If you're wondering how you can improve your Androids battery life, follow the tips below.
- Take control of your location
- Turn off automatic Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Don't use adaptive brightness
- Monitor misbehaving apps
- Disable Google Assistant
- Disable auto-update & auto-sync
We recommend taking control of how your phone and apps use location.
You should first revoke the location permission for apps that don’t require it all the time. That blocks them from using your location in the background. You can do so by heading into Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > App permissions.
You can also switch from High Accuracy location mode to the Device Only location mode. In this mode only GPS information is used instead of other modules including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth which consume more battery life. To do this, head to Settings > Security & location > Location to toggle this option. Please note: Changing these settings may affect navigation app functionality.
Anything to do with network can be a serious drain on your battery life so we suggest turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when they are not in use.
We suggest manually setting the brightness to a level that is low but comfortable. This is one of the best ways to improve your battery life, because the screen is one of the biggest drains on your battery life. To ensure your adaptive/auto brightness is off go into the Settings > Display and toggle the adaptive brightness.
Your battery life can take a big hit if an app doesn’t work like it’s supposed to. This could be caused by anything from a bug to a deliberate aggressive background feature. You can check this by heading into Settings > Battery > Menu > Battery Usage to see which apps have drained the most of it.
If there’s an app you don’t use much, you should uninstall it and monitor the battery for a day to see if it improves. You can also force-close the app and give it another shot. If nothing proves useful, get rid of it and switch to an alternative. And make sure you don’t have any of the worst Android battery killers on your phone.
While Google Assistant is a handy tool to have for fun and work, it’s also one of the Android features that constantly gobbles up your phone’s energy. It’s listening for the wake command, is connected to your location for instantly fetching contextual results, and more. If you don’t heavily depend on Google Assistant, it’s best to shutter it.
It's important to keep your apps updated, however, updating them can be a big drain on your battery. Consider changing your auto-update settings in the Play Store to Wi-Fi only, that way your phone is more likely to be charging when attempting to update your device. Alternatively, disable auto-updates altogether and perform regular manual updates.
You can try disabling auto-sync. That way, you’ll only see new content when you open an app and refresh it manually. Since apps won’t constantly refresh themselves in the background to feed you new information, this can save you a ton of battery life too. To disable auto-sync, visit Settings > Accounts and there, the Automatically sync data options should be available at the bottom. You can also disable sync on a per-app basis in most apps.