Sunday, June 23, 2013

How to increase battery life on my Android device


  1. Don't use Live Wallpapers. They're cool, but they eat battery.
  2. Don't use Sense UI. That's HTC's home app. Again, it's pretty, but not friendly to battery.
  3. Prefer the back button over the home button. The back button lets apps decide if they want to run in the background. The home screen often leaves apps running when they don't need to.
  4. Don't use app killers! There's no need for them if you use the back button, and you'll end up crippling other apps because of non-obvious dependencies between apps.
  5. Use WiFi whenever you have access to a network because it uses less battery than 3G. (Shorter distance, lower power.) Turn WiFi off when you don't have access to a network, otherwise it will keep looking for a WiFi network it can use (which drains battery).
  6. Reduce the frequency at which apps refresh their content. Common offenders are social media clients (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and news or weather apps.
  7. Finally, watch your battery usage under Settings -> About Phone -> Battery -> Battery Use. This will show you what has been using the battery since it was last charged. (So it shows nothing while charging!) If anything unexpected is using the battery, consider replacing it with another app or service.





Some other tips:


  • Lower the screen brightness
  • Turn off 3G (if you have a phone that you can switch between 3G and 2G).
  • Disable automatic Data Sync or:
  • Set your apps to sync at longer intervals or don't use apps/widgets that do synchronize often
  • Turn off any unnecessary vibrations or haptic feedbacks
  • Disable the keyboards backlight
  • Avoid using the speakers, opt in for using headphones
  • Underclock the CPU (rooted users)
  • Turn off data completely (using an app like APNDroid)
  • Don't use task killers to automatically kill off processes. They simply will respawn. Uninstall undesired apps.
  • Use applications like Locale or Tasker to control your phone's Wifi/GPS/Bluetooth/Sreen brightness/etc. settings automatically with profiles that activate under certain conditions
  • Set your screen timeout to a short time interval. Then use Screebl to keep your phone screen on when the phone is only held at certain angles.


3 comments :

  1. Can we install cocore 8 in 4.4 s advance

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  2. hello... are you sure cocore 8.0 can save a lot of a battery.. i never heard it before

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