Moto G 2015 is one of the awesome smartphones in the market today. Built with some of the most excellent features its battery life though adequate, maybe a bit of a downside for a demanding user. Here are some of the tricks you can use to maximize on your Moto G 2015 battery life:
1. Reduce the screen brightness
One of the common battery drains for any smartphone is the screen brightness. The brighter it is, the more power used. Most manufacturers’ definition of a normal phone screen brightness tends to be higher than an average Android users’, and Moto G 2015 is not excluded. Reducing the Moto G’s brightness can greatly boost your device battery life. Along with this, lower the amount of time your screen stays on. Constant notifications and leaving your device screen on while idle drains unnecessary battery power.
2. Turn Off connectivity features
Though single functions do not use much power, a combination of functions left on can largely affect the how long your power stays on. Turn of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS location services if you are currently not using them. This reduces the load on your Moto G battery, in fact if you don’t need sort of connections you can put it on Airplane mode or switch it off completely.
3. Disable Running Apps
Certain apps whilst running in background use up data and also most of the power. You can disable this by simply, going to Settings tap on the Battery Settings and enabling Battery Saver which by default disables apps that refresh in the background when your Moto G’s battery is below 25 percent.
4. Disable Wi-Fi
Moto G comes with a useful setting that is capable of reducing your Wi-Fi’s activity on the device. On the Settings, navigate to Wi-Fi then tap on Advanced, where you will access various Wi-Fi options to choose from. This means that you can disable Wi-Fi when the Moto G is timed out or limit its use to when the device is set on. However, if your device is not on Airplane Mode then data demanding apps may alternatively use up the cellular data, which could still dent your battery life.
In addition to this, Moto G settings allow you to disable Wi-Fi scanning while its Wi-Fi optimization feature acts as a tool for monitoring your device Wi-Fi activity and reduces the battery consumption when not in use.
5. Turn off auto-uploads
Most apps automatically upload content to the internet, this can be your saved photos or data synced between a number of devices for the purpose of backing up data. As advantageous as this is, it needs internet connectivity along with processing power which means your device works more than it needs to. Disabling these automatic uploads can significantly increase your phone’s battery life.
6. Check on Google Play Services
If your device has been frequently experiencing battery power drains, the problem could be Google Play Services. Google Play Services lets you explore Gmail to mail apps, GPS maps and location services and much more.
To verify if Google Play Services is the culprit to the battery drains on your Moto G (2015), go to Settings then tap on Battery. Here you will see the main power hogs, most likely the screen will be topping the list. On the other hand, if the display or Android device is using less power than the Google Play Services, something could be wrong.
Causes of this happening include the use of multiple accounts on your device. This accounts require their own individual Google Play Service connections. A third party app may be improperly using the Google Play Services due to a bug, or there may be an error in Google sync services. Running security apps or task killers are common causes of Google Play Services issues, try disabling them and see if it fixes the problem.
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