How to improve battery life on your smartphone
The mobile telephony sector has made tremendous progress in recent years. Today we have powerful processors comparable to mini-computers, screens larger in size and resolution and cameras capable of banishing those of a lifetime. However, battery technology, as well as its capacity, remains somewhat stagnant in the past. This is noticed by users who are unable to reach the end of the day without going through the charger. If you are one of them read this article carefully and you will be very useful.
Turn off everything you do not use
Many users keep connections that are not in use active. The classic example is GPS. If we have to use some map application we can activate it specifically to use at that moment and when it finishes deactivating it. Since many applications use this connection in the background to position ourselves without us knowing. The same is also applicable to other connections such as Wifi or Bluetooth, because if they are not connected to anything they do is a sweep to find networks or devices to connect to. What makes the consumption increase since they will always be in “search” mode? This mode can also be disabled from the Wifi section within the settings of our phone. When deactivating the “Always available scanning” option.
Use your phone’s saving modes
All the brands of telephony include in its terminals applications for the optimization of resources. Within these applications, we find a section where we can control the automatic start of the applications that we have installed. With this, we get that the applications that we are not using do not start without our permission and therefore the system is not overloaded with processes running in the background. Even so, my recommendation is that you use these applications with care many bring an almost infinite number of options that if you do not know how to use them you could get the opposite effect on the battery.
Uninstall apps you do not need
Many of us use a small group of applications in our day-to-day life. Even so, we are installing applications by necessity or to test. After trying them we forgot to uninstall them. What this does is that the phone is loaded with applications that will start in the background and will cause the battery to suffer. Having the phone full of applications also has another effect much more visible and depends on the smartphone. I’m talking about losing storage memory. Many phones today have a base memory of 32 GB and the addition of a removable SD card. However, for those cases where we have less storage and we do not have the possibility to expand the memory, we will stay shorter in storage as more applications install.
Controls application permissions
There are applications that ask us for access to sections that they do not need for their daily operation and the only thing they do is to spend more battery when we use them. Within these sections, the most important are those that access the phone connections such as Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS. With the arrival of Android 7 Nougat the control of the permits was renewed. We now have an easier and more accurate way of knowing that you need each application. This section is very important for the control of the applications. We can decide which sections of our phone to give them access. The most common connection that most applications ask for is GPS. When you remove the permission to connect to the GPS, what we will do is that every time the application starts, we will not activate it without necessity.
Therefore, the consumption will be reduced. This measurement is useful in applications that do not need for proper operation of GPS. It is clear that there is no foolproof guide that assures you an excellent battery life. In the end all we can do is small measures or gestures. So that with our use or applications the energy expenditure is, lower. We hope that with these little tips you get a little care of the battery of your phone.