The world today is constantly connected to the outside world thanks to their phones. People inadvertently turn to their phones for almost any activity – social media, playing games, chatting, video calls, watching movies, and much more. This increased time spent on the phone takes a toll on the battery. Phones are now thinner, with larger, brighter screens, background apps, and face hefty software upgrades. All this surely affects the phone’s battery life as users run to a charging port every couple of hours during the day.
Follow these Tips and Tricks to Extend Your Android Phone’s Battery Life:
Power Saving Mode
Switching on the power saver mode can help extend the battery life by ending and cutting off applications that use up too much power. This can be particularly useful when you are in an emergency and can’t connect to a charger. Android phones offer different power modes and you can select the one that will lend the most battery life depending on your situation. You can also go into the setting of certain apps and control their usage.
Wherever possible switch to Wi-Fi mode as network data can take up a lot of battery usage. If possible, and if you’re in a trusted environment such as work, use Wi-Fi even in public places and switch to Wi-Fi at home as well. You can disable your phone from updating apps, downloading software updates, streaming content when on mobile data to further control usage and increase battery life.
If despite these practices, your phone battery is draining, it may be a sign to get it repaired or checked by a professional. Come over to ASK computers and we’ll be happy to take a look at your device and perform diagnostics on its battery performance and any other issues.
Active Tracking Features
When you constantly have location services, Bluetooth and NFC enabled, it will surely take a hit on the battery life. Turn these services unless you require them. You can also disable Google Assistant for it to not run in the background at all times to save juice. Other apps which run routinely and are on a schedule can also be turned off unless required.
Apps are constantly sending notifications that cause a vibration. A small motor powers get triggered to buzz every time a vibration is produced and this takes up energy. If you cannot completely silence your phone, then turn down the intensity of the vibration for lower energy consumption.
Optimized Wallpapers and Widgets
Try and go for wallpapers with lesser color and vibrancy as this will take up energy for the phone to display bright wallpapers. Also, avoid moving wallpapers as this too will take up power to project. Keep widgets to a minimum too despite the fact that they’re useful. If they run continuously and will surely eat into a phone’s battery life.
Handle your phone with care and ensure it is kept in optimal conditions such as the right temperature. Switch off your phone atleast once a week and do not let the battery reach 0%. Keep the battery range between 40-80% charged. Do not charge the phone overnight and let it charge till 100% till hours on end.
Following these practices will surely help you get extended juice out of your phone. If you continue to face battery problems contact us. We are happy to look at not just the battery but also any other cell phone repairs needed for Android as well as iPhones.
Contact ASK Computers at (416) 862-9595 for a free-of-charge diagnostic!