One of the most common complaints that you will hear from Android smart phone users is its battery
life. This is because the battery life in an Android is like mileage on a car; it is going to vary depending
on how much it is used. You may opt to just make lesser calls or not do a lot of things with your smart
phone, but that is not the reason why you bought it in the first place. Fortunately, there are quite a few
tricks that you can do in order to extend the battery life of your Android device without having to make
major sacrifices on your part.
Lower Backlight Brightness
Usually, the brightness of the backlight in your smart phone is one of the biggest reasons why its battery
life can run out fast. All you have to do is to go to Settings, Display, Brightness and then tone down the
brightness into the lowest acceptable level. You may also choose to have it automatically adjust the
brightness levels if you want.
Disable Wi-Fi if Not in Use
Your Android device’s wireless Internet could really boost the access speed of data in your smart phone,
yet it can also drain your battery life a lot when it is enabled. This is because the device will always scan
if there is a wireless network available even if you are not using it. Simply turn off the Wi-Fi option in
your phone or use a widget as a shortcut to access it faster.
Disable the Apps that Constantly Sync
Your Android phone’s built-in Email application can drain a lot of battery juice fast. This is because it
constantly syncs itself most especially if there are a lot of accounts. Normally, it would be set to sync
every 15 minutes or so. You can change this setting by letting it sync manually or less frequently if you
still want it to sync automatically. Go to the account settings of the Email application and check the
frequency menu. Change this to never or an hour if you wish it to still sync automatically.
There are still a lot of other tricks that you can do to improve your battery life. One of this is to use
a rooted phone and have the Autostarts utility installed. This utility will keep apps from running
Another application called Tasker can be installed to automate specific actions such as turning Wi-
Fi on or off whenever a particular app is launched, or set a specific time in the day for the Wi-Fi to
automatically disable itself.
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