The 21 Best Ways to Optimize and Improve Android Battery life

To conserve a battery of an Android mobile phone for a whole day is sometimes a war that is difficult to win. But winning a war is not so difficult when there are  a few tips that help you to optimize and improve battery of  your Android smartphone! Here in this article, I’m going to share with you some best ways to improve android battery life.

Optimize and Improve Android Battery life

We love to listen songs, exchange text with friends, talk to friends and do much more with a full battery. It is possible only if we will take care of some important basic tasks, like to switching off your phone when not in use, dimming the lights, switching off the vibrations, and other battery wasters. So without wasting a single second more of your batteries, let’s start with tips to boost or improve the battery life of your Smartphone!

1. Fully Cycle Charge

To maintain the efficiency of a battery, you must fully charge the battery at once a month and try to use the battery power so that it is about 20% of full. These batteries tend to train themselves to use, so the more you use the complete battery and then fully recharge it, the better your life-cycles will be.

2. Suitable Temperature

The best suitable temperature for battery charging is 0-45C. Too high or too low of a temperature will harm your phone’s battery. Also try to protect your mobile from direct sunlight because the rays of light will heat the phone quickly, even on a cool day.

3. Breathe Freely

Try to take off the phone’s cover while charging your device because it will generate heat, which is very harmful for your Android device.

4. Disable Wifi

Wifi is very convenient and free, but it requires much more power than 3G networks do. If possible, disable Wifi and enable only when you need it  also saves lots of battery power.

5. Mobile Data

3G/4G networks consume  much more power than 2G networks do as well. If possible, disable 3G or 4G and enable it only when you need it. In the meantime, you can use the 2G network for upcoming notifications.

6. Disable Auto Sync

For background data, Auto Sync is used for Google real time synchronization, such as Gmail, Google contacts, social network updates, and so forth. If you don’t need these functions, then try to avoid Auto Sync.

7. Disable Bluetooth

If you don’t use a Bluetooth headset, then try to switch off Bluetooth.

8. Short Screen Timeout

Reducing Screen Timeout also helps to save battery power. If possible, make it 1 min or shorter.

9. Adjust Brightness

Screen brightness consume LOTS of energy, but if you lower the brightness of the screen to minimal levels, than you can save lots battery power.

10. Disable Apps in Background

Apps In Background also consumes lots of power, so make sure that no application is running in the background.

11. Disable Auto System Update

Most of Android apps provide your mobile device with an “Auto Update” which requires much power. Disable the auto update app or increase the auto update time interval.

12. Close Mobile Vibration

Everyone knows vibration in mobiles consumes lots of power, so try to use this feature of your Android device when you are only in noisy places or at a meeting – otherwise try to ignore this feature.

13. Use Power Control Widget

Using a Power Control Widget is also a good way to save the battery of your Android device. If this is already on your home screen, then it’s ok. Otherwise long press on your desktop, select the widget, and scroll until you didn’t get the power control widget.

14. Remove Unnecessary Home Screen Widget

 Try to remove any unnecessary Home Screen widgets that are only statues there.

15. Disable GPS

GPS drains a battery faster than almost any other app. That’s because it is constantly updating your location. Disable it when you don’t need it for travel and this one sole act might prolong your battery life through the entire day.

16. Use Facebook and Twitter Sparingly

If possible, try to avoid Facebook and Twitter use on your Android device. It also helps to save your battery power.

17. Enable Airplane Mode

Put your mobile device on Airplane mode if possible. This little tip can save lots of power on your device.

18. Use Power Saving Apps

There are lots of Power Saving Apps available on the Google Play store which helps users in lower battery consumption and squeeze more power out of your mobile device battery. One of the best is Juice Defender.

19. Use Ads-Free Apps and Games

When you play free games or use free apps, your mobile phone needs to download each new advertising change and this may cause battery levels to drop. Use premium apps and games to avoid this.

20. Wallpaper and Themes

Try to avoid live wallpapers and dark themes on your device as it also consumes lots of power with no profit to you.

21. Root your Android Device

You can also root your Android device to improve battery life. This also has drawbacks, however, so if you want to know more about how to effectively do this, you can read more about it in this article: What is Rooting and Unrooting in Android.

After reading these tips, some users might feel that its better to sell their mobile phone instead because it is a lot of work! Because these tips close down some of your favorite features of the Smartphone, it can be annoying sometimes to properly manage battery life. Pick and choose the best from these 21 methods that work with your lifestyle and you’ll squeeze more life out of each charging cycle!

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Viney Dhiman

I'm a Mechanical Enggineer, Blogger & Geek. I've great interest in exploring technology. In free time I love to listen music, play online games and snooker :)

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13 Responses

  1. Lamb says:

    I like Power Clean better. Power Clean can help you free up storage, clean up memory, remove or disable unwanted apps, know your device and speed up it. Just one click, you’ll be the Optimize Master of Android.This app is FREE so give it a try! You can download it from Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lionmobi.powerclean

  2. Matthew says:

    Did you know the play store app can be responsible for 1/3 of your battery power being lost, tbh if uve ever bought a new pc from say PC world (shiver) or even sony, your will find its pre loaded with crap that s gathering usuage statistics etc , mobiles seem to be no different all pre loaded spyware. i have a android device myself and find it v useful, but its somewhat ridiculous i have to turn off many features or programs that are killing my battery , when i need to do certain task, until we live in a society , where the government and corporations don’t spy on ppl , i’m afraid were still gonna have half cocked flaky products , which BASIC turn the user into a slave of the device, just a thought but has anyone factored the carbon cost of all this usage statistics and marketing data, are we not meant to live in carbon conscious times? , yet mobile PC’s lets face it they are, and even PC buck this trend, and are actually compounding the situation. Its also why hard line internet connections are so expensive, u need 125kb of bandwidth just to accommodate, the marketing data collected. The only way around this is to get a stock phone remove android and load are more benign o/s onto it.

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  5. mrbabyman says:

    These are really awesome tips, I tried some of them and its really works like charm to me.
    Thanks for sharing such a nice list :)

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  7. Scott says:

    Love these articles that basically say … Don’t use your phone. If you follow all these steps you might as well go back to a flip phone. If Google can’t make Android use a battery correctly they should just not make Android. It is ludicrous that in order to get decent battery life I am not suppose to use any of the actual features that they advertise.

  8. Guy says:

    This is the worst article I have read in a while. You might as well use a pay phone and its pretty much saying don’t use your smartphone as a smartphone. Seriously thanks for wasting my time.

    • cyberbob says:

      I show you all the ways which you can use to optimize your android smartphone.Now its your wish whether you want to follow them or not.I guess you might love to carry your smartphone charger wherever you go isn’t.

      And thanks for your response:-)

  9. Brady says:

    Article has some good points, but some points are not entirely true, at least on my device (Droid X)

    WiFi in particular uses significantly LESS battery than 3G and it’s suggested that you should use WiFi whenever possible over 3G.

    Also, the only reason to turn GPS off is if an app is always using it and you don’t want it to. Otherwise GPS only turns on “on-demand”. It’s not always on, unless you’re using Google Maps or some other tracking software. But yes, when in use, GPS and Bluetooth do use a lot of battery.

  10. The GPS on my samsung galaxy S2 eats up the battery really quickly, Also turn off data when not in use.

  11. Souban says:

    Really respect your efforts, but this really means that get rid of your android phone and use Nokia phones instead. Why would I buy android phone if I don’t want myself to synchronized with my gmail account? Or use google talk instead of messaging? What’s the point of having widgets if you really need to remove them? I think manufacturers need to give it a thought.. As much as they’re putting in to introduce new models every month, put a little more effort and find better battery solutions for us..

    • cyberbob says:

      I agree with your point but we can’t do nothing if you want to use our smartphone long last you have to choose one option

      1.Optimize your smartphone using above tips Or
      2.Charge it with short interval of time

      Now its your wish which side you want to do.

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