10 tips to better your smartphone battery life
While a number of smartphone makers offer ‘Fast charging’ and ‘Power modes’ to deal with the situation, a concrete solution is still nowhere to be seen.
That said, here we have listed out some lesser-known tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your smartphone battery.
1/10 Turn off Vibration and Haptic feedback
We all like that mild vibration while typing on the smartphone keyboard or while tapping the capacitive buttons, however, they absorb a good amount of juice. Turning off the ‘Haptic feedback’ will help you save a good amount of battery because we spend a lot of time typing throughout the day.
Besides, if you don’t really need to get notified by vibration, then turn it off as It actually takes more battery power to vibrate your phone than it does to ring it.
2/10 Turn off “Always on” Google Hotword detection
Turning off Google’s Hotword detection will also improve your Android smartphone’s battery life. This prevents your phone from always being ready to listen to your command to perform a search function. Below are the steps to turn it off.
Go to Apps > Settings > Google Services > Search & Now > Voice.
Click on ‘OK Google detection’
Turn Off Always on
If your smartphone boasts an AMOLED display, then applying Black colored wallpapers will help you save battery life. This is because pixels that make the AMOLED displays only utilize battery power to illuminate light colors and don’t need any energy to show black color. To simply put, the more dark or black pixels you have on your AMOLED display, the less power it consumes to illuminate them, thus saving the battery.
4/10 Customise which apps can use Location
Most of the apps that are installed on your smartphone (Android/iOS) constantly track your location. You might not want to turn it off while using Google Maps, Uber, sending location on WhatsApp, Tinder, etc. however keeping it on throughout the day while you don’t need location tracking will simply kill your smartphone battery. Turn it off while you are just using your handset for watching videos, sending e-mails, and apps where you don’t need location tracking.
5/10 Don’t miss on Android updates
Updating apps might seem to be a cumbersome task, but it actually helps in improving the overall smartphone performance and battery life. This is because developers keep updating apps to improve on battery and memory optimization. SO make sure your smartphone has the latest version of apps installed.
6/10 Turn on Airplane mode
This is not an everyday solution but can really help you cut battery usage. Turning on Airplane mode will cut you from the outside world but will allow your smartphone to last longer for multimedia apps such as videos, music players,s or games that don’t need any connectivity.
It can do wonders if you are traveling in a poor network zone where your smartphone antennas consume a lot of power to register on the available networks. Simply turn on the Airplane mode if you don’t want to receive any calls, messages, or use the internet.
7/10 Remove On-screen Widgets
The android operating system is all about widgets that offer tons of information on your smartphone displays. It is indeed a good thing to have everything on the screen, however proves havoc for your smartphone battery. The battery has to supply continuous power to make those widgets deliver the latest updates from backend servers.
Delete the widgets that are placed to offer information not required throughout the day and still fetch data from the internet such as weather apps, stock apps, scoreboards, etc.
8/10Turn off Auto-sync
Apps such as Gmail, Twitter, calendar, etc. constantly refresh themselves to offer latest information. This is required if you just cannot afford to miss an important information but also takes a toll on battery life.
Go to Settings > Google account and turn off auto-sync for apps you don’t need constantly updated.
9/10 Doze mode (Android Marshmallow users)
Doze mode is the latest addition to Android OS and works on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. You don’t need to do anything to use the new Doze feature and basically, there are no switches or settings to activate or deactivate it. However, you can edit the apps that utilize the battery optimization feature from the Settings menu. Doze mode simply works in the background on Marshmallow devices and puts your phone in hibernation mode whenever it lies unused for a longer duration.
10/10 Check on GPS, Bluetooth, NFC
Last but not the least; check on Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, and mobile data if you are not using them. Switch off the Wi-Fi if you are connected to Mobile data and vice versa. The NFC feature might get turned on if you restart your NFC-enabled handset, s keep a check on it.
Besides, activate the low power mode on your smartphone if you are running low on battery.