and select the F2 key at the Dell logo screen.
  • On the left pane, under General, select Battery Information.
  • Verify the battery health information as illustrated

Method 2. Check Dell Battery Health via Dell Power Manager

Dell Power Manager is only compatible with Dell Inspiron, Vostro, and XPS laptops running Windows 10 and requires the Microsoft.NET Framework 4.6.1 to be installed.

Open Microsoft Store and then search for Dell Power Manager. Once found, click Get.

Dell Power Manager

When downloaded and installed, click Open.

For full functionality, click Download.

Once everything is done, launch Dell Power Manager. Navigate to the Battery Information menu, on the Battery Information page, you can easily check your Dell battery health status next to the Battery Health option.

2 Ways to Check Dell Battery Health in Windows 10/11 [BIOS & Other]
Dell Power Manager Battery Results
Dell Power Manager Battery Results

  1. Excellent: The battery is performing to its full potential.
  2. Good: Battery charges normally; but, because long-term battery life is diminishing, you may notice a reduction in working time.
  3. Fair: The battery charges normally, although it is towards the end of its useful life. You should get a replacement battery as soon as possible.
  4. Poor: The battery is no longer able to deliver enough power. This battery should be replaced as soon as possible.
  5. The battery has stopped working or the state of the battery cannot be ascertained. The battery should be replaced if possible.
What is the Battery Life of a Dell Laptop?

All batteries will, without a doubt, wear out over time and usage. In average, owners of Dell laptops will notice a significant reduction in battery run time after 18 to 24 months. Within 18 months, the power user may become aware of the problem.

How to Make a Dell Laptop Battery Perform Better

After a lengthy period of use, the battery’s performance will deteriorate. Is there anything that can be done to make it better?

  • Check the battery health of your Dell laptop on a regular basis.
  • When you’re not using the charger, unplug it.
  • When the Dell laptop is not in use, turn it off.
  • Reduce the brightness of your Dell laptop, turn off WiFi/Bluetooth, and charge using the original AC adapter to save battery life.
  • To optimise battery settings, use the Dell Power Manager and Dell Command | Power Manager tools.
  • Change the power plan in Microsoft Windows to meet your specific requirements.

So these were the methods to check and test Dell battery health on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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