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TIPS TO IMPROVE ANDROID BATTERY LIFE ON SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS

TIPS TO IMPROVE ANDROID BATTERY LIFE ON SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS

Android OS, being a true multi-tasker, has the propensity to consume high battery life. There are many settings provided within the OS, you can improve the battery life of your Android device by following these simple steps.


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When it comes to battery life, no smartphone has a battery that is sufficient enough to fulfill our needs. Every person using a mobile device feels the need of carrying an extra battery with him/her. And, when it comes to Android, the operating system is known for sucking your device’s battery within a short time span. Here are a few quick tips which only require tweaking of your device’s settings which would easily help you get the best out of your device’s battery.

Network selection mode 


Though switching to 2G mode from 3G won’t save a lot of battery, but it can be a real life-saver if you are low on battery and need to save some juice. Switching to 2G network makes the device consume lesser battery. This is generally because 2G has a better reception and hence your device doesn’t have to shout out to the operators every time asking for a connection establishment request. This in turn uses lesser battery.

TO CHANGE THE NETWORK OF YOUR SMARTPHONES FOLLOW THE STEPS

1. Go to the settings menu by selecting the settings icon from your applications.

2. Under Wireless and networks section, click on more. 

3. Tap the Mobile networks option and on the next screen, hit the Preferred network type option and you will get three choices on screen. 

4. Now simply choose the option ‘2G’ by tapping on it. Now your Android is running in a 2G-only mode.


Screen brightness




















Although auto screen brightness is a safe bet, for overly bright screens, manually setting the brightness would be a better way if you can do it manually every time. The auto feature is a good addition, but when you do it manually, you can assess at what level of brightness you are still able to read. Also, just in case you are too lazy to do it manually, you can use an application called Lux Lite to do the hassle for you, though it will keep running in the background consuming some battery on its own.


CLOSING BACKGROUND APPLICATIONS :FREE RAM AND SAVE BATTERY LIFE


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Killing background applications doesn’t really improve on your performance (KitKat onwards) but there might be someapplications which could be requesting internet data in the background by pinging the servers for requests, ensuring a connection establishment or updating in the background. You should consider killing these applications instead, in order to reduce the energy demands of the device which can be done later on as well. Also, you can restrict background data from the mobile data section to avoid background applications from fetching data and in turn give your battery some boost.

TO MANUALLY KILL APPLICATIONS IN ANDROID

1. go to app manager.

2.see running tasks/applications.

3.choose the app you want to kill.

4. click on force stop button to kill the app.

NOTE-DO NOT KILL SYSTEM RUNNING APPS AS THEY ARE NECESSARY PART OF THE SYSTEM

Disable GPS of your smartphone



 People are generally smart enough to keep their GPS off when it isn’t needed, but what they generally don’t do is disable the location reporting and history when they are actually using GPS. These two services are pre-bundled with android and are enabled by default as soon as you turn on your GPS. The motive of these two is not stated clearly anywhere, but they do keep a track of your location and help Google Now and related services use internet to send data to servers. These two, according to Google’s help page, are there to improve your experience, but overall they consume a lot of battery power to survey your location. And chances are you are good without these turned on. If you wish to turn these off, you need to go to Settings > Location > Google Location Reporting and disable these. Moreover, when you are not in need of applications that require your precise location, you can set the mode to battery saving to conserve some battery

Disable android Sync 



Sync is a feature in which your device constantly contacts Google’s servers for downloading emails, calendar records and other information in the background. This uses loads of battery power and you should shut it down when it is not needed. Don’t worry; everything will be synced later when you turn it on again. Note: If you are really low on battery, switching to airplane mode is the best way to save some battery to be used later when it’s crucial. If you are still unsure of what is draining your device’s battery and wish to monitor battery usage statistics by various applications, you can do so in the battery section of the settings.

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