How not to remember the beautiful first days with our phone but now, we begin to notice that the mobile battery starts to drain in minutes. One of the most hated problems on our devices. However, there is a set of tricks that can help us improve its performance even by 40%.
Whether you want to accept it or not, the truth is that if you are here it is because your mobile battery no longer supports the consumption that you are giving it. Although, let’s not see it as something magical that has to happen from a moment since in most cases it is accumulated garbage. Sure, accumulated garbage hiding in the background or third-party apps, or due to bad settings. There are 10 basic tips that you probably see in many places but that it never hurts to review.
The main source of battery consumption is always going to be data collection from applications and the device. In fact, you can try it with internet explorer since they are more dedicated to the use of data than to the user experience. This makes it one of the slowest browsers and increases CPU usage on both mobile and computer.
Other times, the problem is simply that we have a considerable number of applications. Just imagine how many applications may be running in the background in these cases.
It is always important to press the central button and start closing all the applications that we have open. But remember that there are others that can remain hidden. In this case, you must enter on settings > application > application manager part or use an application cleaner or booster.
You can see my guide to close background apps and so, have your phone a little bit cleaner.
Many people love to have their phones in full brightness but remember that it also drains your battery quickly and quickly. So if you are really frustrated by the battery issue, reduce the brightness of your phone screen.
This goes a lot in hand with how long the screen stays on. Make sure the values are as necessary. For example, with 30 seconds to go into rest mode, I think it is more than acceptable.
Also, keep in mind the power saving mode since phones greatly reduce their values in terms of screen. Try to learn to live with it from the first moment you buy a phone. You will lengthen your mobile battery with that a lot.
Clear cache and device data
Another characteristic of garbage waste that remains in memory.
A lot of people will probably say no, but, what happens when the phone accumulates 500MB of data in the cache. Of course, it will consume the battery and not only that but also the internal memory.
In case you don’t know what cache is. It is basically a collection of data and parameters that applications use. They do this to act in a faster way the next time you use them and not have to modify or reload everything again.
In this case, let’s use as an example, the cache of the Facebook application. Thanks to the data stored in the cache and the history are how you receive the constant notifications at your start. And of course, those kinds of features demand a lot of energy.
Turn off the connectivity option
Probably the second cause of battery drain.
Leaving mobile data, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth on is not something we necessarily do for pleasure but for work and study. Because we could be waiting for a message or a call by WhatsApp. Although it can also be because we have headphones connected to Bluetooth or we are making a multimedia transfer.
It is more related to communication between hardware and software. We are talking about small microcontrollers that have to be constantly sending and receiving data. To do this, they demand small amounts of energy from the telephone to work.
Whatever the reason you use features like Bluetooth or Wifi. Remember to always turn them off when you are not using them. You’ll give a huge breath to the battery if you do.
Testing a cell phone battery
It’s a bit more for experts, but quite useful too. In this case, what is done is to check the amount of voltage according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Usually, the battery voltage is 3.7 to 4.5 Volts. If it is well below spec then it is probably time to buy another, preferably original.
If you are going to remove the battery from the device, take the opportunity to check for any damage or if it is inflated. In the latter case, you can make it spin over the table, if it is not inflated it should not spin. If you see the opposite then you already know what to do.
Poorly developed applications.
Believe me, more often happens than you think. Many times any programmer for specific situations puts applications not yet finished or untested on the internet.
Stores such as Play Store or App Store are very strict in these details and take great care not to happen that way. The problem most of all is when you download things directly from the internet. Doing it that way can affect not only battery life but also safety.
Programmers have to take into account a series of rules and parameters before uploading an application. Many times due to lack of resources or time they are forced to get the job done. In such cases, the application may be too buggy to shut down or increase CPU usage. Just a part of the missing code or the lack of code cleaning is capable of producing poor communication between software and hardware.
The most recommended in these cases is to download the applications only from the official store. For those who use APK or download packages, have update drivers and always check the manufacturer’s information.
Feel free to remove an application if you see that it has truly strange behavior.
Update your device
This topic had already been discussed in how to remove apps running on the background, but basically it goes a lot with the previous points.
Keeping your device up-to-date is essential to improve phone performance. Again, due to the communication between the software and the hardware. Having the latest version of an app will allow good communication to exist, that’s what programmers work for.
In fact, if you don’t keep it updated you will also have a lot of problems with the internet connection, bugs, and lag.
Optimize your games
This point is aimed at 62% of people who like to spend time playing on mobile.
As you know, the phone is not designed for this type of use. Although there are models like Asus ROG and the Nubia Red Magix Mars which are gaming mobiles. If you are like me and you don’t have one of those, then you will understand that there are limitations. It is very important that you do not download something that will increase the use of RAM and CPU to critical values or close to them.
Every time you go to download a mobile game, be sure to read the specifications. In them you will see the versions of OS allowed and which are the brands that best fit, that will allow you to compare. Also, make sure you have the necessary memory space for both downloading and execution.
The good thing is that technology evolves and manufacturers work a lot in the gaming field. They develop high-density lithium batteries in combination with other types of materials such as sulfur.
Mentioned the above, still, limit yourself in time of use. If you are clear that you cannot play for a certain amount of time, better not do it. You will cause the battery to overheat and that can damage other parts on the internal board.
Reset your phone
It is something that hurts us and that we know is very time consuming since it requires backups and time to reinstall. If none of the above worked for you or you cannot afford a battery that the manufacturer distributes for your model then this is the last option.
All phones today should have the option of recovering the operating system to the factory option. This entails a lot of sacrifices since you will have to delete contacts, accounts, and applications. It will depend on what phone you have since some allow you to specify what is formatted and what is not. Others on the other hand will always keep a backup of the system.
The important thing in these cases is that in any case make a backup of everything you have on the phone. Not only will it help you to recover documents and others, but you will also be able to analyze and see what causes failures in the battery or any part.
Usually you will find this option in settings > backup > factory data reset.
Change the battery
It is the least economical option but in the end it can save you a lot of headaches.
On second thought, I think we should all always have an extra battery in case something happens. The problem of course is its price and that sellers can try to scam us with something that does not work for the phone.
The average price of batteries is 200 to 300 dollars although there will always be places where they sell them cheaper. With that, we come to the second point. You should try to buy them only from the phone manufacturer. You can also research from authorized dealers.
I hope these tricks, which were not so simple in the end, will help you with your battery problem. Most of the time it’s just trying several solutions to get to the right one.