Among the many things smartphones are known for, battery power drainage is definitely at the top of the list. From the huge flashy AMOLED screens to the powerful processors embodied in most of them, you are bound to be enjoying your Android smartphone with a charger connected. However there are a few tricks you can try to save on power especially with an Android Marshmallow operating system to rely on.
Employ themes and wallpapers that are dark
If your Android phone is complemented with an AMOLED screen then it might be a good idea to use a darker wallpaper or theme. This is because colored pixels are only brightened by AMOLED screens, whereas darker pixels are dimmed. Therefore, your phone uses less battery power to light up more black pixels than it does for colored pixels.
One of the notable features of the Android Marshmallow is its Doze mode setting. This feature not only helps manage your power consumption but also helps you extend your battery life. This feature is automatically enabled and its purpose is mostly allowing your device to hibernate after a while of not being used. This feature is said to save up to quarter of its battery life, this means you only lose 3 to 5 percent of power at night.
Use Lock Screen notification
Lock screen notifications can also be instrumental in the saving of battery life. Lock screen notifications let you view your notifications without having to turn on your screen. This comes in handy especially if you are used to getting a ton of notifications that you won’t immediately follow up on. If your phone runs on Android Lollipop then lock screen notifications are already featured.
As for phones with an Android KitKat OS, consider using lock screen notifications and widgets supported by your ROM or install an app like Dynamic Notifications which works much the same. Essentially you can access content without the need to fully unlock your device.
Have in place a “Do Not Disturb” schedule
When you do not need access to Wi-Fi or cellular data then turn them off by enabling a “blocking mode” or “sleep”. For times when your phone is off limits, disable ringing, vibrates or internet connectivity. Most phones feature a “Do Not Disturb” function that does all this effectively.
Alternatively, you can enable airplane mode or utilize blocking or sleep modes to set your phone to do certain things at specific times of the day, whether you are asleep or on the move.
Likewise, an app like IF by IFTTT can also help you control your power consumption while installing an excellent app such as Greenify forces battery draining apps to hibernate when they are not in use.
Keep your Apps Updated (Manually)
An app update is developed so as to optimize the memory and battery of your device. This means constantly updating your apps equals the superior optimized features. Also uninstall old apps that are inactive on your phone, as they may be taking up most of your battery life and RAM.
In addition, to conserve your battery life, disable automatic updates of the apps installed on your phone.