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Lenovo Companion on T470 battery charge thresholds missing ?

2017-10-22, 21:43 PM

Since my last update of the Lenovo Companion on my T470 I have lost the ability to modify my battery's charge thresholds. Is there a way for me to get access to this setting again ? This feature allow me to increase my battery's lifespan (https://support.lenovo.com/fr/fr/solutions/ht078208)

 

I have tried applying the following method in my registry settings, but it's not always working : https://www.lenardgunda.com/thinkpad-battery-charging-thresholds/

 

I also appreciated being able to visualize the battery comsumption and number of cycles in lenovo settings but seem to have lost the ability to visualize this information too

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Re: Lenovo Companion on T470 battery charge thresholds missing ?

2017-10-23, 5:10 AM

Hi André78,

Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.

 

Well the option is still accessible from Lenovo Companion >Hardware Settings > Power >Battery Charge Threshold

 

 

I hope the above information helped you.

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

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Re: Lenovo Companion on T470 battery charge thresholds missing ?

2017-10-23, 9:14 AM
I found the solution HERE : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Pre-Installed-Lenovo-Software/Please-bring-back-all-the-battery-funtionalities-from-Lenovo/m-p/3844460#M31530

Hope that future versions of compagnion above 4.5.3.0, will support battery thresholds soon !

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Re: Lenovo Companion on T470 battery charge thresholds missing ?

2017-10-29, 18:17 PM

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I found the solution HERE : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Pre-Installed-Lenovo-Software/Please-bring-back-all-the-battery-funtionalities-from-Lenovo/m-p/3844460#M31530

Hope that future versions of compagnion above 4.5.3.0, will support battery thresholds soon !

My Lenovo Companion 4.5.3.0 is also missing the battery charge threshold setting on my X1 Carbon 3rd Gen (Type 20BS, 20BT).

 

André78, are you saying per your referenced link that Lenovo Companion 3.66.1.0 or Lenovo Settings 3.169.0.0 shows this setting again for you?

 

I uninstalled the latest versions of Lenovo Companion and Lenovo Settings and installed the above referenced previous versions on my X1 but the battery charge threshold setting is still missing from either/both.

 

Thanks for any suggestions.

 

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2017-10-29, 19:47 PM

If found back the thresholds in Lenovo settings. But it didn't last for long (maybe because I changed the registry settings). 

I'm waiting the the next version of companion, and keeping both batteries between 40% and 70 % in the meantime.

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Re: Lenovo Companion on T470 battery charge thresholds missing ?

2017-10-30, 15:42 PM

Thanks. 

 

In my case the problem was solved on my X1 by uninstalling lenovo system interface foundatation per method described in this thread, rebooting and re-installing via prompt for this version when running lenovo companion 4.5.3.0 

 

Note the version via prompt is different than the referenced here which did NOT work for me.

 

Part of my problem was undoubtably related to using the lenovo win 7 power manager per this thread.

 

Uninstalling that is/was a bit of a trick as well.

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2017-11-02, 10:45 AM

Thanks dabl, battery threshold is working on my T470 under windows 10 and compagnion 4.5.3.0 !

 

The solution was to remove "System Interface Foundation Device" in device management. When I reran compagnion, it requested me to download and install SystemInterfaceFoundation.exe After installation compagion autoupdated and thresholds recovered.

 

I guess, the only thing missing now is the ability to visualise battery cycles and consumption, but my batteries and I can live long without this :smileyhappy: ... 

 

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Re: Lenovo Companion on T470 battery charge thresholds missing ?

2017-11-04, 14:11 PM

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Thanks dabl, battery threshold is working on my T470 under windows 10 and compagnion 4.5.3.0 !

 

The solution was to remove "System Interface Foundation Device" in device management. When I reran compagnion, it requested me to download and install SystemInterfaceFoundation.exe After installation compagion autoupdated and thresholds recovered.

 

I guess, the only thing missing now is the ability to visualise battery cycles and consumption, but my batteries and I can live long without this :smileyhappy: ... 

 


Cool, nice to hear a success story. 

 

If you do not experience yet another new bug introduced in Lenovo Companion v4.5.3.0 where the battery charges past the threshold you set and still have Lenovo Settings v3.169.0.0 installed I suspect that's the reason. 

 

More on that here

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