How to make your android battery last longer
Tired of low-battery warnings? Remember when your phone used to get you through a
whole day? Personally, I am using an android phone from a long time and I never used iPhone unfortunately but what i realized with android phones is battery issue is with all manufacturers, in this article i am collecting my all tricks that i am following to make my android battery last longer.
Here are the Some best practices you need to follow to make your android battery last longer.
Identify the battery hogs
The first step is to identify which apps are using more than their fair share of battery power. This isn’t hard to do: if you’re using an iPhone, open Settings, tap Battery and scroll down to Battery Usage. In Android, go to Settings, Battery.
On both systems, you’ll see a list of apps, ranked in descending order according to how much power they use. There’sagood chance that one or two apps will be consuming the lion’s share of energy – Facebook, WhatsApp and Google Play services are notorious
offenders. You may be able to slash this by disabling features such as location services, or
limiting the app’s data access when running in the background.
You can even uninstall or disable the most power-hungry apps and switch to more efficient alternatives. There’s no reason why you need to stick with the default apps: both Android and iOS use internal libraries for photos and music, so third-party alternatives usually provide all the same core functions.
Optimize your screen
One of the biggest drains on your phone’s battery is the screen, so reducing the brightness can make a big difference.
If you prefer, you can set your Android device to adjust the brightness automatically by switching on Adaptive Brightness in Settings, Display. open Settings, then tap Display followed by Sleep, and choose 15 seconds.
If your phone has an AMOLED screen, you can also switch your wallpaper from
a colorful photo to plain black, which reduces power consumption by minimizing the number of pixels that need to be lit up.
Disable non-essential services
You might assume that closing background apps would save battery power–but experts believe otherwise. Google even says on its support pages that “swiping apps closed doesn’t save battery. You don’t need to close apps unless something goes wrong.”
The logic is that background apps are so tightly power-managed that it takes more energy to relaunch them each time you want to use them.
However, you may significant improvement in battery life if you turn off rarely used connections and background services. Swipe down on to access the controls for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Disabling these reduces battery drain, so get into the habit of turning off
Bluetooth when you’re not using a hands-free kit. Make sure you also turn off tethering so you’re not broadcasting an outgoing Wi-Fi network for others to connect to.
If you’re going to be incommunicado for a while, switch to Flight or Aeroplane mode, which disables radio connections altogether. Another measure is to reduce the amount of background activity that goes on. Set your email application to check for new messages every hour instead of every five minutes.
On Android, swipe down from the top of the screen, tap Battery, then the three-dots icon and turn on ‘Battery saver’.
Download Maps before you travel
If you’re planning a journey, you can save a huge amount of battery power by downloading maps over your home network before you leave, rather than streaming them over a 4G connection. Similarly, download music and podcasts in advance to listen to offline, and set your photos to sync to the server only when your phone’s connected to Wi-Fi.
Even if you prefer to keep your mobile connection on all the time, it makes sense to disable it when you’re in an area where reception is poor or nonexistent.
If you don’t, your phone will automatically ramp up the power as it searches for weak signals. Switching to Flight or Aeroplane mode prevents it from doing this.
Charge your phone more intelligently
Battery technology has advanced significantly in the past few years, and the lithium-ion cells used in modern mobiles don’t suffer from the “memory effect” that plagued older batteries. This means you don’t need to worry about completely discharging and fully charging your phone every time you plug it in.
With lithium-ion, the advice is to keep the battery topped up where possible, and only rarely allow it to go through a full charging cycle (where you take it to 100%, run it flat and then fully charge it again). This is because lithium-ion cells have a finite lifespan that’s determined by the number of cycles they go through. The more cycles a cell goes
through, the more its total capacity degrades. A cycle doesn’t need to be completed all at once. In Apple’s words, “you might use 75% of your battery’s capacity one day, then recharge it fully overnight. If you use 25% the next day, you will have discharged a total of 100% in the two days, which will add up to one charge cycle”.
Stop your phone vibrating:-
If you’re like us, you may prefer to keep your phone’s ringer switched off, and rely on discreet vibration instead. However, this uses a motor, which can sap more energy than simply using the speaker. If you really want to keep your battery usage to a minimum, switch back to the default ringer and turn off any backup vibration. You might also choose to disable haptic feedback, which makes the phone buzz briefly to indicate that a hidden function has been activated, such as the context-sensitive menus that pop up when you press extra hard on some iOS elements.