Now mobile phones are not only instruments for making calls and sending texts. In fact, the smart phones have evolved to be more smarter than ever before, they have taken care of most of the things from our daily lives, whether it be making a video call, sending videos, pictures, locating a place on Google map, looking for some information over the internet, sending an email to somebody you can do that all on the go with the device in your pocket.

Though it is a boon of the technology to the human kind but we all want more out of everything, and especially from the battery of our smartphone even more than anything else. But the problem with the smartphone’s battery is that they do drain very fast and you need to travel with a portable powerbank or keep plugging your phone’s charger to keep it charged. And this is really a very irritating thing to do to keep the phone always plugged into charger, isn’t that?

So are there any realistic things you can do to improve your phone’s battery life, other than just switching it off, and hoping no one ever wants to call you?

Of course you can do that, however, it’s not possible to suddenly double your Android phone’s uptime, but by tweaking a few settings on your phone, you can surely squeeze out a few more hours of life from the batteries without compromising on performance of your phone too much.

Here are some easy, not-too-compromising methods of boosting your Android phone’s battery life.

  1. Set a rigid bedtime

Some of latest phones come with automation tools, which let you automatically turn off the mobile signal and Wi-Fi after a certain time. Putting your phone idle when it is not struggling to find a Wifi signal and keep looking for the strongest signal strength broadcasted by your mobile data service provider will save a lot of power. If your phone doesn’t support scheduled activities, install a management app which you can easily download from Google play store for free and turn off all unnecessary stuff over night. This way not only you will save a lot of your phone’s battery and data if you are on data plan but also you will get a better sleep when you are not fiddling around with your phone in the night.

  1. Deactivate Wi-Fi when not needed

If your phone’s constantly sniffing out and trying to connect to every Wi-Fi signal in the area, your phone’s battery is consumed a faster rate in this process and you are wasting power. Switch off Wi-Fi when you are out of the WiFi range and when you know you don’t need it. Think of it as something boring but essential you have to do, like always putting your seat belt on when you are driving a car and wearing a helmet when you ride on a bike.

  1. Upload and sync only on Wi-Fi

If you’re a keen Dropbox user or bank heavily on music syncing services, you’ll benefit greatly from only doing your uploading through Wi-Fi. It’s faster, which means less connectivity time for your phone and less straining on the battery.#2Untitled

  1. Uninstall unnecessary apps

If you haven’t manually set your phone to ask you about the automatic updates, then it’s a mistake. You can never be too sure what’s running itself in the background, what with all the self-uploading, multi-tasking, auto-replicating features in Android apps, so at least reduce the chances of something accidentally draining up all your battery by constantly trying to connect to some non-existent server, by deleting or deactivating any unused or old apps. This way you will save more hours on your battery’s life and also your valuable data.#Untitled

  1. Use push notifications if possible

Use the push notifications of your Android’s built-in email application, which is really great and stylish and comprises almost everything, but having it poll for messages every 15 minutes isn’t the good for your phone’s battery. If your mail provider offers push notification support use it as it will reduce the power drain on your phone’s battery.

  1. Check yourself

Install an app which shows you your battery consumption app wise. Apps like Battery Doctor will give you a much better indication of what’s literally eating away at your phone’s battery over. Then you can decide which applications you want to shutdown priority wise to save your battery.

  1. Keep your Phone’s Screen brightness low

Set your phone to its minimum possible brightness by default, as it’s your display that’s by far the biggest user of power. Then stick a big brightness high/low toggle widget on the home screen, in a place you can find it without being able to see it (like when using your now ultra-gloomy phone outside). Then only increase the brightness when you need to.#3Untitled

  1. Dump the widgets

Yes, widgets are a key part of Android, think that do you really need a constantly updating Facebook widget on a home screen? It keeps disturbing you whole day and most of the updates you see are boring and useless. But, to keep this feature running on your phone your phone’s battery gets strained a lot for whole day. So, best option is to uninstall the widget and do log into your Facebook account to see the updates from friends when you have time.

  1. Remove haptic feedback

Indeed your brain’s had adequate practise using touch devices that it knows if you’ve pressed something or not by now? If so, turn off all the haptic feedback options. These little vibrations use power each time you press a key, so try to get used to life without physical feedback and save your battery.

  1. Switch Off GPS

When you have the GPS activated on your phone it keeps looking for the places you move, and it takes a lot of battery’s power, if you don’t want to use your GPS to locate you everywhere you go and save battery turn it off. Turn it on when you need it, and use the option to have your phone detect your location through the wi-fi connection. Wi-fi location is generally close enough an approximation for most apps. And if they do need GPS, they’re clever enough to tell you anyway, then you can turn on your GPS to use that app.#4Untitled

  1. Put your phone in a place it gets strong signal

A strong connection to your phone network requires less power to maintain, otherwise your phone keeps searching for the strongest network and keeps trying to connect to it, and it consumes a lot of your phone’s battery. So instead of keeping it in your pocket, stick it somewhere and point it in the right direction so you see the maximum number of connection strength bars.

  1. Keep it Cool

Batteries work best in cooler temperatures, with stretched warm periods increasingly lowering their efficiency over time. Putting your phone in a looser pocket might help, or perhaps just keeping it in air while it charges.