The 6 ultimate tricks to save battery on your Android mobile

The battery life of our smartphone is one of the great current concerns since without a phone many can not live and others both can not work. That's why today we teach you several tricks to extend the battery of your Android to the maximum.

Decades ago mobile phones lasted for weeks, and we didn't know how lucky we were. Charging the phone on a Monday and that on Sunday we had a 15% battery was the usual thing, so much so that we did not appreciate it.

When smartphones arrived, things changed drastically, to the point that the beginnings were disastrous, with really small batteries and with durations that did not reach, sometimes, the full day.

And, although now brands strive to put batteries of 4,000 mAh upwards, getting good autonomy is not something easy, although there are tricks that help stretch the life of our Android for several hours. And they are not complicated adjustments nor will they take you long.

1. Monitor battery usage to discover the swallow

This advice seems very basic but it is totally necessary since we do not know for sure which application or applications are the ones that consume the most battery. And it is an option that usually gives surprises.

The normal thing is that WhatsApp, Instagram, and TikTok are the ones that swallow the most battery, but do not worry because it is the logical thing as long as they are the ones you use the most.

Battery and performance and applications to control

Of course, if you barely use them and you have them in the first positions, there may be a problem with them.

Once you have reviewed this list if you do not fit any of the applications you can track it, in case it is pulling the GPS, or it stays in the background longer than it should.

Mobile phone battery

And remember that uninstalling applications is free, that many times it costs to get rid of an app despite not having used it in months.

Although you do not actively use the application, many times we grant location permissions and from time to time the application makes requests in the background that end up impacting the autonomy of our mobile.

2. Track newly installed applications

Sometimes it happens that, from one day to the next, the battery of our smartphone begins to lose autonomy. Going from holding up well all day to arriving home in the afternoon needing to connect it to the charger.

This usually has a direct response, and it is usually that application that you installed recently and that you have not paid much attention to (or the opposite, that watching 7 hours of TikTok videos consumes a lot of battery).

Check the battery usage of newly installed applications.

Depending on the type of app you have downloaded, the behavior of your Android may change, as it may be demanding too many resources in the background.

By a simple review can give you the necessary information to know if everything is going according to plan.

3. Auto brightness, dark mode, and time reduction on

We are at a key point because the screen is the most energy-consuming part of our smartphone. And by far.

That's why the recommendations that we're going to give you now are really the part that you shouldn't skip in any way. First the brightness, then the dark mode, and finally the screen time on.

First, the brightness. Although you can adjust the brightness of the screen at any time, the smartest thing is to leave it with the automatic brightness, which is adjusted all the time depending on the light we have at that time. This will make us never have excessively high brightness and save battery.

Captures of the on auto brightness and timeout.

Then we have the dark mode, an option that already includes Android in the settings menu itself and that allows you to have the smartphone always in dark tones, both in the Android menus and in the applications (that are compatible). In this way, we will also save battery.

And finally, there's downtime. From 15 seconds to 5 minutes, in the screen settings, we can select how much time should pass from inactivity until the screen begins to dim to end up turning off.

And, although it may seem somewhat minor, we may be saving several hours a week of the screen on unnecessarily.

4. Put the airplane mode when we need concentration

This tip is one of the easiest to perform daily, because it is very fast and because it has a direct answer to the autonomy of our smartphone.

You just have to pick up the phone when you enter class or work, just at those times when more concentration is needed and put it in airplane mode.

Airplane mode, something important to save time on your battery

In this way, we cut off all the communications of the smartphone, so in that time the phone will hardly consume energy, giving us a good margin for later.

Of course, keep in mind that it also cuts the coverage of the phone, so if you expect an important call it is better that you do not activate it, but only disable mobile networks, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

5. Switch networks when we don't need much speed

Now that 5G is starting to be an increasingly real option in more countries, we have to consider one of the most negative parts of this technology: energy consumption.

Due to the great difference in speed and latencies between 5G and the rest of the networks, the new mobile network consumes much more energy than desired, although it is the price to pay for the superspeed of the internet.

Type of network chosen to decrease battery consumption

Therefore, for those who have an Android with 5G connectivity and who have contracted a 5Grate, the best thing you can do is change the network preferences in the phone settings.

And by putting 4G networks as the preferred ones when we don't need a great download speed we'll gain a few minutes each day.

6. Check Bluetooth, NFC, and location

Every time we unlock the mobile and drag our finger from top to low we open the fast menu of Android, that place where some people have too many options activated, which is a detriment to the battery.

By default, the apps ask us for permissions to operate. That if the Bluetooth to connect the watch, that the location to give more precision in the shopping app shift or that if the NFC by the bank.

Check bluetooth, NFC and location

And the truth is that throughout the day if we use any of these applications it is for a minute at most.

Therefore, the best thing you can do is disconnect these options by default and activate them when Google Maps or the BBVA app asks you to activate some parameter because in those connections we will leave unnecessary battery minutes.

Bonus track

Finally, as a final tip but that we do not introduce in the list because it does not provide a longer battery life, but what it achieves is a longer useful life of this, the best thing you can do is to charge your Android with the normal charger that you have at home, instead of with the fast charger that came with the smartphone.

And while these 35W or 65W chargers are fine for when we're in a hurry to charge the phone, they continuously degrade the batteries faster than traditional chargers.

So, if you don't have too much need, it's better to take two hours to charge your smartphone than 45 minutes. Your phone will thank you in a few months.

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