We have been in situations where our phone batteries start disappointing us. The way it lasted when you initially got the phone and the way it does now has an enormous gap.
Sometimes it’s not the battery that is the problem. There might be things you do unknowing to you that weakens your battery.
In some cases, your phone battery might already be too far gone. Like when you charge for 2 hours, you use the phone for just 30 minutes. I just want to make it clear, that your battery is not revivable. This post helps stop the battery from draining fast and not to fix damaged batteries.
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Let’s look at a list of things that might have caused it, and possible solutions that work for me and I am definitely sure it’ll work for you.
1. Find And Terminate Battery Draining Apps
Most battery problems start with the kind of apps you install on your phone. From apps that require internet connectivity to those that require plenty of RAM (Smartphone memory that stores programs and data values during operation) to function.
If you must know, having a lot of battery consuming apps will obviously lead to your Android battery draining fast and in the long run, reduce the lifespan of your battery.
As they say “for every problem, there is a possible solution”. You just have to find it. Go to Settings>Battery, to find out all the power-draining apps. You can either uninstall the apps to save battery and also free up space, or you can just disable it. Whichever one you prefer is good.
After that, you will start seeing improvements.
2. Check Your Charger
Using foreign chargers are bad for your phone battery health. The battery might be different from your friend’s phone and requires a specific kind of charger to give it a healthy charge.
Well, don’t get me wrong, it will definitely charge your phone but it will just reduce the lifespan of your battery.
This is why companies manufacturers tell you on the user manual not to make use of foreign chargers and to only use the one provided by them.
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To know if your friend’s charger or a foreign charger might actually be healthy for your phone, check your previous charger for things like output or input details.
If it matches that on the foreign charger, you are good to go. If it does not, I strongly advise that you don’t use it to power your phone.
It might also be your charger cable. Your charger cable might be faulty and result in unhealthy charging. It’s best to just replace it with something new and of good quality.
3. Reduce The Phone Brightness
When you go to Settings> Battery, Battery, you will notice that phone display has the highest percentage value of usage.
Android has made regulating brightness easy by giving us adaptive brightness feature. There is a sensor in front of your screen, that detects light in its surroundings and adjusts the screen brightness according to lighting conditions. This helps to better see your phone under bright light. The brighter the light in the environment, the brighter the phone screen gets.
Your phone only optimizes brightness for you to easily see your phone clearly but does nothing to save battery life. You can turn off this feature and regulate it manually.
Go to Settings>Display then turn off Adaptive Brightness.
Don’t forget to change brightness frequently to suit your particular lighting condition.
4. Reduce Screen Timeout
This is somewhat similar to screen brightness. Screen timeout is just the time length of screen display before it finally goes to sleep ( screen turned off ).
As you know, your phone screen consumes so much battery. The longer it’s on, the more battery it’ll consume.
All you just have to do is go to Settings>Display> Sleep, and select either 30 secs or 1 minute, and you are good to go.
5. Remove Unnecessary Widgets
Widgets are mini-apps that give you cool features. e.g. live wallpaper.
Widgets can use up screen space and may be especially useful in placing live data-rich applications on the device idle-screen, home screen and phone-top.
Using widgets consume battery in the background and also foreground. It is best to delete all irrelevant widgets to better conserve your phone battery.
Just click and hold the widget, then press remove. Simple.
6. Replace Old batteries ( if you can )
Removable batteries will soon be history. Most of the new phone releases in recent time have inbuilt batteries.
Batteries, in general, all die eventually, if being used constantly. If it is a removable battery, buy a new replacement.
For the case of inbuilt batteries, you should take it to your technician to change it. Better still, if you are a skilled technician and you have all the necessary tools, then you can go ahead, change it to a new one.
Note: Don’t try to remove your phone battery if you don’t know how to. It could really end badly for you.
7. Turn Off Your Gps
The Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver need not be on all the time. Most of the time you don’t even need it.
If you need it to check your location on the map or to discover nearby people on social media, you can turn it on. After you must have completed your trip or social stuff’s, you can go turn it off and conserve battery life.
Go to Settings>Location and then turn it off.
Do you have any other solutions not listed above? Share your thoughts in the comment below and don’t forget to share this post if you liked it.