Have you noticed your Android battery isn’t lasting as long as it used to? There are many reasons your Android battery could be draining more quickly than usual. However, sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint the true cause. Here are some effective tips to keep your Android battery going strong throughout the day.
How to save battery on your Android
1. Target the most wasteful apps
Not all apps use the same amount of battery. To find out which apps are sucking up the most battery, you can go to Settings and then select Battery. This will show you an organized breakdown of which apps use your phone’s battery. The applications and features that consume the most power will be at the top of the list, while the apps that use the least will be at the bottom.
If you see an application or feature you never (or rarely) use at the top of the list, you should uninstall the app. Getting rid of those battery hogs is a great way to ensure your battery will last longer.
2. Utilize power-saving mode
Did you know the Galaxy S5 and HTC One have settings called Ultra Power Saving and Extreme Power Saving modes? Both of these power saving modes limit the phone to texting, phone calls, web browsing, and Facebook. Although your phone use will be limited, it also ensures that your phone battery will last hours longer than it would otherwise. If you know you will need your phone later in the day to make a call, try turning on a power saving mode to ensure your battery will last.
3. Adjust the brightness
One common culprit when it comes to wasting your Android battery is your brightness settings. You would be surprised at how much you can improve your battery life simply by turning down your phone’s brightness.
4. Update your apps
Did you know that outdated versions of apps actually use more of your battery? Ensuring all your apps are up to date can save hours of battery life. To make sure your phone is always up to date, turn on auto-update for all of your applications. To see if any apps need updating, go to Google Play, hit the menu key, and go to My Apps.
5. Consider Lite apps
Many app developers offer “lite” versions of their programs. These are usually designed for people who live in areas where the wireless networks aren’t as strong, but that means there’s less drag on your data and fewer background processes eating up your battery. Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify are just some of the popular apps with a lite version.
There’s no need to struggle with a phone that’s constantly dying. If the battery life on your Android isn’t lasting as long as you think it should, try these battery-saving solutions.