In the recent years, Android has evolved itself as the largest mobile operating system around the world. Google’s software enhancements coupled up by wise hardware selection by the different mobile manufacturers at a competitive price have resulted in many people favoring Android over other mobile operating systems, primarily Apple’s iOS. There is no doubt that the design language, features, and performance of Android devices have boosted up in the last two or three years but these come at a cost. Thinner designs with less room for batteries, larger and brighter screens, faster power hungry processors, the power of multitasking, power-hungry GPS radios, faster modes of data connectivity, multiple camera sensors, newer methods of biometric authentication systems have taken a huge toll on our daily driver’s battery life.
If you are someone who is frustrated because of your device asking to be charged from time to time, here are some ways by which you can save some of the juice from your device’s battery.
Check Which App Drains Most Of Your Battery
- Open your “Settings” app from the app drawer.
- Tap on Battery settings.
- Check for the app which drains most of your battery and if that app is not significant to you or in some way draining more battery than it should have, uninstall it.
Turn Off Unnecessary Hardware Features
As you reduce the way you used your electrical appliances to reduce your electricity bill, similarly, turn off unwanted features like WiFi, NFC, data connection, Bluetooth, Location and similar things when not in use. Not only will you save some of your battery but also ease some of the workloads of your processor. Nobody requires these features 24*7 and it is wise to turn these off when not in need.
Turn Off Auto Sync
Auto Synchronization uses background processes that can eat into both your mobile data use and battery life. To turn off auto sync, open settings and tap on accounts. Under this section, you will find the option to turn off auto sync. Turn it off.
Turn Off Vibrate And Keys Tones
This is a feature which anyone without any abnormalities, disabilities or physical problems can live without. These vibrations and sounds drain a significant amount of battery and if your phone is more than a year old, it is highly recommended to switch these off.
Say No to Live Wallpapers And Unnecessary Widgets
There is no doubt that live wallpapers are pleasant to look at and add a charm to our phone’s home screen but at the same time, it requires more processing power than normal picture wallpaper and in turn affects battery life.
Widgets are yet another cool feature of Android. They serve a lot of functions but at the same time can take a toll on your device’s battery life.
Prefer A Dark Theme Over A Light One
If your device rocks an AMOLED or pOLED display panel, it is highly recommended to set a dark wallpaper and an overall dark theme for your device as these displays switches off the pixels to have a black colored region. Since the pixels are turned off, they do not consume battery power. Hence, try to use dark modes of different apps on your phone with an OLED display. It is even advised to reduce the screen timeout to the lowest possible to save some of your battery’s juice. Set the timeout to the shortest available in your settings so the display will essentially go into a sleep mode when not in use.
Manually Close Apps When Not In Use
These days the multitasking abilities of our mobile phones have reached new heights with manufacturers packing in up to 8 GB of RAM in their products. Though we now have access to more apps running in the background than before, it is wise to kill unwanted apps as they may affect your battery life.
Note: Task Cleaner apps who claim to boost up your phone’s performance are a scam and nothing else. They do not do any exceptional tasks and in turn, consume your phone’s battery and take up the device’s storage space.
Do Not Use Your Phone In Critical Temperatures
It is advised not to expose your device to extreme weather conditions. Extreme temperatures—both hot and cold!—can cause the battery to drain much faster. Shut your device if exposed to extreme temperatures.
Take Benefits Of Root Access Features
If you have been using an android device for a while now, the probability of you hearing the term “rooting” is damn high. Going by the terminology, rooting an Android device means giving oneself the administration of his/her device. In other words, you will be having the authority to edit system files, which is not granted to any normal user. In simple words, you can make the most out of your device by rooting it.
After rooting your device,
- debloat your device from that bloatware especially those that run as background services, wasting away precious battery power.
- tweak the CPU settings of your device by setting your CPU’s frequency to the lowest possible to save your battery
- Download and install Greenify Magisk module to boost up your battery life.
These are some tips to “Fix The Battery Issues On Your Android Device.” I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the tips and tricks mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.