Here are a few of the things I'm doing to get better battery life on my XPS 13 running Pop_OS!
- Install TLP and enable it with
sudo tlp start
- Configure TLP's settings to start by default when on battery mode. For 1.2.2 the config lives in
/etc/default/tlp. I edit the
TLP_ENABLE=1as well as
TLP_DEFAULT_MODE=BATso it defaults to enabled and on battery.
- Check out Powertop with
sudo powertopand looking for things that it's marking as bad under the Tunables tab. Select the bad things and press return.
I've seen significant improvements on my laptop, but still not 100% satisfied. My power draw is far less than it used to be and I get more than 2 hours now. More tweaks to come.