How to increase battery life on Android phones

The biggest problem that smartphones using an Android OS have is their battery. The majority of these devices need to be recharged often to be fully enjoyed. This is all due to the fact that manufacturers prefer to invest in superior displays, 4G technologies, processors, looks and so on. And these are something which the batteries on nowadays phones can’t take easily. There are, however, ways to increase their life. We will show you how in today’s article.

  1. The first step you should try is to reduce the brightness of the display down a few notches. Because if you set the brightness to its highest, the battery will die out faster. Another option here is to choose the automatically adjustment of the display using the default configuration of your device, when used in a place with both good and low light.
  2. Next up: update all your installed apps. For that, you must access your Google Play account and to select the My apps section. You have to do that even your device is setup to perform the updates complete automatically.android-with-battery
  3. Third way to make the battery of your Android smartphone last longer is to change the Battery use option via the phone settings. This helps you locate those exact programs, apps and whatnot which eat up the life of the battery. Uninstall whatever tool you don’t use every day or at least once a week.
  4. Another event that consumes a lot of your phone’s battery is when you have to locate a powerful signal for the phone in that location. So avoid those places that make you do this every step of the way.
  5. If you’re used to a lot of social media access (email, different social media sites), stop doing it; or do it rarely. The best way to avoid temptation is to change the app settings to a rare refresh frequency. Then decide on very important messaging apps and re-enable them.
  6. Avoid using 4G, Wi-Fi, LTE and other fancy Internet technologies all at once. Choose only one of them. Or, if your phone comes with an application for the control of the power, turn off all of them or only three of them. Then turn them on again if you really need them for work and so on.
  7. Adobe Flash is another element which makes the battery die out quickly. In order to avoid that, change its factory configuration because the device will try to load any Flash content when you are visiting a web page; which is very easy to do: select the Settings, access the Enable Plugins option and then select the On Demand option. Adobe themselves are aware of the impact they have on phones’ batteries, so they stopped the development for the Flash files support. Which is great if you want a device with a longer battery life and not so great if you want to enjoy the Internet in all its glory.
  8. Apps, widgets, animated wallpapers and other tools that make us enjoy the whole Android smartphone experience are, more often than not, among the top sources of battery shortage. The best decision you can take when it comes to them is to only keep those toys you need every single day.
  9. The frequent checking of the feeds has serious repercussions on the battery of any gadget in this world. It’s even worse when you use a dedicated app without changing of its default settings. Which is, as mentioned, a very bad idea. So try and stay away from frequently updating feeds.

And that is all you need to know on the subject of increasing your smartphone’s battery alive for more than half a day.

Posted In How To - By Catalin Nichita

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