If you recently that you are in possession of a smartphone (this applies to android and other operating systems, but I focus more on the choices of androids) you probably noticed that the battery needs to be charged almost every day, or if you are someone who uses little or no use using 3G is extended to 2 – 3 days in the best case. For users coming from Nokia terminals (for example), this is a very favorable point since the custom in these users is charging once a week (not a rule, each user is a world).
In this post I’ll try to put some of the most important points that can make your battery last a little longer, or for those who do not reach them or even a workday that can finish with a bit of battery.
1. Turn off the Radio When not in Use. To Get More Battery Life
The first clarifies that the FM radio is not hearing or leave the top 40… when I mean I mean the radio transmission system having smartphones to communicate with the outside world. When talking about radio, we are talking about the transmission GSM or 3G (data) of the phone itself, considering that 3G consumes more data than GPRS. Another radio that has the phone is WIFI or wireless battery also consumes enough, and if you are not connecting to any network known is better left off, so it is not constantly looking for networks. The Bluetooth is another transmission system if not used is best left off. All these settings can be done from the settings menu or by using Android widgets that make it much easier (There are hundreds on the market). Clarify at this point that if we disable ALL radios, including the phone, we quedarnos with a nice media player, so turn out the course that we will not use.
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2. Do not use the vibration mode
Why we use vibrate mode if we have a thunderous tone that will not allow us to lose calls?… The vibration mode can activate if we have no assurance that we will hear the tone, or have the mobile in silence, or go to carry in a pocket where you might not hear the sound, but if you notice it vibrating… Having ringtone and vibration is a waste of battery.
3. No use of Taskkillers
How? Really?. For if, according to most experts use taskillers android is not necessary (at least from the android version 2.2 Froyo). Android has its own task manager and resources so that when an application is no longer needed is consuming excessive resources or the operating system itself is responsible for close to make way for other applications that need these resources. To put it in terms. Suppose I am ejecting a game and get an SMS, well, way to SMS application and left the game in the background. The game is using memory and system resources, but as soon as you finish reading the SMS (Other boss calls me into his office for SMS) back to the game and there is rolling along smoothly . . . ‘ve just killed the remaining 20 enemy level and go to see the boss to see that tripe was broken. I open my calendar to see which dates have after this meeting and the game returns to take second place…
The meeting with the head is elongated, and the game is there, waiting, but the system is very clever and has other things to do seems that the game does not run in a while, and system resources are down because closes and opens the way to other applications that require resources. When I finish the session and return to open the game, it will do from scratch and not from where I left off…
4. Avoid the use of funds animated screens
Okay, if you are super-cool and quite mobile is presumed when your background is filled with goldfish or lines that come and go or girls who bounce them certain body parts (‘ve seen everything), but such wallpapers usually consumes precious resources and literally eat the system battery. You’ll have to choose between keeping brag or battery.
5. Avoid extensive use of widgets
As with the animated wallpapers happens with widgets. While most programmers look closely at the issue of consumption, the truth is that the more widgets least put the battery will last. Especially watch out for that check email, or Twitter or Facebook, because in its configuration usually come update time of the data, and the less time between refreshments unless we put the battery will last.
6. Set the off time of the somewhat shorter screen If I remember correctly
By default is set to 3 minutes, ie from left to handle it until the screen turns off for 3 minutes with the display. This time can be set at least enough so that we do not turn off while watching the news, but short enough so that it is not turned uselessly. Each user will have their preference in this regard, but the smaller this will be the longest battery life.
7. Use the “Exit” applications that have
What If the application you are going to stop using it gives us the option to “Exit“ or “Close“ Let’s use this button to not leave unnecessarily in the background, but as we discussed will close only if the system requires resources, but it’s better if we close “at hand” and so do not let busy from the outset resources.
8. The camera flash
The great enemy of your cellphone battery now includes LED flash (or two) and this item is a great “swallower” battery, so if it is not strictly necessary to do photos with flash off and not in automatic mode. Needless to say, use the flash as a flashlight (no apps and widgets that allow) for the battery is like leaving a tap running.
9. Disable mobile data
Whenever you do not plan to use the data broadcasting facilities is to leave it off. There are terminals that allow mobile data off when the phone is off for more than 5 minutes. This setting is in Settings – Settings – Connections Inalambricas – Mobile Networks and usually specify “Disable mobile data persistence” (may vary depending on the terminal).
10. Put the cell where you have more coverage
The low mobile signal (being out of cell phone) also means more battery consumption, since the mobile will be looking for the best way to connect continuously and if you lose coverage and have to reset back to continually consume very many batteries. This point is difficult to meet, as there always has good coverage where you are working or studying, but we know that at a certain point in the room where there is more coverage we will try to leave the phone there.
11. Turn off GPS when not necessary
Will you use the Maps? Does the geolocation of photos? No, then why to take the GPS on?… True, the GPS is only active if an application “calls“, but as more and more applications are calling us the GPS (including a web browser), it’s best to turn it off when not in use.
12. Frequency Sync
This I have already discussed with the Widgets, but does not go over it for more applications. All those on Facebook and Twitter installed, know that you can set the time synchronization of both applications. Well, the less time we put less we will the battery. Unless your job, your life or your romantic relationship dependent upon see a twitter, see that the timing is something reasonable (eg every two hours, or if it is not very important 2 times a day). You can also save battery power by turning off the automatic synchronization of Gmail, contacts, and calendar, but in remembrance of sync manually occasionally clear.
13. Use CUSTOM ROMs
It is true that the modified ROMs consume less battery (not all, well … that’s true), but if you like homebuilding and me animals to make it to Root your Android, dig hard bodies crowd of Roms that are in forums to find one that will go well with your terminal and adjust more battery consumption.
I think with these 13 best tricks will save some battery and possibly allow us to use the mobile for a long day without looking for emergency charging plugs like crazy. . .
There is also a tip I’ve read and which I am not responsible nor say that it will work (I’ve put it as by doing so nothing is lost) if your battery has lost “bellows” and increasingly less hard.
The process to follow:
- Turn on the phone (display )
- We charge the battery to 100 % until the LED turns green.
- Unplug the charger (the LED will turn off)
- Reconnect the charger, and when the LED turns green (take a little) off the phone (completely)
- Unplug the charger again
- Wait for the green LED goes off again
- Reconnect the charger and wait for the LED to turn green again.
- When the LED turns green unplug the charger, wait until the LED goes off and return to Step 4 Repeat this process (steps 4 to 8 ) 10 times. This process usually takes off led a minute each time.
It is a cumbersome task, but according to those who have tested the battery gets enough and duration after performing this process is greater. Again, this process did not invent it, nor am I responsible for any damages that might be caused to the battery or the charger (which need not happen). I just limit myself to expose what is said in other blogs, forums and other “wilds” of the Internet.