How to Save Battery on Android Phones Tips and Tricks

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One of the most annoying experiences that Android phone users go through on a every day basis is to see the battery of the phone drain out at a fast pace only after a few hours of extensive usage.

Many (if not all) Android users would be lucky if they could make it through the day with even half their battery percentage. Fear not, our tips apply across just about any android phone, so try these steps to revive your battery life.

How To Save Battery On Android Phones

Today we’re going to share best tried and tested battery saving tips for Android which are guaranteed to boost your up-time.

1. Update Your Android Version

Android updates generally improve device performance including battery consumption. If you’re stuck with an old version of Android you are likely missing out on improvements and tweaks in the latest update.

2. Find What’s Consuming Your Phones Battery Life

Find the ‘Battery’ option in the setting on your device to see an organised breakdown of what and how much is draining your battery. Your features and applications will be displayed in a last and you can view an application you hardly use or a feature you never use. You can then decide to uninstall this app or turn off the feature

3. Use 3G/LTE only when needed.

Like I said, I don’t wish to deny you the benefits of having a smartphone. However, 3G/LTE drain battery much faster than 2G would. So at times when you’re not surfing the web/streaming a video/downloading a big file, you don’t need 3G. The upside here is a better battery life and a bearable notification system. There are also toggles in the Play Store that allow you to switch to 3G when screen is on, and 2G when not.

4. Turn off location services.

GPS and location services such as Google Maps come in handy when you want to find directions or search for local businesses, but they can also use up lots of juice.

Here’s how to turn off location services:

Open your device’s Settings menu and select Location & Security.
Uncheck the boxes for Google Location Services and Standalone GPS Services.

5. Uninstall All Apps You DON’T Use But Run In Background

If you view your Android phone or tablet’s battery consumption through the settings menu you can find out which apps use most of your battery capacity. If there are any apps which you don’t regularly use, you should uninstall them. Most Android apps today continue to run in the background, using processing power, clogging your memory and reducing your battery life. Some examples of such apps include messengers and social media apps

6. Don't use adaptive/auto brightness

Don't use display auto-brightness. It may sound good, but auto-brightness is usually way brighter than you really need. It's much better to manually set a super low brightness level that is still comfortable, and then just bump it up when necessary. This is one of the main ways to improve your battery life as the screen is one of the biggest battery suckers

7. Kill Push Notifications

Every time you receive a push notification, your screen lights up and your battery reserves go down. (Depending on your settings, your phone may also ring or vibrate, further denting battery life.)

You can save a little juice by limiting push notifications to the most necessary apps, like Twitter and messaging, which more or less depend on them to function as intended.

Android: Go to Settings > Sound & notification (or "Sound" in Android 5.0+) > App notifications.

8. Turn off Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth and Mobile data when not in use

By turning off hardware radios not in use, you can save a lot of that precious battery juice. In any case, you would not need both WiFi and Mobile Data switched on, unless you were running a mobile hotspot. Keeping Bluetooth switched on for a long time even poses security risks. It is always better to switch off these services when not in use.

9. Only use original batteries

Only use original batteries or respected third party manufacturer batteries. Saving a few bucks on a battery that might damage your beloved smartphone is a poor choice indeed, and may also deliver sub-standard battery performance.

10. Set a shorter screen timeout.

Even with your display brightness turned down, your screen will still burn through your battery if it is left on for too long. Reducing your screen timeout is an easy way to conserve power.

Select Display from the Settings menu.
Choose Screen Timeout and select 30 Seconds.

11. Lower Screen Brightness

The screen is usually the biggest power hog in your smartphone. By lowering display brightness, you ensure that the screen uses as less power as it can. Do not set your phone’s display brightness to automatic if you want to make your Android battery last longer, as this means the phone will set the brightness level according to the ambient light rather than to the lowest brightness possible.