Tips For Better Battery Life

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Now a days the mantra is ‘getting more out of less’ and this scenario is visible the world over. This holds true even for the smart phones. Can we get more out of our phones so we do not have to charge them as often? Can we make them last longer so we do not get stuck without them? The answer is an unambiguous YES; there are ways in which you can definitely make it last longer. Let’s take a look at some different ways.

Use a dark colored background

If your phone has an AMOLED screen, use a dark colored background, because AMOLED screens only brighten the colored pixels. Black pixels are unlit, so the blacker pixels you have, the less battery you need to light them up.

Get rid of auto brightness

Do away with the auto brightness thing. Auto brightness is usually way brighter than you really need. You will be amazed to know how much this will improve the life of your battery.

Turn the Phone Off

We know this is not the answer you looking for, but do turn off your phones during the night unless you expect an emergency call. Best turn it off when you feel like and enjoy the company of the people around you.

Swipe away the Apps running in background

Stop the apps that you do not need from running in the background all the time. Any app that keeps running in the background is eating up the battery power. So just swipe them off once you’re done using them.

Do away with the vibrate mode

Keep your phone on vibrate mode and it will drain your battery. It actually takes more power to vibrate your phone than it does to ring it. So switch it off unless you really need it.

Do away 24/7

You do not need to stay connected 24/7. So switch off the GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and mobile data. Only turn on Bluetooth and NFC when you need them, and there’s no need to have both Wi-Fi and mobile data turned on at all times.

Update your Apps

Always update your apps, the reason being updated ones lead to memory and battery optimizations. Keeping your apps updated also means you have the best optimizations available. Do away with old apps you no longer in use, as these may be running background processes that eat up RAM and battery life.

Activate the Timeout

Set your display’s screen timeout to as short a time as possible. If your screen timeout is set to a minute, it will use four times the amount of power to have it on, every time you switch your screen on, than if your timeout is set to 15 seconds.

Do you have any battery saving tips for Android users? Which of these tips helped you the most? Let us know!

Picture courtesy: digitaltrends.com,

 

 

 


by techtalks @TechTalks March 4, 2015 9:12 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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