How to increase Battery Life of Your Phone
Let’s just admit it. We are all addicted to our smartphones and cannot think of life without it. With constant use, we can hardly make our batteries last throughout the day. Official battery replacements take a lot of effort, are expensive, and not very easy to get done. Getting additional batteries are also not very environment-friendly. That is why these ideas to extend your battery life will come in handy for you.
Avoid temperature extremities: If you let your phone get extremely hot or cold, its battery can lose it lifespan. One of the worst mistakes you could do is to leave it locked in your car, especially when it is freezing or boiling outside.
Don’t fast charge: While it is a great feature to have, putting your phone ion the fast charge mode will put pressure on the battery. Use this option only when you really, really need it. A good way to charge your phone would be to do it overnight. Charging it from your laptop or via smart plugs will restrict the voltage, charging it slowly. Keep in mind – the slower the better.
Auto screen off: Change your setting such that it will automatically turn off after some time, generally in a minute. This feature is called the Auto-Lock on iPhones and have a default time of 2 minutes. There are also Android and iPhone apps available which can help you deal with screen timeouts.
Lower screen brightness: The screen of the smartphone is what uses up the most battery. Lowering it will save a lot of energy. You can also make use of the Auto Brightness feature, where the brightness will be lowered automatically based on the light available. If you can function by putting your phone on the lowest brightness, you will be saving a lot of charge.
Dark themes: OLED or AMOLED screens doesn’t display the dark pixels. Instead, it just doesn’t switch them on. This saves a lot of battery life as the screen area that is black will not be using any charge. Do note that this will work only with phones that have an OLED screen. For all iPhone models before iPhone X, this hack won’t help.
Energy save mode: Turning on your phone’s low power or energy save model will assist in saving charge. Restricting the use of the CPU will give you better battery life. The drawback with this is the fact that you will have to deal with lower performance.
The 50% charge hack: Many have mentioned that the best charge level for a lithium ion battery is about 50%. If you plan to store the charge for a long time, your best bet is to charge your phone to 50% and then switch it off. This will work better than charging it all the way to 100%.
Apps that drain battery: Facebook is an excellent example of this. If you absolutely cannot give up Facebook, limit certain permissions, such as video autoplay, notifications, location access, and so on. Video autoplay can use a lot of data and energy too. Some apps have a lighter version as well. These tend to use lesser data and power and even take up less space.