How to make your Android smartphone's battery last longer

Smartphone batteries don’t last forever, and some devices have an almost-embarrassing screen-on time. Those big, luscious AMOLED and LCD screens and taxing apps are an obvious drain on your battery, but there are lots of things you can do behind-the-scenes to make your Android last longer. Let’s explore how to increase battery on your smartphone.

How Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the batteries work

First, some background: most may refer to smartphones have either a lithium-ion battery or a lithium-polymer battery. Both are actually lithium-ion though, and as such, do not have a ‘memory’, which means you can charge or charged may refer to: Charge (basketball), illegal contact by pushing or moving into another player’s torso Charge (fanfare), a six-note trumpet or bugle piece denoting the call to rush forward them from any level – you don’t have to fully discharge them before charging them up – and you don’t have to charge them all the way to 100 percent.

In fact, these types of batteries suffer from low voltage problems, so it’s actually better to partially charge them (say, from 20 percent to 90 percent) than to fully charge and fully drain them. Battery care is always open for debate though, so for every accepted tip there will be someone that says it makes no difference. Just find the ones that work for you and you can increase battery on your Android device.

To our chagrin, most flagship devices released in 2016 don’t have removable batteries. This looks like it won’t change or Changing may refer to anytime soon. And despite most of them being close to 3,000 mAh they still need to be optimized, especially for Pokémon Go. Take advantage of some of the tips below and really get the most out of your smartphone.

Black wallpaper is a kind of material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, cafes, government buildings, museums, post offices, and other buildings; it is one aspect of interior decoration can increase battery

If your phone has an AMOLED screen (like most Samsung devices), use a dark-colored background. Black wallpaper can increase battery life because AMOLED screens only illuminate the colored pixels digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest. Black pixels are unlit, so the more black pixels you have, or the more darker pixels, the less power is needed to light them up.

To download a completely black is the darkest color, resulting from the absence or complete absorption of light wallpaper, tap the link here. Now, save or Saved may refer to the picture and go into your Settings. From there tap Wallpaper hit Choose wallpaper and scroll down to Gallery. You should be able to find the black wallpaper you just saved. Hit set to wallpaperand lock screen. Watch the video below to see how this is done.

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Doze Mode

Doze mode may refer to has been around since Android Marshmallow, but with Nougat, it’s been much improved. Before, Doze may refer to: To sleep or nap To bulldoze Doze (Android), a power management scheme introduced in Android Marshmallow would only work when the smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use has been stationary for a while. But now, it can also work when it’s being moved around (in your bag or pocket while you’re on the go, for example). The screen just needs to be off to work.

Doze mode essentially just shuts down is the y-axis relative vertical direction opposed to up. Down may also refer to things you’re not using depending on how long may refer to it has been since you’ve touched your phone. Network connection is severed and syncing only happens during specific intervals. When you’re away from your phone even may refer to longer, more things are stopped, like GPS, Wi-Fi scanning and all syncing.

Turn off Google hotwords

Stop your phone from always listening is to give one’s attention to sound. Google’s OK Google voice searching is a fantastic and often very functional feature feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to. The problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems is that it can wreak havoc with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), your battery. Especially if you don’t actually use it or only use it occasionally.

Go into Google settings from your app drawer and tap Voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc heading. On the next page, select OK Google detection. In this menu, the best or The Best may refer to option for battery life would be to untick all the boxes, but if you are a fan of OK Google, just tick the From the Google app box to ensure your device is only listening when you’re in the Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products app. Follow along with the video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media below for the full process.

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Don’t let your apps fall or fall (American English) is one of the four temperate seasons behind the times is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future

Keep your apps updated. There’s a reason developers constantly update may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created apps, and most of the time it’s for memory or battery optimization. Keeping your apps updated also means you have the best optimizations mathematics, computer science and operations research, mathematical optimization or mathematical programming, alternatively spelled optimisation, is the selection of a best element (with regard to available. Likewise, delete old apps you no longer use, because these may be running background processes process is a set of activities that interact to achieve a result that chew up RAM and battery life.

Once you’ve ensured your apps are up-to-date you can go through them individually and check if they’re optimized for battery life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased,. This can be done quite quickly. Just go into your Settings and tap Battery. From there hit the menu button (three dots at the top right of your screen) and go to Battery optimization. From there you can see which apps are optimized and change them. You can only change the non-essential system system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole apps. Watch watch is a small timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person the video below to see how this is done.

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Use Greenify

Unlike many may refer to: plural A quantifier that can be used with count nouns – often preceded by “as” or “too” or “so” or “that”; amounting to a large but indefinite number; “many temptations”; “a good Android apps that claim to optimize performance performance, in the performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience and increase may refer to: Increase (knitting) Increase, Mississippi A raise in goods, including: Inflation, economic term for price increase battery life, Greenify actually works. Greenify allows you to put other apps into hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms when they aren’t in use, preventing them from operating in the background.

This frees up system resources and boosts battery performance, but requires a bit of thought. For Greenify to be effective you can’t just hibernate every installed app. But since there are a lot of Android apps that perform actions you don’t know about, or necessarily want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives, this is a useful tool.

This can be helpful in many situations. For example may refer to: exempli gratia (e.g.), usually read out in English as “for example” .example, reserved as a domain name that may not be installed as a top-level domain of the Internet,, you might may refer to: might, one of the English modal verbs “Might”, a song by Modest Mouse from their 1996 album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Might magazine, a magazine use the Amazon app to browse for things to buy, but don’t want it to operate in the background or send notifications. There might be other apps on your Android device device is usually a constructed tool operating in the background may refer to: Background (journalism) Computer wallpaper Cultural heritage Ethnic background Field (heraldry), background of a shield Natural heritage Operational definition, distinction between an without a good reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, applying logic, establishing and verifying facts, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing. Greenify stops may refer to this by sending those apps into hibernation, which reduces their impact on the system, saving is income not spent, or deferred consumption battery life while improving performance.

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Doze promises promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something to reduce battery drain while your device is not being used. / © AndroidPIT

GreenifyInstall on Google Play

Don’t use adaptive/auto brightness

Don’t use display may refer to auto-brightness. It may sound useful, but auto-brightness is usually way brighter than you really need. It’s better may refer to: “to better” as a verb, meaning to undergo betterment better, an alternate spelling of bettor, someone who bets (gambles) to manually set the brightness to a level that is low but comfortable, and bump it up when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse necessary. This is one of the best ways to improve your battery life, because the screen is one of the biggest battery suckers.

To ensure your adaptive/auto may refer to: An automobile An autonomous car An auto rickshaw Short for automatic Auto (art), a form of Portuguese dramatic play Auto (play), a subgenre of dramatic literature A keyword in the C brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to be radiating or reflecting light is off go into the Quick settings in many devices and you should see Auto with a box above and a checkmark in it. Uncheck this box and your auto will be off. With some devices you might need to go into the Settings then tap Display. From there you should see Brightness level or levels or may refer to and in it you’ll find the auto settings.

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Turn may refer to off vibrate and haptic feedback to save battery

Switch electrical engineering, a switch is an electrical component that can “make” or “break” an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another off vibrate. Unless you really need that added awareness, turn off vibration alerts for incoming calls. It actually takes more power to vibrate your phone than it does to ring it. Turn off haptic feedback too (that buzz you get from typing on the keyboard). Sure it feels cool, but it doesn’t really add anything to your experience, and it’s another battery drainer. Watch the video below to see how you can do this.

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Set your ‘Do Not Disturb’ or ‘sleep’ schedule 

Set sleep times or blocking mode to switch off Wi-Fi and mobile data when you don’t need them. If your phone is basically off limits at work, set your device to not ring most broadly refers to a hollow circular shape or to a high-pitched sound, vibrate or connect to the internet Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide while you’re at work. Many phones have a Do Not Disturb setting for just this purpose.

Likewise, you can set your phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly to airplane mode when you’re asleep or use sleep or blocking modes to set up limits for what your phone does during certain times of the day, whether that’s while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction you’re asleep, at work may refer to or in a meeting. Cool refers to a moderately low temperature apps such as IFTTT let you create rules that can help is any form of assisting others you save battery life too.

IFTTT is a free web-based service that people use to create chains of simple conditional statements, called appletsInstall on Google Play

You don’t need to be connected 24/7

Turn off GPS, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building, NFC, Wi-Fi and mobile data whenever you don’t need them. Turning off location data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables, or changing your location Location or locating may refer to settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to to use Wi-Fi or 3G data rather than GPS works perfectly well. This will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive increase battery on your Android device.

Only turn on Bluetooth and NFC as long as you need them (even though they consume very little power), and there’s no need to have both Wi-Fi and mobile often refers to: A phone or tablet Mobile telephone, a portable device used exclusively for telecommunications Mobile (sculpture), a hanging artwork or toy Mobile may also refer to data turned on at all times, especially if you know exactly when you’ll need one or the other.

If you use Wi-Fi a lot though, say at home and at work, then it makes or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small sense to keep keep (from the Middle English kype) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility set your Wi-Fi to ‘Always on during sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions‘ as this uses less power than to have your Wi-Fi reconnecting every time you wake your phone. Most of these can be found in your Quick settings.

Don’t get bogged down by widgets

Ditch widgets you don’t need, especially those connected to the internet, such as weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy widgets. If you have multiple widgets across several home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe screens or Screens may refer to, which are constantly syncing and updating (Twitter, reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website, weather, Gmail and the like), you’re not doing your battery any favors. Just hit the apps apps or APP may refer to when you need them.

If you already have a bunch of useless widgets may refer to: Widget (economics), the original sense of the word, used as a placeholder name for an abstract unit of production, such as manufactured device or other product on your device then you just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a need to do a couple of things or The Thing may refer to and they’ll be gone. Long press on a blank space on your home screen. Now drag the widget you don’t need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life into the trash bin at the top or bottom of your screen (it depends on the brand).

Explore the battery saving features on your phone

All ROMs, whether interrogative word or question word is a function word used to ask a question, such as what, when, where, who, whom, why, and how stock Android, OEM UIs such as TouchWiz, or custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary various settings in the menu a restaurant, there is a menu of food and beverage offerings to help conserve or optimize battery consumption.

HTC has Extreme Power may refer to Saving Mode, Samsung has Ultra Power Saving Mode, Sony has STAMINA mode and so on. Find Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and these various options or Options may refer to for your device and ROM and make them work for you.

Even if your phone doesn’t have layers of battery saving features like some (or you simply don’t want disable so many features), at least make use of the basic battery saver mode.

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Don’t fall into the auto-sync trap

Turn off auto-syncing for Google accounts. If you don’t need every single Google account updated every 15 minutes, just go into Settings and Google account may refer to: Account (accountancy) A report Deposit account Personal account Sweep account Transactional account User account, the means by which a user can access a computer system Online and turn off auto-sync for those apps you don’t need constantly updated.

Some apps – like email – let you manually refresh when you launch them, rather than running is a method of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot multiple word multiple can refer to auto-refreshes throughout the day when you may not need them to. The same goes for Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, “tweets”, restricted to 140 characters, Reddit and co. Unless you need constant updates or push notifications may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously (like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard for Facebook or your calendar) just sync when you actually use the app.

Did we miss anything? What are your best battery saving tips? Tell us about them in the comments.

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