Today, we use mobile phones more than ever, which means that keeping the battery fully charged is more important than ever. However, it is not always easy to put it within the range of the charger, so saving battery life can save you from having to watch your phone run out when you need it.
If you want to save juice, you can take some measures to prevent the battery from draining so quickly. In this article, we will cover all the must-know steps you can perform today to maximize battery life.
Don’t let your battery die
Try to keep the average charging time of the battery at 50% or more (at least between 40% and 80%) to maintain the best service life. Even if your charger can control the electronic input to prevent damage, you should still unplug the phone when the power reaches 100% and avoid overnight charging as much as possible.
Compared to reducing battery power consumption to zero and recharging to 100%, regular charging throughout the day is more effective to protect the overall life of the battery.
Not all batteries are the same, and different batteries respond to different charging schedules, but one thing is certain: all batteries will eventually degrade.
In addition, it is best not to completely over-discharge the battery, so please charge the battery before it drops too low. When charging, be sure to use the adapter that comes with it and plug it into the wall socket, not the USB adapter of your computer or car.
Airplane Mode is your battery’s friend
Airplane mode will cut off all radio signals with the mobile phone and stop email, message, phone, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. This may make life uncomfortable for people who have been connected in the past, but when you have nowhere to charge, it can help save battery power.
Swipe down on the Android quick settings tile, and then tap to enable airplane mode. On iPhone, it can be used as a toggle button in “Settings”. To avoid this kind of complete disconnection, if you don’t use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC, you can disable them separately.
Please note that if you are also wearing an Apple Watch or a watch compatible with Android, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is required for some watch functions to work properly.
Update your apps and clean house
Once you see an update released for an app, please update it immediately, as this will help maintain the battery. Developers regularly upgrade their applications, partly to optimize memory and device battery life. Such updates are usually marked as bug fixes in the update instructions of the app or Google Play store.
These features may not cause a sensation, nor will they bring new features, but they will help keep the smartphone battery in good working condition. Use only the apps you need and use to keep your phone clean and up-to-date.
Your phone is not a place that makes you feel sad about your old favorites. If you do not use’em, please lose the’em. Every application that takes up unnecessary bandwidth on the phone may run power-consuming programs in the background.
You can set your smartphone to automatically update the app, or you can handle the update manually. Manually better preserve battery life.
Use dark wallpaper
Most people like wallpapers, especially animated wallpapers, which is one of the interesting parts of owning a mobile phone. But that kind of viewing pleasure comes at the expense of battery. On Android devices with AMOLED displays, black or dark wallpapers will extend battery life because the screen consumes energy to illuminate only the colored pixels.
Black pixels are not bright and require less power to maintain the image. Not to mention, dark wallpaper can easily look absolutely beautiful on the eyes. Live wallpapers are not deadly, but live wallpapers consume more power than static wallpapers, although the effects are variable. Generally, in order to save power, it is best to use static wallpaper.
Dim the screen
The large, bright AMOLED and LCD screens will not only drain the battery quickly, but will also hit your eyes. Always reduce the screen brightness to the lowest level you can accept. First, compare the screen brightness automatically set by the phone with the optimal brightness for the eyes.
Usually, the automatic setting will be brighter than you need, so you can override or disable it at will. Go to Settings>Display>Brightness on Android, go to Settings>Display and brightness on iPhone, and use the slider to adjust.
You can also reduce the screen timeout by the following methods: tap Auto lock on the iPhone, and then tap Settings>Display>Screen timeout on the Android device. Try to set it as low as possible without being too frustrating.
Disable location services
Most people don’t want or need a smartphone app to follow them, which is convenient, although this may be when using travel apps or geotagging photos. Continuously providing location services for all applications is not only troublesome and unnecessary, but also affects battery life.
Most apps don’t need to track your location in the background, so please first choose how each installed app uses location services and disable this option if possible.
On the iPhone, go to “Settings”> “Privacy”> “Location Services”, and then determine which apps can always, only in use, or never use location. On Android phones, you can go to “Settings”> “Applications”, then select an application, and then turn on or off “Location” under “Permissions” to set the permissions of a single application. You can also switch Android’s location widget from the “Quick Settings” tile.
As with most things in life, there is an app for saving battery-even though most battery saving is due to more efficient hardware and settings. A battery monitoring application can help you determine the factors that drain the battery and damage the overall condition of the battery.
They allow you to save juice without having to delve into individual functions or make a lot of manual adjustments. Some apps have features that can help you configure device settings to maximize battery life.
With AccuBattery for Android, you can view battery consumption data, including which apps consume the most power over time, and various energy-saving settings and presets allow you to adjust settings to get the most time from available juice.
The free Battery HD+ for iOS provides useful insights and reminders to keep your battery in top condition. If the performance of your phone is affected, it may be time to consider replacing the battery. For example, if the phone often overheats during charging, or it can only operate after plugging it into the charger,
Ditch the widgets, pause the notifications
Android and iOS widgets are undoubtedly very convenient for your daily life, but they consume battery resources. Multiple widgets connected to the Internet — social media, email, weather — are constantly synchronized and updated, draining the battery.
To delete unwanted widgets on iOS, swipe left on the home screen to go to the widget pane, then scroll to the bottom and tap the “Edit” button to add or delete widgets.
On an Android device, tap and hold the widget icon on the home screen, then drag any icons you don’t need to the trash can. When using it, please turn off push notifications to get email updates and unnecessary services.
Disable app refresh, vibrate, and haptic feedback
The background app refresh in iOS and Android can automatically update your app. That’s cool, but it also wastes battery and may catch you at the wrong time.
The workaround is as follows: For iOS, go to “Settings”> “General” and disable “Background App Refresh”. You can close all applications or only selected applications. For Android, the easiest way is to completely stop background application operations: Go to “Settings”> “Applications”> “Application Manager” to disable any operations you want.
Both iOS and Android phones provide power saving modes that can automatically adjust your settings. Enable this feature to use the least amount of juice to keep the phone running normally. Low power consumption mode will turn off all unnecessary functions.
For iPhone, please visit “Settings”> “Battery”> “Low Power Mode” to turn it on or off. You can also access Android’s power saving mode through the “Settings” menu.
You can visit “Device Maintenance”> “Battery”> “Power Mode” and select “High Performance”, “Optimization”, “Medium Power Saving” or “Max Power Saving”. Of course, this is an emergency measure, but it can distinguish a normal mobile phone from a crash.
If your smartphone battery is removable, you can always carry a fully charged spare battery. However, most devices today have built-in batteries. Some cases have built-in batteries, but they are designed for specific models.
Therefore, although you can find many options for the iPhone, such as the Newdery iPhone 11 Pro battery case, you must also do some digging on other phone brands.
You can use the charger available in the car to extend the battery anytime and anywhere. These chargers are especially useful if you often use your smartphone to navigate.
Avoid extreme heat or cold
Extreme cold may cause a short-term decrease in battery life. Fortunately, freezing temperatures usually do not cause permanent damage, and once the average temperature is reached, the battery function of the device may be restored.
In this modern world, everyone depends on mobile phones, and power outages can cause anxiety and many other problems. These tips will allow you to save precious battery until you can plug your phone into the charger.