This post is for all of our Android users out there. As more and more devices are manufactured without a removable battery – I’m looking at you Samsung – there is an increasing need to get the most juice out of your mAhs! Today we’ll go over some simple tips to improve the battery life of your Android phone or tablet. For the purposes of this tutorial, we’ll be using Samsung Android 5.0 – Lollipop. If you have Apple iPhone or iPad running iOS 9.3 then we already covered how to improve battery life in iOS 9.3 and If you have an LG, Motorola, or Nexus device, your options might look a little different.
5 tips to improve battery backup in Android 5.0 lollipop
Keep screen brightness low
The easiest fix of them all is to keep your screen brightness under control. While 100% screen brightness looks fantastic, it just isn’t necessary for backlit screens. Lowering the brightness to under 50% can get you a couple extra hours of battery usage. To lower the brightness, just swipe down from the top and slide the brightness control to the desired setting. Piece of cake!
Limit location services
Next, try monitoring your location services. GPS is great when it comes to getting around, checking weather or playing around with Snapchat geofilters – Disneyland!!! Or Vegas!!! – but it may be wise to cut back a little on this battery draining feature – just a little.
Go to Settings > Location > Mode and select “Power Savings.” This will turn off your GPS to save battery but let you check location setting using wifi or cellular networks.
Backup photos while charging only
Ooooh here’s a winner – back up photos when charging only! Google Photos is a great way to organize and archive all of your photos and videos. By default, the app will backup all your photos whenever you are connected to wifi. And that’s great for saving on your data plan, but what about your battery?
You can go to the Google Photos app and click on the Menu on the top left. Go to settings – Back up & Sync – and click “while charging only.” This way all those reject selfies that weren’t good enough for social media don’t drain battery.
Enable low power mode
The Android operating system has a simple way to automatically maximize your battery life and turn off unnecessary features. It’s called low power mode and it’s very simple to use. Simply go to Settings – Battery – Menu and tap “Power saving mode.” This feature will restrict background data and reduce some performance, but your phone will last longer as a result.
You can also have this feature turned on automatically when the battery hits 5 or 15% – – on that same screen, just click “on” and select the option you want.
Stop using live wallpapers
This last tip goes a long way. Live wallpapers can be really fun – – who doesn’t love swaying palm trees or falling snow flakes as their background to be temporarily transported away from the corporate regime? I do but I don’t love the battery drain that accompanies them.
That’s all for now, I will make a complete guide on greenify which is, in my opinion, the best battery app made for android ever. Until then, keep that Android going all day and if you have a tip to share, please leave a comment below.