Android is a powerful platform and that is why Google is Argus-eyed on its battery life and try to improve it along with every update (ART runtime in lollipop
). Along with Google, smartphones vendor also trying to improve battery life. Ideally if a smartphone can survive a day on one charge than it consisder as a good battery life phone, however in recent years we are moving to 4G, which is take more juice than 3G, Using GPS, background application and others factor take all juice and sometimes our smartphone dies under 12 hours.
However, I am here with some tested tips and methods to improve battery life of your Android
Greenify is a battery saver app and must have app for saving some juice and RAM. Greenify needs root but also works on non-rooted Android with limited features. Greenify hibernates the app which running in the background and causing battery draining or consuming RAM.
What is Battery calibration:-
The Android operating system has a feature called Battery Stats, which keeps track of battery capacity, when it is full or empty. The problem is that it sometimes becomes corrupted and starts displaying data that isn’t real, which, for example, causes the phone to turn off before it reaches 0 percent. Calibrating your Android battery simply means getting the Android OS to correct this information so it is reflective of your actual battery levels once again.
It’s important to understand that you can’t actually calibrate the battery: it is, after all, just a cell that stores power and discharges. However, lithium-ion batteries do include a printed circuit board (PCB), which serves as a protection switch to stop them exploding or deep discharging.
How to calibrate battery
There are two methods to calibrate battery.
1.)Without root access
2.)With root access
Without root access—
1.) Charge your battery to 100%, with your phone turned on.
2.) Turn it off and keep the phone plugged in for sometime (keep it fully charged).
3.) Unplug the phone, start it and use until the battery drops to 0% and turn off by itself
4.) Reconnect it with the charger and turn it on, Let it charge to 100% .
Done!! You are done with the calibration.
2.) Charge your phone to 100%, Go to app and tap on battery calibration
3.) Unplug charger and use your phone until the battery drop to 0% and turn off by itself
4.) Charge again your phone to 100% and calibrate again. Repeat this process 1 or 2 more times
Done!! You are done with calibration
Do it every 2 or 3 months only.
3. Turn down brightness of screen and use dark wallpapers.
This one can improve your battery life drastically. Less bright screen will use low power and give better battery backup. Many studies shows that difference of battery backup between full brightness and lowest brightness is few hours. That means you can add few hours more by adjusting brightness. Dark wallpapers are also a great way to reducing screen brightness or dark themes too.
4. Keep your phone cool
Some of us might have observed that our battery runs out faster when our smartphones are warm. Put simply, don’t leave your smartphones under direct sunlight or in any place that is hot.
Also prevent leaving the smartphone in a car parked under the sun, phone get hotter soon and effect battery in a negative way. The battery will function optimally in cooler environments. So always try to keep your smartphone away from excessive heat.
5. Charge your phone properly
According to Battery University, leaving your cell plugged in when it’s fully charged, like you might overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run.
Once your smartphone has reached 100% charge, it gets “trickle charges” to keep it at 100% while plugged in. It keeps the battery in a high-stress, high-tension state, which wears down the chemistry within.
So keep it between 20%-80% to prevent your battery from high stress.
Avoid using low quality charger because they can send incorrect amount of voltage, which is bad for your phone and battery. I recommend the charger, which was came with it at the time of purchase.
6. Turn off unnecessary services
Few basic services like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, radio and other services consume take alot of juice if your cell is not in use. Turn off these services when you are not using the phone (while sleeping). You can use paid version of apps as they do not contain advertisement, free apps version shows advertisement and use internet in the background.
Using a better (Stock version) and customs ROM
is also better for battery life. Hibernate (Greenify) or uninstalling some messaging apps (Facebook messenger) can also save a lot of juice. Turning off auto sync and auto rotation is also a good idea. Other services like keyboard vibration, animation scale, etc. also consume juice so turn them off.
So here are the all tips and tricks that can give you some more juice for a day. You are assured to get more battery life if you will follow these tips.
If you know about any other tips than let us know about that, Drop your comment in comment section.