Here comes 2017 and everyone still talks about short battery life in Android smartphones. Better battery life technology obviously has not arrived yet, which means it’s down to software. Most high end smartphones especially yearly flagships are powerful, but unfortunately, they don’t have endless battery life. Most Android phone users would be happy if they would go much longer than 24 hours without charging their smartphones.
Here’s a list of things you can do to help expand battery life for your Android phone:
Switch off/Dim the screen.
In most phones the display is the most known for drawing down quite a lot of battery power. Although a dim screen can be more difficult to see, especially outdoors, it definitely saves on battery life. Adjust screen brightness from the Settings app, or choose the Brightness quick action from the quick actions drawer.
Stop running in the background
This can be done from Settings > Apps, swipe to the left; you’ll see a list of apps that are currently running. Tap on each one to see what they’re for, you can stop any apps that you don’t need running in the background all of the time. Most of these apps are hidden during normal operations with your phone and they contribute in degrading your phone’s battery life.
Manage battery performance
Several Android phones have battery-saving software built in. You can access the software from a special app or from the Battery item in the Settings app. Third-party apps like Greenify, ForceDoze, and Naptime can squeeze even more battery life out of your phone, but they can also help you manage the battery performance with various tweaks.
Turn off all Network Toggles:
Most phones nowadays come with LTE, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, but they are not all necessary when they are activated all day. Turning them off can actually save you some battery life by preventing your phone from constantly connecting and disconnecting to a bunch of different networks. Android keeps location-based apps resident in the background hence GPS widely consumes your juice very quickly thus its advisable to keep it off most times unless you need it.
Use Power saving mode
Most high end phones such as the Galaxy S7 and HTC 10 comes with a built in settings for power saving. Their use could be some of the tips mentioned above, but they also limit the phone to texting, phone calls, Web browsing, and juice consuming apps like Facebook. Such utility settings help you squeeze extra hours for your battery life in the course of the day.
Get a Battery case or larger extended battery
Several Android phones have larger batteries available as an option. Having a larger battery or a battery case definitely increases the time you can use your phone without having to recharge. However it is also important to make sure that the battery is manufacturer-compatible with your phone. Read More on Best Thinnest Battery case for iPhone.