While other phones such as screens and motherboards have rapidly evolved to become better and more powerful, battery technology has not seen similar progress, so even new phones with a larger capacity of charge may not last longer than their predecessors.
For people to see a significant improvement in their smartphone life, we will likely need to make significant advances in the type of battery technology used.
Due to the frequent use of mobile phones, we notice the battery draining easily and very quickly, but it is possible to maintain the charge for a longer period by improving some of the phone settings.
Here, we learn about the causes of Android phone battery drain, and some quick tricks to fix the problem.
Why are the batteries drained?
Batteries have a specific life, measured by the number of charge cycles, this means that they can only be fully charged and discharged many times. Once this rate runs out of charge cycles, the user begins to notice that their phone’s battery is no longer long lasting.
Old phones that have been upgraded to the latest OS version may experience battery drain due to constantly updating apps. In theory, this shouldn’t happen, but it often happens because the software supports newer functions that the hardware might not be specifically designed for.
How can you improve the battery life of your Android phone?
There are some quick and simple tricks that you can use to improve the battery condition of your Android phone to make it last longer:
Check which apps are draining your battery
To find out which apps are draining the battery in Android phones, tap on Settings, then Device, then Battery.
At that point, you can see a list of all the apps and how much battery power they are using. If the app you don’t use often is the one that’s consuming disproportionate power, consider uninstalling it.
- Uninstall applications
Delete the apps you don’t use by going to Settings> Applications> All. Click on each app and hit Uninstall to remove it as well as any data it has created.
You can also purchase the premium version for your favorite apps, apps that contain additional battery ads can consume extra battery thanks to the ads they run. So if you find that a favorite app is using a lot of power then switching to the ad-free premium version may help conserve battery.
- Clear cache
A trick that can help save battery life is clearing the cache of all apps that might be causing your battery drain. Go to Settings> Applications, locate and click the application, click Storage, then click CLEAR CACHE.
But if multiple apps are causing battery drain, there is an easy way to overcome that as well. You have to clear the cache of all your apps. If this does not solve the problem, you may have to clear the system cache on your device.
- Remove unnecessary widgets from the home screen
Many Android apps like weather apps come with widgets, which are placed on the home screen and get constant updates, and due to this, they help drain your battery.
If you do not need to constantly update the weather or Twitter updates, for example, remove the user interface element by holding it down and dragging it to the trash, and only the basic application icon.
- Switch to airplane mode when net and bedtime are low
If the signal is low you can turn on Wi-Fi (with Airplane mode enabled) to stay connected, then restart your cellular connection when you are in an area with better coverage.
Also, if you are not waiting for an important connection, you can activate airplane mode while you sleep. Also turn off bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi, as this helps the battery last into the morning, especially if it is weak.
- Turn off notifications
Getting real-time updates of what is going on in your apps is useful in some cases, like email or social networks, but many apps ask for automatic permission to send notifications as well for much less helpful reasons.
Turn off notifications by going to Settings> Applications, then visit the least necessary apps and deselect Show notifications.
- Stop using GPS if you don’t need it
GPS is one of the most battery draining so when you are not actively using navigation, turn off GPS. You will be prompted to re-enable it when using Maps later.
There are also some apps that track a location via GPS access, and you can find them in Settings> Location. You can go to these apps and manually set their permissions to prevent the GPS from being used.
Enable battery saving mode
For Android 5.0 and above, this feature helps maximize battery life and extend those last minutes. For example, animations shrink, most background sync is turned off, and location services are off (so there’s no navigation on Google Maps).
On Android 7 and later, you can also set battery saving mode to start automatically when the battery is left at 5% or 15%.
Batteries are manufactured, whether from lithium ion or from lithium polymer from a series of metal plates, which in turn are divided into a negative electrode and a positive electrode, this is in addition to many chemical structures, as for how these batteries work, it is a complex matter that we cannot explain now, but the charging process The battery is the filling of the positive electrode with ions and electrons from the negative electrode, and the electrons and ions try to return again to the other electrode when the battery is fully charged, and the energy that the device needs to work is the energy resulting from the passage of electrons and positive ions through this complex process, These electrons move in another way through the internal system of the phone, and they also move through the metal sheets, and this may be hindered by the deposition of the chemical solution between these metal sheets.
As for temperature fluctuations, whether in cold weather or hot weather, they affect to some degree the disruption of the balance arising in this process. Apple recommends its users to use their phones at temperatures ranging from 0 to 35 degrees Celsius, and Battery University also advises smartphone users to use their phones. In temperatures between zero and 45 degrees Celsius, and it also advises not to charge phones in low temperatures often.