What are mobile phones used for? About 10 years ago, Mobile Phones were the devices used for making phone calls and sending Short Messages. But this definition should be changed at this moment where Mobile devices (It is not appropriate to use Mobile Phones at the time since Mobiles are communication devices) are used for different kind of purposes. And through these purposes, Mobile Phones have become the ultimate source of Entertainment, Office and many more and also to resemble most of our PCs. Especially when considering the smartphones now, Mobile devices are the ultimate powerhouse of our Technology related purposes.
As mentioned before, mobile devices are now used for Browsing Internet, Navigating your ways with GPS and even for starting your car. As per the results of 2011 Pew Internet Project Survey, 25 Percentage of Smartphone users do most of web surfing through Smartphones. When all other features of mobile devices have changed, Lithium-ion batteries haven’t acquired their change. So you should remember about your Smartphone’s battery while doing all these activities through your Smart Devices. And as you may know, all your favorite apps and facilities like 3G & 4G Radios, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, High Definition Cameras, GPS, etc require a large amount of Power.
And so conserving your battery’s power and hence conserving the electric energy Is very essential at this time. So here you can get some suggestions on your activities in order to provide long life for your Smartphone battery and hence to avoid a power loss in between your works. And you can surely conserve your battery’s life by performing the suggestions listed below.
Dim Your Screen
Keep your Smartphone’s screen dim as maximum as you feel comfortable with it. Because Screen is the main part of your Smartphones which requires maximum energy from your Smartphones Battery. Even some Smartphones have a feature to adjust Brightness of screen automatically, it is not much effective as manual adjustment.
Set up Short Screen Time-Out
You should give minimum Screen timeout for your Smartphone Screen. Screen Time-Out means the time taken by device to turn off lit after receiving an input from user. Most of android devices have set minimum timeout to 15 seconds. If you have set screen timeout to 2 minutes or more, decrease it to 30 seconds or less. If you are using your Smartphone mostly for sending SMSs and Checking Emails, you will feel a significant battery savings by decreasing Screen Timeout.
Reduce Frequency of Applications & Sync
This tip is specially for who have installed lots of applications in their Smartphone. First of all, turn of Automatic Update for apps installed in your Device and try to update it manually. If you have turned on this auto updating feature, even you may not knowing that your mobile device is using internet and power by running constantly in background. You have to take care of Synchronization of applications too because even if you are engaged on a call, Apple’s iCloud will be syncing your documents to web. So try to turn off such syncing programs when you don’t need it.
Eliminate Unnecessary Widgets and Animations
Most of Smartphone users fill their home screen with widgets and animations. Even you may not know, these widgets and animations are very hungry of your device’s battery power. Especially if they are updating news or weather. If you feel shame to keep your home screen blank, you may use animations which are with static images.
Disable Unnecessary Connectivity Features
Disable Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and all other connectivity features when you are not involved with it. Because Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are always searching for devices when switched on. All of these searching processes are battery life hungry. Another big problem is GPS which is hardly squeezing your phone’s battery to keep a connection with a Satellite. Also try to disable 3G & 4G features when you are not able to use it or in absence of network coverage.
Use Power Saver
Use the battery saver or Power Saver mode if your OS has an in-built one or try to download and install one from the awesome world of Internet. These features help you to control and analyze the battery-hungry actions running on Smartphone like background apps and widgets. In this case, third party applications like JuiceDefender or Battery Saver for Android can help you to conserve even more battery power.
Use Dark Background
If your phone has an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Screen, use dark colored wallpaper for Smartphone home screen. Since OLED pixels light up individually, by setting a dark background, you can see the results in power savings. If your Smartphone is having a LCD Display, this method will not work in your case.
If you have turned on vibrating effect for calls, deactivate it as soon as possible. Because the amount of power used for vibrating is much higher than for playing an ring tone. Actually, the vibration motor is letting a small weight to swing in order to shake your device. So turn of this vibrating effect for better power saving.
Hope this list of Smartphone Battery Boosting Tips will surely help you to conserve your Smartphone’s battery power and hence to conserve valuable electricity. If you have any other suggestions to conserve mobile device’s battery power, don’t forget to mention them in comment boxes.