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15 tips to improve your Android battery

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Every Android owner have to worry about the battery life of their device.So here is a solution for them.In this post we give you some tips  to improve the battery performance of you Android device.

15 tips to improve your Android battery

1. Black wallpaper can save battery

If your phone has an AMOLED screen (like most Samsung devices), use a dark-colored background. Black wallpaper can save your battery because AMOLED screens only illuminate the colored pixels. Black pixels are unlit, so the more black pixels you have, or the more darker pixels, the less battery you need to light them up.

2. Use dark themes and settings

Using darker app backgrounds/themes and darker launcher themes will further prolong your battery life (but only if your device has an AMOLED screen). The first version of the Android M developer preview had a stock dark theme (which was subsequently removed). This could means big things for system-wide stock theme support, if it returns in the final Android M release.

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3. Don’t use adaptive/auto brightness

Don’t use display auto-brightness. It may sound good, but auto-brightness is usually way brighter than you really need. It’s much better to manually set a super low brightness level that is still comfortable, and then just bump it up when necessary. This is one of the main ways to improve your battery life as the screen is one of the biggest battery suckers.

4. A shorter screen timeout setting saves battery

Set your display’s screen timeout to as short a time as is practical for you. Just think, if your screen timeout is set to a minute, it’ll 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.

Studies report the average smartphone user turns their smartphone on 150 times a day, so anything you can do to limit that frequency (through self-control or other methods listed below) will help keep your battery running for longer.

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5. Your phone doesn’t have to be smart all the time

Turn off smart features like air gestures, smart scrolling and the like, especially if you have a Samsung. Unless you really use these features every day, they’re just using battery power for a feature you don’t use.

6. Turn off vibrate and haptic feedback to save battery

Switch off vibrate. Unless you really need that added awareness, turn off vibration alerts for incoming calls. It actually takes more power to vibrate your phone than it does to ring it. Turn off haptic feedback too (that buzz you get from typing on the keyboard). Sure it feels cool, but it doesn’t really add anything to your experience, and it’s another battery drainer.

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7. Use lock screen notifications

Lock screen notifications can also help save you battery life, especially if your phone has an AMOLED screen. This is because you can see your notifications at a glance without having to turn your whole screen on. This is especially useful if you get lots of notifications that aren’t worth following up on immediately. Lock screen notifications come standard on Android Lollipop.

If you’re using Android KitKat, try using lock screen widgets or notifications if your ROM supports them, or install an app that does it for you like Dynamic Notifications. You’ll be able to get basically all your content without having to unlock your phone fully and navigating around. You’ll still need to light your whole screen up, but you’ll have it on for much less time than normal.

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8. Only use original batteries

Only use original batteries or respected third party manufacturer batteries. Saving a few bucks on a battery that might damage your beloved smartphone is a poor choice indeed, and may also deliver sub-standard battery performance.

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9. Set your ”Do Not Disturb” or ”sleep” schedule

Set ”sleep times” or ”blocking mode” to switch off Wi-Fi and mobile data when you don’t need them. If your phone is basically off limits at work, set your device to not ring, vibrate or connect to the internet while you’re at work. Many phones have a ”Do Not Disturb” setting for just this purpose.

Likewise, you can set your phone to airplane mode when you’re asleep or use sleep or blocking modes to set up limits for what your phone does during certain times of the day, whether that’s while you’re asleep, at work or in a meeting. Cool apps like IFTTT let you create rules that can help you save battery life too.

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Get to know the specific settings your ROM offers. Not only will you have to fiddle with your phone less throughout the day (or night), but you’ll be saving on battery life too. You can also use an app like Greenify to force certain battery-hogging apps to hibernate when you’re not using them.

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10. You don’t need to be connected 24/7

Turn off GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and mobile data whenever you don’t need them. Turning off location data, or changing your Location settings to use Wi-Fi or 3G data rather than GPS works perfectly well.

Only turn on Bluetooth and NFC as long as you need them (even though these consume very little power), and there’s no need to have both Wi-Fi and mobile data turned on at all times, especially if you know exactly when you’ll need one or the other.

If you use Wi-Fi a lot though, say at home and at work, then it makes sense to keep set your Wi-Fi to ”Always on during sleep” as this uses less power than to have your Wi-Fi reconnecting every time you wake your phone.

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11. Don’t get bogged down by widgets

Ditch widgets you don’t really need, especially those that are connected to the internet like weather widgets. If you have multiple widgets across several home screens that are constantly syncing and updating, like Twitter, reddit, weather, Gmail and more, you’re not doing your battery any favors. Just hit the apps when you need them.

12. Don’t let your apps fall behind the times

Keep your apps updated. There’s a reason developers constantly update apps, and many of these reasons are memory and battery optimizations. Keeping your apps updated also means you have the best optimizations available. Likewise, delete old apps you no longer use, as these may be running background processes that chew up RAM and battery life.

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13. Explore the battery saving features on your phone

All ROMs, whether it’s stock Android, OEM UI’s like TouchWiz or custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, have various settings in the menu to help conserve or optimize battery consumption here and there. HTC has Extreme Power Saving Mode, Samsung has Ultra Power Saving Mode, Sony has STAMINA mode and so on. Find these various options for your device and ROM and make them work for you.

14. Use your basic battery saving mode

Even if your phone doesn’t have layers of battery saving features like some (or you simply don’t want disable so many features), at least make use of the basic battery saver mode. Even stock Android Lollipop has it by default and Android M has the great Doze feature for less battery consumption while your phone is asleep.

AndroidPIT Mlais M7 Lollipop battery saver standby intelligent battery15. Don’t fall into the auto-sync trap

Turn off auto-syncing for Google accounts. If you don’t need every single Google account updated every fifteen minutes, just go into your 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 multiple times throughout the day when you may 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.

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