In these dates, there are many who are releasing a new Android. Some already carry a few devices behind them, with what they already know the basics of the system, but there are many users who come new to our ecosystem and need to learn. Therefore, from The Free Android, we are going to make things easy with these tips to save your new Smartphone’s battery and so that it survives the busy day by day.
Tip 1: Take care of background applications
Today our customs on mobile phones have changed a lot. Gone are the times when we used to turn off the phone before sleeping (Although I personally never did it). Due to this, sometimes we can increase the battery consumption of our phone if we do not take care of what applications we have in the background.
Luckily, avoiding this is very simple. So, if you have the button of recent applications next to the home you only have to press it and slide sideways to eliminate the applications you want. In case of not having this button, the view of recent applications usually appears leaving the home button pressed and from there the procedure will be the same.
But if by any chance none of these methods works, you can always access the Settings menu, enter applications and select the “Running” tab. There we select the application that we want to remove and press “Stop”.
Tip 2: Lower the screen brightness depending on the circumstances
One of the components of our phone that spends more battery is undoubtedly the screen. Although manufacturers are gradually improving their consumption, the fact that the screens are getting bigger and with more resolution makes these remain the main burden when it comes to holding the battery until the end of the day.
To avoid excessive battery consumption, the main tips that can be given are:
Turn off automatic brightness: It is more comfortable when going outside, but this makes the light sensor continuously detect the level of light to adjust the screen.
Lower the screen brightness: it is the easiest way to save battery. With a little lower brightness we can significantly extend the life of our Smartphone. You probably see something worse on the screen, especially in places with a lot of light, but when you have 15% battery and a few hours left to find a plug … what matters is to reach the plug with the mobile on.
It is also convenient to modify the brightness depending on the environment (always manually). This procedure is very fast today since the vast majority of smartphones have quick access to modify the screen brightness in the notification bar.
As a final note regarding the theme of the screen, it should be noted that if your screen is AMOLED the consumption will be much lower if your wallpaper is a dark tone. This can mean up to 5 times less consumption. In the case of IPS screens, this aspect will not entail any savings. There are applications that use this advantage of AMOLED displays to save even more battery, a case is Pixel Battery Saver, which does is reduce the number of pixels that are lit, thus saving a large amount of battery. This can be set so that more or fewer pixels are turned on according to the user’s taste.
Tip 3: Control your connections
One of the most useful widgets that incorporate our devices is the Energy Control. Thanks to this widget we can quickly activate and deactivate some connections, which are undoubtedly another of the main sections of our device that spends more battery.
So, if we are walking on the street, we most likely do not need to have Wi-Fi active, or if we are sitting in our house we may not need to have high precision GPS enabled. The same goes for Bluetooth. By deactivating these options we can also significantly increase the life of our battery.
Another fact to keep in mind is that depending on the configuration we have given to our device, GPS may not be deactivated at all from this widget (or from the notification bar). To avoid this we will have to enter Settings> Location and deactivate it from there.
Tip 4: If there is no network, aeroplane mode
Sometimes we go to places where coverage is scarce. In situations of this type, it is very useful the aeroplane mode, because when the mobile is not connected to the network it is dedicated to looking for some, process in which a lot of battery is spent.
So, the next time you go out for a party where there is no coverage or go to a rural house in the middle of the mountain, remember to activate the aeroplane mode to extend the life of your Smartphone. You wouldn’t be able to receive calls anyway.
Tip 5: Greenify
We have already spoken to you on some occasion of Greenify, and it is that when it comes to saving energy it is one of the best applications. This application, mainly, allows you to quickly and automatically hibernate the applications that spend the most battery on our Smartphone.
Although the learning curve may be a bit higher for new users, there are many tutorials on how to set it up quickly and the effort will be rewarded since the savings will be quite significant.
For some functionalities root is necessary but the hibernation of applications is not one of them and it is undoubtedly one of the most interesting.
Tip 6: Do not use Task Killers
This is something we have repeated to satiety in the vast majority of blogs specialized in Android, and the truth is that the use of these has decreased considerably although there are still people who continue to use them.
A task killer is an application whose function is to kill all the hit processes, freeing up all the RAM of the device. On paper it is very good, it should serve to save battery, but the truth is that it is not. When you “kill” all the processes of your Smartphone, the OS tends to restart a large number of these, due to which the battery consumption increases.
Even so, in some cases, they may come in handy (application blocking, poorly optimized applications, etc.), but even so, the advantages they present do not outweigh the disadvantages.
Tip 7: Charge your mobile properly
This is a very important factor that has an impact on the life of the battery. Not having good charging habits can eventually take a toll on the battery, resulting in shorter battery life. Some of the habits to consider for Li-ion batteries are:
It is preferable not to use the cable to the computer to charge it: If you usually use the USB connection of your computer to charge your Smartphone, we will warn you: It will take longer and at the end of so long while charging you will reduce the life of your battery.
Do not wait for your battery to discharge: it has worse effects to discharge the battery up to 0% and charge it than to discharge it up to 80% and charge it again five times.
If we are not going to use the device for a while it is convenient to leave it charged between 40 and 60% since it is the best way to conserve a battery. It is not recommended to save the battery at 0%.
In addition to these tips, there are some “urban legends” that really have no effect on the battery such as that the first charge cycle has to be up to 100% or that turning off the mobile to charge benefits the life of the phone.
Tip 8: Battery saving mode
If your device brings Android 5.0 Lollipop you are in luck. In the latest version of Android, a native battery saver mode was included for the first time. To activate this mode you just have to lower the notification bar, access the shortcuts and from there enter the battery menu. Once inside the battery menu, we click on the three points in the upper right corner and activate the battery saving mode.
This mode will reduce the performance of the device but will increase the time of use of the mobile and can take us out of more than a hurry.
Tip 9: Avoid background synchronization
Usually, our phone is synchronizing with the servers of certain applications. This can be easily avoided: In settings, in the accounts section, applications that are synchronizing in the background will appear.
You may not be interested in deactivating Twitter sync, but in some cases, it may be interesting to disable, for example, Evernote, or Dropbox. We leave that to the reader’s liking.
Today we have developed a tendency to use our terminals too much. Do not forget that the best method of saving battery is to keep your phone in your pocket and be aware of the outside world. That is cool too.
Fulfilling all the tips to save previous battery and trying to save the phone when it is not necessary we will significantly increase the life of our Smartphone. And what tricks do you use to save battery?