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Thursday, 1 December 2011

8 Tips To Save Your Android Phone Battery

With its big screen and faster processor, your Android smartphone's battery is ought to drain out faster than you wish.           

A major issue faced by Android phone users is its battery drainage problem. With its big screen and fast processor, the battery is ought to drain out. In fact, you are lucky if you get 24 hours out of it. Hence, to avoid such battery woes, we bring to you a list of 9 tips for saving your phone battery.

1. Find out apps and components that consume more power
The first step to increase battery life is to find out the apps and components that consume most of the power. A CNET report says that users can press the Menu key, tap Settings, scroll to the bottom of the Settings menu and tap About Phone. One can know about the battery consumption just by tapping Tap Battery Use in this menu.

2. Use the screen wisely
The bigger display of the Android phone puts the maximum load on its battery. Set a short timeout to make sure that the screen goes dark when you are not actively using the device. You can do that by tapping Display from the Settings menu. Then tap Screen timeout and set a new time for timout. In addition, you can also control the brightness. The Display menu has the option to select brightness levels. You can either select constant screen brightness or enable automatic adjustment to suit the ambient light. Choose the 'Power saving mode', which enables the variations in brightness levels depending upon the picture. Users are advised to immediately tap power button whenever they are finished with the phone, which instantly turns off the screen.

3. Turn off the features that you're not using
Radio interfaces definitely solve the purpose of a smartphone but eat-up a lot of battery as well. You can drag the Notification bar down to toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Keep these services off unless you are actively using them. Turn on the GPS a few minutes before you need it.

4. Quit apps properly if not in use
It's a common practice to use the home button for getting out of any apps, but this leaves the apps open in the background. Quit an application properly by pressing Back if you wish to move out of it to save battery.

5. Resist using a lot of widgets
Widgets are useful, but many of them like news tickers or weather forecasters need a lot of processing time and data downloads for regular updates. Keep away from having too many widgets on your home screen. You can instead create application shortcuts and run them when you need them.

Similar is the case with Android's live wallpapers. They might look good but they drain the battery constantly.

6. Get rid of checking e-mails often
Checking e-mails very often eats up a lot of power. So avoid doing that. Get started with Android's E-mail app and tap an account, then press the Menu key, tap More and choose Account settings. Tap E-mail Check Frequency and choose Every Hour, then repeat for any other mail accounts. You can enable the settings for social media applications like TweetDeck too.

7. Avoid too many videos and games
Android phones make great radios, music or movie players, but video playback is one of the major reasons of battery drainage. Be restrictive when you use your iPlayer or play Angry Birds, Stair Dismount or any other game. Overuse can leave you powerless.

8. In an emergency

Android devices warn about low battery when it is left with only 15 per cent charge. As soon as you see this alert, head to the notifications bar immediately and turn off as many options as possible. Also, hold in the power button and turn off Data network mode. Make sure that you exit all non-essential apps, return to the Home screen and turn the screen off. From this point it is advisable to your smart phone as just a phone.

source : efytimes

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