8 Tips to improve battery life on Android phones

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Our phones get more and more powerful, and while battery technology has improved, it hasn’t increased at the same rate we use our mobile gadgets. Taking a quick look at Android today, here are 8 tips to improve battery life on your phone, though you probably won’t want to do them…

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48 Comments on 8 Tips to improve battery life on Android phones

  1. Just get a 3-4 years old mid range android phone, replace the battery with a 2000+ mA one (yes back then you could replace batteries), do all the things he says in this video and enjoy 5 days on a charge.

  2. To extend battery life, switch from 4g to 3g. The average Joe won't even notice the difference in Internet speed. Also, if you using your phone mostly for messaging services instead of browsing or YouTube, you can even opt for 2g which saves a lot of battery.

  3. I turn off vibration for everything. From notifications to each letter texted. Also turned off animations in developer mode. Turned auto-sync off. The Moto X Pure Edition just has horrible battery life regardless though, hahaha.

  4. Use something like AirDroid to provide an Apple Continuity like feature, allowing you to interact with calls, messages and notifications from you laptop. This seriously saves battery life for me, because when working I hardly ever turn on the phones display.

  5. hmmm. I always keep my wi-fi and data on when at home with the auto-switch feature of Galaxy S5. When I'm away, I turn off wi-fi and turn gps on as well as keep data on of course. Also used to keep it in Saving Mode but it is not working decently with Marshmallow. So, even without it I tweak my screen brightness to as low as possible both in manual and auto mode and it's usually fine enough for most cases. As there's a native widget on GS5 that shows the number of apps running in background, I keep that on the second screen and as soon as I see that facebook or chrome keep running after i have left them behind I just hit the latest opened apps button and clear the history log thus getting facebook and/or chrome out of the way. My battery usually goes from 100 to 15 per cent in 18 to 30 hours depending on how much I demand of it.

  6. ok the first 3 are just: prolonging the problem while minimising the enjoyment….

    here are some of my tips:

    1. Don't go outside, so you will always have a charger
    2. Don't use your phone
    3. Turn it off
    4. If you cannot avoid all of the above, choose a phone which can still replace battery, and carry some extra battery, and go NUTZ

  7. One thing that allows the phone to run longer is the use of a tablet… even if your phone is your hotspot. Of course, this could kill your wallet as mobile data might increase, but using WiFi and Mobile Data is less impactful than having the screen actually on.

    Location Services are an enormous drain on the battery as well; I was almost unable to ever use them on my Moto X because they ate it for breakfast and asked me where lunch was

  8. for IPS screens it's actually the opposite, you can save some battery if you put on a white wallpaper. It happens because these screens thrive at whites and you don't need so much screen brightness to see it clearly, so you can tone it down in compare to dark wallpapers. It works on my LG G4.

  9. i already do a lot of those. i don't need to worry a out screen timeout tho, i naturally just turn the screen off when i'm done.

    extra tip, reduce the volume. louder sound means more power needed to drive the speaker. even more handy if you use your phone as an mp3 or media player

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