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How to j case treasure hunt save battery on your Android phone

Keep j case treasure hunt that device ticking along for j case treasure hunt longer
OnePlus 8 with charger
OnePlus 8 with charger
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Those of us who j case treasure hunt are old j case treasure hunt enough j case treasure hunt to remember the 'brick' phones of days gone by j case treasure hunt will recall that those j case treasure hunt handsets could last for weeks without j case treasure hunt needing to be recharged; j case treasure hunt and while we may be looking back through j case treasure hunt rose-tinted j case treasure hunt spectacles to j case treasure hunt some extent, it’s certainly j case treasure hunt the j case treasure hunt case that j case treasure hunt your j case treasure hunt modern smartphone will rarely last j case treasure hunt as long as j case treasure hunt you’ll j case treasure hunt want it to.

Most j case treasure hunt phones these j case treasure hunt days will j case treasure hunt last for a day j case treasure hunt of use, and in some j case treasure hunt cases j case treasure hunt possibly two, but the days j case treasure hunt of your handset lasting for a j case treasure hunt week between j case treasure hunt charging sessions is long gone. However, j case treasure hunt there are some things you can do j case treasure hunt to keep it j case treasure hunt running for longer, so that you're not reaching for the j case treasure hunt charger j case treasure hunt quite j case treasure hunt so often.

We’ve come j case treasure hunt up with some tips that you j case treasure hunt can use to make your Android j case treasure hunt phone last j case treasure hunt longer. These j case treasure hunt tips j case treasure hunt won’t work j case treasure hunt for iPhones, and some j case treasure hunt will be more effective on certain j case treasure hunt Android j case treasure hunt phones than j case treasure hunt on j case treasure hunt others, but j case treasure hunt based on our j case treasure hunt years of testing j case treasure hunt hundreds j case treasure hunt of Android devices we j case treasure hunt can say that most of these will j case treasure hunt work j case treasure hunt for most handsets.

How to save battery on your phone at a glance:

  1. Watch what you're watching
  2. Jump into the settings
  3. Close unused apps
  4. Turn down the brightness
  5. Change your displays
  6. Get disconnected
  7. Go dark (mode)
  8. Battery saving modes
  9. Use some Lite-r apps

How to save battery on your Android phone

Double trouble on the LG V60 ThinQ

Double trouble on the LG V60 ThinQ (Image credit: Future)

1. Watch what you're watching

Our first piece of advice j case treasure hunt is j case treasure hunt the most j case treasure hunt obvious, but it's something you can j case treasure hunt easily forget j case treasure hunt if you j case treasure hunt use your smartphone as a j case treasure hunt multi-media device. 

Watching j case treasure hunt movies j case treasure hunt and TV shows, j case treasure hunt or playing games, j case treasure hunt can drain your smartphone battery really j case treasure hunt quickly, so j case treasure hunt if you're looking to keep your device ticking j case treasure hunt for as long as possible, you might j case treasure hunt want to avoid j case treasure hunt hitting up Netflix j case treasure hunt every time you've got a free j case treasure hunt five minutes. Maybe read a digital book j case treasure hunt instead?

If you're a gamer, j case treasure hunt perhaps download a few lighter games like puzzlers, instead j case treasure hunt of jumping to Rome: Total j case treasure hunt War or Stardew Valley every time you've got j case treasure hunt a break, j case treasure hunt as j case treasure hunt games like this j case treasure hunt that aren't j case treasure hunt as intensive won't j case treasure hunt drain power as much.

2. Jump into the settings

If j case treasure hunt you've j case treasure hunt got a smartphone with a j case treasure hunt great display, you j case treasure hunt might find this screen is j case treasure hunt also your Achilles' Heel j case treasure hunt when it j case treasure hunt comes to keeping j case treasure hunt your phone going j case treasure hunt over a long period of time. No j case treasure hunt matter, if you hop j case treasure hunt into j case treasure hunt the Settings menu, then j case treasure hunt the Display j case treasure hunt options, you'll find ways to tweak j case treasure hunt it.

High resolution j case treasure hunt screens can drain battery, j case treasure hunt so if you're j case treasure hunt in 4K, 2K or HD+ j case treasure hunt it's likely possible you j case treasure hunt can downgrade these j case treasure hunt settings j case treasure hunt to a lower resolution to keep the j case treasure hunt phone j case treasure hunt lasting longer. Of course, content won't look as good, j case treasure hunt but that's a small price to pay for j case treasure hunt battery j case treasure hunt stamina.

New smartphones j case treasure hunt sometimes j case treasure hunt have j case treasure hunt 90Hz or j case treasure hunt 120Hz displays, which refresh the j case treasure hunt screen that many times j case treasure hunt per second instead of the j case treasure hunt 'standard' 60Hz, however these settings also sap your j case treasure hunt power pack's charge super quickly. Such j case treasure hunt phones let you change j case treasure hunt that though, so step down to 60Hz to j case treasure hunt extend your j case treasure hunt use time.

iPhone 11

iPhone 11 (Image credit: Future)

3. Close unused apps

After you're done using j case treasure hunt an app and j case treasure hunt press the j case treasure hunt home button or swipe up to return j case treasure hunt to your phone's j case treasure hunt menu, you might think j case treasure hunt it's out j case treasure hunt of j case treasure hunt sight and j case treasure hunt out j case treasure hunt of j case treasure hunt mind, but it's actually j case treasure hunt still drawing power from your j case treasure hunt phone.

Lots j case treasure hunt of j case treasure hunt apps have j case treasure hunt background processes that run even when j case treasure hunt the app isn't j case treasure hunt even active, j case treasure hunt and if you've got j case treasure hunt lots of apps all j case treasure hunt running in the background this can j case treasure hunt siphon your phone's j case treasure hunt battery life that could be pretty noticeable.

It's easy to close background apps j case treasure hunt simply by finding j case treasure hunt the previous apps menu – j case treasure hunt this can be j case treasure hunt found by j case treasure hunt pressing the on-screen or physical j case treasure hunt button j case treasure hunt marked by a j case treasure hunt square, or by swiping up and j case treasure hunt holding if you've got gesture j case treasure hunt controls. Now simply swipe j case treasure hunt up on the apps to close them, though j case treasure hunt there's usually an j case treasure hunt option to close them all j case treasure hunt which is quicker.

Google Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4 (Image credit: Future)

4. Turn down the brightness

This is another j case treasure hunt seemingly-obvious j case treasure hunt piece of advice, although j case treasure hunt it's one that you can forget seeing as Android j case treasure hunt phones on j case treasure hunt Android 9 or 10 are j case treasure hunt meant to fix this automatically. 

Brighter displays use more power, so turning your j case treasure hunt brightness j case treasure hunt down can keep your phone j case treasure hunt chugging j case treasure hunt along j case treasure hunt for longer, and j case treasure hunt this can j case treasure hunt be j case treasure hunt pretty noticeable if you turn it j case treasure hunt down a lot. 

However, j case treasure hunt modern Android phones have j case treasure hunt automatic brightness, which changes j case treasure hunt how blinding the display is j case treasure hunt to match the environment. This is super useful, but j case treasure hunt if you're in a j case treasure hunt bright area it'll make your j case treasure hunt screen j case treasure hunt brighter, therefore ruining your efforts to keep this low. j case treasure hunt We'd recommend turning off automatic j case treasure hunt brightness then, j case treasure hunt if you want j case treasure hunt your j case treasure hunt handset to last as long j case treasure hunt as j case treasure hunt possible.

Turning off automatic j case treasure hunt brightness is easy: j case treasure hunt simply swipe down from top, and alongside the slider j case treasure hunt to change j case treasure hunt brightness, there should be an option j case treasure hunt to j case treasure hunt toggle this j case treasure hunt feature.

LG G5

LG G5 (Image credit: Future)

5. Turn off display tricks

Display j case treasure hunt settings j case treasure hunt aren't limited to resolution j case treasure hunt and refresh rate. There are different types of j case treasure hunt display modes that can affect battery drain, which you j case treasure hunt should turn off if you value your handset j case treasure hunt lasting longer.

Always-on displays on smartphones have been j case treasure hunt around for years on j case treasure hunt smartphones, and some j case treasure hunt are complex while others are pretty basic, j case treasure hunt but j case treasure hunt no matter what your always-on j case treasure hunt display is showing you, it's going to be draining j case treasure hunt quite a bit of battery. If you j case treasure hunt want your phone j case treasure hunt to last as j case treasure hunt long j case treasure hunt as possible, turn it j case treasure hunt off!

Some phones have j case treasure hunt live wallpapers, which are basically backgrounds for your j case treasure hunt phone which j case treasure hunt move - these can j case treasure hunt be simple patterns which fluctuate, or j case treasure hunt actual moving images, and these j case treasure hunt can drain plenty of battery, especially if j case treasure hunt you spend a lot j case treasure hunt of time looking at your phone's main menu. j case treasure hunt Changing your wallpaper to j case treasure hunt a static image j case treasure hunt will keep your phone lasting much longer.

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6. Get disconnected

A phone is j case treasure hunt meant j case treasure hunt to j case treasure hunt connect j case treasure hunt us to the wider world, but j case treasure hunt apparently connectivity drains the battery, so if you j case treasure hunt want to keep your phone lasting j case treasure hunt longer you'll switch j case treasure hunt off such settings.

Mobile data, j case treasure hunt Bluetooth j case treasure hunt and Wi-Fi connectivity all take a bit of j case treasure hunt battery to maintain, especially Bluetooth if you're connected to j case treasure hunt lots of different things, j case treasure hunt so it j case treasure hunt can be worth switching j case treasure hunt off j case treasure hunt one or several j case treasure hunt of these if you're not using them.

If j case treasure hunt you need to take the j case treasure hunt nuclear option, Airplane Mode automatically switches j case treasure hunt these all off as well as making other j case treasure hunt tweaks, j case treasure hunt and short j case treasure hunt of specific j case treasure hunt battery-saving modes, this can be an easy j case treasure hunt toggle to keep j case treasure hunt your j case treasure hunt phone lasting j case treasure hunt as long as possible.

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7. Go dark (mode)

Depending j case treasure hunt on j case treasure hunt which phone j case treasure hunt you have, and if j case treasure hunt you can stand looking j case treasure hunt at it, j case treasure hunt dark j case treasure hunt mode can be j case treasure hunt a way to keep j case treasure hunt your j case treasure hunt phone lasting longer.

If j case treasure hunt you've got a j case treasure hunt phone with an LED-based screen like j case treasure hunt OLED or AMOLED, your j case treasure hunt device shows black by j case treasure hunt turning off the LEDs, which obviously saves j case treasure hunt power, j case treasure hunt so using j case treasure hunt dark j case treasure hunt mode (which comes as part of Android 10, j case treasure hunt as well as in plenty of j case treasure hunt the most popular apps) saves plenty of battery.

This j case treasure hunt isn't the case as much j case treasure hunt in LCD displays as black is created by j case treasure hunt turning on every different color, so it can actually j case treasure hunt be j case treasure hunt more battery-intensive in j case treasure hunt that case.

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8. Battery saving modes

Most Android j case treasure hunt smartphones j case treasure hunt come with a battery saving mode, which j case treasure hunt you can easily turn on to switch j case treasure hunt off select options. This usually turns off j case treasure hunt fancy j case treasure hunt display tech, and reduces background processes, so j case treasure hunt basically it combines some j case treasure hunt of j case treasure hunt the previous j case treasure hunt steps we've already mentioned.

However different battery modes on j case treasure hunt different phones do different j case treasure hunt things, so we'd recommend going through this list anyway. You j case treasure hunt can easily j case treasure hunt toggle the battery saving modes j case treasure hunt on by swiping down to access j case treasure hunt the options j case treasure hunt panel and selecting j case treasure hunt it there, or going into the Settings j case treasure hunt menu to j case treasure hunt do j case treasure hunt so.

Some phones j case treasure hunt even have ultra-battery-saving j case treasure hunt modes, j case treasure hunt which j case treasure hunt almost transform your phone into a feature 'brick' phone j case treasure hunt of old in reducing it j case treasure hunt to calling and texting, which obviously j case treasure hunt is rather j case treasure hunt extreme, but it j case treasure hunt can j case treasure hunt keep your phone lasting ages as a j case treasure hunt result.

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9. Use some Lite-r apps

Some of j case treasure hunt the j case treasure hunt most popular apps have j case treasure hunt Lite or Go versions - apps j case treasure hunt from Google and Facebook j case treasure hunt are some of the j case treasure hunt most popular examples of these. j case treasure hunt These apps are created j case treasure hunt for people with j case treasure hunt weaker phones j case treasure hunt that can't handle big apps, as they're j case treasure hunt often j case treasure hunt a bit more basic.

One side-effect j case treasure hunt of these lighter apps is j case treasure hunt that they're much less battery intensive, so j case treasure hunt if you j case treasure hunt use them for some j case treasure hunt or all of j case treasure hunt your social media or connectivity j case treasure hunt apps j case treasure hunt you'll find j case treasure hunt yourself j case treasure hunt saving lots of power.

There are a j case treasure hunt few downsides to these j case treasure hunt apps, as they're often slower to j case treasure hunt use and less powerful, j case treasure hunt but the battery saving may be j case treasure hunt enough to offset this.