How to increase battery life on an Android smartphone?

Modern Android smartphones have capacious batteries. However, with intensive use, they are quickly discharged. We have several solutions that will extend the battery life of your smartphone.

How to increase battery life on Android?

Sometimes, when you play any game or watch movies, you may notice that the battery drains quickly. To prevent the problem of rapid battery drain, we’ll share some tips for increasing battery life.

Use black wallpapers

It may seem strange, but black wallpapers can save battery power for your Android smartphone. This is because most smartphones on the market use an AMOLED screen that only highlights a coloured pixel and black pixels are not highlighted. So, the more black pixels on your display, the less power it takes to back them.

Turn on dark mode

As we’ve already talked about black wallpapers and AMOLED screens, enabling dark mode on your phone also works well. If your screen gets darker, it consumes less power.

Turn off vibration

If you don’t need more notification awareness, turn off vibration alerts for incoming calls and messages. It takes more power for a phone to vibrate than it does to make a call. So don’t forget to disable this feature if you want to save battery power.

Putting Unused Applications to Sleep

Put unused apps to sleep, or your unused apps will run more in the background, draining battery power. So, turn on the switch and put the apps you no longer use.

Turn off automatic brightness

Automatic brightness sounds useful but doesn’t work. It is better to set a low but comfortable brightness and, if necessary, increase it. This is one of the best ways to save battery power because screens are one of the biggest battery consumers.

Turn off mobile data when you don’t need it and select your preferred network type

You don’t need to be connected 24/7, use the Internet only when necessary. Mobile data increases data usage as well as drains the battery. Disabling your internet connection will save you more battery power.

Also, select your preferred network type. If you need to use mobile data, use without 5G because it will lead to more battery life as it consumes more power. This is a feature that isn’t available on all Android devices. It depends on your phone model.

Avoid using live wallpaper

Live wallpapers bring your smartphone’s home screen to life but don’t forget that they consume a lot of battery life because live wallpapers make the screen always active, and this consumes battery power. So, use regular images as wallpaper or, as we mentioned, use black wallpaper and save battery power.

Use the lite version of android apps

Switching to the lite versions of the Android apps over the main version will help you reduce your battery consumption as the apps are lightweight. Android apps are smaller versions of the main app, though you may have to compromise on some features for more benefit to extend the battery life of your Android device.

Set minimum screen timeout

Set the phone screen to wait as short as possible. Just think, if your screen’s latency is set to a minute, it will consume 4 times more power than if it were set to 15 seconds.

Studies show that the average smartphone user turns on their smartphone at least 150 times a day. Reducing the screen timeout to a minimum will help
extend battery life.

Use lock screen notifications

Lock screen notifications also help save battery power. You can view notifications at once without turning on the entire screen. This is useful if you’re getting a lot of notifications that aren’t worth following immediately.

Turn off the permanent display

As we all know, the “always-on display” feature is cool, but it consumes more battery life since it’s always on. Turn off this feature if it’s already on your device.

Take control of app permissions

If the app has constant access to your microphone, it means it’s always listening to your voice and using up your battery. So, immediately take control of the app’s permissions, go to settings, find privacy, and tap permission manager. Look for the microphone and you’ll see an option called “Allowed all time.” Just close the apps you don’t want them to listen to you.

Make sure your Android is up to date

One good tip when you have software and battery issues is to make sure your Android is up to date. When you update the software on your Android, it fixes software bugs and it saves battery power significantly.

Close your apps

Tap the multitasking button at the bottom of your phone screen. If you have any apps open, swipe them up and off the top of the screen.

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