Smartphone batteries don’t last forever and some devices have almost embarrassing screen time. Those big luscious AMOLED and LCD displays and demanding apps are an obvious drain on your battery, but there are plenty of things you can do behind the scenes to make your Android last longer. Let’s explore how to increase your smartphone battery.
How Android Batteries Work
First, some background: Most smartphones have a lithium ion battery or a lithium polymer battery. However, both are actually lithium-ion and as such don’t have a ‘memory’, meaning you can charge them from any level, you don’t have to fully discharge them before charging, and you don’t have to charge them up to the 100 percent.
In fact, these types of batteries suffer from low-voltage issues, so it’s actually better to partially charge them (say, 20 to 90 percent) than to fully charge and drain them. However, battery care is always open to debate, so for every piece of advice accepted there will be someone who says there is no difference. Just find the ones that work for you and you can boost your Android device’s battery.
Much to our chagrin, most devices released today do not have removable batteries. It seems that this will not change anytime soon. And even though most of them are close to 3,000 mAh, they still need to be optimized, especially for demanding new games. Take advantage of some of the tips below and get the most out of your smartphone.
- Black wallpaper can increase battery
If your phone has an AMOLED screen (like most Samsung devices), use a dark colored background. Black wallpaper can increase battery life because AMOLED displays only illuminate colored pixels. Black pixels are off, so the blacker or darker you are, the less power it takes to illuminate them.
To download a completely black wallpaper, tap the link here.
• Now, save the image and go to your Settings.
• From there, touch Wallpaper, select Choose wallpaper and scroll down to Gallery.
• You should be able to find the black wallpaper you just saved.
• Tap set for wallpaper and lock screen.
- Sleep mode
Doze mode exists since Android Marshmallow, but has been improved with the latest versions of Android. Before, Doze only worked when the smartphone had been idle for a while. But now, it can also work on the go (in your bag or pocket while on the go, for example). The screen only needs to be off to work.
Doze mode basically turns off things you’re not using depending on how long it’s been since you touched your phone. The network connection is cut off and synchronization only occurs during specific intervals. When you’re away from your phone for longer, more things like GPS, Wi-Fi scanning, and all syncing stop.
- Turn off the Google Assistant
Prevent your phone from always listening. The Google Assistant is a fantastic feature and often very functional. The problem is, it can wreak havoc on your battery. Especially if you don’t actually use it or only use it occasionally.
Go to Google> Search from your Settings menu and tap Google Assistant> Settings heading. On the next page, select your device and disable the Google Assistant for longer battery life.
- Don’t let your applications lag.