5 killer tips to improve android battery!

“Connect Charger! The android battery is getting low”, are you getting this alert box too frequent? You are not getting enough SOT(Screen on time) that’s why you are here. If you are not getting enough SOT and you are blaming the device manufacturer or the battery, you need to stop doing that and start looking at the way you use your Android device.

Why is the android battery draining fast?

Good battery backup is what you expect from your Android device. But in order to get a good battery backup, you need to understand, mostly it’s you who is the reason behind all this trouble. No, I’m not blaming you but most of us don’t know how to take care of the battery.

There are many factors that affect android mobile batteries, one of them is using your Android device while charging the device. Read this article and find out how you can prevent battery draining issues.

What is android battery optimization?

If you have a 4,500 mAh battery and it is not giving enough SOT. You will have to change the way you use your android device and how you charge it. This is called battery optimization i.e, getting the most out of your battery, by using it in a way that proved to increase battery life.

What is Screen on Time (SOT)?

You can check SOT of your device by going to Setting>Battery and tap on the graph. That will show you how your SOT your device gave.

The screen on time means the total amount of battery drain when your screen was on. For example, you charged your mobile phone 100% (Not recommended) now you immediately started streaming your favorite web series. Now you are continuously watching it without taking a break. Now after let’s say 6 hours you check your battery percentage and it’s showing below 15% then your SOT is 6 hours. This may change according to battery capacity.

Battery CapacityAverage SOT
3000 mah5-6 hours
3500 mah6-7 hours
4000 mah7-8 hours
4500 mah8-10 hours
5000 mah10-12 hours

How to make an android battery last longer?

In this article, I will tell you some of the unnoticed or unfamiliar tips to get the most juice out of your battery. Stick with this article and if you liked it, please comment below or share my post 🙂

1. Mobile Data

Yeah, this is the hidden culprit who is just sucking most of your battery! As JIO revolutionized the Telecom Industry by providing us with almost unlimited data, we just forgot that we can turn off mobile data when not in use. Most of us (including me) keep data turned on 24×7, which affects our SOT a lot and in order to improve it, we need to keep it off when not in use to improve the phone battery. Prefer using Wi-fi.

2. Overcharging

With our busy schedule, we hardly get time to charge our phone during the day time, so we just charge it overnight. Although nowadays Mobile manufactures provide the auto-cut feature, it won’t just unplug your charger right? Many of you won’t agree to this, but overcharging do affects your battery life because when our phone’s battery reaches 80% or above, it produces more heat, and heating causes lithium-ion batteries to age faster.

Always make sure you disconnect your android mobile phone once you charge your android 80% to increase its battery life. The thing I would like to mention is that this won’t last longer than 100%. Don’t misunderstand my statement. I am saying if you disconnect your battery when it’s 80% your battery will give good backup for a long time. This means even after 2-3 years, you will get good SOT.

3. Environment

By environment here, I didn’t mean to include nature and all, but I was pointing out to the exact place where your phone is. What I want to say is, when you charge your phone, you need to check where you put it. Try to avoid covering it with the pillow or anything. Because I noticed it many times when we cover our device it keeps on heating up because there is no place for heat to escape, which causes the device to drain the battery even faster.

4. Screen Brightness

The screen brightness of the screen matters a lot for SOT. Many of us keep their brightness to full or half all the time. You need to stop doing that, either keep it to auto or adjust it manually and keep it as low as possible which is recommended for your eyes and battery. Setting brightness to auto all the time is not a good suggestion, as it is not battery friendly. Set your brightness to auto only when you are outdoor.

5. Updates

You should be more careful with the updates. Updates are meant to improve the device’s performance but not always. In some cases, some updates might cause issues like battery drain. So before updating your device ask other users about the latest update and proceed accordingly.

How to calibrate android battery?

There is a manual way and by 3rd party application. I would recommend you to use the 3rd party application as it will provide you many other features to moniter you battery health.

How to calibrate battery manually?

Although this is not a recommended way as you might do something wrong and might affect your battery in a wrong way buy anyway lest begin.

  • First of all charge your phone 100%. Make sure you are using a direct power source not any extension.
  • Let it drain until your device is switched off. Don’t charge in between as it might break the cycle.
  • Now keep your phone switched off and again charge it to 100%.
  • Don’t disconnect the charger and wait 5 more mins and switch on your Android mobile.
  • Now disconnect your charger.
  • Done!

How to calibrate battery automatically?

You can calibrate the battery automatically follow the steps to calibrate android battery using 3rd party application.

  • Download an android application named AccuBattery from Google Playstore.
  • Disconnect your charger if it’s charging. Now read the instructions carefully.
  • It will automatically calibrate your battery and will provide valuable insights about your battery.

Why should we calibrate android battery?

This is a good question, calibrating an android battery helps to improve the accuracy of battery percentage calculated by an android with respect to actual battery power. When we frequently connect our phone to charge let it charge 10-20% more and then disconnect and hardly charge it to 80-100% it will start calculating the wrong battery percentage.

How to check android battery capacity?

You can use AccuBattery app to check you battery capacity.

  • Open AccuBattery App.
  • Go to Health Section.
  • There under Battery health it will show you, your mobile battery health.
  • If the data is not available, maybe you are using AccuBattery for the first time. Wait for your phone to charge and disconnect to see your battery health.
  • If your battery health is below 20-30%, its time to change the battery or mobile phone.

If you are facing too much battery drain try resetting your device once, sometimes it fixes memory leaks and other problems.

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