Smartphones are getting smarter and their batteries are getting weaker. Nobody likes their phone saying “low battery” when reading a favorite article or watching a favorite Adele song on Youtube. Almost 80% of what we do normally on a desktop is can equally done on a smartphone. While we do a lot of things on smartphone we do need to know about energy management to make your battery last longer.
Decrease Screen Brightness
Screen brightness is a major factor which eats up your android battery life. Adjust it in sucha way that you are just comfortable with reading the text. You can adjust screen brightness by going to Settings> Display> Brightness.
You can also decrease your battery usage by reducing brightness by shortening timeouts. Go to Settings> Display> Screen Timeout and decrease the time interval.
Avoid Live Wallpapers
Live wallpaper not only use much of the RAM but also drain your battery. It keeps on running in the background as long as it is active. A high graphics Live Wallpaper may end you in having to recharge the phone all too often.
Turn off Unused networks
- Turn off Wi-Fi when you aren’t using it at anytime. It drains your battery life by constant checking for the signals and running the background apps.
- Better to switch off GPS and Bluetooth when not in use.
- Switch to 2G signal when you aren’t in use of 3G or when you know that the 3G availability is low.
- Use Airplane Mode when you are not in connectivity or you are not expecting any SMS or call. This makes your battery free from unnecessary searching for the signal which really ruins the battery life.
Dont prefer free apps
Sounds a bit difficult but recent study says that free apps drain out your battery life drastically by serving up ads or tracking and uploading user data. Research says that “In Angry Birds only 20 per cent is used to display and run the game, while 45 per cent is spent finding and uploading the user’s location with GPS then downloading location-appropriate ads over a 3G connection”. Thus by sending ads they eat up a large chunk of the battery. You can use these apps by switching off the packet data signal. So next time you go for an app, spend a few bucks to get a paid app or
Know widget management
Close unnecessary home screen widgets which keep on running in the background and consume a lot of RAM. Decrease your widget update interval for social media apps such as Twitter and Facebook. Use android’s default Power Control widget to easily adjust brightness and turning off the Wi-Fi and more. Always update your apps and the Android version you are using because developers always keep tuning up the apps for better battery usage. You may not find drastic change in the battery usage by updating but result will show in longer intervals. So better be updated than be drained.
Use battery-management apps
Get help from the battery management apps which constantly monitors your battery usage and have relevant shortcuts to do thing we discussed above. Using these apps you can shut down some apps temporarily which use most of your battery.