There are situations in which we need our operational phone and we do not have the possibility to charge it. In those moments, knowing how to optimize battery life can make the difference between lasting until the end of the day or not. If you have ever found yourself in this situation, Google has a series of recommendations to stretch the battery of your Android phone.
Activate battery saving mode
The first is quite well known, but it is worth remembering: battery saving mode. Not only is it a good option to have it configured for when the battery runs out, but Google recommends activating it manually.
Thus, you do not need to wait until your phone is running out of battery, since If you think that you will not be able to charge it throughout the day, it is better to activate it from the beginning.
To do this you just have to go to ‘settings‘ > ‘Battery’ and there touch ‘Battery saving‘ (The path may vary depending on the Android model. Thus, for example, on Samsung you will have to enter ‘Maintenance and battery’ and from there to ‘Battery’).
Please note that with the battery saver mode, the dark theme is activated and background activity is limited (or even disabled), so there are delays in certain tasks such as visual effects, functions, network connections or applications.
Not using the device so that the screen stays on
The screen is one of the components of the device that consumes the most energy, so Google recommends optimizing the time it is on. Thus, on its list of activities that are not recommended for the battery is browsing for a long time, watching videos and playing titles with high-resolution graphics. Although this makes sense when the battery is running low, it is interesting to keep it in mind at the beginning of the day.
Avoid constant connections
That your phone is constantly turning to the internet for updates and in
Does this mean turning our phone into a nice paperweight? No, for example you can use the GPS to locate a place of interest in a timely manner, make short calls without moving or use messaging applications to communicate. The essential.
Be careful with the tasks they process too much information
There are processes and applications that they demand too many resourceswhich translates into an effort for the components, the connection and therefore, the battery.
So Google recommends not using the camera much, avoiding playing highly interactive games and not using applications for a long time. The key is that in case of need, the use is punctual.
Limit connectivity and location
If connecting to the internet eats up your battery, have other active connections and in responsive mode can also wreak havoc for autonomy. That’s why Google recommends measures as extreme as going to airplane mode as long as you don’t need the data (this is especially useful and can make a difference when you have the last bit of battery left), opting for Wi-Fi over the tariffs data and turn off both Bluetooth and location access.
Eye with share location because some applications need these permissions to function properly and offer a good experience (for example, navigation apps).
Extra bonus: the settings that consume less battery
Google also offers some tips in the form of settings that we can activate to consume less battery such as:
- Set screen off for less time so it turns off sooner. you got it in’settings‘ > ‘Screen‘ > ‘screen timeout‘.
- He Brightness of the screen It can also take its toll, so Google either chooses to configure it to automatically adjust based on the environment or directly and if necessary, reduce the brightness of the screen. In any case you can find it in ‘settings‘ >’Screen‘ and there the shine section.
- As with the screen saving mode, the usual thing is that the phone goes into dark mode, you can choose it manually in ‘settings‘ > ‘Screen‘.
- While it may improve your user experience, you can minimize battery drain by turning off keyboard sound and vibration. Do it from ‘settings‘ > ‘sounds and vibration‘ and uncheck vibration and system sounds.
- In the battery section of the settings you can find an option called ‘smart battery‘ that optimizes its consumption.
- In general, Google recommends restrict apps that consume a lot of battery configuring them to reduce energy consumption and eliminate the accounts that we do not use, so that the notifications and search for updates are reduced.