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How to prolong the battery life of your Android phone

In this post we will examine ways to extend the battery life of Android, using both manual methods and the best battery saving apps in the Play Store.

Manual methods to save battery on Android phones

1. Lower screen brightness

The screen is generally the biggest power hog in your smartphone. Lowering the display brightness ensures that the screen uses as little energy as possible. Do not set the brightness of the phone display to automatic if you want to extend your Android battery life, as this means that your phone will set the brightness level based on the ambient light instead of the lowest possible brightness.

2. Disable WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and Mobile data when not in use

By turning off hardware radio not in use, you can save a lot of that precious battery juice. In any case, you wouldn't need WiFi and Mobile Data activated, unless you were managing a mobile hotspot. Keeping the Bluetooth turned on for a long time also carries security risks. always better to turn off these services when they are not in use.

3. Disable automatic synchronization

Android's automatic synchronization is performed as a background process that constantly weakens the phone's battery. While turning it off can be a nuisance, if you want to save battery power, switch to synchronization when you think you don't need the phone to upload your data to the server, every time you click on a photo, browse something on the web or change some settings of the device.

Note: the Disabling synchronization can cause some problems with instant e-mail and Facebook notifications as you need to update the data manually.

4. Kill unnecessary app processes

Eliminate unnecessary background processes in the app as they constantly cost your expenses. Attention, killing system processes may cause phone instability. Do not attempt this step unless you know what you are doing.

5. Set the screen off time (suspension) to minimum

Set the phone to turn off the display with the lowest possible time setting. It lets you squeeze a few more minutes from your phone's battery, turning off the display as soon as it becomes inactive. This setting can cause discomfort when reading, browsing or performing similar tasks on the phone.

6. Activate flight mode when necessary

The airplane mode deactivates the hardware radios mentioned in point 2. When it is not necessary to send or receive calls or messages or use any connectivity option, but still use the phone (for example, when reading on the device or listening to music stored on the SD card). ) activate the airplane mode to extend the life of the Android battery.

7. Determine what consumes the most

Go to the section Battery of the Android settings menu. Here you will see a complete list of all your apps and system services, as well as the amount of battery they have consumed.

8. Use the 'energy saving' mode if you have the option

Unless you are using a Nexus, most likely the phone with special power-saving options. In-depth information on specific OEM energy-saving options is provided in the last section of this article.

The 5 best battery saving apps to extend your Android battery life

1. DU Battery Saver Power Doctor

DU Battery Saver available in Pro and free versions. DU states that it can save up to 50% of the phone's battery life and that its Pro version can save up to 70% of the phone's juice. Its main features include an "Optimize" button with a click that automatically detects and corrects Android battery problems.

DU Battery Saver also has a widget for this that you can include on the main screen. It also provides useful tips when charging your phone. It offers the widest customization of the user interface, compared to the rest of the apps in this list, with different downloadable skins for the battery icon.

DU, like most apps on this list, has several "profiles" of the battery that you can set, depending on what you are doing on your phone, such as "Long", "Sleep" and "General". It also allows you to create your own battery profiles and set custom options. DU states that it accurately indicates the state of the phone's battery – how long it will last – but forecasts do not always work properly, even if you follow all the suggestions suggested by it.

Availablity: free on Google Play

2. Battery Doctor (Battery Saver)

Battery Doctor one of the apps on this list completely free. No in-app purchases, no Pro version. Provides a task killer that eliminates all running app processes with a single click and even allows processes to end when the phone screen is turned off.

Battery Doctor provides a widget that allows easy switching of WiFi, data and Bluetooth. It also has several "profile" battery options and offers tips for charging the phone. Battery Doctor also offers a slightly better rating than the phone's battery life.

Battery Doctor has a beautiful and full interface and certainly a very well designed app. For those of you with rooted devices, Battery Doctor has incorporated CPU management, in case you want to take battery storage to the next step.

Availablity: free on Google Play

3. Qualcomm battery guru

Qualcomm Battery Guru takes a radically different approach to saving battery power. In essence, these are the Google Now energy-saving apps. With Battery Guru, no hardware profiles or switches are required. It automatically detects how the phone is used and adjusts the various settings accordingly.

Its biggest feature, as it can reduce the frequency of updating and synchronizing phone apps, saving on the process.

If you like doing your thing, Battery Guru also provides widget buttons for different phone controls such as WiFi, Bluetooth and data and also switches for different energy saving modes.

Note :

  • This app may not work on devices without Qualcomm processors.
  • Starting now, Battery Guru not compatible with Android L.

Availablity: free on Google Play

4. JuiceDefender – battery saving

JD one of the oldest, among the popular battery saving apps. Its interface – unfortunately – has not been updated for a while. Juice Defender available in four "flavors":

  • JuiceDefender – battery saving
  • JuiceDefender Plus (for a fee)
  • JuiceDefender Beta
  • JuiceDefender Premium (for a fee)

This is probably the most feature-rich app on this list. JuiceDefender boasts WiFi based management (for example, WiFi at home and otherwise deactivation), automatic reconnection of Bluetooth devices, CPU resizing when the phone is idle (Root Feature), weekly / night schedule / peak, as well as home screen widgets for easy switching of hardware controls and power options.

Note: JuiceDefender a fantastic app with amazing features, but it was last updated in 2012. Unless you have a operating system pre- jelly on your phone, all features may not work properly on your device.

Availablity: free on Google Play

5. Greenify

Greenify different from the rest of the apps in this list, as it is more like a glorified killer task than a battery manager. However, Greenify can really help you generate huge battery savings, while keeping control over greedy applications that absorb too many system resources. Greenify initially needed root access to run most of its features, but with recent versions, even non-radio-controlled phones can use Greenify to increase performance.

To use Greenify after installation, select any app that is a resource pig and "Greenify". Greenify limits the apps when they are running in the background, but still lets them run normally when you start using them. This also beats blocking or deactivating useless apps that you don't want to delete.

Greenify receives many updates and also has a very modern and simple interface. Ecologizing system apps can be dangerous, as they can destabilize your phone. Click here for the complete list of suggestions for using Greenify.

Availablity: free on Google Play

Specific methods of the phone manufacturer to save battery on Android

Some Android phones are pre-loaded with energy-saving options. Here are some specific ways for OEMs to extend Android battery life. These functions depend on the phone model and the manufacturer. Your phone could not support all the features included in this table.

MarcaEnergy saving functionHow to access
Samsung Energy saving mode Notification bar -> Energy saving mode
Ultra energy saving mode Notification bar -> Ultra energy saving mode
HTC Energy saving mode Settings -> Power -> Energy saving mode
Extreme energy saving mode Settings -> Power -> Extreme energy saving mode
Sony Low power mode Settings -> Energy saving -> Energy saving mode
Extended standby mode Settings -> Energy saving -> Extended standby
Resistance method Settings -> Energy saving -> Resistance mode
Lollipop (action) Battery saving Settings -> Battery -> Battery saving

SEE ALSO: How to find a lost or stolen Android device

The healthier your phone battery is, the more optimal your performance will be.