How To Increase and Save Battery Life On Android

Our worst nightmares are those when after the office meeting we find our android’s battery is about to die and we are to call our family or simply consider the situation when you have to go to a party that night and you need to click some great selfies but your phone’s battery betrays you right away!!!!! Android phones are very sensitive from the battery point of view and Android phones consist a lot of apps and features, Some of which are not at all friendly with your battery life. Through out this article, we are going to tell you, how to increase and save battery life on android.


How To Detect Which Apps Are Taking All The Battery Juice :

You can simply monitor which app is killing the battery life of your android by going to phone settings.Go to Settings>then go to Battery Settings >here you will see the percentage of battery left and you can also check the percentage of battery consumed by all apps.

Apps that drains battery


How To Increase and Save Battery Life On Android


1.Lower The Brightness

We all like to set a colorful and vibrant wallpaper on our android phones but have you ever thought such glowy display drains your battery life ? So always switch to the AutoBrightness Mood as this makes your display consume less battery.You can even manually lower the brightness of your phone’s screen to less than 50% which can give you an even better result.Most of the cell phones come with “Adaptive Brightness” feature.


Android brightness settings



Go to Settings>then find Display> then find Auto Brightness or Manually lower the brightness level.

You should even consider shortening your Screen Timeout Duration, Yes it is annoying sometimes to turn on the phone’s screen using the key but it visibly reduces battery drainage.


2.Limit Apps Running In The Background

Often we forget to turn off apps after using it,and ultimately these apps kill the battery life as they keep running in the background.The background apps also use a huge amount of electricity from your battery leaving it drained.Once you open any app it can not be turned off unless you close it, so remember to clear background apps before leaving the phone. It will save the battery life , as well as the data. To find background apps


Background apps in android


Long press the Multitasking Button > a list of apps will appear on the screen one by one > now swipe away all the apps you want to remove.


3.Turn The Battery Saver Mode On

Most of the android cell phones come with a ” Battery Saver Mode” in it, In this mode your display goes deemed,background apps stop updating, screen timeout duration is lowered.which will protect your battery life from getting drained. In some phones, this mode is turned on automatically while running on low battery. This is a good option if you want your phone’s battery to run longer.


Android battery saver mood


To find battery saver mode just go to Settings > then go to battery settings > here you will find the Battery Saver Settings.


4.Use Dark Wallpapers

Your phone’s Screen is the biggest consumer of battery energy.there are two main types of smartphone displays: LCD and AMOLED. LCD uses a backlighting system that illuminates every pixel on the display.The other one is AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays, however, have pixels that are individually lit; a pixel that turns into a color is lit, and thus, uses power. A pixel that remains black, is not lit and doesn’t use any power. If your Android phone uses an AMOLED display,you should use a darker or all-black wallpaper to make your phone more power-efficient.


Dark wallpapers for android


5.Use Static Wallpapers

Live wallpapers are very eye-popping and interesting, But they suck your battery life. Live wallpapers are the main source of battery drainage.Always use static and darker wallpapers on your android device if you want to make it power efficient.The animations and transitions of your phones are also a big source of battery drainage.


Android Live Wallpapers


To find it go to Settings, and you will see a new item just above About: “Developer Options.” Tap this item and scroll down quite a ways. Be careful with the things you change here, as you could significantly change the way your device functions. Stop when you Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale.Each of these is likely currently set to Animation scale x1. Setting each of these to “Animation off” will not only slightly


6.Turn Off GPS Settings

Be wise while using location services.Gps, Wi-Fi, and mobile data kill the battery to find out your location.You can revoke apps accessing location,Turning off Gps would really boost your battery life.Even when you’re in an area with poor cellular coverage, the phone will work harder to latch onto a strong-enough signal. This has an adverse effect on battery life.


Android GPS settings


7.Turn Off Vibrations

Another huge power sucker is the vibrating motor in Android smartphones. Electric motors are terribly inefficient with power usage.Do you actually like every time your phone vibrates inside your pocket.No, You don’t. You can easily turn vibrations off when you do not need that added awareness. This includes for notifications such as the phone ringing, and haptic feedback. Haptic feedback is when your Android twitches a little when you touch a button. increase your battery life, but it may increase your phone’s performance as well.


Android vibration settings


To turn off battery-sucking vibrations go to Settings > Sound & notification > Other sounds. From there you can switch off the “Vibrate on touch feature,” as well as “Dial pad tones,” “Screen locking sounds” and “Touch sounds” .


8.Remove Widgets You Don’t Use

Widgets are useful shortcuts but those which are connected to the internet also strain your battery.Remove the widgets you don’t constantly use.The Weather widgets or widgets for facebook,twitter etc drains the power so check what you use and what you don’t frequently.


Widgets on android phone


9.Adjust Auto-Sync Apps 

Some of the apps like emails and contacts are constantly updated and for this they are auto-synced.This way a lot of battery gets exhausted while getting synced once in every few minutes.Turn off auto-syncing for Google accounts. If you don’t need every single Google account updated every 15 minutes, just go into Settings and Google account and turn off auto-sync for those apps you don’t need constantly updated.Some apps – like email – let you manually refresh when you launch them, rather than running multiple auto-refreshes throughout the day when you do not need them to. The same goes for Twitter, Reddit, and co. Unless you need constant updates or push notifications (like for Facebook or your calendar) just sync when you actually use the app.


Auto-sync apps on android


10.Turn Off Google Voice Search

Voice Search is indeed a very interesting feature of Google.But how many of us really use it every day ? Besides, it hampers the battery life.It is better to disable this app.Go into Google settings from your app drawer and tap Voice heading. On the next page, select OK Google detection. In this menu, the best option for battery life would be to untick all the boxes.

Google voice search

Go into Google settings from your app drawer and tap Voice heading. On the next page, select OK Google detection. In this menu, the best option for battery life would be to untick all the boxes.


11.Keep The Apps Updated

Allways Keep your apps updated. The reason why developers constantly update apps are most of the time it’s for memory or battery optimization. Keeping your apps updated also means you have the best optimizations available. Likewise, delete old apps you no longer use, because these may be running background processes that chew up RAM and battery life.If you’ve ensured your apps are up-to-date you can go through them individually and check if they’re optimized for battery life.

Just go into your Settings and tap Battery. From there hit the menu button and go to Battery optimization. From there you can see which apps are optimized and change them. You can only change the non-essential system apps. Watch the video below to see how this is done.


Android apps updation



12.Turn Off Wi-Fi 

Turning off  wi-fi is the best option when your battery is running low.This saves a lot of power and also do not forget to Toggle it off when you go out the door, and turn it back on only when you plan to use Wi-Fi network. Android users can add the Wi-Fi toggle widget to their home screen to make this a one-tap process, or swipe down from the top of the screen.


Wi-Fi on android



Things To Remember :

1.Your phone’s battery dies faster when hot so always try to keep the phone cool.Avoid charging your phone on the on the computer as it can generate more heat and effect negatively on your phone’s battery life.

2.Do not let your phone’s battery discharge completely. It is better to charge it between 40% to 80 %.It is recommended to store your battery at 50%.

3.Think again before downloading any battery saver app. Yes plenty of them are available in play store.Instead, they can kill your battery in a faster rate by auto-updating or launching.Even the best technical blogs do not recommend them.


We hope the above article helped you to increase and save battery life on android.


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jingyansu choudhury

jingyansu choudhury

Hello World, I am the Founder And CEO Of Techyuga. I am working on building Techyuga to become India's No.1 end-to-end repair hub for all kinds of devices.