How to make your Smartphone battery last longer






Smartphone batteries usually have a short lifespan, as some can hardly last for 5hrs with minimal usage. Now with the introduction of new features to new phones like the 4G network, you can be rest assured that battery drainage would take a new leap. Not to worry, I would be giving some tips to ensure a longer lasting battery. 



Using Black wallpaper :
>Black wallpaper can save battery
If your phone has an AMOLED screen (like most Samsung devices), use a dark-colored background. Black wallpaper can save your battery because AMOLED screens only illuminate the colored pixels. Black pixels are unlit, so the more black pixels you have, or the more darker pixels, the less power is needed to light them up.

Using apps like Greenify
Unlike many Android apps that claim to optimize performance and improve battery life, Greenify actually works. Greenify allows you to put other apps into hibernation when they aren't in use, preventing them from operating in the background.

This frees up system resources and boosts battery performance, but requires a bit of thought. For Greenify to be effective you can't just hibernate every installed app. But since there are a lot of Android apps that perform actions you don't know about, or necessarily want, this is a useful tool.

Doze
>With the arrival of Marshmallow comes a new feature called Doze, which helps you get more out of your device's battery. Along with Google Now on Tap, Doze is the most notable addition to Marshmallow. It is enabled by default and essentially allows your device to enter hibernation mode when it has been sat unused for a prolonged period of time.

The effect of this is that your phone now sleeps when you sleep, and will lose just 3-5 percent of its battery power during and average night, rather than up to a quarter, as it would have done without Doze.

Apps are not obliged to use Doze, and you can view which ones use it and which don't in Settings and edit the list if you want to.

Don't use adaptive/auto brightness
>It may sound useful, but auto-brightness is usually way brighter than you really need. It's better to manually set the brightness to a level that is low but comfortable, and bump it up when necessary. This is one of the best ways to improve your battery life, because the screen is one of the biggest battery suckers.

Your phone doesn't have to be smart all the time
>Turn off smart features like air gestures and smart scrolling, especially if you have a Samsung. Unless you really use these features every day, they're just using battery power for no reason.

A shorter screen timeout setting saves battery
>Set your display's screen timeout to as short a time as is practical for you. Just think, if your screen timeout is set to a minute, it'll use four times more power than if it were set to 15 seconds.

Studies report the average smartphone user turns their smartphone on 150 times a day, so the difference between a long screen timeout and short one soon adds up. Reducing it will help keep your battery running for longer.

Turn off vibrate and haptic feedback to save battery
>Switch off vibrate. Unless you really need that added awareness, turn off vibration alerts for incoming calls. It actually takes more power to vibrate your phone than it does to ring it. Turn off haptic feedback too (that buzz you get from typing on the keyboard). Sure it feels cool, but it doesn't really add anything to your experience, and it's another battery drainer.

That's all I can think of for now. If you have any other suggestions, you can include them in the comments section. 





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