Tips For Extending The Battery Life Of An Android Phone

By Gabriel Jimenez

One of the biggest consumers of a smartphone is its screen. Whether it’s an LCD or Amoledscreen , it’s the biggest enemy of your phone’s battery, which you can’t do much about to reduce power consumption.

Of course, mobile phone manufacturers are aware of this and are constantly working to improve performance in this regard. However, there are some tricks that can reduce battery consumption, whether they are related to the use of the screen or certain simple and handy settings for anyone.

Regarding the batteries used in today’s smartphones, it should be noted that they are an overwhelming percentage of Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) or Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) technology and do not require complete charging or discharging cycles, nor at beginning of use, nor later. In fact, it is recommended that this type of battery not be allowed to discharge or fully charge.

  1. Do not close applications in the recent application drawer

Android has its own smart intelligent RAM management system. Recently and frequently used applications run in the background, and memory is automatically released when required. For this reason, users who delete applications from the recent application drawer make the wrong choice. Deleting the application from the list of recent applications will make it harder to open the next time you use it. When the application runs in the background it goes without saying that it will open more easily, requiring fewer processes and resources.

  1. Use a black or very black wallpaper

If you have an Amoled screen it only illuminates the colored pixels. Not being illuminated, black pixels do not consume energy.

  1. Don’t use applications that promise better battery performance

You only choose one more application that generates a multitude of background processes and attacks you with ads, which consume more energy than saving it. Learn and put into practice all the tips in this article and then you will have done everything that such an application could have done, or even more.

  1. Do not use auto-brightness or adaptive brightness

If you want to save battery power, automatic brightness does not help much. It adjusts the brightness of the phone screen according to the external conditions. Increased screen brightness results in higher battery consumption. At the same time, auto brightness involves the use of a sensor that measures the external brightness and which in turn involves energy consumption. I recommend using auto brightness for comfort in using the phone, but not when you want to save energy.

  1. Use a lower level of screen brightness

The lower the screen brightness, the lower the battery consumption.

  1. Set a short time to close the screen when not in use.

It is usually set to 30 seconds or one minute. In battery crisis it can be set even at 10-15 seconds.

  1. Stops vibration when touching buttons or screen

Vibration when touching buttons or screen provides comfort in use, but consumes energy.

  1. Disable Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, data connection, GPS, when not in use, they are part of the category of the most important consumers
  2. Change the network operator if you have a weak signal at home

You probably spend most of your life at home. A weak network signal results in higher battery consumption, with the phone constantly trying to stay connected.

  1. Set the battery saving function to turn on automatically at 10% -15% of the battery capacity.

This setting involves disabling certain functions and options as well as adjusting the brightness to a low level and will give you extra power.

Mobile Phone Addiction: Ways to Get Rid of Nomophobia

By Gabriel Jimenez

Nowadays you see more and more people on the street walking like zombies with their faces buried in their mobile phones, or worse in their tablets sometimes. When you go by subway it’s even worse, because you see people juggling about 2-3 phones, which compete for people’s attention. Dinners and lunches in the city are always eaten cold, because we need an Instagramphotoshoot first, and if a meteorite came tomorrow, it would catch us all with our phones outside, trying to film it. Mobile phone addiction is so serious that it also has a name, “nomophobia . ” Here are some tips to get rid of it.

“Nomophobia” is a term that appeared 10 years ago, invented by a British man and means “the anxiety of parting with a smartphone” . It is an acronym for “no-mobile-phone phobia” and it seems that since 2008 the world has been manifesting this syndrome. Now think of those born that year, who are 9 or 10 years old now and I don’t know what it’s like to sit for a second without a smartphone …

However, here are some ways we can break this digital umbilical cord:

Disable notifications / delete from applications

Many people would spend much less time on their mobile phone if they did from the start the action they set out to do when they took out their phone, without falling into the OCD of incoming notifications. You can also delete some of the applications that you don’t use, or use too rarely. Horoscope? Match scores?

Give up social media

I know, it’s impossible! You are not on Facebook , you do not exist, at least in the virtual environment. On Twitter you get your news and the dose of Trump-ism, on Instagram you validate your pride and on Whatsapp you talk to all your loved ones. If you find it impossible, try at least the experiment of staying without them for a week. I don’t think this job and your social status will affect you …

Set limits on phone use

NOT at the table. NOT the toilet. NOT the restaurant, cinema, concert, club, pub, park. NOT in the bedroom, before bed or when you wake up. NOT when you are with your child, wife, grandmother, even pets. NOT!!!! at the wheel.

Beware of groups

Imagine a person who is in groups on Facebook and Whatsapp: the group of colleagues in general, the mothers of the little one at school, Ferrari enthusiasts, animal lovers, the Whatsapp group at work. This automatically means the potential to receive THOUSANDS of messages a day, which will ruin your whole experience of social networking, work, phone use, life. You better talk to each contact separately …

Don’t argue online

I know it’s tempting to be a troll and a social justice warrior, to make flames and top checks online on your phone, but these are all binary codes and mean nothing to your personality. Victories are futile and you don’t really win or lose anything. Pouring your bile online when you have a bad day has never helped anyone.