Battery Optimization Tips for Android
When it comes to smartphones, the two dominant operating systems are, and have been for a while, Android and IOS. To that end, whenever you look up any tips on how to optimize your device in any way – or how to deal with any sort of problem – there is usually a completely different process for Android and IOS.
One area where they can differ quite a bit is in battery management and optimization. This might be a little surprising because the batteries found inside all smartphones generally work in the same way and are rechargeable lithium-ion cells. However, the difference lies in the fact that they are smartphones.
This “smart” designation extends to the batteries themselves and refers to the fact that they have a smart battery management system, which monitors and reports information about the batteries. Furthermore, the operating system allows users to control battery operation in quite different ways. Accordingly, battery optimization (getting the best use out of the battery) is a different matter for Android and IOS. So, for Android users, things are pretty specific.
The New Face of Battery Optimization
Before getting on to how to best manage your android battery, it is worth looking at the lay of the land where battery technology is concerned. It’s changing all the time. We are currently living through the biggest expansion of battery technology in history. And that’s saying something, considering that batteries have been around for well over a century.
Today, new battery technology is popping up all the time, both in the form of new devices like the massive li-ion cells being used in power grids to updates of traditional technologies like the USB-A type rechargeable smart batteries produced by tech companies like Pale Blue Earth. These batteries resemble the traditional AA and AAA household batteries of old, yet they contain smart battery technology and are much more efficient. Therefore, we can say that new battery technology evolves all the time, and the old batteries don’t go away – they are instead updated. Thus, the field of battery technology – and therefore optimization – is incredibly wide.
Tips for Optimizing Battery Life on Android
When you hold your Android phone in your hand, you have an incredibly wieldy battery management software at your disposal. Use it wisely, and you can properly optimize your smartphone’s use of its battery. This includes making it last longer and recharge quicker. Here follows some tips:
Power Saving Mode
The power saving mode on Android is usually found in the Quick Settings panel. This is a very comprehensive tool and can be used to turn off your screen automatically when not in use, to limit the CPU speed, and to decrease the brightness by a small amount. All of these will help you get more juice out of your smartphone.
Turn Off Location Services
Location services are an excellent feature of modern smartphones, utilizing information on your whereabouts to help you better navigate and find whatever you need to find. However, not all apps need to use it all the time – and it drains your battery. It is wise to turn it off for some apps.
This is all about producing less light from your screen without making it any more difficult to see. Strong definition lines in the display allow the screen to still be visible, but less light is produced overall.
Androids do have many more features than just those to save power. The best advice we can give you then is to explore them, and employ them when you are most in need of some extra battery life.