INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Hi readers, the main aim of publishing this article are to make you understand what and how to optimize the best Android based phone BEST TOP ANDROID BATTERY SAVER AND PRACTISES STEP BY STEP GUIDE that give and insight as to how they can reduce battery draining.
Smartphone batteries don’t last forever, and some devices have an almost-embarrassing screen-on time. Those big, luscious AMOLED and LCD screens and taxing apps are an obvious drain on your battery, but there are lots of things you can do behind-the-scenes to make your Android last longer. Let’s explore how to increase battery on your smartphone.
This is a burning issue to all of us who do face when it comes to draining of the battery. It is so much annoying embarrassing at a time you need it most. Let us be smart in getting to know how we can extend the battery life. Today most smart phones do have large screens having LCD / AMOLED displays. Let’s see one by one. We will discuss the apps that kill the battery most and practices.
Let us see deep into an Android Battery
Actually speaking there is nothing called a Android battery but there is a Android Device. It is mostly a Li-Ion battery (lithium-ion battery) Li-Po battery (Lithium Polymer) battery. This is the power house of the device. They work based on the electro chemical principals. These batteries can be charged and discharged while the device is working.
A charging cycle means the device initial charge 100% starting and from this moment until the battery reaches 0% and then again recharging the battery back again to 100% is a cycle. Depending on the various applications downloaded in the device and many other reasons will decide the battery life.
Most phone devices that came after 2016 were sealed type devices. Which means the battery is non removable. This concept will continue to be the same in the future; however they have included a battery of around 3000 mAh.
Having darker wallpaper can increase the battery life
Usually AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) type screens are made of a matrix of tiny diodes. We call them as pixels in the screen. When these tiny pixels are dark that means they are not illuminated. Which means the battery power is not consumed. On the other hand when the pixels illuminate it consumes power from the battery. So if the background is darker it saves a lot of batter juice.
The LCD screens do have tiny pools that are filled with liquid crystals. One liquid crystal has a Head and a long tail. Every tiny pool has two electrodes. This is known as pixel. So a pixel can give various colours. A collection of pixel clusters resembles a dot on the LCD monitor. This is the way we see images on a LCD screen.
What is Doze
This feature comes along with marshmallow. Once your phone is on idle it will automatically enter to hibernation mode. What the manufacturers say is that it will consume 3%-4% during a night time while you and the phone sleeps. Therefore it is a smart addition to marshmallow.
Sony is planning to enhance their stamina mode by incorporating to their Xperia range of phones.
The effect of this is that your phone now sleeps when you sleep, and will lose just 3-5 percent of its battery power during an average night, rather than up to a quarter, as it would have done without Doze. Apps are not obliged to use Doze, and you can view which ones use it and which don’t in Settings and edit the list if you want to. In addition, Sony has said it’s planning to incorporate its own enhanced stamina mode into Marshmallow for its Xperia range.
With the advancement of technology one can command the phone through voice commands. If the device is set to voice detection ON means that there is serious threats on the battery drain. Voice recognition, translating and making it understandable to the processor takes a lot of the battery. it is wise not to use hotwords unless your hands are tied to a serious job.
Keeping the apps up to date is a must
The developers do constantly working on reviewing and updating applications. This will make the device work much efficiently. What most updates are based is the memory optimization and enhancing the battery life. Unknowingly some of the old versions of the apps may be running in the background. So does consume your volatile memory (RAM)
Every time it is wise to know whether the updates are optimizing the battery life and memory usage. Some devices will show it by default but others will have to be checked. It is quite easy by going to Settings>battery>tap the menu button>battery optimization.
Unlike many Android apps that claim to optimize performance and increase battery life, Greenify actually works. Greenify allows you to put other apps into hibernation when they aren’t in use, preventing them from operating in the background.
This frees up system resources and boosts battery performance, but requires a bit of thought. For Greenify to be effective you can’t just hibernate every installed app. But since there are a lot of Android apps that perform actions you don’t know about, or necessarily want, this is a useful tool.
This can be helpful in many situations. For example, you might use the Amazon app to browse for things to buy, but don’t want it to operate in the background or send notifications. There might be other apps on your Android device operating in the background without a good reason. Greenify stops this by sending those apps into hibernation, which reduces their impact on the system, saving battery life while improving performance.
Don’t use adaptive/auto brightness
Don’t use display auto-brightness. It may sound useful, but auto-brightness is usually way brighter than you really need. It’s better to manually set the brightness to a level that is low but comfortable, and bump it up when necessary. This is one of the best ways to improve your battery life, because the screen is one of the biggest battery suckers.
To ensure your adaptive/auto brightness is off go into the Quick settings in many devices and you should see Auto with a box above and a checkmark in it. Uncheck this box and your auto will be off. With some devices you might need to go into the Settingsthen tap Display. From there you should see Brightness level and in it you’ll find the auto settings.
Turn off vibrate and haptic feedback to save battery
Switch off vibrate. Unless you really need that added awareness, turn off vibration alerts for incoming calls. It actually takes more power to vibrate your phone than it does to ring it. Turn off haptic feedback too (that buzz you get from typing on the keyboard). Sure it feels cool, but it doesn’t really add anything to your experience, and it’s another battery drainer. Watch the video below to see how you can do this.
Set your ‘Do Not Disturb’ or ‘sleep’ schedule
Set sleep times or blocking mode to switch off Wi-Fi and mobile data when you don’t need them. If your phone is basically off limits at work, set your device to not ring, vibrate or connect to the internet while you’re at work. Many phones have a Do Not Disturb setting for just this purpose.
Likewise, you can set your phone to airplane mode when you’re asleep or use sleep or blocking modes to set up limits for what your phone does during certain times of the day, whether that’s while you’re asleep, at work or in a meeting. Cool apps such as IFTTT let you create rules that can help you save battery life too.
You don’t need to be connected 24/7
Turn off GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and mobile data whenever you don’t need them. Turning off location data, or changing your location settings to use Wi-Fi or 3G data rather than GPS works perfectly well. This will increase battery on your Android device.
Only turn on Bluetooth and NFC as long as you need them (even though they consume very little power), and there’s no need to have both Wi-Fi and mobile data turned on at all times, especially if you know exactly when you’ll need one or the other.
If you use Wi-Fi a lot though, say at home and at work, then it makes sense to keep set your Wi-Fi to ‘Always on during sleep’ as this uses less power than to have your Wi-Fi reconnecting every time you wake your phone. Most of these can be found in your Quick settings.
Don’t get bogged down by widgets
Ditch widgets you don’t need, especially those connected to the internet, such as weather widgets. If you have multiple widgets across several home screens, which are constantly syncing and updating (Twitter, reddit, weather, Gmail and the like), you’re not doing your battery any favors. Just hit the apps when you need them.
If you already have a bunch of useless widgets on your device then you just need to do a couple of things and they’ll be gone. Long press on a blank space on your home screen. Now drag the widget you don’t need into the trash bin at the top or bottom of your screen (it depends on the brand).
Explore the battery saving features on your phone
All ROMs, whether stock Android, OEM UIs such as TouchWiz, or custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, have various settings in the menu to help conserve or optimize battery consumption.
HTC has Extreme Power Saving Mode, Samsung has Ultra Power Saving Mode, Sony has STAMINA mode and so on. Find these various options for your device and ROM and make them work for you.
Even if your phone doesn’t have layers of battery saving features like some (or you simply don’t want disable so many features), at least make use of the basic battery saver mode. Even stock Android Lollipop has it by default and Android M has the great Doze feature (as mentioned above) to help reduce battery consumption while your phone is asleep.
Don’t fall into the auto-sync trap
Turn off auto-syncing for Google accounts. If you don’t need every single Google account updated every 15 minutes, just go into Settings and Google account and turn off auto-sync for those apps you don’t need constantly updated.
Some apps – like email – let you manually refresh when you launch them, rather than running multiple auto-refreshes throughout the day when you may not need them to. The same goes for Twitter, Reddit and co. Unless you need constant updates or push notifications (like for Facebook or your calendar) just sync when you actually use the app.
Did we miss anything? What are your best battery saving tips? Tell us about them in the comments.