Struggling to prevent your Android phone from dying of low battery? Extending the battery life of a smartphone is not very complicated, especially for Android phones.
Android devices generally have more battery capacity than iOS devices, which is a huge advantage. With specific measures, users can easily preserve battery life and go through the day without plugging their smartphone into a charger for the second time.
Here’s how you can increase the battery life of your Android smartphone
Google’s popular operating system offers several settings that users can tweak to extend their smartphone’s battery life. Additionally, they can also limit certain features to reduce battery drain. Try the following tips to optimize power consumption:
1) Enable low battery mode
Every modern Android phone has a toggle to switch to low power mode with just one click. This is the easiest way to limit background activity and enable battery optimization. You can also access other customizations from the low power mode menu, including limiting certain apps and internet usage.
Users can find this setting in the “Quick Settings” menu, which can be expanded by swiping down from the top of the phone screen. Alternatively, Low Power Mode can also be enabled from the Settings app.
2) Disable background app refresh
Android phones can disable background app activity entirely, allowing users to get the most out of their internet connection or slow down battery drain.
You can find this option under the Battery tab in the Settings app. Disable “Background app refresh” or restrict specific apps individually. If available, you can also enable “Adaptive Battery” in your phone’s battery settings.
3) Disable Location, Wi-Fi and Internet Services
Android smartphones constantly monitor the user’s location and scan for available wireless networks to provide personalized results and automatic features if location and wireless services are enabled. Continuous monitoring uses part of the phone’s battery life.
Be sure to turn off location services and Bluetooth if not required. Disabling the Internet also helps, but it’s an essential feature for most users. Try not to use it constantly. You can also switch to airplane mode if you are not using the device.
4) Reduce screen brightness and enable dark mode
Reducing screen brightness is the most obvious way to reduce battery consumption on an Android phone. Modern devices come with both AMOLED and OLED displays that aim to give users the most color-accurate experience possible.
Unfortunately, this also affects battery optimization, mainly if you continuously use the phone at its maximum. Reduce the brightness or set it to automatic to save energy.
Google also recommends enabling dark mode for apps and the operating system to further optimize battery life. You can access this setting for individual apps or choose a dark color theme for the OS skin.
5) Some battery-friendly adaptations can help
First, turn off keyboard sounds and vibrations, as these effects drain the device’s battery. Users should also avoid engaging in activities that consume a lot of energy, including using the Camera app and playing video games.
Also make sure to charge your smartphone with the power adapter that comes with it. Using a different adapter will affect the charging speed and harm the battery and health of the device. Also, try to keep your smartphone cool, as high CPU temperatures will drain the battery faster and affect its health.
6) Improve your device’s overall battery life and health
Make sure to keep the Android device updated in terms of software. Some operating system updates include battery optimization and improvements. Moreover, updating to the latest version will ensure the best optimization state of your device, which is necessary to extend the battery life.
If your phone battery is draining too quickly and you cannot control it, try factory resetting the device after backing it up.
Check out this guide to maximizing the battery life of your iOS smartphone. Follow Sportskeeda for more technical information.
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