Ever since I published a blog post on my Samsung Galaxy’s battery life, I’ve been getting a lot of requests on how to extend the battery life of various Android devices, as the previous post was more of an overview as opposed to a detailed step-by-step tutorial. Before I give you the exact steps, I would like to do a little disclaimer: The battery life of your device will ultimately depend on the device that you own. I’m no expert in hardware and I definitely haven’t done a lot of research on what kind of batteries all the different Android Devices use. So I’ll be approaching this topic from a more generic angle; more specifically, I’ll be focusing on the Android OS, as opposed to individual devices. Maybe in the future I might consider doing a little User Guide to the battery life’s of all the major Android and iOS devices – but that’s in the future. For now, let’s just focus on the Android OS.
Steps on How To Extend The Battery Life of Your Android Device (Phone, Tablets, etc…):
Go to the Google Play store and install the following two Apps:
Open the Battery Doctor App and click on the Mode icon at the bottom. Here, depending on your usage, you can select the best battery saving mode that best suits you need. There is a Super Saving mode that basically kills all the task running in the background, and only keeps Phone and SMS “ON”.
Here, you also have the option to customize your own battery saving mode, by choosing which tasks you want to stay Active and which tasks you’d like to Turn OFF. I personally prefer to customize my battery saving mode as it gives me more flexibility. You can always go back and change the settings until you find the best one.
Battery Doctor is a very intuitive App, and as such, it will notify you whenever Apps are draining your battery faster than usual. If you’re running out of battery life, you can open the Battery Doctor app and click on the “OPTIMIZE” button.
Open the Clean Master App and click on the Menu button on your Android Device. A menu will pop-up in the right hand corner of your screen. From there, select Settings. Under Settings, scroll down until you find a section titles “Phone Boost”. Under Phone Boost Turn ON the “Kill Tasks at Screen Turnoff” option.
And that’s about it.
These configurations will help you get the most out of your battery life. They’ll definitely extend your battery life by at least 3 to 4 hrs. In some cases, even more.
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