TechSimple tips to extend your smartphone’s battery life

Simple tips to extend your smartphone’s battery life

Woman's hand holding smart phone and charging battery from built in usb socket on the table
Weerapat Wattanapichayakul
Woman's hand holding smart phone and charging battery from built in usb socket on the table Weerapat Wattanapichayakul
Images source: © Adobe Stock | Weerapat Wattanapichayakul

9:51 AM EDT, May 21, 2024

Do you remember the times when cell phones could last for several days on a single battery charge? Those days seem to be far behind us. Nowadays, because of the many features available on smartphones, we usually have to charge them daily. But don't worry, there are ways to help extend the battery life of your smartphone.

Phones from a dozen years ago, with small screens and alphanumeric keyboards, could operate on a single charge for several days. Today, with the growing number of smartphone features and applications, such performance is nearly unattainable. Modern smartphones are equipped with increasingly larger batteries, but at the same time, they have many elements that effectively "drain" energy from the battery. As a result, a good power bank often becomes a necessary accessory for every phone, which can be used to recharge the phone during the day.

Phones are charged daily

Nowadays, it's hard to find smartphones that can operate without charging for 2-3 days. Most of us still plug in our phones every evening to see a fully charged battery the next morning. However, there are certain things you can do to take care of your smartphone's battery and extend its lifespan.

If you're wondering what to do when your phone's battery drains quickly, we have some tips. Here are four simple tips to help you extend your smartphone's battery life.

Dim the screen

The first tip is to control the screen brightness. Large screens are a blessing for users because they allow for multitasking on the phone. However, they are a real nightmare for the battery. Every display needs a lot of energy to function, so it's important to control the screen brightness. The brighter the display, the more energy it consumes.

If you don't need full screen brightness, adjust it to suit the surroundings. It's also worth enabling dark mode in apps that allow it—this is effective for phones with AMOLED screens, where displaying black color doesn't require energy.

Battery saving mode

The next tip is to enable battery saving mode. This feature will limit the operation of background apps on your phone. You can find this mode in the settings, regardless of whether you have an iOS or Android smartphone. A phone with battery saving mode enabled will last longer.

Background software

Next, if you use an Android smartphone, remember that background apps consume a lot of energy. Therefore, disable all programs if you are not using software that runs in the background. It's also good to check if your device has too many unnecessary apps. If you have such apps on your device and know you won't need them anytime soon, uninstall them.

Turn off Bluetooth

Finally, it's worth turning off the nearby sharing via Bluetooth option. This feature detects nearby devices using Bluetooth scanning. When it's enabled, the phone will be able to connect to surrounding devices. To disable this option on an Android phone, go to Settings, then find the Google tab at the bottom of the menu. Choose the Devices and Sharing option, and then Nearby Sharing. Here, slide the Device visibility option to off.

See also