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How to save battery life on your Android smartphone?

diciembre 3, 2019
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

Current smartphones have already been very well optimized from the point of view of energy consumption, some settings can allow you to earn up to several hours of use. Below, let's discover together, how to save the battery life of your Android smartphone.

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Do you often find yourself in battery stalls? These tips can still allow you to graze up to a few hours of autonomy with your Android smartphone. Here's how.

Activate energy saving mode

The simplest remedies are often the best: all smartphones on the market have a battery-saving feature. This feature optimizes Android's operation to save as little power as possible. When this mode is active:

  • Apps update their content only when you visit them
  • Location services are inactive when the screen is tinted
  • Applications can no longer perform back-end tasks (unless you explicitly allow it)
  • The smartphone does not listen to theshebangOk Google
  • Dark mode turns on (Android 9 and 10 only)

Other features may have limited functionality when the saver is active, depending on the make and model of your smartphone. But as a rule, apart from the icon that betrays the presence of this feature, the user experience is not changed. So if autonomy is the most important for you, we advise you to activate the saver as soon as possible.

Limit location services

Localization is one of the basic tasks that mobilizes the most autonomy of the smartphone. Especially on recent Android versions: the functionality Improve accuracymobilizes in addition to GPS WiFi and Bluetooth modules. Which is not always necessary. While it is not necessarily advisable to disable the location on your smartphone, we advise you to modify some parameters:

  1. Go in Settings> Security> Position
  2. touch Improve accuracy
  3. Dsactivez Wifi Analysis and Bluetooth analysis

Note : the location will now be a little less precise. But it's still enough to use apps like Google Maps.

We also recommend that you consult the applications that require localization and do the housework in order to keep only those that need this feature.

OLED screen? Switch to dark mode

OLED notches have the particularity of directly putting the light at the level of the organic substrate of each pixel. Unlike LCD screens, which are based on a clear liquid crystal matrix by a system of backlighting. The difference? On an OLED screen, a white pixel consumes a lot of energy while a black pixel consumes nothing. While on a screen LCD consumption remains the same regardless of the color of the pixel.

Suddenly, the dark mode has an interest from the point of view of the autonomy – and can allow you an energy saving of the screen up to almost 58%. Given that the screen is, with the SoC, the main consumer of smartphones, it is far from an anecdotal economy.

Disable some of the pixels (OLED)

In the same vein as the dark mode, it is possible through applications like PIXOFF to disable some of the pixels of the screen. Pixoff offers various reasons for omission, as well as options for preserving the slab and preventing premature wear of a portion of the pixels. The result? The screen is a little less bright, but the user experience remains the same. Despite a sharp decline in consumption.

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Disable WiFi, Bluetooth and / or cellular networks as needed

We are rather accustomed to leave WiFi, Bluetooth, and active cellular data permanently. However, this overlay of network access often becomes redundant, for example when you are in your home, or in a place with WiFi. As soon as possible, turn off WiFi, Bluetooth and / or cellular data to achieve significant autonomy savings.

Prevent greedy apps from doing background tasks

We also advise you to limit the background tasks of the most demanding applications. What is possible in the latest versions of Android:

  1. Go in Settings> Maintenance> Battery
  2. Touch each app in the list of the most greedy apps
  3. Enable Pause soon as possible

Also review the permissions of applications in Settings> Applications – in particular the location and use of the data, when this does not seem necessary.

Did these tips help you? You know others? Share your feedback in the comments of this tutorial!

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