Our Suggestions to increase your Phone’s Battery life
All smartphones have improved in every way in the last decade. The best smartphones now offer cameras that can easily beat classic compacts, games with graphics that wouldn’t look out of place on the PS4, and as much storage as you’d find in a high-end laptop. But the phone’s battery life is still an issue.
Most phones last about a day of good use after just one charge, and you can’t count on some if you start early, finish late, and will do a lot on your phone during the day. However, there are ways to rectify the situation.
Here are some tips for iOS and Android users to make their phone’s battery life last longer. Some are the basics you may already be aware of, others are more advanced.
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Select 60 Hz rate to refresh your screen
A lot of Android phones these days have high refresh rate screens. This means that the screen image refreshes 90 or 120 times a second instead of the usual 60 times. This makes scrolling ultra-smooth but also affects the battery life to a great extent. This is reportedly the reason why iPhone choose to stick with 60Hz for the iPhone 12 series.
Own a phone with a high refresh rate? If you’re getting fed up with battery drain it’s worth going back to 60Hz. Where these controls are will vary slightly between models, but you should find them in Settings.
Don’t allow access to the background process for FB, Twitter Or Insta
FB, Twitter, and Instagram these Social media services that capture attention. And there are big fans of simple things on your phone that will grab that attention. One way to put a stop to this, and the associated battery drain, on Android, is to restrict what these apps are allowed to do when actively used when not actually on-screen.
In Settings, you’ll find a list of all your apps and how the phone treats them. You should see a few options for each in each app’s entry, though what they’re actually called will vary between phones.
Most are restrictive but will close the app when not in use, affecting things like when notifications arrive. However, as we are talking about social media apps.
Use Auto-Brightness to save Phone’s Battery Life
Almost every new smartphone has a light sensor, which is used to see how bright the environment is. The screen then changes to suit your power level.
You have to turn on auto-brightness to use it. It’s probably already turned on, but if you want to check it’s found in Settings > Accessibility > Display and text size in iPhone or Settings > Display (or similar) in Android.
That doesn’t mean you should never touch the brightness slider again, though. The controller now becomes a relative control, changing the brightness curve Auto-Brightness will use as lighting conditions change.
Turn off allow location data of your smartphone
Every smartphone which belongs to you checks your location all the time. It uses Wi-Fi, phone mast signal, Bluetooth, and GPS to figure out where you are, and this can be a significant battery drain. We use this location feature too often to consider turning it off permanently or regularly. But you might want to turn it off on days when you need your battery to last through the night, and you’re not sure if it will.
In iPhone, location controls are found in Settings. Here you’ll find a list of all the apps that can use your location, allowing you to change their level of access. Each of these apps has a switch for the exact location at the bottom of the page, which will use the power-sapping GPS to determine where you are. You might want it for mapping and fitness tracking apps or geo-tagging in the camera, but it’s not necessary for everyone. Toggling off location data on Android is very quick and easy. There’s usual control for this in the drop-down home screen page, which makes it very easy to turn your location tracking on and off as you need it.
However, there’s also a Location area in the Settings menu that will show you which apps are using your status information and whether they use a small or significant amount of battery to do so.
Use Low Power Mode to Save Phone’s Battery Life
Every smartphone either it is iPhone or Android will have some form of “low power” mode. These typically combine some of the techs we’ve already mentioned and package them into a setting that you can toggle on and off with the flick of a switch.
Maximum brightness is likely to be low, high-end phones will reduce their refresh rates, and background activities will be restricted. This means it can take longer for notifications to appear, one of the more off-putting parts of using low power mode. However, if the battery level appears low and you are hours away from the charger it is a good idea to turn it on.
You will find low power mode in Settings > Battery on iPhone. Android’s home screen drop-down menu often has power-saving shortcuts, or you’ll find them in Settings > Battery.