Over the past few years, smartphones have changed quite a bit if we talk about the camera, design, and even performance. Nevertheless, in terms of batteries, it’s still rather sad, since smartphones get large displays, sensor systems and fast processors – all this ultimately consumes quite a lot of energy. At the moment, most users offer various fast charges, smart power modes, and so on, but there is still a problem. We have selected 9 tips to help improve the autonomy of your smartphone. You may be aware of some, but some will certainly be new.
Turn off vibration and tactile feedback
There are users who like vibration and tactile feedback on a smartphone, for example, while typing on a smartphone, but there are those who do not like it. Regardless of which camp you belong to, it’s worthwhile to understand that the vibromotor consumes energy well, and although this does not affect autonomy globally, there are many such trifles, and as a result they result in poorer autonomy. That is why it is worthwhile to optimize such processes in order to improve the final autonomy.
Disable the constant check of the command “OK, Google”
It should be understood that in order to respond to the “OK, Google” command, your smartphone constantly listens to what is happening around, and for this, separate background processes are involved, and it is these processes that badly affect autonomy.
Disable “Always On Display”
Different manufacturers call this mode differently, but everyone understands that we are talking about constantly displaying status information on an OLED display. One of the advantages of an OLED display is also that while displaying black, this display generally does not consume power. To do this, you need to install black wallpapers on your desktop and lock screen, and also turn on dark mode in all applications that support it.
Restrict apps access to geolocation
Despite what operating system you have, there are very applications that track your location. In general, a pretty smart solution would be to turn off geolocation while you are not using Google Maps, Uber, and other applications that need geolocation. If you don’t want to do this all the time, just make a list of applications that need to use geolocation, and simply restrict access to the rest.
Always install updates
Manually updating applications is a rather boring task, but it is it that helps to improve the overall system speed and battery life. This is because application developers are improving their battery life and system resource consumption with updates. That is why it is always worth making sure that you have the latest version of the applications used.
If possible, turn on Airplane Mode
Airplane mode is a mode in which your smartphone does not use different wireless standards, so the smartphone consumes much less power. Of course, this is not a solution for every day, but if you need to save battery power, you should use it. This is especially important and convenient if you are in a place with poor connection, because the antennas of the smartphone are trying to constantly receive a signal and, as a result, consume much more energy. This is especially important in the case of travel, since your smartphone will constantly catch a signal, but there is no Internet at the same time, which is why communication modules consume energy in vain.
Give up widgets
Many Android applications have widget support that displays information from the corresponding services. Of course, some of them are quite convenient, but in general it is not particularly convenient and necessary. Here the problem is that the battery is used all the time while updating information for widgets that are installed on your desktop. The most appropriate solution is to remove infrequently used widgets. You need to leave only those that you use every day and without which you can not do.
Turn off auto sync
Applications like Gmail, Twitter, calendar, and others are constantly updating information to show you the latest data. This is necessary if you need the latest information, but negatively affects the battery life. To turn off automatic synchronization, you need to go to the “Google Account” item in the settings, and already there, turn off synchronization for unnecessary applications.
Track GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC usage
It’s worth monitoring all wireless standards if you don’t use them, because they work in the “search” mode all the time, which is why they consume battery power. Turn off Wi-Fi when using 4G LTE / 5G, and vice versa. NFC and GPS in general should be disconnected if you do not use them. Bluetooth should also be turned off if a smart watch, headphone or fitness tracker is not connected to the smartphone.