Most of us spend a lot of time on our phones. Finishing up important work, checking social media, using apps for everyday things and making calls are just some of the things we use on our phones these days.
However, they don’t have an endless battery supply, and many Android users have reported feeling that the battery drains out faster than expected.
The more advanced the technology, the more battery the phone drains. However, don’t be disheartened; here are our top 10 tips to boost your Android phone’s battery life.
Table of Contents
- Investigate Your Android Phone Battery Usage
- Refresh Manually
- Turn Unnecessary Options Off
- Use the Extra Power-saving Mode
- Limit the Apps That Run in the Background
- Say Bye to Android’s Live Wallpaper
- Lower the Brightness of Your Screen
- Keep Apps Updated
- Monitor the Signal Strength
- Check Reviews for Mentions of Battery Usage
Investigate Your Android Phone Battery Usage
Trying to find out what is consuming the most battery on your phone can help you manage your battery supply better. Head to settings and battery to see a list of battery consumption data. If you notice an app or feature that you don’t need to consume large amounts of energy, then consider uninstalling the app or disabling the feature.
This is not suitable for all apps, but for apps, you don’t need to run all the time; set your refresh frequency to ‘manual’. You will be surprised by the difference it makes to your battery consumption.
Turn Unnecessary Options Off
Swipe your screen to bring down the options menu and tap the corner of the screen. Check if you have any unnecessary options turned on. Options like Bluetooth and GPS don’t need to be activated all day, and you can quickly turn them on when you need them without having them constantly use your phone’s battery.
Use the Extra Power-saving Mode
Many newer Android phones come with ultra power saving and extreme power saving modes, so don’t hesitate to use them. They can be instrumental when you need to save your battery to make it last longer and can limit your phone to only calls, texting, and browsing. You can always open a browser to check up on social media.
Limit the Apps That Run in the Background
You can stop any apps you don’t need all the time by heading to the applications section of settings. If you feel that the app running in the background is not necessary, you can stop it.
Say Bye to Android’s Live Wallpaper
Having a live wallpaper can be fun initially, but do you need it all the time? Activate them once in a while if you feel the need to. But have stationary wallpaper for the other days. Similarly, get rid of widgets that aren’t necessary on your home page.
Lower the Brightness of Your Screen
This can make a huge difference in your Android phone battery usage and can help improve battery life in the long run. Turn off the automatic brightness and turn down the brightness. You can always increase it in a few taps if you need to. The reason for this is simple: when the auto-adjustment is on, your phone is constantly measuring the brightness of your environment – meaning it’s using more power to keep adjusting your brightness. Most phones can be left at 50% or less and are still readable as long as it’s not too bright outside. At night, a dimmer display will also preserve your night vision.
Keep Apps Updated
Keeping your apps updated to their latest version can make them use less battery power. Check for updates on Google Play and set up your settings to update when connected to Wi-Fi. This is not a hard-and-fast rule; some updates will use more battery power – check comments on the Google Play Store for tips about better performance.
Monitor the Signal Strength
This is useful if you are in an area with poor cellular coverage and know you aren’t going to use your phone for calls and messages for a while. Enable aeroplane mode to prevent your phone from searching for a signal and losing valuable battery power. Set a reminder so you don’t forget to turn it back on.
Check Reviews for Mentions of Battery Usage
You should do this before purchasing your phone and not after. Don’t believe what the phone’s advertisement says about the battery as the ultimate truth until you have spoken to friends who own the phone or read some online reviews from verified buyers.