How to set the screen to better optimize your battery

How to set the screen to better optimize your battery

If you look at what consumes the most energy on your smartphone, it is likely that you find the notch in first position. Decrease energy consumption and increase your battery life, but do you know how?

Change the brightness according to the ambient light

When it's very nice outside and the sun's rays make your screen unreadable, you only have one option if you want to continue using your smartphone: to increase the brightness. Conversely, if you have a bright light in a dark environment, you will not only hurt your eyes but your device will consume a lot of energy for nothing.

Android offers a simple solution: automatic adaptation of ambient light. The phone adapts the brightness to suit your environment, but if this idea is excellent on paper it is often less in theory: sometimes the adaptation does not do its job well and tend to offer a brightness too high, sometimes there are awkward delays in the process of recognizing the environment, etc. The simplest solution would be to disable the automatic brightness and make the settings yourself each change, it quickly unnecessary consumption.

Another solution would be to go through a third-party application. For example, you can use the Lux Lite app that does more or less what Android does at automatic brightness, but better.

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Lux Lite emphasizes simplicity. AndroidPIT

With this application, you can of course change the brightness manually but also create custom profiles. You will be able to adjust the brightness of your screen according to the hours or the places, with particularly developed options that will please you. Unfortunately, the feature that interests us is part of the paid version Lux Auto Brightness ,. However, if you really want to save energy, you'll have a hard time finding better.

Lux Lite
Install on Google Play

Better manage the colors and the contrast of your screen

Good color management and contrast of your screen will always avoid wanting to push your brightness unnecessarily: the rendering will simply be better, without killing your battery in a few hours. Manufacturers can sometimes customize these settings in options, simply type color temperature in the search mode.

You will also notice that the notch plays a role on your sleep, you have probably already heard about it when entering the night mode on Android. Anyway, the Twililght app (no link with the movies) allows you to protect your eyes and helps you sleep better with a set of color temperature, intensity and backlighting screen.

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Customize the temperatures. AndroidPIT
  • Open the application
  • Then adjust the temperature of color and the intensity
  • Clicking on glimpseyou will get an overview of your settings

Install on Google Play

You can then establish this mode automatically: this is what the section Filter Times is dedicated. Your screen will then automatically change depending on the time, sunrise or alarm. Practice, no?

Do you have any other tips to limit the consumption of your notch?

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