How to Increase Android Mobile Battery Life

We love our smart gadgets, however there is one thing that always bothers us a bit, and is the battery life, you are certainly always going to want to get the most out of your battery while you are moving.

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The consumption of a battery in the mobile, as in the tablet, is produced by the normal operation of the hardware, its internal components. Now, the hardware does not work – then does not consume battery – if it is not by order of the software of the device. Therefore, the key to saving battery is to properly control and configure the software of our device, and there is a key concept to get it on the computers with Google’s mobile operating system, Android.

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Regardless of the mobile platform in question, there is no doubt that the main concern of smartphone users is the battery life of your device. If a few years ago the mobiles offered us days, even a whole week of running with a load, now the story is quite different. And it is for all. How to increase the autonomy of our device? It is a question that manufacturers are also asking, from Samsung to Apple.

iPhone users have, like other mobile platforms, apps that provide some help to make the phone spend less and the duration of the battery increase. But here we are going to see how we can extend these hours of energy to our mobile, something that we are going to do from the equipment itself.

Perhaps it is this matter of the short duration of the battery the only disappointment that any user was passing from a “traditional” mobile to a smartphone. And is that a larger screen, much wider, more multimedia content, applications, Wi-Fi, mobile data … everything asks your battery part to work.

We will detail in this report how to get more hours of “life” without forcing us to use less equipment. And is that it is about being able to use it with the usual intensity. For this, we are going to see some little tricks that, among all, will extend the daily life of the battery.

Here are a dozen tips to improve the performance of our iPhone regarding battery:

1.- Reduce the brightness of your screen

Although the display of our iPhone is one of the elements that we like and which enjoyed the most, we will have to choose to lower the brightness if we take the first step towards saving enegía. Battery fee required by the display due to its resolution and technology is the main cause of consumption of our smartphone.

Should go to the function of regulating the brightness of the display and prove a point that we reduce energy expenditure without losing quality on the screen. This action will then show us your results in general consumption.

Even if you decide not to take any further action saving more than this, you will prove their effectiveness, with a decline of radical battery consumption.

Do not hesitate to reduce that level of brightness of the screen, since although it may seem otherwise you will not lose quality in the handling of your mobile and yes you will increase the hours of autonomy. It is an essential action if you spend the day away from home or your place of work, as it will give you the extra you need in an average use of the phone.

It is convenient to go to the function to regulate that brightness of the display and test a point in which we reduce the energy expenditure without losing quality on the screen. This action will then show us your results in general consumption.

2.- Shortens the stand-by time of the display

The longer the mobile display stays on after use, the more energy we waste. In this case, what we must do to avoid it is to reduce that period in which the iPhone remains on, and put it to the minimum we can to continue feeling comfortable using the mobile.

We will see, however, that Apple has not taken this issue as well as they have considered it in Android: while on Google’s mobile platform we can set at least a waiting time before turning off the screen for 15 seconds, on our iPhone we see that the minimum is 1 minute.

3.- Turn off Bluetooth

Although today’s mobile devices do not use Bluetooth connectivity as much, it is still essential for some performance, such as the hands-free operation of the device in our vehicle. If you used the Bluetooth in your old mobile, you would find that despite not yet having all the consumption of mobile data and the world of applications, Bluetooth, alone, was able to end with the charge of the battery in some hours.

It is essential if we are accustomed to using this type of connectivity for the handsfree of the car or some headset, for example, that we deactivate the Bluetooth whenever we can, and we will not use it. It is, perhaps, the most devastating function for the autonomy of the battery of our iPhone.

Having the Bluetooth permanently connected makes our iPhone constantly making efforts to identify equipment in our environment, and that translates into more than an hour of the waste of energy per day, which is decisive in the daily autonomy of the equipment.

4.- Turn off the wifi

The connection to Wi-Fi networks is another of the functions that undermine the daily duration of our iPhone. You should try to use it only when you need it, and not leave it permanently enabled, especially if you have a flat rate of mobile data with which you can be connected to your email, WhatsApp and other applications that are essential in and your daily chore.

In the same way as with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi is another feature that consumes a lot of energy from the computer. Agree to disable it when, for example, we leave home and go on a trip or road to work, will be essential to see extended battery life.

In this case, on iPhone, it is not as simple as on Android devices to disable the wifi connection. While on the smartphones of Google’s mobile platform we can place a widget on the main screen from which, with a simple touch, we will be able to handle it.

In iOS version 6 this form of access to the enabling or disabling of these connectivities (both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi) has been improved. We must go to the Settings and find there, just enter, the place to do it.

In the same way as with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi is another feature that consumes a lot of energy from the computer.

5.- “Devourer” GPS

Another of the great devourers of the bay of our iPhone is the GPS. And this leads us to consider if we know when our team is using it since there are multiple applications that need to activate to give us the service that we expect. And we are not only referring to the navigation, since there are many who use it to offer us, for example, information or even commercial offers based on our location.

The GPS is a radio signal that receives information, and also emits it, from and to six or seven satellites and with whose triangulation the system places our position with practically total precision. This we can be used, without being aware, to look for a restaurant near us or communicate through our social networks.

The applications that use it will ask us for permission to do so, and we can always deny it to prevent them from absorbing battery, something that we must do whenever we are not sure of wanting to give them that authorization. While there are applications in which it seems logical that we are asked for such permission (Foursquare, the location of the iPhone when we get it …), we have to suspect those who ask us and are dedicated to wallpapers, for example.

6.- Avoid active applications permanently

There is an application that always remains active in the “back” part of our iPhone, which does not mean that we are using it permanently, but it does maintain a constant activity that can be focused too, for example, send to the system our geolocation. But not only these types of apps, but others that can be instant messaging, and that we have there active on the iPhone, are undermining the battery life. One such case is Line, the Whatsapp-like app that has been stepping up in recent months.

Anyway, this problem of excessive consumption by these cases of multitasking will not suffer as much as do users of Android terminals, in which this circumstance is sharpened precisely by the ability of that platform to handle several actions at the same time, something which is given by its open character.

In the iOS operating system, we must double-tap the Start button until the multitasking tray appears, holding down the icon until we see the X that allows us to close it and touch it. It’s worth closing all the apps and restarting the iPhone from time to time. That will help to avoid that battery consumption by apps that have been left open.

7.- Vibration consumes a lot of battery

The establishment of the vibration for calls is something practical not to lose any, but if we knew that it is one of the functions that most battery consumes, surely we would have it disabled most of the time. We should choose to put a ringing melody instead of the vibration without further whenever we can.

Vibration is a function that rotates a small internal motor that can motor our entire device. And that requires much more energy to produce than a simple melody. In case you have little battery in the iPhone and want to continue receiving calls, it is best to leave it in silence but controlling it visually.

8.- Turn off non-essential notifications

It seems as if practically all applications are permanently browsing the network for updates, news or messages. And that is so in many cases, from facebook to email or Twitter. When it locates something new, it will send us a notice that will show with sound or with a flashing light signal, or maybe with both. And all this consumes energy.

There are notifications that we do not need to receive, and these are the ones we should disable to save some battery, although not much that consume.

9.- Other ways to save

Contrary to what happens in Android, in iOS we do not have applications that can manage by itself those functions or connections that so much battery consume. We have analyzed the highlights in our report on this, and we have seen how an app like JuiceDefender can manage much of that consumption and extend the battery life of our mobile. But in iOS, we do not find anything similar, and that is due to the difference of both systems soperativos: Android is open and allows these external “interferences” (in this case authorized and positive).

The closest thing we can find in Apple’s mobile operating system is some application that tells us about the consumption that has function or application that we have installed on the iPhone. From there, the only thing left to Usuarios of iOS is to handle that information ourselves to improve the battery life.

We can intervene in some specific points manually and try to extend the battery life. They are not measures that save a lot, but they will do it combined with the back.

For example, we can go to the configuration of our email and set it to be updated, for example, every 30 minutes rather than do every 15. Or we can also go to Siri, the assistant we have on the iPhone (in the 4S versions or 5) and disable the voice function.

As we have pointed out above, it is important to restart the phone from time to time, since with this action we can solve small consumption problems that arise from time to time.

We can intervene in some specific points manually and try to extend the battery life. They are not measures that save a lot, but they will do it combined with the back.

For those of you who have recently started using the novelty of Now, the Google assistant, a few tips that are in line with what we have been discussing previously in this report:

Not long ago we received an update to Google Search, Google’s search function, which now includes Now on the iOS platform, the personal assistant of the megabuscador. For those who did not know Now, this is, of course, a whole discovery, since it is a tool that, although it picks up characteristics of others from Google, brings new things that, at least, will surprise them.

But we are going to analyze how to improve what Now offers us or at least how to avoid taking the most precious thing to us … the charge of our battery !. Google now is a tool that provides information on sports events, weather and travel mainly, but it does so in a different way than we knew it now.

And is that Now is learning the tastes and customs of the user that he/she attends and in that way, he/she chooses with the information offered by him/her, always being in the user’s interest. But everything is not perfect in Google Now, and that is well known by the users who have been enjoying them for months: this wizard consumes too much battery since it needs to use elements like geolocation, among others, that are authentic devourers of energy.

Before turning off Google Now and stop using it for this circumstance that we all worry about (running out of battery in the mobile), we will give you some tips and tricks on how to enjoy Now without fear that the battery will go down.

Disable two functions

To get completely updated information, Google Now automatically turns on, and without us noticing or giving you prior permission, the location services we named to do a few lines, and what it does is gather data from the most important telecommunication towers nearby.

What we are going to advise to you is to have disabled that system of geolocation that so much battery consumes and, nevertheless, to continue enjoying the benefits that offer us Now. Despite disabling this service, we can continue to use most of the options that Now gives us. Fortunately, Google has designed it to do so.
Although you will no longer have accurate information on the traffic in real time or the restaurants that you have close to the position you are in, this will ensure that the battery of your mobile phone will still live and will not die in the worst of moments for having enjoyed the full service of the assistant.

Google Now uses location services on your phone. To check it, you can go to the icon that you will see on the device, in the area where you have information about the battery, the Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth … The fastest is to scroll down the screen, from the upper zone of notifications, and this is where you will see all this status bar of different functionalities.

But there’s more because apart from the GPS service that so much battery spent, Google Now also uses the location reporting tool, which indicates where we are and how much it likes to use Google for a thousand things.

So, we are going to disable this too, although we must take into account that if we do not give the application permission to know where we are (if it detects that the service is not turned on, it will ask us if we want to activate it to have all the functionality of the app), then little will be able to offer us in terms of transport service, for example. For those who move in public transport services, Google Now is one of the best assists that can be, since when you arrive at a bus stop, for example, you can see how many minutes it will take to get the line you are waiting for.

Yes, disabling this permission we will save a lot more battery, but we are not clear if it is worthwhile to consult data and information to our mobile assistant. Anyway, if we want to deactivate this function, we can do it by going to the settings area of ​​our phone.

Once there, we will go down the screen until we find the Personal zone and there, the first option already points to Google Location Settings. We will see in it three functions that can be enabled or disabled. We also have here the geo-positioning we have discussed at the beginning of this analysis, the use of mobile networks and Wi-Fi to know our location, and the location and search, which further narrow our searches for the position in which we let’s find.

Deactivating this service will allow us to check immediately that the battery is not falling so fast. And that is well known by those who have already been using Google Now, which incidentally should find some formula to avoid this energy consumption so great of our team.

And we are not very clear that the functions of Google Now itself should consume so much battery, so it may not be exclusive to the powerful functions of the assistant itself, but to some improbable circumstance.

In short, if we want everything … we will have to sacrifice part of our battery, for now. If we settle for part of the benefits, we will not suffer from an excessive consumption of energy.

The great concern

Perhaps it is this matter of the short duration of the battery the only disappointment that any user was passing from a “traditional” mobile to a smartphone. And is that a larger screen, much wider, more multimedia content, applications, Wi-Fi, mobile data … everything asks your battery part to work.

We will detail in this report how to get more hours of “life” without forcing us to use less equipment. And is that it is about being able to use it with the usual intensity. For this, we are going to see some little tricks that, among all, will extend the daily life of the battery.

Making our iPhone more efficient when it comes to consuming energy is a task on which we must act directly and manually ourselves. Contrary to what happens on Android devices, the Apple smartphone does not have a native tool that sets various parameters for the computer to save energy. Therefore, these tips that we have given you are a very useful guide to get it.

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