Friday, December 30, 2011

How to maximize or boost android battery life

Android phones are powerful, useful, cool and very interesting devices which makes you addicted to the phone. Most of the android smartphone users have one big issue: “battery backup”. You don’t need to change the device because it drains out quickly instead we will you tips about how to improve the battery life of your android smartphone?

maximize android battery, boost android battery life
Maximize or boost android phone battery life



Instructions:

1.  Use android’s built in battery usage screen: Check whats exactly eating up your android phone’s battery the most. Go to Settings > About Phone > Battery UseFrom this screen you can understand what to turn off in your phone settings to save battery.

2. Adjust the brightness: Big bright screens are great to look at but they eat up the maximum amount of your android’s battery. To adjust the brightness go to Settings > Display > Brightness. Either you can select the auto brightness option if available or adjust it manually.


3. Disable Wi-Fi: We know browsing on wifi is much faster than browsing on mobile data plan. Make sure you turn off the wifi when you aren’t using it because if the wifi is on your phone will keep on scanning for available networks. Go to Settings > Wireless and network settings> Wifi settings > Turn Off Wifi. (or simply turn off the wifi from the notification area)


4. Disable Bluetooth: Disable Bluetooth whenever you are not using it. It saves a lot of battery as well as keeps your smartphone save too. Go to Settings > Wireless and network settings>Bluetooth settings> Turn of Bluetooth. (or simply turn off the Bluetooth from the notification area)

5. Disable GPS: Disable GPS and Latitude when you are not using it. GPS is a very powerful service but it drains the battery pretty fast. Use GPS only when you need it. Go to Settings> Location and Security Settings> Remove check from “Use GPS Satellites”. (or simply turn off the GPS from the notification area)

Note: You can use the “Power Widget” to easily toggle GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi and Screen Brightness.
 

6. Disable automatic sync: Many applications like Gmail, facebook, twitter and other email apps eat up a lot of battery due to automatic sync features. Background data is also required to get the e-mails and updates at regular intervals. The best settings you can make is to keep the background data on and automatic sync feature turned off. Go to Settings> Accounts and Sync> Remove check mark from “Auto-sync”.


7. Disable or remove the apps that you don’t use:  There are many apps which we have installed and we never use them. Make sure you remove such apps because many of those apps keep running at the background. This will help you in freeing up internal phone memory as well as save battery.

8. Disable home screen widgets and live wallpaper:  Home screen widgets always make the apps running at the background. So make sure you keep only those widgets that you generally use. Live wallpaper is sure an eye candy and makes your smartphone home screen look beautiful, but it makes the battery backup half of what you would normally get if you use an image as wallpaper. So don’t use live wallpaper and use minimum widgets.
 

9. Use a good task killer: I would suggest you to use the inbuilt Task Killer app of your android smartphone because it has been designed according to your phone. If you want you can also grab a good task killer from android market and make sure you use it according to the instructions given. If used properly task killers can do wonders for your smartphone.

10. Use battery saving apps: There are many applications that aim to improve your battery performance. The majority of these restrict internet use and can be customized according to your needs. One of the best app for this purpose is “Juice Defender” available in both paid and free versions in android market.  “Juice Defender” lets you configure a bunch of parameters to govern your phone’s power usage. You could set android to automatically switch off data services during the night, for example, or to only enable synchronization when your screen is actually on.

Different versions of android have different levels of battery performance. Generally with each new version of Android battery life has improved. The latest version of Android, Gingerbread 2.3 has good a good battery backup in comparison with the older versions.
Sources:Enzag

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