The 21 Best Ways to Optimize and Improve Android Battery life

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
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