Hello, before I really had a chance to run the computer I knew that the battery life was not perfect on the 12th gen Intel frameworks, and I was ok with that, but I still wanted to do what I could to make it the best that the battery can be. I was certainly motivated by this laptop after being a bit burned by Apple and non-repairs. Now, on to the issue:
I first installed Windows 11, ran all of the updates and I am at version 21H2 on my 12th gen Framework. After that I used the laptop for a bit and then decided to change what I could to help the battery life. I first had heard and then saw in a Linus Tech Tips video the problems and then thankfully fixes with Windows Modern Standby, so I used the registry editor as prescribed and changed the sleep mode (I think! Please double check me) to s3 as you can see in this screenshot:
After that I went through this great guide in the forums
I went through the steps up past throttlestop and I was idling at 0.5-0.9 W on the package power which seems to be right on in terms of making it efficient. I have not done any of the hidden settings, my goal was to not have to go into those settings unless I absolutely had to do them.
Now, as a new Windows Laptop user, I have used a windows desktop for awhile now, but a mac laptop for over ten years I am hoping that this is not normal but I suppose it could be.
The battery life while using the laptop is not great, but it is what I expected and that is ok. The issue after all these changes, and I couldn’t find any other posts that seemed to have my issue after doing the prior fixes, is that the sleep/idle battery drain is really fast and quite frustrating. Last night it went from 40% at 6 PM to 20% at 10 PM and then died sometime after midnight, all while sitting with the lid closed and sleeping. It feels like if I tried to go somewhere right now with this laptop it would be close to dead when I got to my destination. Its burning a lot of battery just sitting there in sleep or with the lid closed.
This is a screenshot of notifications from the nice simple app battery percentage icon from the microsoft store that I got when I plugged the laptop back in this morning after it died. These all happened while it was closed and sleeping.
Have I done something wrong? Is something faulty? Any help is appreciated of course, thank you, its left me a bit frustrated.