How to make my Android phone battery last longer

10 tips to boost battery life on your Android phone

How to make my Android phone battery last longer
Nowadays, smartphones are expected to offer far more than just calling and texting capabilities. To meet these growing demands, processors have become more powerful and screens brighter. But all these come at the cost of battery life. Though brands are cramming in bigger batteries, not all form factors allow for larger capacity ones. There are however certain steps you can take to make your Android phone’s battery last longer.

10 tips to extend battery life on Android Phone

Turn on power saving mode: Have you ever been in a situation where you needed your phone’s battery to last longer than usual? Use power-saving mode to minimise battery-sucking functions on your phone. This can be found in Settings under the Battery section.

Disable Google Assistant: Though Google Assistant brings in a whole new level of convenience to our phones, it does consume a lot of battery. If you absolutely don’t need the help of a virtual assistant, you can disable this functionality.

Turn off active listening: Alternatively, you can continue using a virtual assistant, but turn off the wake word feature. While it is cool to call out to your assistant, constantly listening for your command drains battery. It’s advisable to switch to a manual mode.

Turn down screen brightness: Large, bright screens on smartphones drain batteries quickly. You don’t always want to keep the brightness at eye-scorching levels. Either manually turn down the brightness or keep it auto mode, wherein the screen adjusts itself to suit the ambient lighting conditions.

Dark mode: Activate Dark Mode by opening the pull-down shade and tapping it. You can also change your display settings by opening your phone’s settings. To schedule the time for the dark mode to come on, tap the Dark mode settings.

Take control of your apps: Even when you’re not using an app, it continues to run in the background. Data and battery life will be consumed over time as a result. The Battery or App Power Management settings allow you to put unused apps to sleep. Put unused apps to sleep and choose Background usage limits to prevent apps from wasting your battery life.

Turn off location services: Turning off the location feature on your phone is one of the most efficient ways to conserve battery life. Once off, the apps will not be able to run in the background, which will further reduce battery usage. You can do so by visiting Settings > Location > App permissions. All apps that can use location are listed here. Depending on whether the app requires the service (essential apps) or doesn’t (non-essential apps), tap Allow only while using the app.

Dumb down your phone: In the modern smartphone, the processor runs at full speed all the time, but you don’t need to keep it running that fast if you’re only browsing the internet. By opening the Battery settings and selecting Enhanced processing, you can stop the phone from overworking itself. In exchange for longer battery life, you can also achieve faster data processing. Ensure that this is disabled. It is also important to control your screen’s refresh rate.

Turn off automatic Wi-Fi: Even when you disable Wi-Fi, Android still looks for open Wi-Fi networks. Because the service runs endlessly in the background, it keeps draining the battery. You can find Wi-Fi settings under Settings > Connections. Select Advanced from the three-dot menu. Turn off the automatic Wi-Fi option.

Manually disable screen pixels: Pixoff is a third-party app that you can use if you’re not comfortable with darker gradients. If you have a 1080p screen or higher, you won’t notice much of a difference in quality, unless you’re watching a movie in HD.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting more battery life without doing anything differently. Several power banks are available that work with phones and other devices like Bluetooth headphones .

 

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