Smartphones today are powerful, blazing fast and capable of performing the tasks that even the computers of the past couldn’t handle. But all that comes with a price. The more you burden it with tasks, the more your smartphone battery life is compromised and drains out quickly.
The leading smartphone manufacturers have started launching their latest smartphones with the state-of-the-art fast-charging capability, thanks to the chipset makers like Qualcomm, which have introduced the technologies like QuickCharge to make the massive electric current pass to the device at the maximum possible speed.
However, if you are one of those people who is always glued to his smartphone but is not satisfied by the battery life, here is a few ways to increase the battery life of your phone.
Adjust Screen Brightness
As much as you may love the bright and colorful display of your smartphone, it’s the archenemy of your smartphone battery life and eats up the most significant part of the battery compared to any other component of your phone.
Almost every smartphone has an ambient light sensor and auto brightness option so you should make the most out of it by tuning your display brightness. Either you can dim the display manually by turning down the brightness, or you can turn auto brightness on, which adapts according to the ambiance and automatically turns the brightness down in dark conditions. Using this feature regularly may enhance your smartphone battery life drastically.
Avoid Live Wallpapers and Excessive Widgets
As cool as they look, live wallpapers prove to be another nail in the coffin of a smartphone battery. Not only that but they also slow down the device too just because they regularly have to update so in addition to the display, the processor and RAM also get busy which, resultantly, not only drains the battery but also slows the phone down.
Similarly, widgets also play their part in draining the battery as they have to display the updated information continually and keep updating with intervals. Removing excessive widgets also helps speed up your phone.
Turn Off the Animations
When opening a window or closing one on your phone, the transition effects are called animations. If your phone is draining the battery, there is a good chance that animations are playing their part. They can be turned off in settings. Go to Settings>System>About Phone and tap “Build number” seven times. “Developer options” will appear in settings.
Go back to Settings>System>Developer options and turn off the “Windows animation scale,” “Transition animation scale” and “Animator duration scale.”
Turning animations off will not only increase the longevity of your smartphone battery life but will also speed up your phone.
Turn off Sync
You should well know your phone takes up a lot of resources when the apps refresh in the background. Apps such as weather, Gmail, Twitter etc. constantly need to refresh to present you with the latest data available. As useful as it is, syncing your phone regularly takes a toll on phone’s resources and consumes more battery. Turning off the auto-sync feature also extends your smartphone battery life.
Besides that, you can also enhance your smartphone battery life by restricting background data usage. It not only ekes out more battery from the phone but also helps you save your data consumption.
Turn Off Radio Connectivity When Not Needed
Do you like listening to music with your Bluetooth hands-free? Or are you always conscious about your health and use a Bluetooth fitness tracker? Whatever the case may be, when you are not listening to music, or you are resting and don’t need your fitness tracker, do remember to turn the Bluetooth off as it constantly searches for available radio signals even when it is connected. Turning it off will noticeably increase your battery life.
Similarly, wifi radio is a serious battery drainer, so whenever you don’t need to use your wifi connection while you are away, you have to toggle it off and turn it on only when you need to access the internet.
Turning off location services will also enhance your smartphone battery life by hours. Google’s location services continuously keep searching for GPS signals to determine your location in real-time and this process affects the phone’s battery massively so turning it off results in added battery life.
Don’t reboot your device
Turning your smartphone off just to turn it on again after a few seconds drains your phone’s battery because when you reboot your phone, it searches for the network signals again and requires a lot of energy for this purpose. Stop rebooting your smartphone to save the battery life.