If you are looking to increase the lifespan of your Android smartphone or tablet, you have come to the right place. In this article, you will learn everything about batteries and their technologies, how to optimize them, and you will discover some tips to avoid falling in the road at the wrong time. All the tricks to optimize the battery on Android are here.
Understand how your battery works
Before going into practical advice, a few small points are clear: to optimize your battery, you must first understand how it works.
First of all, most smartphones have either a lithium ion battery or a lithium polymer battery. Both are actually lithium-ion and do not have a "memory", which means that you can charge them all levels. Therefore, there is no need to fully charge your battery before recharging it. Likewise, there is no need to charge your smartphone 100%.
There is no miracle method. The important thing is to find the solution that works for you.
In fact, these types of batteries suffer from low voltage problems. It is therefore actually better to charge them partially (say, from 20% to 90%) than to recharge them completely and to empty them completely. Battery management is always difficult to tackle because there are many theories (and grandmother's tips). There is no miracle method. The important thing is to find the solution that works for you.
Most high-end smartphones launched since 2016 do not have removable batteries. This will not change sitt. And although most of them offer batteries with an average minimum capacity of 3000 mAh, they still need to be optimized, so take advantage of some of the tips below to really get the most out of your smartphone.
Which smartphone has the best battery?
The autonomy of our smartphone is an important, even essential, aspect when buying a smartphone or a tablet. But it is not always the battery capacity written on paper that will help you choose the best: the interfaces and technical characteristics play a decisive role in the life of your battery. MAh is not everything! The opinion of other users counts for a lot: do not hesitate to ask the question on our forum or consult our polls to give you a better opinion.
Basic advice to optimize your autonomy
If you are due to the autonomy of your smartphone or tablet, there are very simple and quick ways to apply to remedy this. In addition to these tips, applications available for free on the Google Play Store will allow you to save a few extra hours, without having to do anything. Magic ? Yes, but provided you have the right application: follow our selection for that.
Black wallpapers can improve your autonomy
If your phone is equipped with an AMOLED screen (like most Samsung devices), using a black screen background can increase your battery life, as the AMOLED screens do not use energy to broadcast the black color. IPS screens require diodes for all colors, including black, which results in greater energy consumption.
With the arrival of Marshmallow appeared a new feature called Doze. It helps you get the most out of your device's battery. With Google Now on Tap, Doze is the most notable addition to the Marshmallow update. It is enabled by default and essentially allows your device to go into hibernation mode when it is not used for an extended period of time.
The consequence is that your phone sleeps when you sleep, and will lose only 3-5% of its battery overnight on average (against 15-20% on average without Doze).
Disable Google Assistant
We may say that Google Assistant can be practical on a daily basis, but we must also look at the other side of the coin. This voice recognition, or more precisely this waiting for voice recognition, can wreak havoc on the level of autonomy. This is all the more true if you do not use the feature or if you only use it occasionally.
To deactivate the famous "OK Google", go to Settings> Google> Search> Voice> Detect "OK Google".
Any problem, doctor?
Your reduced autonomy can also come from a problem! This can be linked to an overly energy-consuming application or a somewhat wobbly update, for example, but it is sometimes difficult to locate. The first thing to do if you do not know where the loss of autonomy comes from is to reset your devices to the factory settings, then you can analyze the changes in autonomy after each application installation. It is likely that the concern comes from a particular application? The Google Play Store or Google Play Services are also sometimes questioned.
Do not use adaptive or automatic brightness
Adaptive or automatic brightness functionality may seem useful, but the brightness is usually brighter than what you really need. It is therefore preferable to manually adjust the brightness to a lower, but comfortable level, and significantly increase it when necessary. This is one of the best ways to improve your battery life since the screen is the component that consumes the most energy.
Go to Parameters> Display> Adjusting the brightness.
Deactivate the vibrator and haptic feedback to save battery
I advise you to deactivate your vibrator during incoming calls as well as haptic feedback that you may have during our navigation. This latest feature adds nothing to your experience and draws your battery. Watch the video below to see how you can do this.
You don't need to be connected 24/7
turn on GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and mobile data whenever you don't need it. Disabling location data, or changing your location settings to use Wi-Fi or 3G data rather than GPS works perfectly. This will increase the battery of your Android device. Likewise, only activate Bluetooth and NFC when you don't need it (even if these technologies consume very little energy).
Too many widgets kill widgets (and your battery at the same time)
Remove widgets you don't need, If you have multiple widgets on multiple home screens, which require constant synchronization (Twitter, Reddit, mto, Gmail, etc.), you're not doing your battery any favors. Just launch the apps when you need them.
If you already have a bunch of unnecessary widgets on your device, you just need to sort it out simply. A long press on an empty space on your home screen is necessary then drag the widget you don't need in the trash can at the top or bottom of your screen (it depends on the brand).
Explore battery saver features on your phone
All Android smartphones (regardless of your interface) have settings to help conserve or optimize battery consumption.
And you, what are your tips for optimizing your battery life?
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