Even if you have an expensive Android smartphone with a thousand more mAhs battery, it will not last longer. A few hours of continuous use may drain battery sooner than your expectations. Of course the big luscious AMOLED and LCD displays are the main drainers of battery. But no one likes to scarify large displays because of battery. People want good battery-backup in their phones with enjoying large size of screens.
Does that mean there is no way to save battery of an Android phone? No it doesn’t mean this. There are a lot of things you can do to make your Android smartphone last longer. Here are some best of the tried and tested tips to solve Android battery issues:
Use black wallpaper in place colorful ones
Users having devices with AMOLED screens can use dark-colored background to save enough battery. AMOLED screens do only illuminate colored pixels, not the black ones. So if your display have darker pixels, then lesser power is required.
Use Doze (only in Marshmallow)
The new version of Android – Marshmallow comes with new features called Doze which provides a great help to save battery of an Android phone. As a deeply rooted system feature, Doze lets users get more out of their Android device’s battery. It is basically a set of changes and rules that put a device to sleep when it’s idle. By this setting a device does not use much of the battery power.
Avoid using auto brightness
Many users opt to- auto brightness but, it is way brighter than you really need. The better way is that you manually set the brightness to a level that is comfortable to your eyes even in bright light. This little change can improve a lot of your battery power.
Set the timeout as shorter as possible
By setting short display’s timeout you can also save battery power. Just think that if your battery is set to timeout in a minute or 30 seconds, setting it 15 seconds will save half or 75% of battery power. It will help you a lot when you turn on your phones several times in a day and just put on the desk after using it. Studies report that an average smartphone user turns on his / her phone 150 times a day. Now if every time the phone is taking 1 minute or 30 seconds in timing out, you can save consider battery-power to set timeout limit to 15 seconds.
Turn of smart features if you do not use them regularly
Today’s smartphones comes with a host of features which often time aren’t used by all users. If your mobile do also have smart features like air gesture and smart scrolling, you can turn off them and save battery power.
Save battery by turning off vibrate and haptic feedback
If you don’t need your phone vibrating, turn it off. Now every time you will get an alert, the phone will not consume battery in vibration. You can also save enough power by turning off haptic feedback too.
Use lock screen notifications
If you don’t need opening every notification to its end, you can use the lock screen notification feature. By applying this you can see your notifications without the need of turning the whole screen on.
Only use original batteries
Do not use compatible battery if the original one is dead. Using a compatible battery may save some money to you but it may also damage the phone. Original batteries are able to deliver more power in comparison of compatible ones, and of course keep the device safe.
You don’t need to be connected 24/7
Keeping features like GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and mobile data always on does also quickly drain the battery of android phones. You can turn them off to save battery and turn on whenever you need.
Don’t get bogged down by widgets
Mobile makers sell their phones with a number of features, apps and widgets which ultimately put burden over battery. But you can lessen this burden by not using widgets which are not practically required. If you use multiple widgets for showing weather, social news and other sots of updates, they will not do any favor to the battery of your device. So if you do not need them, remove them.
Keep your apps updated
App developers keep updating their apps but we hardly see any new things added. Why do they do it? Developers do not always updates apps for what is visible to users but for those things which make the app better. Often time updates are aimed at enhancement and optimizations of memory and battery. So by updating the app, you ensure that the best of the optimizations is available to your device.
Don’t fall into the auto-sync trap
Have you set your phone to auto syncing. Well this does also consume considerable amount of battery. Take the example of Google account the updates itself in every 15 minutes. So if you do not need to auto-syncing always on, you can disable it by going into Settings > Accounts and them choose the accounts you want to disable.
Manually update apps when it’s convenient for you
You would not like your device to update apps automatically when its running low on battery. To escape from this situation, you can set manually update to apps in the Google Play app.
Turn off Google hot-words
Android has voice command feature called OK GOOGLE. By saying OK Google you can activate it on any screen but having set to open on any screen does also quickly drains battery. You can set it open only on Google app box. By this setting your phone will not always be looking for OK Google voice command. This can also save a good amount of battery.
Don’t be so mobile obsessed
Last but not least, you can lessen using your device because every time you turn it on, the screen begins to drain battery. It may sound weird not to use phone frequently but if you really want to save battery, this is an ultimate choice.