Ice Cream Sandwich, the last Android release did address to this issue and have ironed out most of the leaks that were causing all the battery drain, but there are still some tips that you may need to take care of in order to get the maximum battery life from your Android phone.
Battery Saving Tips for Android PhonesWe have used almost all the major Android phones released up to date. Battery has been an issue in all of them, but to be very honest, Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.4 is one of the best Android phones when it comes to good battery time. I can almost pull out a 24-hour time with its standard battery and that too, with my extensive heavy usage of emails, social networks and browsing. How? Continue reading below for all the battery-saving tips I have come across so far and even use most of them – when needed.
Let’s get on with the list:
1. Turn off Wi-FiIt’s better to turn off your wi-fi when not in use or you are nowhere near a wi-fi hotspot. It gets you a considerable amount of battery time if you turn the wi-fi radio off. How?
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > OFF.
2. Turn off BluetoothSame goes with bluetooth. No need to keep it turned on when not in use. The bluetooth radio sucks up your battery life even when you think nothing really is happening over bluetooth. How?
Go to Settings > Bluetooth > OFF.
3. Turn off Background Data for AppsMany apps go online to fetch or send data/information when not in use. This is why Google brought up the option of data usage in Android 4.0 which shows you which apps and how much data has been used over mobile network and Wi-Fi. It also gives you a quick summary of which apps use how much data when in the foreground and when in the background over which network. If you think apps are using a lot of background data, restrict them from using any. How?
- Go to Settings > Data usage.
- Tap the app that is using most background data
- Scroll to the bottom, and check “Restrict background data” box.
4. Set Display Brightness to Automatic or Minimum
- Go to Settings > Display > Brightness.
- Check “Automatic brightness” and tap OK.
5. Turn off Pulse Notification Light
- Go to Settings > Display.
- Unheck “Pulse notification light”.
6. Turn off Haptic Feedback
- Go to Settings > Sound.
- Scroll to the bottom.
- Uncheck “Vibrate on touch” option.
7. Use Only 2G Network
- Go to Settings.
- Tap More…
- Then Mobile networks.
- And uncheck “Use only 2G networks”.
8. Shorter Screen Timeout
- Go to Settings > Display > Sleep.
- Select 30 seconds.
9. Turn off GPS.
- Go to Settings > Location services > uncheck everything.
10. Remove Unnecessary Widgets
11. Disable Live Wallpaper
12. Use Dark Wallpapers on AMOLED Displays
13. Sign-out from Google Talk
- Open Google Talk
- Tap your Google account.
- Tap the 3 dots icon at the top-right of the screen.
- Select Sign out.