Android Battery Tips

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Here you will find the best battery tips for your Android device.

Would you like to extend battery life of your Android device? Do you think that it goes flat too fast?

In this short article you will find a number of useful battery tips which will let you extend battery life of your Droid.

Let's begin!

Android Battery Tips for You!

Deactivate WiFi When You Aren't Using It

That is probably one of the most important and most often neglected Android battery tips. WiFi, especially when not used, is the greatest power waster ever (as it keeps trying to connect to any WiFi signal in the area.)

If you aren't using the Internet, switch it off. To make the process a snap, you can place a power widget on your desktop and activate/deactivate WiFi with one tap (see the screenshot below.)

Android Battery Tips. Just tap on the WiFi icon and it's done!

Deactivate GPS If You Aren't Using It

GPS eats more battery power than you think. I once forgot to switch it off and was seriously worried by the extremely shortened battery life.

The phone went flat within a few hours (I know that my HTC One X with its 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 cannot boast of the longest battery life in the world but a few hours' battery life came to me as a shock.) When I turned GPS off, the problem "miraculously" disappeared.

To deactivate GPS, go to Settings > Location and uncheck GPS satellites. 

How to deactivate GPS on your Android device.

Get Rid of Unnecessary Apps

Installing a ton of unnecessary apps will do nothing other than quickly kill your battery. Some apps will run in the background, connect to the Internet or do who knows what behind your back consuming battery power.

That's why you should uninstall any app you don't use. Not only will you save memory but you will also extend battery life. The easiest way to uninstall unnecessary apps is by using Easy Uninstaller or by using the default uninstall feature in your device.

Just go to Settings > Storage and then Make more space. Done!

Android Battery Tips: How Easy Uninstaller looks
Android Battery Tips: Unintalling apps without using third party apps

This is my short video showing how to uninstall apps using Easy Uninstaller:

Get Rid of Unnecessary Widgets

Do you really need a huge Facebook, twitter or what-not widget which updates every few minutes on your desktop? If you don't, get rid of them as they also consume much of your battery.

If you want to see what's up on Facebook, you may simply go to Facebook app instead of having it on your screen.  The same applies to most weather widgets.

Removing Facebook widget from desktop

Manage your screen

Now is the era of a huge touch screen which unfortunately uses most of our battery, however big or "small"  this screen is. That's why it's a good idea to optimize the use of your Android device screen.

The first thing to do is to reduce its brightness or use automatic brightness.  The same applies to the Sleep mode. The sooner your screen goes to sleep, the longer the battery life. 

Android Battery Tips: Changing brightness settings in your Android device
Setting up sleep mode on your Android device

Avoid Ad-Supported Apps

It seems that most of the free Android apps we use consume much more battery to locate users and display the most annoying ads than running the app itself.

The word of advice here is to buy paid apps or turn off mobile data and WiFi when using the free ones. 

Look for the Culprit and Get Rid of It

Sometimes a very "innocent" small app or widget you would never suspect of anything eats most of your battery. That's why you should have a look at what is going on inside your Android phone.

To check what's eating most of your battery, simply go to Settings > Power > Usage. You may be amazed at what you see there. 

You can find even more Android battery tips here.

What's eating your battery right now?
Which app should we kill?

Here is a short video which shows you how to check what's eating your battery most:

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