How To Extend Your Phone’s Battery Life

Timothy Iyekowa
By Timothy Iyekowa - Technical Writer
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Your smartphone battery is either not capable or something else, and most of the time phone manufacturer hardly use high power batteries.

I think there is no better battery yet—that can last you the period you want, although  some new phones still last. You can use a power bank to support your phone battery.

The latest smartphone can never last you a week no matter how strong the battery is—because of those big bright screen—along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G and now 5G has emerge.

By following our guide and making a few changes to your phone’s settings, or to even an extend about the way you use your phone, you should be able to prolong your battery life.

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1. See what’s reducing your battery

Navigate to Settings down to battery tab to see an organized breakdown of what’s consuming your phone’s battery.

Your applications will display in a descending list of battery usage and consumption.

If you see an application, you use or you never use, you’ll want to uninstall the app or stop the feature app from running in background.

2. Enable battery saving modes

Enable the battery saving mode on your phone. You can find the battery saving mode in your phone settings, the saving mode is an inbuilt feature available for all smartphone.

Enabling a battery saving mode will manages the phone’s in a different aspect like reducing the screen time out setting, disable on-screen animation, and turn off vibration, prevent apps from updating in background, dim your screen.

By default, this mode turns on when your battery level drops to 20 percent, but you can set it to kick on at any battery level of your choice.

Some new version of smartphone have an ultra power saving modes. These feature turn everything off except those necessary for making phone calls and sending text messages.

3. Reduce your phone screen time out 

Reduce your screen time out, you can do that by swiping your phone notification tap down twice or once in the case may.

You can find it at the bottom by swiping up in some smartphone, under your phone’s display settings menu, find an option labeled screen Time out’, ‘Sleep’ or something similar.

Reduce the screen time out, consider reducing it to 30 to 15 second if so.

Turn down the brightness and turn off automatic brightness. It’s obvious but you’ll be surprised by how much this one alone helps to improve battery life.

4. Don’t leave apps running in the background

Don’t leave your app running in background, turn off the app that are not useful to help save battery.

By killing apps you aren’t using—you can reduce your CPU workload and cut down on its power consumption.

To turn off app you aren’t using Navigate to Settings head over Apps or Apps and Notification; you’ll see a list of apps that are running.

Tap on each one to see what they’re for; you can force stop any app you don’t need running in the background.

5. Remove unnecessary home screen widgets and live wallpaper

Remove unnecessary home screen widget and live wallpaper, Just because they’re there on the home screen inactive, doesn’t mean they’re not consuming power.

This goes for widgets that updates status in the background, but don’t dump everything, as part of what makes smartphone great are the home screen customizations; just remove the ones you don’t use.

6. Turn off the connectivity that are not in use

Turn off connectivity that are not in use, one of the biggest battery sucker is the apps using GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile data for monitoring your location.

As a user, you can revoke such apps access to location services, or set levels (in Android) to determine how much power they in use.

Navigate to Settings, Location, you can choose High accuracy when you need it, or Battery saving when you don’t.

Be carefree about what app you allow every time to use your GPS and Wi-Fi.

Allowing your apps to integrate with your location, camera, or SD card can be convenient but is most often unnecessary.

Granting too many permissions to an app and never use them will drain your battery for no benefit, so disable when not in use.

Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use

Same thing with your Bluetooth connectivity, when not in use—Wi-Fi radio drain battery. 

Turn off Bluetooth

Turn off your Bluetooth when not in use no matter now much you love using Bluetooth with your hands free headset, your wireless speaker or activity tracker, the extra radio is listening for signals from the outside world. This way, you can help save an hour or more to your phone’s battery life.

7. Update your apps

Android app often get updated to use less battery power and not to consume power, so make sure your apps are up to date.

Even if you have to configured the phone for automatic updates over Wi-Fi or carrier network.

Battery saving myths exposed, this are the tips in use for saving battery life hope it will help, share to save someone else battery life.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Technical Writer
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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