How to Extend Battery Life for Android Phone

Android Smart phone is becoming more and more advanced. However, larger screen and more features can drain your battery power quickly. As we all know that battery is an indispensable accessory for cell phone, which can do nothing without it. It is impossible that you can charge your phone by charger anytime. So you should follow some useful power-saving tips and tricks to extend your battery life.

Steps to Extend Battery Life in Manual

Step 1 Manage Running Apps

You may think you have turn off one running app completely by pressing home button, but actually it is still running in the background to drain out your battery power. So you should turn off those apps completely that no longer need to run in the background with a task manager or killer to save your power.

Step 2 Reduce Screen Brightness

Go to Settings> Sound & Display> Brightness to adjust the brightness to a suitable level. Please keep in mind that the higher of the level the more power will be drained out. So try to turn down the brightness as low as possible only if you can see the display well.

Step 3 Shorten Screen Timeout

The shorter of the screen timeout, the more power you save. Because your screen will not shut off until the screen timeout is end. So you can go to Settings> Sound & display> Screen timeout to adjust screen timeout to its shortest time.

Step 4 Turn off Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is really a big power-consumer. You do not need to turn on Wi-Fi unless you are downloading files or something. So why do not you turn it off when you are not using it. Try Settings> Wireless controls> Wi-Fi> Wireless Settings to turn off Wi-Fi.

Step 5 Turn off GPS

Once GPS is activated, it constantly searches for satellites. So turn off GPS in your device without you need to track certain locations or something. You may try to turn it off by going through Settings> Security & location> uncheck Enable GPS satellites.

Step 6 Turn off Bluetooth

Bluetooth, also a big power-killer, keeps wasting your battery resource when you are not using it. So remember to turn it off after usage by going through Wi-Fi> Wireless Settings> Bluetooth.

Step 7 Turn off the Phone 'Vibrating Mode

You need to switch your phone to vibrating mode when you are on a meeting or some quiet occasion. In normal time, you should turn off the phone vibration feature because this little gadget in your device will consume battery every time when the vibration is generated. Try Settings> Sound & display> uncheck Phone vibrate.

Step 8 Switch the Network to 2G

You can go through Settings> Wireless controls> Mobile networks> check Use only 2G networks. You can do this setting if it is not needed to access to high speed data.

Easier Ways to Extend Battery Life

Now you may follow the above steps to extend your battery life. Although these traditional power-saving ways are simple, but there are still some other simpler ways that can help you quickly switch on / off these settings.

The first way is to install an app called quick switch which enables you to quickly switch system settings, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Auto-sync, Screen Timeout, Data Connection, Auto-screen Lock, Auto-Rotate Screen, Vibration / Silent Mode, Lock / Unlock Pattern, Reboot (Rooted), 3G-2G Toggle, Speaker Mode. Quick Switch Widget is a desktop widget, with which, you can easily and quickly turn on / off system settings without dig through menu by menu.

The second way is to install Battery Manager, which is designed for android device to auto-configure battery management based on its power level. Battery Manger is also a desktop widget. It shows the current level of your battery on your desktop. Plus, battery level, statue, health, voltage, technology and temperature are all provided. It total contains 4 modes, including power-saving mode, standard mode, low brightness mode and browse mode. Your phones will auto-switch to related modes according to different situations. Press the desktop icon to quickly turn on / off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wireless and GPS. As we have known before, they are all big power-killers.

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