5 killer tips to increase android battery life!

Last Updated on March 3, 2022 by Vinay Kharayat

“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. Read this article and you will learn some tips to increase/improve the battery life of your android phones/tablets battery life. After following these tips battery life of your android phone will definitely increase.

Why is the android battery draining fast?

Good battery backup is what you expect from your Android device. But in order to increase the battery life of your Android phones or Android tablets, 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 the battery life of Android phones or tablets.

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What is Screen on Time (SOT)?

You can check the SOT of your device by going to Setting>Battery and tapping 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, then played online mobile games. You continuously used your Android smartphone 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
The normal battery capacity of Android

How to make an android battery last longer?

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

Turn off Mobile Data when not in use

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 or switching to 2G or 3G instead of 4G or 5G mode when traveling. By following these methods you will save battery while using mobile data.

80% is the sweet spot to stop charging

With our busy schedule, we hardly get time to charge our phone during the daytime, so we just charge it overnight. Although nowadays Mobile manufacturers provide the auto-cut feature, it won’t just unplug your charger right? Many of you won’t agree to this, but overcharging does affect your battery life because when your 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 give more SOT than 100% charge. Don’t misinterpret my statement. I am saying is if you will keep a habit of charging your phone to 80% only, it will improve the battery life and you will get a good backup for a long time. This means after following this charging tip you will improve and increase the battery life of your android phones or android tablets, and even after 2-3 years, your android phone will give good SOT.

Store in a cool, dry place to increase battery life of android

When you charge your phone, you need to check where you put it. Try to avoid covering it with a 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. This could be the reason that your device’s battery drains fast and by preventing this you can increase the battery life of your android phone.

Screen Brightness won’t give you Vitamin D

Screen Light won’t give you Vitamin D so keep it as low as possible. The screen brightness of the screen matters a lot for SOT. Many of us keep our 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. This is recommended for your eyes and battery also this could be the reason behind fast battery drain in your Android device. 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. After following this tip battery life of your android phone will increase.

System Updates: Boon or bane?

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. Although these are rare cases where updating your Android phone will cause battery drain.

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How to calibrate battery to improve battery life of Android device?

There is a manual way and 3rd party application. I would recommend you to use the 3rd party application as it will provide you with many other features to monitor your 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 the wrong way.

  • 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 to improve battery life of Android device?

You can calibrate the battery automatically follow the steps to calibrate the 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? Does it increase battery life of Android?

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 the AccuBattery app to check your battery capacity. And you guys can increase the battery life of your Android phones.

  • 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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