One of the things you can’t live without these days is your smartphone. You have your entire life in there. That’s exactly why one of the things that should always be a priority is to know how to improve phone’s battery life. The last thing you need is for the battery to die during an important phone call. You just fixed the screen overlay issue and now you have to deal with this.
If you’re not aware of what you need to do to take care of your phone’s battery, keep reading, and you will learn what things you need to stop doing and what you need to start doing to have a healthy battery.
How to Take Care of Your Smartphone’s Battery
Let’s start with some battery saving tips that will help your battery last longer. If you follow the tips, I will mention you will see how your phone’s battery will last as much as possible and you won’t have to charge it as much.
Adjust the Screen Brightness Manually
If you’re using Adaptive/Auto-brightness, turn it off. Your screen is what consumes the highest amount of battery and Auto-brightness usually makes your display brighter than what’s necessary.
To turn this feature off go to the Quick Settings. Depending on what device you have, you might see an Auto box alongside a check mark. Remove this check mark, and you won’t have to worry about the feature anymore.
If you don’t see these settings on your phone, try going to Settings > Display > Brightness level and the auto-settings should be right next to it.
Never Let Your Phone Completely Discharge
If anyone ever tells you that you should let your phone’s battery completely discharge before charging it up again is wrong. They’re probably thinking about older nickel-centric batteries that needed to be completely discharged so they wouldn’t forget about their full capacity.
Modern smartphone use Lithium-ion batteries and if you don’t want to expose yourself to a complete charge cycle then charge your phone once it hits 60%. If it drops down to 40%, it will count as a cycle. It’s also a good idea to not let your phone fully charge since your battery won’t respond well to that. Little charges here and there is a lot better.
Use Dark Wallpaper
If you’re a Samsung user like me, then you have an AMOLED display. The best thing you can do to increase your phone’s battery is to use dark wallpaper. This is true because AMOLED only illuminates the colored pixels, so the darker your wallpaper is, the more battery power you’re going to save.
An app I recommend for all kinds of wallpaper is Zedge. You can search for your dark wallpaper by Featured, Recent or Categories. You can choose between categories such as Anime, Designs, Bollywood, Love, Music, Logos and more!
Keep Your Apps Updated
It’s very important that your apps ae always up to date. Developers are always updating their app for the better, and that includes battery optimization. It’s also a good idea to uninstall any apps you haven’t used for awhile. They are only taking up storage, battery life and eating away at your RAM too.
To make sure that your apps automatically update, open the Google Play app and tap on the hamburger icon on the top left. Scroll down to settings and tap on Auto-update apps. You should see three options but choose the one that best suits you. Whether it’s Auto-update apps over WiFi only or Auto-update apps at anytime Data.
It’s also a good idea to check if your apps are optimized for battery life. You can easily do this by going to Settings > Battery > App power saving > Detail. Scroll through all the apps until you reach the ones that are at the bottom that doesn’t have this feature turned on. Tap on the app and choose Autosave power.
Disable Haptic Feedback and Vibrate
To save even more battery life you need to turn off haptic feedback. That extra vibration when you get an incoming call only drains your battery since it uses more battery to vibrate than to ring. Go to your phone’s Settings and tap on Sounds and Vibrations and turn off Vibrate while ringing.
Get Rid Off Any Unnecessary Widgets
If you have widgets that aren’t really all that necessary, get rid of them. Widgets that are always updating and syncing will only drain your phone’s battery. The best thing you can do is just open up the app whenever you need to use your Twitter, Gmail or Reddit widget.
To get rid of your widgets, simply long-press on the one you want to get rid of and trash icon will appear on top. Drag it over to that icon and let go, bye bye widget and hello longer battery life.
There are quite a few things you can do help your Android’s battery last longer. Sticks to this battery plan and you’ll notice how you don’t have to charge your phone as much. Did I miss your favorite battery saving tip? Leave a comment and let me know which one I missed.