Smartphone manufacturers are producing devices with faster processor and vibrant displays. While these features make our devices more efficient than previous models, they can take a toll on battery life.
Mobile phone makers like Samsung have entered new phones into that market with larger capacity batteries on board. The Korean electronics giant’s latest Galaxy S5 flagship phone features a 2800 mAh battery, larger than the Galaxy S4’s capacity of 2600 mAh. Samsung also equipped the Galaxy S5 with an Ultra Power Saving Mode feature. When activated, Ultra Power Saving Mode promises up to 24 hours of standby time on just 10 percent of battery life.
Preserving power while on the go doesn’t have to be the sole responsibility of smartphone manufacturers. Whether you’re a heavy or light user, a few system tweaks can help you get the most out of your Android phone’s battery life. This works for any Android device, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 2.
The first thing you want to do when you get your Android phone is to turn down the screen brightness. To do this, you can pull down notification bar and minimize the brightness to as low as possible. You can also access the screen brightness setting by pressing the the Menu key, selecting “System settings”, selecting “Display” and then selecting “Brightness”.
The next step to saving battery life on your Android involves turning off Bluetooth and GPS. These two applications do not need to run all the time and can be reactivated as needed. If you’re running Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and later, you can turn off Bluetooth and GPS from the notification pull down menu. For earlier versions of Android, press the “Menu” key, select “System settings” to toggle Bluetooth off. To turn off GPS, under the same “System settings” menu, select “Location services” and uncheck “Use GPS satellites”.
Another tip to save battery is to turn off vibration when soft keys are pressed. To access this feature, press the Menu key, select “System settings” select “Sound” and scroll down to “Haptic feedback” and uncheck the box next to it.
Android devices feature a built-in power saving mode that limits CPU performance, reduces the screen frame rate, changes your browsers background color brightness and turns off haptic feedback. Press the Menu key, select “System Settings” and toggle on “Power Saving mode”. You can also select “Power Saving Mode” to customize the settings to your liking.
Finally, there’s a handy battery saver app called JuiceDefender that you can install from Google Play that manages your data traffic. It works by toggling your phone’s data on and off and results in the preservation of tons of juice.
Saving battery on your Android phone is possible with the combination of applying system tweaks and installing JuiceDefender battery saver app.