Short battery life has been a drawback of all smartphones and tablets. As manufacturers improve battery technology and capacity, more power-hungry processors have become the norm. However, there are several things you can do to boost battery life of your phone.
10 Ways to boost battery life of your phone:
So let us go through some of the easy ways which can help you to boost battery life of your phone.
Many Android devices now allow you to quickly see and control what services are running like Wi-Fi, GPS, etc. This is similar to the Power Control widget found on some other devices. Although the quick settings don’t actually save battery power, they do allow you to quickly and easily keep battery draining services under control.
Power Saving Mode:
Many android devices now include a power saving feature which, with the flick of a switch, can automatically activate several power saving tools. These include limiting performance of the CPU, reducing the amount of power going to display and turning off Haptic Feedback. You probably won’t want to activate all of these tools all of the time but in an emergency it can work well.
Adjust backlight brightness:
One of the quickest and easiest way to save some battery juice is to turn down the brightness of screen. There are a couple of different methods to do this. Go to Settings -> Display -> Brightness and move the slider down to wherever you think is acceptable. Less than 50% is advised. You can also access the brightness control from the Notification panel.
Decrease screen timeout:
This will not save massive amount of battery but every little helps! You do not need your screen to stay on for 10 minutes after you finish using it. Obviously you can switch off the screen manually before you put your device away. But each time you get a notification or a message and then don’t check it, your scree may stay on for whatever period is set.
Change the Wallpaper:
Getting rid of your lovely Live Wallpaper isn’t going to give you an extra 24 hours to watch content but it will make a slight difference. If your device is struggling to last a day; and if you’re changing to static wallpaper, choose a dark (preferably black) one. The pixels in AMOLED screens, found on many Android devices, are photo emissive. This means that they generate light.
GPS and Wireless networks:
Having GPS turned on will drain the battery like almost nothing else. If you’re using location-reliant apps, then you need to have GPS on. Just remember to turn it off when you’re not using it. Turn off GPS either with Quick Setting buttons or go to Settings -> Location Services. Whilst you’re in location settings, make sure that Use Wireless Network is also unchecked.
Turn off Bluetooth:
A surprisingly large number of people leave Bluetooth running all the time. Quite apart from being a bit of a security issue. Bluetooth will also use up a big chunk of your battery power over the course of a day, even if not actually sending and receiving files. To turn off Bluetooth go to Settings -> Bluetooth. You can also control Bluetooth with the Quick Settings.
Reduce update frequency:
If you don’t want to disable Always-On mobile data, you can go to each app that updates frequently like Facebook, Twitter, etc. and change their individual setting to update less frequently. Where you will find this settings varies between apps but usually it’s in the main settings menu, sometimes under Notifications.
A quick way to reduce battery drain is to stop some of the apps running in the background. From Settings -> Apps, swipe to the left and you’ll see a list of apps that are currently running. Tap on each one to see what they’re for, and then you can stop any apps that you don’t need running in the background all of the time.
Turn Wi-Fi off or have it always on:
Turn Wi-Fi off when you don’t need it; alternatively, if you’re usually near a reliable Wi-Fi connection, set it to be Always On. Wi-Fi uses less battery than a data connection, and when Wi-Fi is on, 3G will e off. Go to Settings -> Wi-Fi. Press the menu button and then choose Advanced. open the Wi-Fi sleep policy menu and choose Never.
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