4 Ways To Extend Your Android Smartphone’s Battery Life
Usually, Smartphone batteries don’t last very long especially when you’re surfing the internet with your phone. Those big, luscious AMOLED and LCD screens and high-end graphics apps are an obvious drain on your battery, but there are lots of things you can do behind-the-scenes to make your Android last longer. Let’s explore how to increase battery on your smartphone. First, let’s see how Android batteries work.
Most smartphones have either a lithium-ion battery or a lithium-polymer battery. Both are actually lithium-ion though, and as such, do not have a ‘memory’, which means you can charge them from any level – you don’t have to fully discharge them before charging them up – and you don’t have to charge them all the way to 100%. In fact, these types of batteries suffer from low voltage problems, so it’s actually better to partially charge them (say, from 20 percent to 90 percent) than to fully charge and fully drain them. Battery care is always debatable though so just find the ones that work for you and you can increase battery on your Android device.
Take advantage of some of the tips below and get the best out of your smartphone.
1. Black wallpaper can increase battery life
If your phone has an AMOLED screen (like most Samsung devices), use a dark-colored background. Black wallpaper can increase battery life because AMOLED screens only illuminate the colored pixels. Black pixels are unlit, so the blacker pixels you have, or the darker pixels, the less power is needed to light them up.
2. Doze Mode
Doze mode has been around since Android Marshmallow, but has been improved with newer Android versions. Before, Doze would only work when the smartphone has been stationary for a while. But now, it can also work when it’s being moved around (in your bag or pocket while you’re on the go, for example). The screen just needs to be off to work.
Doze mode basically just shuts down things you’re not using depending on how long since you touched your phone.
3. Turn off Google Assistant
Google Assistant is a fantastic and often very functional feature. The problem is that it can wreak havoc with your battery. Especially if you don’t actually use it or only use it occasionally, so you need to stop your phone from always listening.
Go into Google
Search from your Settings menu and tap Google Assistant Settings heading
On the next page, select your device and toggle off Google Assistant for longer battery life.
4. Keep Your apps Up-to-date
Developers don’t just release updates without. In most cases, it’s for memory or battery optimization. Keeping your apps updated also means you have the best optimizations available. Also, you may want to uninstall old apps you no longer use, because they may be running background processes that chew up RAM and battery life. Once you’ve ensured your apps are up-to-date you can go through them individually and check if they’re optimized for battery life.
Just go into your Settings and tap Battery.
From there hit the menu button (three dots at the top right of your screen)
Go to Battery optimization. From there you can see which apps are optimized and change them.
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