We love to use our smartphones. Having different awesome apps in our smartphones is great experience.. However the only one limitations of most of the smartphones is the battery life . While the top notch brands like Samsung and HTC sends their powerful flagship models but unfortunately none of them last for longer usage. In fact, many Android phone users would be happy to make the battery through a single day, hoping that a nightly recharge is sufficient.
We’re starting to expect more and more out of our devices every year, but developments in battery longevity haven’t kept pace with other technological advances. Thinner smartphones having very less room for batteries, HIgher performance network connectivity hardwares and increased camera performance etc are causing decrease in battery capacity in newer top notch smartphones . Maybe that’s why one of the most common questions asked to us is , “How can I extend my Android’s phone battery life?”
In this article i am going to discuss some common steps to follow which will help to increase the battery life of android smartphones.
1. First of all see what is draining your battery. .
On almost every smartphone Navigate to Settings > Battery to see an organized breakdown of what’s consuming your phone’s battery. Applications and features will display in a descending list of battery hogs. If you see an application you barely use or a feature you never use, you’ll want to uninstall the app or turn off the feature.
2. Uninstall / Disable Apps
There are many apps that are unnecessarily lying on your app drawer which you don’t need.Uninstall apps you don’t use. Some smartphones comes with built in apps which you don’t want to use . You should uninstall or disable such apps. which will reduce battery usage and free some memory.
3. Remove unnecessary widgets from the home screen
Many Android apps, including social networks, weather apps and news apps, come with widgets that sit handily on the home screen for real-time updates. However, widgets are battery drainers due to their constant syncing with the mothership or power-sucking animations. If you don’t need a permanent window into Twitter, or regular updates on the weather, remove the superfluous widget by pressing and holding it, then dragging it to the trash can icon.
4. Turn on power saving mode.
Some of the latest smartphones lfrom Samsung, Google etc. comes with power saving modes that limits the phone to texting, phone calls, Web browsing, and Facebook This will automatically close the apps you are not using . This can squeeze extra hours or even a day of standby time out of just a few remaining percentage points of battery.
5. lower the brightness and turn off Automatic Brightness
Most of the battery is consumed by the screen itself. So it is advised to lowert the brightness as much as possibe. It is probably obvious at this point, but you’ll be surprised by how much this one alone helps to improve battery life.
6. Keep noticing on signal strength
Either you are using wifi or mobile data if you are in area with poor signal coverage your phone will try harder to catch the signals which results in consuming extra percentage of battery
7. Decrease screen timeout
You can save a little bit of power many times over by decreasing the length of time your phone remains idle before its display automatically turns off. Navigate to Settings > Display to adjust Screen timeout to, say, 10 seconds rather than an interval like 30 minutes (which you may have chosen if you were doing something like using the phone for watching a movie
8. Healthy Charging
The best method to maintain smartphone batteries is to keep your phone battery percentage more than 40% . Constantly allowing the battery to go from completely full to completely empty can damage it and decrease its capacity over time. On the other side, leaving your phone plugged in when it’s completely full can also degrade the battery. So for best … Keep your battery between 40% and 80% charged.. 🙂 🙂
9. keep your phone Up to date
Whenever there is a new update released it particularly comes up with bug fixes and higher battery efficiency. So it is advised to all smartphones users to downloads and install latest software updates and apps.
10. Turn off unnecessary radios signals
It’s great that today’s smartphones comes up with built in LTE, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. But Do you think you need to activate all them all time. android uses the location based apps turn on on background unnecessary which will drain battery which you can notice on the battery bar. If your phone has a power control widget, you can use it to quickly turn on/off GPS (the largest power drain), NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE. On stock Android, swipe down to bring up the Notification bar, and then tap the icon on the top right corner.
11.Turn off phone vibration
Many people doesn’t don’t realize it but having the phone vibrate for calls and notifications is a big drain on the battery. As nice as it may be to have the ringer turned off and vibrate enabled, if you need to stretch the battery life on a busy day then turn off the vibration.