How to Save Battery Power on an Android Device

If you have been using your Android device for a while you might have noticed that it started out with really good battery life but over time, the battery life doesn’t seem to be as good as it was. It could be that the battery is slowly dying and all of them do that, however it could be that you have loads of apps running in the back ground and all of your services on.

This guide will give you some helpful tips on how to save your battery life. A few small tips will have your Android device lasting for day!! Well maybe not that long. 😉

Step 1. Have your phone tell you what is using up the most power.
Go into Settings, About Phone, Battery Use. On my phone the app Whatsapp was using 66% of the battery. So turning off Whatsapp would help me get more battery life out of the phone.

Android Battery Use

Step 2. Tell your Android device to use 2G only or use GSM over WCDMA.
Only do this if you don’t need access to 3G or 4G high speed data.
Go into Settings, Wireless and Network, Mobile networks and select your network mode.

Android Network Mode

Step 3. Reduce your display brightness.
Settings, Display, Brightness.
Slide brightness slider all the way to the left and it will help you save power when you are reading the phone. Most of the time people can still read the phone without needing the brightness up high.

Android Screen Brightness

Step 4. Always try to use a black background or wallpaper. Settings, Display, Wallpaper.
Here is a sample below but you can find loads of black backgrounds on Google images.

Android Black Background Wallpaper

You can also set bGoog.com as your default home page. bGoog.com is a black background search engine webpage by Google and its built especially for mobile devices it allows you to search the web without using so much power on your phone. Awesome idea.

Google Black

Step 5. Adjust your screen timeout to the shortest time Possible. Settings, Display and then Screen Timeout.

Android Screen Timeout

Step 6. Turn off your WIFI when you are not using it. Settings, Wireless and network, WIFI settings.

Android WIFI Settings

Step 7. Turn off your Bluetooth when you are not using it. Settings,Wireless and network, Bluetooth settings.

Android Bluetooth Settings

Step 8. Turn off your GPS. If your GPS is turns on it is constantly looking for satellites which takes up battery power. Settings, Location and Security, Use GPS Satellites.

Android GPS Settings

Step 9. Use Power apps and widgets. There are loads of free and paid apps that control all sorts of stuff.
The two that you should take a look at are:
* Power control Widget
* Power management
* Null BLack Wallpaper

Android Power Apps

Step 10. Turn off phone vibration. Settings, Sound, Vibrate. And set vibrate to never. You have the following options Always, Never, Only in Silent mode and Only when not in Silent mode.

Android Vibrate

Step 11. Turn off all your applications when you don’t need them. Settings, Applications, Manage Applications. Press Running and then press and Stop any applications that you don’t need.

Android Applications

Step 12. Put your phone in standby mode when you are no longer using it.
Press the Power button on your device when you are finished using it as it will use less power if you get into this habit.

Android Power Button

Step 13. Take your USB charger with your where ever you go as there are Free USB ports everywhere! Allot of Airlines these days have free USB ports so that you can charge your Android device while flying.
Free USB Ports

Step 14. A spare battery can be a lifesaver if you just so happen to run out of Power. Spare ones can be picked up from websites like ebay.

Hope that helps guys.
Good Luck 🙂

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Top 10 tips to save battery life on iPhone 4S, iPod Touch, iPad & iOS 5.

A step by step guide on the top 10 tips to save battery life on iPhone 4S, iPod Touch, iPad & iOS 5.

On your iPhone, iPod or iPad do the following.
Tip 1: Turn off background applications.
1. Double tap your home button.
2. Hold down any of the applications.
3. Then press the application minus sign to turn it off.
Tip 2: Turn off application notification settings.
1. Go into settings.
2. Go into notifications.
3. Scroll down and press edit.
4. drag your apps that you want to turn off notification settings on.
Tip 3: Turn on Auto Brightness.
1. Settings, then Brightness and Wallpaper.
2. Toggle the off, on button to turn on Auto Brightness.
Tip 4: Tunr off Bluetooth
1. Settings
2. Bluetooth, and turn the button off.
Tip 5: Turn off locations services
1. Settings.
2. Privacy.
3. Location services, then toggle the location services button.
Tip 6: Turn off EQ.
1. Settings.
2. Music.
3. EQ and remove the ticks.
Tip 7: Turn off Push mail.
1. Settings.
2. Mail and Contacts.
3. Fetch new data.
4. Set the push mail button to off.
5. Make sure you scroll down and select manually.
Tip 8: Turn off Raise to speak.
1. Settings.
2. General.
3. Siri.
4. Turn off Raise to speak.
Tip 9: Turn off Wifi
1. Settings
2. Wifi and turn Wifi off.
Tip 10: Turn on Auto-Lock.
1. Settings.
2. General. Scroll down to Auto-Lock.
Make sure its not set to never as it will waste the battery life.

How to add Battery Percentage on iPhone 4S, 3G, 5, iPod and iPad.

This is a tutorial on how to show the Battery Percentage beside the battery power meter on the iPhone 3G, 4S, 5, iPod and iPad.

On your IPhone, IPod or IPad doe the following.
1. Go into Settings menu.
2. Go into General menu.
3. Go into the usage menu.
4. Scroll down till you see the Battery Usage menu.
5. Turn on the Battery Percentage menu.

And then you are done.