OnePlus 7 is a great phone, with ultimate performance and beautiful design. It comes with a 3,700 mAh battery which is powerful enough to last a long time. Well, it all depends on how you use your phone. If you use it moderately, you will not have any problems, but if you use it continuously, especially for some heavy tasks, you can expect a completely different scenario. Here we are going to share some tips that you can try to extend the life of your battery between charges.
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Restart your phone
We usually restart our phones only if we have a problem. However, restarting the phone from time to time can be very beneficial. It will close all applications and processes that are running in the background, which is extremely important when it comes to battery life. The fewer processes and applications in the background, the longer the battery lasts. So if you haven't restarted your phone in a while, start with that.
Determine which applications affect battery life
There are applications known as energy-hungry. These apps have a huge impact on the battery, and you should find them – once you've done that, you can close them completely, or even uninstall them. It depends on how important the application is to you and how often you use it.
To see which apps are charging your battery, go to Settings> Battery. Now press the battery icon. When you do that, you will see the battery usage and all the apps that affect the drain. Once you have found energy-consuming applications, you can go to Settings> Applications, press on the application and choose the option "Force stop". Another way to do this is to uninstall the application. It's up to you to decide.
Smartphones would be nothing without apps, right? You must therefore ensure that all the applications on your telephone are up to date. Like software, applications benefit from bug fixes and new features with each new version, so make sure you have them all up to date. This is how you will experience problems with applications – applications will work better and will not affect battery life as they might when you do not have the latest version. To update your apps, open Google Play Store and tap Update all.
It is also very important. You should watch for software updates. As soon as the new version becomes available, download it and install it. It will bring new features, bug fixes, etc. It often brings battery optimization and other very useful elements, that's why you should pay attention to it.
To update the software, go to Settings, tap about phone, and then check for updates.
Adjust the brightness level
We often forget that the brightness level can affect the battery. By adjusting its level, you can improve things a bit. So you can either reduce the brightness level or set it to Auto.
You already know – the way you use your phone will determine the life of the battery. But you can make a few small changes, and those changes can improve the life of the battery. Here are some quick tips:
- Turn off GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile data, and Bluetooth when not in use (many readers will say now – why do I need a phone if I can't use it? not say you shouldn't use them. Just disable them when not in use – it really makes a difference).
- You can change the screen timeout. For example, it can be set to minutes 2 at this point. You can change it in 30 seconds.
- Use an app like Greenify. This application will determine which applications are malfunctioning and will put them into hibernation. Thus, the battery will last longer.
- If necessary, use the battery saving mode. To activate it, go to Settings> Battery> battery saver. Choose the "Activate now" option.