Everyone knows it, everyone hates it: the battery is empty again. Here are some tips for not spending your time to recharge your Android smartphone every day and increase its battery life up to 50-60%.
One of the weaknesses of these little marvels of technology (smartphones) is their autonomy. But by following some simple rules and installing one or two applications it is possible to avoid having to recharge your smartphone battery twice a day. The cause of such over-consumption is because smartphone are multitasking devices. The iOS, Windows Mobile or Android operating system allows us to perform several tasks at once including web browsing, making calls, sending emails and messages, follow satellite navigation, listen to music, watch videos, and much more. Let see on which things you need to pay an attention in order to save battery on your smartphone.
1. Keep Your Apps and OS Updated
Battery problems can often arise from errors in the software. Therefore, make sure to always have the latest firmware version of your operating system or software on your device. On most smartphones this can be checked under the menu ”Settings”. For some devices (e.g. iPhone), you must connect your phone to a PC with the appropriate synchronization software to check for updates and download them if necessary.
2. Turn Off Bluetooth & WLAN
Always be sure which services and features are currently enabled on your smartphone and if you really need them at the moment. Above all wireless technologies like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, should only be used when you need them. Otherwise, a permanent connectivity has a negative effect on your battery life, since your device is always looking for wireless access points or other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
3. Turn off GPS
It’s the same with location services. The positioning of the GPS receiver is computationally expensive and therefore consumes relatively large amounts of battery energy. Turn them on only when it is actually needed, such as for positioning or navigation.
4. Properly Store Your Battery When Not In Use
If you can not use your phone for a long time, you should pay attention to proper storage of batteries. In order to better preserve your battery life you should empty it on to about 70 percent and take it out of your cell phone. Then place in a cool, dry place. Depending on the battery type, you should at intervals of several weeks or months recharge your battery again, so as to avoid a deep discharge.
5. Screen Lock
Switch off your mobile phone always in standby mode when you don’t use it because the luminous XXL displays are the biggest battery killer at current top smartphones.
6. Avoid Extremes Temperature
Whether its summer or winter – make sure that your phone is protected from extreme temperatures. In moderate temperatures around 20° C batteries operate most efficiently. Avoid heat and freezing temperatures above 35 degrees, because then the electro-chemical processes in the battery is under sub-optimal conditions. The result is that the battery drains faster and also its lifetime is shortened.
7. Turn Off Push Notifications
Many apps report news during the so-called push notifications, which notify the user by vibration or ringing attention. If you do not necessarily need it, turn them off partially or completely, to improve battery life.
If you can not give up push notifications and you need to be constantly updated, you have the option to change the refresh interval. The greater the distance, the lower the load on the battery.
8. Widgets Control
Many widgets draw battery extremely. Therefore, do not overcrowd every single home screens with widgets that update themselves permanently – because otherwise your smartphone battery will empty very fast.
9. Turn On Flight Mode
If you are in places where the mobile phone has poor or no reception, select either the flight mode or turn the phone off completely. The main reason to do is if the reception is bad, then the mobile transmit the stronger signal to keep in touch with the network. It drains the battery extremely.
10. Locate The Power-Hungry Apps
Many popular smartphone show detailed statistics about the battery consumption. Look at them regularly. Especially if you often download a lots of new apps. If you find any apps that suck battery power too much, stop it completely or uninstall it if they can not be switched off.
11. Adjust Display Brightness
The brighter the display radiates, the more it consumes the battery. Therefore, make the screen brightness as low as possible. Most smartphones also offer an automatic brightness control that adjusts the radiance of the display to the ambient brightness. On some smartphones you can also setup to automatically lower the brightness after a certain battery level.
12. Display Timeout Setup
Set the display timeout in your phone settings to the lowest possible level in order avoid that display unnecessarily consumes more power when you have already put away the cell phone and not switched to standby mode. 15 seconds we perceive as optimal value.
13. Close Your Apps Completely
If you no longer use the app, that does not mean that it is closed completely. Therefore, when you are exiting from the app, always use the “Back” button instead of the “Home” button, since the “Home” button does not close the program, but simply “freezes”. In most smartphones by going to Settings menu you can find the list of all active apps.
14. Save Battery With Application
Some apps offer easy control of your battery power, for example, the Android app called JuiceDefender. With numerous configuration options you can get the most out of your battery. Especially with Rooted Android phones, the program can flex its muscles: Depending on whether you’re playing games or placed your phone in standby mode, the clock speed of the processor can be adapted. This saves a lot of battery power.
15. Use Power saving Mode
Not all, but many current smartphones have a power saving mode. Enable this if your battery seems to go slowly running out.
16. Make Downloads via PC and Transfer via USB
If you want to download music, podcasts, or other large files and to use them on your smartphone, than you download them with your PC. Once your files are downloaded on your PC transfer the data than USB (no wireless or Bluetooth) to your phone. Using both of these options you can save battery power a lot.
17. Buy Extra Battery
If you are sure that you will use your phone often and intensely, and do not have the option to always charge your smartphone into an electrical outlet, it is advisable to purchase a spare battery. These batteries are available for many popular cell phones.