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6 Things You Didn't Realize Were Draining Your Phone Battery

Discussion in 'Android Phones' started by Harmione, May 28, 2016.

  1. 1.A colorful phone background.
    Bright and colorful wallpapers add personality to your home screen, but if you crave better battery life, a plain dark theme is better. Super AMOLED screens (like the one on the Galaxy S5) don't use a backlight. Instead, each "organic light emitting diode" pixel on the screen produces its own light. When the pixel is white, the phone produces bright light; when it's black, it produces less light and thus uses less energy. BBC science presenter Steve Mould experimented and found battery savings of as much as 21% by changing to a dark wallpaper.
    Solution: When your phone battery is on its last legs, swap out that animated-fish live wallpaper for a simple black one.

    2.Free, ad-supported apps.
    We get it: Free mobile apps are the best thing since sliced bread, but those free apps could be costing you your battery life. Microsoft and Purdue University researchers found that a significant amount of energy used by free Android apps (such as games and social platforms) is consumed by the ads or user-tracking services running within those apps. That's because they're using your data connection and phone processor to download new ads all the time, even when you're not using the apps.
    Solution: Samsung Galaxy S5's Ultra Power Saving Mode limits the number of apps you're able to use, allowing just six to appear on your home screen. Therefore, most of those battery-draining ad-supported apps won't be available to you at all. The Ultra Power Saving Mode also disables Wi-Fi, cellular data, and Bluetooth so that using those select few apps won't put undue strain on your phone. In general, though, if you love an app, it's worth it to shell out the few dollars for the full version.

    3.Apps that aren't even open.
    It's not just ad-supported apps that are killing your battery. Other apps that run in the background use up precious phone juice. Weather apps, messaging and social-media apps, and even your mail app can drain your battery by constantly requesting updates and other data such as location. It doesn’t matter if you have them open or not.
    Solution: Configure these apps to check less frequently in the settings for the app itself, and uninstall the ones you don't use

    Vibrating alerts seem like such an innocent, fundamental part of the mobile-phone experience, but unfortunately the vibrate function uses much more battery power than just ringtones. If you think about it, the whole phone has to shake enough to get your attention.
    Solution: Easy. Turn off vibration or adjust its intensity. On most Android phones, you'll find this under Settings > Sounds. In addition to the "vibrate when ringing" setting, turn off "vibrate on touch" option, which also uses a bit of battery life for the tactile feedback you get every time you type or touch your screen.

    5.The temperature.
    Like humans, your phone's battery is sensitive to its environment. If your phone gets too hot or cold, the battery will drain faster and the hardware will possibly degrade or get damaged. In both cases, the phone can spontaneously shut down.
    Solution: Keep the phone to as close to decent room temperature as possible, and in environments you would feel comfortable in — for example, not trapped in an overheating car. Planning to hike through the desert or up Mount Everest? You may want to leave your phone off and wait until returning to a normal climate before you try to use it. Unless, of course, you're lost in the desert and need to make an emergency call — in which case, switch on Ultra Power Saving Mode, go for it, and hope that someone finds you before your phone dies.

    6.Screen Brightness
    Finally, if there’s one setting on your phone that’s eating away at your battery life the most, it’s the display brightness. We understand, no one wants to use their phone with the screen dimmed so far down you can’t tell if the thing’s even on. But lowering from full-on brightness to about half could add hours to your phone’s battery life.
    Solution: Turn down the screen brightness level as low as you can stand it. Or get a phone whose brightness level you don’t even have to worry about.

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  2. connected24

    connected24 Addict Established

    Thanks for the tip princess :)
    Harmione likes this.
  3. Your welcome prince :)
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  4. Tanong lang po yung phone ko po 0+ 8.38z nagbavibrate po sya pag nagnonotification po ng coc di ko po alam kung paano alisin patulong po salamat
    Harmione likes this.
  5. nex-S5300

    nex-S5300 Addict Established

    thanks laking tulong ;)
    Harmione likes this.
  6. Your welcome

    May settings naman diyan sa notufications.
  7. Inioff ko n po lahat kaso pag po ng nonotify ung coc ngbavibrate kahit po yung pag iooff yung phone nagvibrate din po nawawala lang po kapag nakasilent
  8. connected24

    connected24 Addict Established

    Force stop mo ang coc app
  9. Salamat sa dagdag kaalaman
  10. thanks for the info madam