Everyone knows that smart phones usually devour the battery. Screens, high-definition applications, processor power … all components consume a lot of power, including high-end devices, so much so that today’s devices have well-designed economy modes, as you can see in our comparison of the Galaxy S5 And the HTC One(M8) and its economy services.
If you are not yet a happy owner of one of these devices, here are 10 tips and basic tips that optimize the autonomy of your Android.
- If your device has an AMOLED screen(such as many manufactured by Samsung), use a dark screen background. AMOLED screens only illuminate the colored pixels. In this way, the black pixels are erased and the device will save battery with darker backgrounds.
- If your screen is AMOLED, also help to use dark launchers.
- Do not use the automatic brightness of the screen. It may seem useful, but in reality it is a function that sets up much more light than we need. I suggest you adjust the brightness manually and select the medium level. You can always raise it when you really need more light.
- Unless you really need to, disable the vibrating function of your smartphone via themotorcyclers.com. It consumes much more energy than a normal touch. Also turn off Haptic Feedback, as it consumes the battery without adding too much to your user experience.
- Use only original batteries. Saving money by buying potentially harmful batteries to your device can turn out to be much more expensive in the end. This is not a good option.
- Set up your smart phone so that the screen is turned off in no time. Otherwise, your battery will be consumed earlier with wasted active screen time. An average user looks at your screen 150 times a day. It is not hard to imagine how we could save energy by getting it deactivated more quickly.
- Set the lock mode to turn off WiFi and data transfer when you do not need them. You can also set up flight mode while sleeping or during an office meeting.
- Disable features and gestures, especially if you have a Samsung. Unless you actually use these, battery-consuming functions.
- Turn off GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and WiFi when not needed. If you always use your smartphone at home or at work, it’s best to have Wi-Fi enabled and put it on hold instead of turning it on and off.
- Keep your apps up to date. There is a reason why developers update their applications from time to time. Among others, there is always improvement in device performance and battery life.
If you want to know more tips, check out this article and the corresponding topics in our forum.