The mobile phone marketplace is currently flooded with android phones with latest OS version, bigger touch screens, and more efficient CPU. Keeping these in mind, all phone manufacturing companies, have also increased the phone battery size.
Yet, the chief complaint of almost all android users is the seemingly short battery life of their beloved smartphones.
Carrying phone charger may not be strenuous; but, the constant urge to check to your battery level, every few minutes, can be considered a mental nuisance.
Understandably, using your multi-feature phone less often than possible, becomes the most preferred solution for conserving battery power.
However, we have shared with you a handy list of time-tested and risk-free tips to save that precious battery power and enjoy using your favorite apps with relief.
- Control screen brightness– The best way to adjust screen brightness is to do it manually by accessing Notification panel. Activate this feature in Notification panel via Display settings.
Display-> Notification Panel-> uncheck Brightness adjustment option
- Set Screen timeout– Selection of shorter timeout period leads to lesser battery consumption when the phone is not in use.
Display-> Screen timeout-> select time duration
- Manage touch-key light duration– When using your phone during the day, it is practical to either shorten the delay time for touch button back-light or just switch off this feature.
Display-> More settings-> touch key light duration-> tap to disable it
- Customize Phone screen– Removing unnecessary widgets and icons from Homescreen and other Application screens, minimizes the screen refresh rate. This results in reduced battery consumption. It is better to use simple wallpaper than an animated one, because animations deplete your phone battery power.
Display-> Wallpaper-> select wallpaper
- Configure Sound settings- You can set up and adjust volume-level for call ringtones, system sounds, games, videos, music, and notifications.
Sound-> Volume-> swipe volume meter left/right to adjust volume
- Disable Vibration feature– A vibrating phone discharges more battery power than phones with their vibration mode disabled. Enable and select vibration option for incoming phone calls, messages, and alerts, only if you are in a noisy surrounding.
- Turn off Notification alerts– Almost all apps you download from Google Play Store or third party sites, by default, send notifications when your android phone gets connected to internet. Such notification alerts not only drain your battery but also consume your internet data pack. If you don’t need notifications from certain apps, then uncheck Show Notifications option given for each app.
Application manager-> All-> application_name-> uncheck Show notifications box
- Enable Blocking mode- Turning on this mode automatically turns off notifications for selected features. You will only get notifications of incoming calls from contacts on your allowed list.
- Install battery/power saving applications– There all many free and powerful apps that help to manage battery usage. You can easily download and install them from Google Play Store. These utility apps discover and report all phone settings and applications that drain battery power of your smartphone. Most of them provide preset and customizable power management modes that you can select to extend your battery life.
- Limit Auto-sync– Synchronize your phone applications, manually, if possible. Use push settings for email account sync. If you really can’t do without auto-sync , then lessen its frequency, instead.
Settings-> Accounts-> select account for manual syncing
- Configure Location services– This Android feature runs in background and uses battery power, internet data, and system resources. So, change settings related to location information permissions, to optimize battery performance.
- Buy and carry device-compatible spare battery, portable charger, and rechargeable power banks, just in case.