Today smartphones have become inevitable gadgets for people. The most important challenge smartphone users face is to keep their phones alive throughout the day in a single charge. With phone-makers compete to upgrade and update their products with 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 etc., the battery life has become a worrisome factor. No matter how big your phone’s battery is, it will run out of juice at the end of the day making you plug-in it for further usage.
But battery backups on android phones can be improved through certain tricks behind the stage. Here are 5 tricks to increase the battery-longevity of your phones.
Reduce Screen Brightness
The first mantra which gives instant effect on battery-saving is ‘reduce screen brightness’.
The display is undoubtedly the biggest battery hog, no matter what device you’re using. Hence by cutting its effect on the battery will help your phone to stay alive longer. Though auto-brightness option is convenient it may have negative impacts. So, reduce brightness instead and reduce screen auto-off time for long battery.
Kill Background Apps
Make it a habit to frequently kill apps running in the background. Most of the new apps consume power by being active in the background even if after you close it. Hence closing the app by pressing the back or home buttons is not enough. You should access your device's recent and background apps and close them manually. This will prevent such apps’ invisible presence in the background.
Turn Off Features Those are Not in Use
Most users leave many features, especially connectivity features, running all day without really thinking about it. Always turn off those features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Location (GPS) when they are not in use as these radios use much power for searching signals. Also, it is better to switch-on Flight mode in your phone when cellular services as patchy.
Ditch Live and Fancy Wallpapers
Your phones look better with fancy and colourful wallpapers on its home and lock screens. Setting live wallpapers is another trend these days.But these gorgeous backgrounds take processing power to animate. It is better to ditch them and use some power-friendly wallpaper. Also, use darker backgrounds with black colour highlighted, especially in AMOLED displays, as lighter colours use more power to light up the pixels.
Use the Battery Saving Features of Your Phone
Almost all ROMs, whether stock Android, OEM UIs such as TouchWiz, or custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, EUI etc. offer various power-saving options as inbuilt. Use these apps instead of third party apps to monitor the power consumption in your phones. Use of these power and data saving apps can make your phone more power efficient. Doze Mode, comes pre-installed on all devices running Marshmallow and above works in the background and puts your phone in hibernation mode when it lies unused for a longer duration.