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stefan15
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Registered: ‎10-21-2013
Location: Canada
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Message 1 of 18

8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

After upgrading to Windows 8.1, the Lenovo Settings app was missing a few features. I installed the latest Settings Dependency package, which returned the Power options to the App.

 

However, "charge to 50% to extend battery life" is still not available. Any word on this?

johndoesecond
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Message 2 of 18

Re: 8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

Yep, I confirm I have the same issue. 

It was a really useful battery-life saver. Is there any way to have it back?

Lenovo Staff
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Message 3 of 18

Re: 8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

Lenovo has withdrawn Battery Health Mode.

Your battery will always fully charge, as long as it is plugged in.

tubbies
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Registered: ‎11-04-2013
Location: Hong Kong
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Message 4 of 18

X240 battery health mode

 

Hi, all! I am new to this forum and LENOVO products!!!

 

As I updated the new dependency setting programs, I found that the battery health mode tag was gone. The updated file readme send it will be removed unless it is in the same directory. Does anyone know how to resume it? Or are there any other way to change the charging mode?

 

THX!!

rayun
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Location: new york, ny
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Message 5 of 18

Re: 8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

Hi--

 

I see the "Battery Health" condition but the option to optimize vs fully charge the battery is gone. Is there any way of getting that back?

 

Thanks!!

pavle_m84
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Registered: ‎11-08-2013
Location: Germany
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Message 6 of 18

Re: 8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

I had the same problem with my T430u when I ugrade it to Windows 8.1 and the new version of  Lenovo Settings Dependency Package. I fix the problem by reinstalling the previous version of  Lenovo Settings and now I have the option available again. It works for on mine!

 

Cheers

MattiMk
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Location: Finland
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Message 7 of 18

Re: 8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

Where did you find the previous version of Lenovo Settings? My x1 carbon touch is set to 50% charge and the health mode tag is gone
pavle_m84
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Location: Germany
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Message 8 of 18

Re: 8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

I've just search on google by typing Lenovo dependency package and the model of my lap top. I tested 3 different version before I found the one that works

subjektivity
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Message 9 of 18

Re: 8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

Would anyone happen to have a link to a version of the software that has that feature?  The thinkpad's power management was one of the major reasons I upgraded my x200 to an x240 and I'm kind of insanely pissed that it was removed.

Lenovo Staff
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Message 10 of 18

Re: 8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

subjektivity

 

You can still configure Battery Health Mode if you think you really need it.  We just removed the setting from the GUI because too many people don't understand it and got confused when their battery won't charge past 50% after they enabled it.

 

Anyway, to continue to use this setting it has to be enabled from Group Policy Editor.

 

1.  go here:   http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=HF003321

2.  get the deployment guide for Lenovo Settings

3.  read the PDF section (inside the zip) about how to configure and customize Lenovo Settings

 

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