In this part of the world where power is a major challenge, using a smartphone that doesn’t have long life span may not augur well. Hence, it remains a significant concern for smartphone users. Although phone manufacturers are taking cognisance of that, that’s the reason they are now producing phones that have a good battery that lasts longer. While newer phones come with bigger batteries and more optimized power consumption, sometimes the most dominant factor is the individual’s usage behavior.
However, there are quite some practical tips you can adopt to conserve the battery life of your smartphone.
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There’s a feature to auto-adjust the brightness of the screen depending on the ambient light, but this could drain the battery even faster. Try to set it between 30 to 50 percent and see if it’s comfortable enough. You can also configure the screen timeout to a shorter period, say 15 to 30 seconds.
Reduce the Volume of your Smartphone
A lot of smartphone users enjoys playing music and prefers to raise it at the maximum volume. If you often play music on your phone, always ensure that you reduce it. Alternatively, you can use an earphone instead of using speakers. Additionally, vibration is not advisable. Vibration will help drain the battery life of your smartphone.
Adjust Screen Brightness
Adjusting the screen of your phone is one of the general tips every average phone user should know. The screen is one of the biggest battery hogs, so it’s better to be aware of the level of brightness. Just set the screen brightness to a level that’s comfortable to you without really cranking it to the max.
Check Running Background Apps
Some applications run in the background; you aren’t aware. As you launch your apps, they’ll ultimately end up in the environment. Apparently, these of these apps are still using data and battery life. Always ensure and make it a habit to check the recent running apps button and explain some or all of them. It will also help to make your phone run smoother.
Turn Off Data, GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi When Not In Use
The radio signals from WiFi, mobile internet, GPS and Bluetooth drains a lot of battery life. Internet related signals; the especially mobile internet is the biggest battery hog. I will not suggest the use of Airplane Mode, which deactivates all radio modems.
Reduce Widgets and Live Wallpaper
Displays such as wallpapers look beautiful on your phone, but they eat up some battery life as well. Ensure that you decrease the number of widgets on the screen at a minimum and replace live wallpaper with a static one to prolong the battery life of your phone.
Use Power-Saving Mode
Most smartphones already have with their auto power-saving features. You may be requested to set it yourself, for some smartphones, it has automation feature. The Power Saving Mode adjusts the functions of the phone to reduce battery consumption. There will be different levels or modes, each one more aggressive regarding optimization.
Play around with the different modes just to see which ones apply to your needs. Some ultra-saving mode even turns your phone to black and white and turns off most of the services, leaving only SMS and calls available to you.
Use Power-Saving Apps
There are lots of power saving apps in the app store to help you optimize your phone. Some of the most commonly used applications include DU Battery Saver, Juice Defender, and Clean Mater. If you want to have more granular control, try out Tasker or try the Greenify and Amplify combo though the Greenify and Amplify combo requires your phone to be rooted.
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