Android users are always looking for ways to make their device’s battery last longer. You have a lot of valuable information on your device, so running out of battery can cause some severe issues.
The following tips will help your battery last longer and not have to charge it as much. But, it’s still a good idea to have your charger with you at all times, just in case.
GPS Be Gone!
One thing that is really going to help you save some battery life is turning off your device’s GPS. If you have the GPS on High Accuracy, your device is using various other modules such as Bluetooth and WiFi. This is going to consume a lot of your device’s battery.
The best thing you can do is put the GPS option on Device Only. This option is only going to use GPS information to figure out your device’s location. To change the GPS option, go to:
- Security and Location
- Swipe down to Location
- Tap on Mode
- Choose Device only
It’s also a good idea to revoke the permission apps that always use the location in the background. To do this, go to:
- Apps and notifications
- App permission
Use WiFi As Much as Possible
Using your device’s mobile data can also drain your battery. Even if you have unlimited data, you might want to consider using WiFi as much as you can to save battery life. Hopefully, your friends are willing to share their WiFi password with you.
You can also turn on Airplane mode when you’re running low on battery life. SMS and calls will be restricted, but it will be possible to turn on WiFi to go online.
It’s also a good idea to turn off features such as:
- Voice Assistant
- Samsung´s phone visibility
- Any type of location service
Lower the Screen Brightness and Disable Auto-Brightness
You may like that your screen’s brightness is at its highest level that your eyes can handle, but that’s going to drain your device’s battery. To lower your screen’s brightness go to:
- Use slider to adjust the brightness
- Make sure Adaptive brightness is off
Disable Turn On WiFi Automatically
If your Android device runs on Oreo, it has a feature that will always look for a WiFi network even if you’ve disabled it. The best thing you can do is turn it off. To do this, go to:
- Network and Internet
- WiFi preferences
Turn Off Google Assistant
Google Assistant is handy to have around. Still, since it’s always ready to help you with whatever you ask it for, it consumes a lot of battery power.
If you think you can live without it, you can disable it by going to:
- Open the Google app
- More tab
- Under Google Assistant header
- Phone (all the way at the bottom)
- Toggle off Google Assistant
Keep Your Apps Updated
Developers are always trying to keep their apps running at their best, and they make that happen through regular updates. If you don’t keep up with the latest updates, your apps could be running on a version that could be using more battery life than the update that’s waiting for you.
To check if any of your apps have a pending update:
- Open Google Play
- Tap on the three lines at the top left
- Select my apps and games
- If there are any pending updates, you will see as at the very top
Avoid Widgets and Live Wallpapers
One of the things that consume a lot of battery life are widgets and live wallpapers. Sure, they may look pretty, but your battery pays the price. Speaking of wallpapers, using dark regular wallpapers will also help you save battery life as well.
An app that will help you choose some fantastic dark wallpapers is Zedge. The wallpapers are divided into categories, so the dark ones are easier to find.
Turn Off Haptic Feedback
You may like how your phone vibrates every time you touch the display, but that’s one of the reasons why your battery is running out so fast. If you think that you can live without haptic feedback, go to:
- Language and Input
- Virtual keyboard
- Swipe down to Vibration on keypress and toggle it off
If you just can’t convince yourself to turn it off, you can at least lower the vibration strength. Tap on Vibration strength on keypress and keep it to a minimum.
The less you use your phone, the more battery life you’re going to save. But, if you can’t help using your phone every few minutes, these tips will help you save as much battery life as possible. Did I miss a tip you use? Share it with us in the comments below.