A little more -- this is one thing we all ask for from our phone's battery. Whether you've got an HTC or Samsung or any other Android phone, the issue with battery dying fast is as common as finding WhatsApp on phones these days.
There are a number of reasons why the battery in your phone isn't lasting as long as you want. Some of these can be fixed, and some can't. But irrespective of what you can fix and what you can't, there are a few easy hacks that will definitely improve the battery life of your smartphone. We tell you about 7 such hacks.
1. Good night to you and your mobile data: Most of us don't need a data connection in the phone when we are sleeping. You can check all those late night emails in morning. Or see what your Facebook friends are up to when you have your breakfast. Switching off data connection would save a lot of the battery life in the phone.
2. Say no to live wallpapers: Live wallpapers are fun and look interactive. However, they drain battery significantly. Stick to normal, regular wallpapers. In fact, if you have a phone with AMOLED display, go with a wallpaper that has darker colours. That will save even more battery. On other phones use a wallpaper, which has brighter colours because that will allow you to keep the brightness low, saving even more battery.
3. Switch off your location or GPS: Turn off your phone's GPS and location whenever you can to save your battery consumption. Also make sure your Bluetooth is switched off when not in use. These services are big battery eaters in your smartphone.
4. Avoid using third party home launchers: You may have noticed that after a prolonged use of third-party launchers, your phone starts to show lags and often hangs. These launchers not only eat battery but also makes phones sluggish. If possible, stick to the launcher that came bundled with the phone. If you are not happy with it, use Google's launcher.
5. Dim the display: It is no secret that bright display consumes a large amount of battery. So try keeping your screen dim to minimise power consumption. You can also go for auto-brightness mode in your phone that adjusts the brightness to an optimal level keeping the battery consumption in view.
6. Battery saver mode to the rescue: Go to settings> Battery> Enable the power-saving mode. This changes few settings on your phone to conserve battery and automatically deactivates when you charge your phone.
7. Keep it cool: You remember your school's computer lab had air conditioners. No it wasn't to soothe you from the ruffles of playground, it was for the computers in the lab. Well, machines work better in cool temperature. Your battery is no different from it. Don't leave your phones under direct sunlight or any other place that is hot.