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How To Boost the Battery Life of Android Smartphones

Android phones come with tons of great benefits and that includes long battery life. Some Android phones can last up to 15 hours on average use but there are always tips that you can follow to make your smartphone last a little longer. If you want to get more out of your Android phone, here are some ways to maximize the battery life.

Turn On Power Saving Mode

All smartphones, including Android, now come with a feature called ‘Power Saving Mode’ which will automatically cut down or stop any functions within the smartphone that may use up battery. Some of these functions, like Cloud syncing or automatic app refresh, will be stopped when you turn on power-saving mode so you can extend your smartphone’s battery life.

Most phones will offer more than one option for power saving and the feature can be easily accessed from the pulldown control bar or the smartphone’s settings app. Certain models of Android phones also allow for specific power-saving options like turning down the brightness or cutting down the CPU performance. While your access to certain functions might be limited, at least your smartphone’s battery life will be extended.

Keep An Eye on Your Network Data Usage

We use our smartphones to communicate and in today’s modern era, that means equipping the phones with network data so that we can have access to the internet at any time, wherever we are. Network data are commonly used for messaging apps like WhatsApp and social media apps like Twitter and Instagram. In Southeast Asia, almost all Android smartphones users, whether it is Samsung phones or Huawei phones, require network data for messaging and social media apps to stay connected while on the go. However, the downside to always staying connected is that the battery of our smartphones will deplete at a faster rate.

If you are worried about network data using up your smartphone’s battery, try to use Wi-Fi whenever possible. Keep your Wi-Fi turned on so that it can connect to any available network at any time, even when you are out in public. Whenever it is not in use, you can try to stop your phone from using cellular data by turning off the mobile data service. This action can be done through the quick setting panel on your phone or the settings app.

Adjust the Brightness of Your Screen

Some Android smartphone brands boast about their devices’ vivid and crisp display, but the screen is actually a big reason why your smartphone’s battery dies fast. It takes a lot of power to maintain the quality of the display so if you want to boost your smartphone’s battery life, try to adjust the screen of your device. One way to do so is to turn down the brightness of the screen and disabling the auto-brightness function.

Chances are, you will not need to have your phone’s brightness at 100% all the time so keep it at a lower percentage and only turn it up when you need to. This will also be great for your eyes because it is not being strained by the bright display. Another thing you can do is to disable auto-brightness because that function also uses up the battery to constantly adjust your screen’s brightness.

Turn Off Any Active Tracking Features

Most smartphones users might not realize this but features like Bluetooth, NFC, or location services actually use up a lot of power and can drain your phone’s battery very quickly. These features are very useful but even the most avid smartphone user is not using these features that often so only turn these features on when you need them. If you have these features on, turn them off immediately after you are done using them to preserve your smartphone’s battery life.

Most Android users, like Samsung phone users in Southeast Asia where most of their languages are not available yet, they do not always need the voice assistant program that is available on Android smartphones. If you are not an active user of these voice assistant programs, just deactivate it so that it does not use up the phone’s battery.

Sumon Pathak
Lawyer by day, Overclocker and reviewer by night, and a sniper in weekends.
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