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Battery Saving tips on Android

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 With phones getting more powerful and becoming part of our day to day activities, battery life conversation is necessary to make sure the phone makes it through the entire day. One of the worst things that can happen is having a dead phone when you need it most. Find out different things you can do to preserve your battery life:

 

Optimize your device - On some android devices, you can have it optimize your device for you, which will make sure it's running at optimal settings to conserve battery life. Go to Settings > Device Maintenance and choose Optimize.

Battery Settings - Go to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery to check what apps are using most of your battery life. If you see one that is taking more than normal, check the settings or delete it.

Data polling Settings - Change the frequency of how often your apps, such as Twitter, Facebook, and E-mail, fetch new data. Each app is different, and you can usually find this option in the settings tab in the app. For example, for the default mail app, go into the Settings on it, select your mailbox name you wish to edit, select Sync Settings.

Disable Bluetooth and WiFi - If you are not using either of these features, disabling them when not in use can help increase battery life. For most phones, you can swipe down to bring up the Notification Bar to enable and disable them.

Remove unnecessary widgets - Widgets are what make the home screen great, but if you do not see yourself using a certain widget that much, remove it off your home screen to save battery life.

Disable auto-brightness - Auto-brightness is a great feature, but it may amp up the brightness when it is not necessary. To disable it, go to Settings > Display and Disable Auto Brightness.

Disable Google Hotwords - 'Ok Google' is a great and convenient feature, but it drains battery, as it has to be listening all the time. Disabling the feature or changing it to work only when you are in the app can help save a lot of battery life. To disable it, go to Apps > Settings > Accounts. Select the Google Account and go to the Search section. In the Privacy section, tap on Voice. Tap on OK Google hotword detection and turn off this feature.

Ring over vibrate - Vibrate is a good way not to disturb others, but it takes more battery to vibrate then ring.

Disable haptic features - Getting feedback while typing makes the phone feel more responsive, but it does drain battery. Go to Settings > Sounds and Vibration. Disable the vibration features.

Disable Notifications - Notifications are useful, but they drain battery to wake up the phone to provide an alert. Disable the notifications on apps that are not needed. Go to Settings > Notifications and select the apps you wish to disable.

Tweak Doze mode - Doze mode kicks in when you do not use your device, and it puts your phone into a deeper sleep mode. To make a few changes, go to Settings > Device > Battery. Touch the 3 vertical dots and select Battery optimization.  From here, you can use the drop down to change between "Not optimized" and "All apps." Under "All apps," you can select the app and choose to optimize it. For other devices, you may see the option when you enter Battery, and you can select what apps you want to go into sleep mode.

Power Saving Mode - Have the phone do the power saving for you. By going to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery, you can select between multiple power saving modes.

 

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Re: Battery Saving tips on Android

Leave any other comments on things you do to preserve your battery life.

 

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Re: Battery Saving tips on Android

Disable Google Hotwords - 'Ok Google' is a great and convenient feature, but it drains battery, as it has to be listening all the time. Disabling the feature or changing it to work only when you are in the app can help save a lot of battery life. To disable it, go to Apps > Settings > Accounts. Select the Google Account and go to the Search section. In the Privacy section, tap on Voice. Tap on OK Google hotword detection and turn off this feature.

 

 

sorry this is not true...  And its part of the OS now so if you turn it off its still on.....  Ok google detection may use 2% of my battery over the course of a 18 hour day and I still have 30% left in the tank on a s8+ or note 8.  Sorry but the stuff below will save more juice than this tip.

 

The big one that is not on the list....

 

DISABLE ALL ATT APPS ON THE PHONE...  MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO USE THEM....  ATT CALL PROTECT IS A BATTERY HOG.....

 

 

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Re: Battery Saving tips on Android

I saw the title and knew I could count on you to poke holes....

Okay Google does not chew battery.  

I haven't noticed Call Protect using much battery.  

 

 

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Re: Battery Saving tips on Android


@lizdance40 wrote:

I saw the title and knew I could count on you to poke holes....

Okay Google does not chew battery.  

I haven't noticed Call Protect using much battery.  

 

 


@lizdance40

 

call protect on the newer phones is fine but some older ones not so much....

 

Here is another one wifi and blue tooth dont consume battery when not in use now thanks to Doze.  They go into sleep mode....  And the amount of energy bluetooth LE uses with wearables maybe less than .5% of all battery usage for the day....

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Re: Battery Saving tips on Android

Disabling notifications also does little to conserve the battery life for most apps that show notifications related to a remote activity (email, text messages, facebook, etc.) Disabling notifications only precludes the app from actually showing them in the UI, but the actual push notification from the server is the one that wakes the phone up and runs the processing. Turning off the active display for notifications may be a better way to conserve the battery in this regard.

 

My personal preference for prolonging the battery life is to just turn on the battery saver. I noticed that I don't really miss any important notifications but the battery lasts about 20-25% longer than in normal mode, at least on Android Oreo where I tried it.

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