Even after decades of advancements in smartphone technology, the battery mechanism has still remained the same. Today, we can have half a terabyte of storage space, 8 GB RAM, dual aperture camera on our smartphones but the battery? Well, it has to be charged by the end of the day. There are zillions of articles about saving your smartphone’s battery but today we at TQnet bring you 7 tips to save battery your android smartphone that actually works.
Before we get started, let’s admit that a battery has a defined age just like any other tech product in the market. If your device is more than 2 years old, the battery inside is probably going down because of its natural life cycle. So consider changing the battery or upgrading your device.
1. Off Google Assistant –
I know personal assistants are the future and everything and Google Assistant is probably the best in the business at the moment. But, if you don’t use Google Assistant that often or don’t use it at all, it’s wise to turn it off. When switched on, Google Assistant is always active in the background and even listening to us all the time. So if you can’t let go the Google Assistant, you can try switching off the ‘Always Listening’ feature which will definitely save you some juice throughout the day.
2. Manage your Auto-Sync-
It’s strange that a lot of users still don’t know about the auto-sync management on their Android devices. Every android device lets you control what account and their service you want to sync in regular intervals. This is primarily used for your email notifications.
So in order to save some battery, you can turn off the auto-sync for accounts or some selected services of some accounts which you don’t use at all. For example, I need my email notifications from my primary email but don’t need anything else so I turn off the auto-sync for Google Docs, Photos, Slides and other services.
3. Update Your Apps Regularly-
A lot of users, especially Android users are literally scared of updating apps. Further, they are extremely reluctant to update their smartphones as well assuming that it will eventually slow down their devices.
This is not entirely true! Regularly updating your device and apps would help you get all the latest optimization that an app developer has added to the services, hence, saving quite a bit of battery. If this doesn’t work for you, you can try installing Lite versions of apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. to save on battery.
4. Manage App Notifications-
When it comes to standby time, Android has always been miserable when compared to iOS. This is primarily because background activity on Android wasn’t that great until recently. If you are not aware, Android now lets you control App Permissions and Notifications.
So you can actually control, what notifications you want from a particular app and limit its background activity accordingly. Further, you can also limit the app permissions to avoid abnormal wakelocks. Now, this does two things, you get rid of those annoying notifications plus you do save some battery eventually. We did an entire article on how to block app notifications on Android. Check it out!
5. Use Black Wallpapers on AMOLED devices-
If your smartphone has an LCD display, you can skip this one. However, if your device has an AMOLED display, you simply cannot ignore this. AMOLED displays and LCD displays differ in how they operate. While LCD display requires a backlight, AMOLED displays have pixels generating their own light.
In simple terms, each pixel on an AMOLED panel has its own source of light. Blacks on AMOLED displays are pixels not generating any light. So when you put a Black wallpaper on an AMOLED display, the black portion of that display is literally switched off and there is no light being emitted. This can save a lot of battery, trust me!
6. Enable Do Not Disturb Mode at night-
A calm good quality sleep is important no matter how tiring schedule you have. Putting a DND mode for the night does two things – 1) It gets you the quality sleep that your body needs. 2) It switches off any sort of haptic feedback for notifications or calls, hence, reducing battery consumption.
Some people also put their smartphones on Airplane Mode at night to not only disconnect from the virtual world but also save a lot of battery. Try this and you will never wake in the middle of the night.
7. Short Screen-Out Time-
By default, almost all the smartphones come with a screen out time of 1 minute or more. However, reducing this to 30 seconds or even 15 seconds can help you save a lot of battery. This is because today we check our phones hundreds of times and having a longer screen out time would drain a lot more battery.
You can easily do this by going to your device Settings > Display > Screen Out Time (this could be different on your device).
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