1.) Always use your laptop on a hard surface.
Laptops are portable and it's easy to set your laptop on your Pavilion DV6 battery or on your bed and use it at your lesiure. That's one of the benefits of having a portable computer. Flexibility. But if you want to extend your battery life you have to watch out for overheating your laptop.Heat is one of the biggest obstacles to battery life longevity. Your laptop computer fan cannot circulate the air properly when your laptop is sitting on soft surface.
2.) Do not keep your HP DV6 battery installed when you use your laptop on AC for an extended period of time.
While your laptop is undoubtedly using a smart charger to charge your battery even a constant trickle charge over months can reduce your battery life. For best results, only charge your HP battery Pavilion DV6 when you need to charge it, don't leave the laptop battery plugged in all the time.More importantly than the trickle charger affect is the 'storage' of a Li-Ion battery at elevated temperatures. The optimum storage temperature for a Li-Ion battery is at 0 deg. C. The optimum storage charge level is about 40%. Unfortunately we tend to store fully charged and at the temperatures found in a running laptop you'll find a significant reduction in battery for your laptop performance after only 12-18 months.