Android Phones General Settings: Battery Life Tips & Tricks

The beauty of using an Android phone is that it allows you to multitask. This is the primary reason why Android based gadgets are increasingly becoming popular. While opening too many applications can lead to drained battery, Android’s multitasking capability allows you to run many applications in the background. In addition, it also allows applications to keep a check on the system and start them when required.

Besides, running too many widgets can also lead to a drained battery.  Android however, allows you to run informative and useful widgets which only make the mobile phone all the more interesting. Another feature offered by Android phones which can lead to a drained battery is the Background data synchronizing feature.

So, if you are looking at ways to balance the battery life, then you can consider the following points:

1.      Control the brightness level of your gadget’s screen. Big and bright touchscreen displays have a tendency of using too much power. Hence, you can set the auto brightness level and further control the brightness level by making use of the power management widget.

2.      You can also consider controlling the phone when it monitors the location. You can turn the GPS off, but the Android based phone will continue to use the cell’s network, unless you happen to give it suitable directions. Therefore, you can go to the “Location & Security” option in your phone and then toggle it off. Then, toggle off the phone’s scan for GPS ability and cell network location as well. Users can also turn the GPS off while using the power management widget.

3.      Use a task killer and end applications which use too much of power.

4.      Android users can go to the ‘About Phone’ menu and look for the battery use tool. You can then look for those applications which use maximum power and then uninstall them accordingly.

5.      Another tool for keeping track of your battery usage is the Battery Graph tool. It is available for free in the Android market. It will check your phone’s remaining charge every few minutes and then compile the same data on a graph. You can also export this data as a .CSV file.

6.      Change your Android phone’s sync settings. Do not turn off the sync setting completely but set the refreshing time to one-two hours. Using lesser time to access the data network only means that you will enjoy a longer battery life.

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