In recent years, smartphones based on the Android operating system have taken a big step forward, as has the OS itself. What makes it popular, of course, is that Android is the base for dozens of smartphone manufacturers, which allows users to choose exactly the gadget they dreamed about and at the desired price. Equally important is the huge number of free applications that can be installed on the OS.
However, while the overall power of smartphones and the Android OS itself is growing, the weak link remains in the form of a gadget battery. After all, few modern smartphones can boast of the autonomy available in mobile phones a decade ago.
Of course, huge screens and technologies that could only be dreamed of before are unlikely to allow a smartphone to have autonomy at the level of 7-10 days, but still, users themselves can help ensure that the battery does not run out before their eyes. GLOBAL HAPPENINGS tells how this can be achieved.
Remove brand junk
Almost all popular brands of Android smartphones abuse the openness of the operating system, creating clones of existing programs with their own twist. In most cases, users never even open them using standard Android features. However, these apps still remain installed on the smartphone, taking up space as well as draining the battery with background updates and improvements.
Therefore, the obvious solution would be to go into the settings and delete all this junk. Yes, unfortunately, it is simply impossible to remove all of them, since the developers did not provide for such a function. But you can still limit background refresh.
Another problem with smartphones is partner apps such as Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneDrive. Remember how many times you actually opened any of them? Similarly, it happens with too intrusive integration of services from Meta: we are talking about Facebook, Services, App Installer and Meta App Manager. Any of them can be safely thrown away. Yes, even Facebook, which has long been known for its gluttony towards the battery. Instead, it is better to use Facebook Lite or access the social network through a browser.
To clean your smartphone from garbage, open Settings and go to the Applications submenu. Next, uninstall or turn off anything you don’t need.
Get rid of various Battery Saver
Unfortunately, most third-party apps that promise to optimize your battery life will only delight you with beautiful animations that give the appearance of being active. As much as you’d like it, 99% of these programs don’t optimize battery usage in any way.
Yes, such applications can disable programs running in the background. But this is only a temporary action. You can completely disable background refresh yourself.
In addition, this should not surprise you, during their work, such applications only drain the battery themselves.
Use optimized applications
If you are interested in any of the third-party applications that may be useful, be sure to check its system data to see if it supports your smartphone and if it is optimized for your version of Android OS.
If not, try to find a similar application from another developer that will work better on your smartphone and will not drain the battery.
Update your Android
If the smartphone manufacturer is supporting it and releasing an OS update, never refuse to install it.
An Android update always means that the system will run more stable and draw less current from the battery. After updating the OS, third-party applications may also start to work better.
If your manufacturer no longer updates Android, just accept it and follow the other tips.
Use Wi-Fi instead of mobile internet
Yes, it is probably more convenient to turn on mobile Internet and be online where it is convenient for you. But the mobile network affects the battery very much in itself, and when you still turn on the mobile Internet, things only get worse. Therefore, it is optimal to use free Wi-Fi where it is available.
But there is a “but” here too. Keeping Wi-Fi on while you’re outside isn’t a good idea either, as your smartphone will constantly try to find a free network and connect to it.
Therefore, Wi-Fi outdoors should be turned on only when you need Internet. Or at least where you know for sure that there is a free network.
Turn off unnecessary features
Like many years ago, the tips for turning on remain relevant only when using Bluetooth, NFC, location functions, mobile Internet and a hotspot.
You don’t have to turn everything off at once. First, turn off a few of them and evaluate how it affected the battery. During this time, you will understand whether you really need these features always on.
Previously, GLOBAL HAPPENINGS also talked about the golden rule of charging for all smartphones.
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