Battery backup always matters now when we plans to buy our new smartphone. All of us hates frequent charging.
Lots of Android smartphones are out there in the market with good battery backup but unfortunately, they don’t have endless battery life. So here are some simple hacks to save battery life on your Android devices.
So why we have to plug in our Android smartphones into power socket every day ?
A number of factors have conspired to reduce gadget endurance over the past several years. Thinner designs with less room for batteries, larger and brighter screens, faster quad-core processors, more software that runs in the background, and power-hungry GPS radios all share responsibility. The move from 3G to 4G networks a few years ago—particularly of the LTE variety—has also taken its toll.
And with these tips, you can extend your Android handset’s battery life :
Black Wallpaper Save Battery Life
Yes its strange but true, black wallpaper can save battery life of your Android smartphone. Why black wallpaper ? – Because most smartphones in the market AMOLED screen which only illuminate the colored pixels. And black pixels are unlit, so the more black pixels you have, or the more darker pixels, the less power is needed to light them up.
Find Out Who Drains your Battery
This method is important, just find the culprit who is responsible for draining your battery. You can do it by going to “Settings > Battery“.This option will breakdown of what’s consuming your phone’s battery. Applications and features will display in a descending list of battery hogs. If you find an application which you barely use or a feature you never use, you’ll want to uninstall the app or turn off the feature.
Home Screen Widgets and Live Wallpaper are Bad
Lots of people are using home screen widgets in their smartphones, they thinks it will ease up their work. But it make adverse effect on battery life. Since widgets function took more RAM and also background process will fasten draining of your battery. If you really want to save your battery life avoid adding widgets to home screen.
Yes live wallpapers give life to your smartphone home screen. But don’t forget its using a lot of battery life, because live wallpapers make screen always active and this consumes battery. So go for regular still images as wallpapers or as we already said use black wallpapers and save battery life.
Turn Off Automatic Brightness
Automatic Brightness – sounds useful but don’t go for it. Actually automatic brightness is usually way brighter than you really need. It’s better to manually set the brightness to a level that is low but comfortable, and bump it up when necessary. This is one of the best ways to save battery life, because the screen is one of the biggest battery suckers.
Control Apps Refresh Frequency
Next method is controlling refresh frequency of some apps. Apps checking for new emails and other data in the background updates frequently to fetch new information. This frequent background fetching of data will drain your battery fast. So to disable this just go to “Settings > Accounts” and uncheck Auto-sync data to prevent your Android device from automatically syncing with your Google accounts (and other accounts) in the background. uncheck Auto-sync data to prevent your Android device from automatically syncing with your Google accounts (and other accounts) in the background. And also force off apps that work on background.
Shorter Screen Timeout Setting Save Battery Life
Set your display’s screen timeout to as short a time as is practical for you. Just think, if your screen timeout is set to a minute, it’ll use four times more power than if it were set to 15 seconds. Studies report the average smartphone user turns their smartphone on 150 times a day, so the difference between a long screen timeout and short one soon adds up. Reducing it will help keep your battery running for longer.
Switch Off Vibrate
Switch off vibrate. Unless you really need that added awareness, turn off vibration alerts for incoming calls. It actually takes more power to vibrate your phone than it does to ring it.
Use Lock Screen Notifications or Widgets
Lock screen notifications or lock screen widgets can also help save battery life. This is because you can see your notifications at a glance without having to turn your whole screen on. This is especially useful if you get lots of notifications that aren’t worth following up on immediately.
You don’t Need to be Connected 24/7
You don’t have to be connected to internet 24/7, that will increase your data usage and also drains battery.So use internet when you needed, like turnoff it during your sleep hours and office hours.
Only Use Original Batteries
This one is important, use only original batteries – direct from the manufacturer. 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.
These are some few tips to save battery life of your Android smartphone. If you know some other method to sava battery life do comment below.