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How to save battery on Android devices

Android devices could do with a little more juice. Rather than carry a spare battery in your pocket, why not follow these tips on saving battery power?

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A dark coloured background will save you battery. Most Samsung devices have an AMOLED screen. If you’re Android device is a Samsung, you’ll see major benefits from using a dark coloured background as this type of screen only illuminates the coloured pixels.

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Making Apps darker too will also save you precious battery life. Using dark themes and backgrounds on apps like WhatsApp will prolong your battery life.

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Making Apps darker too will also save you precious battery life. Using dark themes and backgrounds on apps like WhatsApp will prolong your battery life.

Android KitKat Operating System features

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You’re getting the idea already aren’t you that the screen’s colour has a major impact on the battery life so you won’t be surprised to read that lowering the display’s brightness levels will also give you longer battery life. Removing auto-brightness is therefore a smart idea.

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Another tips that’s important to follow is to always buy recommended and properly certified batteries from the phone’s maker. Don’t go with cheap third-party batteries that will save you a little cash in the short term because they won’t last as long.

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Getting rid of vibrate is another way of saving battery life. Your phone uses more power to vibrate than it does to ring so switch this off.

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Getting rid of vibrate is another way of saving battery life. Your phone uses more power to vibrate than it does to ring so switch this off.

Android KitKat Operating System features

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Setting your screen to timeout after a short while is another way to save power. If the screen stays on for a minute, you’ll be using four times the energy you would if you’d set it for 15 seconds, and who really needs the screen on for so long when they’re not using their device?

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Get your notifications to stop during the night. Okay, your friends probably won’t be WhatsApping you (except the drunk ones that is) but you’ll still be receiving notifications that will drain the battery unnecessarily.

Android KitKat Operating System features

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Get your notifications to stop during the night. Okay, your friends probably won’t be WhatsApping you (except the drunk ones that is) but you’ll still be receiving notifications that will drain the battery unnecessarily.

Android KitKat Operating System features

Photos: Wikimedia Commons

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