The most embarrassing thing about smartphones is perhaps the fast-draining batteries. The large screens, AMOLED and LCD display, and texting apps make these smartphones have a displeasing screen-on time. But there are a few things that you can do to make your Android phone battery last longer. Read on to know how you can boost battery on your Android smartphone.
Don’t set auto brightness
Your screen is one of the biggest battery drainers so you need to keep its brightness at a low level to improve your phone battery life. Auto brightness sounds useful but it is usually way brighter than you actually need. It is recommended to manually set brightness to a level that is low but also comfortable for you; increase it only when it is necessary.
To turn your adaptive/ auto brightness off, go to Quick settings and uncheck the Auto brightness box. If you cannot access the Quick settings, go to the Settings menu, tap Display, and set Brightness level.
Switch off vibration and haptic feedback
Do not turn the vibration on until you need the added awareness. Turn off vibration for incoming calls because it takes more power to vibrate than to ring. Also, turn off the haptic feedback – the noise you get from typing on the keyboard. The vibration and haptic feedback do not add anything to your experience but only drain your phone battery.
Set ‘Do Not Disturb’
If your phone is not accessible at work, set it to not ring, vibrate or connect to the internet. Some smartphones have a Do Not Disturb setting for this purpose. Similarly, you can set your phone to airplane mode or sleep times or blocking mode to switch off Wi-Fi and mobile data when you do not need them. You can also set up limits for what your phone does during certain times of the day.
Black wallpaper can extend your phone battery
If your smartphone has an AMOLED or LCD display, use dark colored background. Dark or black wallpaper can increase the battery life because AMOLED screens only light up the colored pixels. Black pixels or dark pixels are unlit, so less power is needed to light them up.
Doze Mode works when the user does not use its smartphone for a while. Your phone screen just needs to be off to let this mode start. It shuts down things you are not using depending on the time period you have not touched your phone. The network connection is detached and the syncing only happens during specific intervals. When you stay away from your phone even longer GPS, Wi-Fi scanning and all other syncing are stopped.
Do not install ineffective Widgets
If you have multiple widgets on your home screens that are constantly syncing and updating, you are draining your phone battery. Just use them only when you help them. Here are a few things to get rid of these useless widgets. Press and hold blank space on your home page, drag the widget you do not need into the trash bin at the top or bottom of your screen.
Greenify is one of the most effectual Android apps that claims to increase your phone’s battery life and optimize performance. It allows you to put other apps in hibernation and stop them from operating in the background when they are not in use. For instance, you might use Amazon app to search for things you want to buy, but you don’t want it to operate in the background or send notifications. There might be many other apps on your smartphone operating in the background without any good reason. This application frees stops them sending into hibernation, frees up system resources and extends battery performance.
Turn off auto-sync
Turn off auto-sync for Google accounts because you really do not need every Google account update after 15 minutes. Go to the Settings, then Google account and turn off auto sync for the apps you do not need. Some apps, like Email, let you manually sync or refresh when you start them rather than running multiple auto-refreshes throughout the day when you may not need them. Unless you need constant updates and notifications like for Facebook or Twitter, just sync when you actually use the app.