Most of us spend a lot of time on our phones. Finishing up important work, checking social media, using apps for everyday things and making calls are just some of the things we use our phones these days for.
However, they don’t have an endless battery supply and many android users have reported feeling that the battery does drain out faster than one would expect.
The more advanced the technology the more battery the phone seems to drain. However don’t be disheartened, here are our top 10 tips to boost your android phones’ battery life
Investigate Your Android Phone Battery Usage
Trying to find out what is actually consuming the most battery on your phone can help you manage battery supply better. Head over to settings and battery to see a list of battery consumption data. If you notice an app or feature that you don’t really need consuming large amounts of energy then consider uninstalling the app or disabling the feature.
This is not suitable for all apps, but for apps that you don’t really need running all the time set your refresh frequency to ‘manual’. You will be surprised by the difference it makes to your battery consumption.
Turn unnecessary options off
Swipe your screen down to bring down the options menu and tap the corner of the screen. Check if you have any unnecessary options turned on. Options like Bluetooth and GPS don’t really need to be activated all day. You can easily turn them on when you need them without having them constantly use your phone’s battery.
Use the extra power saving mode
A lot of the newer android phones come with the ultra power saving and extreme power saving modes, don’t hesitate to use them. They can be very useful when you need to save your battery to make it last longer and can limit your phone to only calls, texting, browsing. You can always open a browser to check up on social media.
Limit the apps that run in the background
You can stop any apps that you don’t need all the time by heading over to the applications section of settings. If you feel that the app that is running in the background is not really necessary you can stop it.
Say bye to Android’s live wallpaper
Having a live wall paper can be fun at the beginning, but do you really need all the time? Activate them once in a while if you feel the need to. But have stationary wallpaper for the other days. Similarly, get rid of widgets that aren’t really necessary on your home page.
Adjust the brightness of your screen to save your Android Phone Battery
This can make a huge difference in your Android phone battery usage and can help improve battery life in the long run. Turn off automatic brightness and turn down the brightness. You can always increase it in a few taps if you need to. The reason for this is simple: when the auto-adjustment is on, your phone is constantly measuring the brighness of your environment – meaning it’s using more power to keep adjusting your brightness. Most phones can be left at 50% or less and are still readable as long as it’s not too bright outside. At night, a dimmer display will also preserve your night-vision.
Keep apps updated
Keeping your apps updated to their latest version can actually make them use less battery power. Check for updates on Google play and set up your settings to update when you are connected to Wi-Fi. This is not a hard-and-fast rule, some updates will actually use more battery power – check comments on the Google Play Store for tips about batter performance.
Monitor signal strength of your network
This is useful if you are in an area with poor cellular coverage and know you aren’t going to using your phone for calls and messages for a while. Enable airplane mode to prevent your phone from searching for a signal and losing valuable battery power in the process. Set a reminder so you don’t forget to turn it back on.
Check reviews for mentions of the Android phone battery performance
This is obviously something you should do before you purchase your phone, and not after. Don’t believe what the phone’s advertisement says about battery as the ultimate truth until you have spoken to friends who own the phone or read some online reviews from verified buyers.