How to Conserve Battery Life of Android Phone

Today's Android phones pack huge bright screens and high-end features that suck plenty of power; here's how to squeeze the most juice out of your battery.

Top-notch Android smartphones like the HTC One S and LG Viper 4G LTE are really powerful, but unfortunately, they don't have endless battery life. In fact, many Android phone users would be happy to make it through a single day, hoping that a nightly recharge is sufficient.

Sadly, it sometimes isn't. A number of factors have conspired to reduce gadget endurance over the past several years. Thinner designs with less room for batteries, larger and brighter screens, faster dual-core processors, more software that runs in the background, and power-hungry GPS radios all share responsibility. The move from 3G to 4G networks—particularly of the LTE variety—has also taken its toll.

But there's much more to poor battery life results than that. Fortunately, there's plenty youcan do to stem the flow of juice from your Android device. Try these tips to extend your handset's battery life:

See what's sucking the most juice

Navigate to Settings > About Phone > Battery Use to see an organized breakdown of what's consuming your phone's battery. Applications and features will display in a descending list of battery hogs. If you see an application you barely use or a feature you never use, uninstall the app or turn off the feature.

Turn unnecessary hardware features off.

It's great that today's phones have LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, but do you really need all four activated 24 hours per day? Android keeps location-based apps resident in the background, and the constant drain on your battery will become noticeable, fast. Some 4G and 4G LTE smartphones let you turn off 4G mode separately, which is a good thing, since LTE consumes extra power but has yet to blanket the country. If your phone has a power control widget, you can use it to quickly turn on/off GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and sometimes 4G as well (depending on the phone).

Set display brightness to adjust automatically. 

Turning down the brightness is obvious—you'll be surprised at how much this one helps alone. But the automatic adjustment setting is less well known. Activating it means the OS will automatically dim its display in darker environments, including seemingly well-lit indoor rooms.

Dump unnecessary home screen widgets and live wallpaper. 

Just because they're sitting on the home screen, seemingly inactive, doesn't mean they're not consuming power. That goes for widgets that poll status updates in the background, as well as ones that just sit there but look pretty and animated—not to mention animated live wallpaper. (But don't dump everything, as part of what makes Android great are the home screen customizations; just remove the ones that you don't use.)

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  1. Nice information and suggestion for us,most of people are addicted with the use of smart phone for the purpose of online service and social media for enjoying with friend and chatting sharing the video and photograph.So maintain our battery life is very important.Many thanks for nice share.

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