Android smartphones are fantastic, but they come with a lot of components that that require heavy battery power usage. Optimizing battery use requires that you change the way you use your device on a daily basis. Frankly, without a battery charger or a spare battery with you everywhere you go, you'll have to make do with minimizing the consumption of battery life by effectively utilizing and managing it, leaving nothing to go to waste. Maximize your battery life by minimizing battery power usage.
LIMITING SYNC AND BACKGROUND DATA, AND MANAGING APPS
- TURN OFF auto-syncing for Google accounts for the apps you don't need constantly updated. Go to Settings >> Accounts >> Google >> Username. Do the same for other accounts. Sync only when you actually use the app.
- Manage app update individually or manage your app auto-updates in the Play Store settings.
- Use widgets that you really need. Just tap the app in "Apps" when you need it.
- Use Battery Guru to subdue apps you don't use.
- Use the "Back" button to exit the camera viewfinder when you're done taking a picture to deactivate the viewfinder.
- If possible, avoid using the flash on the camera phone.
MANAGING WI-FI, BLUETOOTH, LOCATIONS, AND LTE CONNECTIONS
- TURN OFF GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, Mobile Data and Infrared Capabilities (if you have it) when not in use.
- Use Wi-Fi or mobile data rather than GPS.
- DISABLE GPS if possible since it takes a lot of battery life to send and receive signals.
- TURN ON GPS only when needed for navigation or location-based apps.
- TURN ON Bluetooth and NFC only when you need them.
- Set your Wi-Fi to "ALWAYS ON DURING SLEEP" if you use Wi-Fi a lot at home and at work.
- TURN OFF "Ok Google" to avoid it consuming battery life. Go to Apps >> Google Settings >> Search & Now >> Voice >> "Ok Google" detection and switch to "Off".
- It is recommended to charge your battery when it's between 40% and 70%.
- You can charge your Lithium ion battery at 25%, 40% or even at 70% or 95% if you want with no ill effects.
- Store your phone at 50% battery charge. Charging your phone to full and then storing it can have detrimental effects on the battery.
- Don't leave your phone constantly plugged in. Leaving your phone plugged in at 100% charge is detrimental to the battery life.
- Charging your device in high temperature environments can damage your battery.
- Keep the battery cool or warm.
- Don't allow the battery to get too hot or too cold.
- Don't leave your phone in a hot car or anywhere with hot temperatures if it can be avoided.
- The battery starts to suffer at temperatures below 0°C (32°F) and above 70°C (158°F).
- Don't leave your phone exposed to cold or heat for long periods.
- Storing your device in a hot temperature environment can permanently damage your device's battery.
MANAGING DISPLAY AND SCREEN BRIGHTNESS
- Use black/dark wallpaper or black/dark themes. Don't use live wallpaper.
- SHORTEN the screen timeout, say to 30 seconds.
- TURN OFF smart features like air gestures, smart scrolling and the like.
- TURN OFF vibrate, haptic feedback and keytones.
- Use LOCK SCREEN notifications.
- Limit the number of times you turn on your phone.
- Minimize notifications.
- REDUCE your screen brightness (or use Auto Brightness).