The problem that afflicts us with the vast majority of smartphones – with few exceptions – is that the battery of the phones does not last what you expect. While phones double the processing power year to year, and we have several tens of gigabytes of storage, one field where no significant improvement has been made is in battery life. Today, then, we will see 5 simple video tips that show what can be done to improve the battery on Android and, also, find the possible causes of the battery lasting so little.
Uninstall Facebook / Messenger, install Lite version of both.
In 80% of cases, one of the apps that consumes the most resources and battery on Android is Facebook. Not only because it is a highly optimized app, but because, cLike Facebook needs toknow at all times what we are doing (to generate a more accurate profile of us and then offer us for sale for your advertising campaigns),the app constantly launches itself in the background, without us noticing, to obtain data on our current location, what we are doing with the phone and, of course, constantly notify us of activities on the social network to pull us back to the app. This, as you can expect, consumes a lot of battery from our phones.
One way to continue using Facebook but without giving it so many invasive permissions and not letting it consume so many resources, is to use the "lite" version of the apps, available from the Play Store.
They are much lighter apps that do not keep running in the background.
Check in Configuration the battery consumption
If we go to Settings> Battery (this may vary from phone to phone)You will find a section with all the relevant information about which apps are consuming the most energy.
Usually, the top of the list is populated by the apps we use the most. If we use Instagram a lot and the app is among the first, then there is no problem. If not, and an app that we never use appears in the list, but it is among the first places, then it is time to uninstall this app because it is consuming resources unnecessarily.
Uninstall Apps that we don't use
Another tip that goes hand in hand with the previous one, is simply uninstalling the apps that we no longer use. As we use the phone more, we will surely fill up with apps that we have never touched again. However, due to the way in which Android has been designed, many apps – as we saw with Facebook – can “auto-run” without user interaction, being in the background and consuming resources and battery unnecessarily.
That is why it is important, every month or every two months, to audit the apps that we have installed, see which ones we really use, which ones we do not, and delete those that we no longer use.
Just leave the most common Widgets
Think of Android Widgets as "mini-apps" that always keep running. They don't weigh as much as an app or consume as many resources, but if we have too many widgets, they will end up consuming our free memory, processor cycles, and unnecessary battery power.
Widgets are practical because they save us a visit to the app, sometimes, but only leave those who use frequently.
Review Android battery saving options
Now many manufacturers include battery saving modes that give us very good tips to improve energy consumption. On Samsung and Huawei phones, for example, we can go to the “Optimize Battery” option and we will be given a series of Tips that we can follow to improve battery life considerably.
Part of these tips, and something I always recommend, is to disable the location when we are not using it, as shown in the video.
And that's it! 5 simple and quick tips to improve the battery on Android!