5+ Tips to Reduce Battery Draining on Android

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The Smartphone running out of battery is anyone’s worst nightmare. No matter what we always want our smartphone to be functioning all the time and battery plays a significant role. That is why most of the users want to reduce battery draining on their Android smartphone.


Although the new Android is very well optimized in terms of battery usage, there are still some tips that you can follow to reduce battery draining on your Android smartphone.

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Tips to Reduce Battery Draining on Android

There are some important tips and points to keep in mind if you want to reduce battery draining on your smartphone. Some work well and some work to a small extent but they all are good to keep your battery healthy and long-lasting. Follow these tips:

Use Dark Themed Wallpapers

All of you would know that majority of the battery is consumed on the display and screen on time. It is seen that is you use a dark-colored theme or wallpaper; the battery of your smartphone will exhaust slowly. In cases of AMOLED and OLED screens, the pixels which are black do not consume battery at all and that helps to reduce battery drain on your smartphone drastically.

Also, keep your automatic screen off timer exceptionally low like 15-30 seconds so that if your phone is idle, its screen goes off and the unnecessary drain will be saved.

Adjust Brightness Manually

The majority of us users are lazy when it comes to adjusting the brightness on our smartphones and that is one of the reasons why we just keep it to the device to handle the brightness levels. Well, it works fine most of the time, but the brightness is still quite high in the automatic mode. Nowadays it’s not that hard to adjust brightness manually, the option is in the scroll down menu itself and it is easy so take some time to adjust brightness yourself and you will significantly reduce battery draining.

Use Power Saver Mode

The majority of the devices have that “Power Saver” or “Battery Saver” mode and what it does is, it simply turns off high battery consumption services like GPS antenna on your phone and other stuff and only turns them on when you click on them. So, if you know that you will not be having charger access for a while, it is better that you use the power saver mode on your smartphone.

Charging Cycles

To give you a basic idea, the lithium battery manufactures say that the battery of any smartphone degrades by 20-percent after 400 charging cycles. One charging cycle is completed when you change your phone to 100-percent or a total sum of 100-percent(For example, if you will charge your phone to 50-percent and then again charge it to 50-percent later, it will complete on charging cycle). Also, it is observed that the battery is the healthiest when it is around 50-percent charged. So do not completely charge your smartphone or let it completely discharged too. Just keep it around 50-percent.  

Check App Usage

Just go to setting and then find the option of battery usage or battery consumptions by apps and observe which of the apps consume more battery and do those apps really need to consume that much battery. If the app consumes too much battery and you do not use it much, just uninstall it or find a suitable alternative for it.


Turn off Sounds and Notifications from Non-Frequently Used Apps

It is advised that you just turn off the notifications from the apps that you do not use quite frequently. The thing is that these apps send you notifications that are probably useless for the majority of the time and you end up unlocking your smartphone and clear the notification or go to the app and this consumes some unnecessary screen time. Another thing is that these use notification lights and sound too. So, it’s better to just turn off the notifications from the apps that you do not use frequently.

So, these were some of the tips to reduce battery draining on Android. If you know some others do let us know.

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