Smartphones are now part of our lives. The day starts with it and ends with and I am pretty sure that everyone would agree with me. But the major flaw of having a great gadget is that it needs energy to give you company. Market is flooded with smartphones and now the rate of adopting Smartphones is also quite high. But the problem is smartphones eats a lot of energy and it fails to satisfy your needs. This irritates so much when we travel or stay out of home. So, I finally figured out on my own experiences about saving the Smartphone batter as much as possible. These tips will be proven a perfect battery saver settings package for you.
How to save your Smartphone’s Battery
There is a need to disable all kind of unnecessary sound alerts in your smartphone. Like in Android we have sound response for touching screen, lock/unlock device, dial pad touch tones, and many more. You have to disable them and consider some of the hints I am including in the list below:
- Screen Lock Sound
- Touch Sounds
- Dial Pad touch tones
- Keyboard feedback sounds
- Email notification sounds (if emails are not so important)
- Other 3rd party notification sounds
Every device has a hardware element for vibration. If it keeps vibrating frequently, your device will face battery drain. So, disabling vibrations for low priority apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Emails and other apps will save huge chunk of battery. Onscreen keyboards also provide vibration feedback feature which makes vibrations while typing letters. You can switch them off from settings-language and keyboard/input.
- push notifications makes huge impact on battery life and you should avoid them for emails and other 3rd party apps.
- Delay the refresh interval of apps in app settings. For example Facebook, 3rd party weather apps.
- disable notifications for not so necessary apps (from app settings)
Using 2G always consumes less battery and you should always take advantage of this until 3G is not needed. When you travel the signals come and go frequently, because of weak signals and tower switching, it is obvious that the device will consume lot of battery in that particular time period. So, setting 2G mode instead of 3G might help you but I would recommend to disable all kind of network services and enabling Airplane mode.
Disabling sensors like auto-rotation and auto-brightness will save your battery. Brightness should be adjusted manually and auto-rotation should be only used when necessary. Set your screen time-out minimum so that the display goes off faster.
Know Your Apps
Check which app is eating your battery and use your device accordingly. Android provides full details in which app is eating your battery. Do not install use less apps and be aware about their behavior while initial usage after installing the app. If it makes device slow, try to find its alternative in Application store. In Android, Disabling Application notifications will eject their rights to run in the background. In Android 4.1 or later the apps can be disabled from settings which help to save CPU and RAM, resulting in better battery life. Live wallpapers in Android are eye candy but it uses CPU which drains battery.
3rd Party Apps to save battery
There are many apps in market which can actually save your battery and they are really efficient in doing so. But be aware of buggy applications which can slow down your device. Juice defender is very helpful to manage your network data connectivity and similar things. Different Home launchers have different battery usage statistics. Select the one with less animations and faster operations. Sticking with default launcher is also a good idea as it is optimized by the company.
And finally, charging cycles should be consistent. You should charge your device after using the battery till 10-20%. Charging while switching device off helps to maintain the battery life of your device. Always try to keep your device cool while charging because heat is bad for battery’s health.