Why your phone battery drains faster and how to fix it

Though telecom engineers said there could be several reasons phone batteries drain faster than expected, the main ones revolve around ‘phone carrying and charging habits’ than anything else.

They said if your phone battery doesn’t last long, the primary things you should watch out is how you utilize your device, how you charge it, and which/how many apps you have.

Some of these reasons may sound a tad too clinch, but more often than not, they are the culprit – especially when your device is not too old.

Here are what drain android battery and how you can resolve them:

Check what apps drain your battery

First, know how exactly your battery power is consumed. Android phones, thankfully, have this option “Battery Usage” to show you the details of battery consumption since your last charge.

· Clicks on Settings

· Find and tap on ‘About Device’

· Choose the option “Battery” or “Battery Use”

· Therein, you’ll be able to know how the battery is consumed ranging from Apps/systems to hardware devices.

You can choose to uninstall the apps which you don’t use, but still sucking up the battery. If you find the useful ones consuming a lot of power, you can at least turn off the notifications and pop-ups from these apps.

Reboot the device and charge again

We usually undervalue the power of “Rebooting”. Least we know that it can prove an effective solution to various software and app-related issues.

Rebooting clears open apps, refreshes the phone system, and culminates memory leaks. All this eventually helps to increase battery life on Android. So don’t forget to give this trick a try. Restart your device, and then recharge it fully. You’re likely to get positive results.

Reduce the usage of multiple apps

From phone banking to online shopping and video chats to social surfing, apps remain an integral part of your ‘phone use’. But having too many of them may result in the problem of an android battery draining fast. Apps consume data and power to update. Besides, they keep sending notifications and adds the whole day, causing your phone to blink and vibrate constantly. As a result, the phone battery starts draining faster than usual. So a viable option is to uninstall the apps which you don’t use frequently. Also, make sure to disable the notifications and adds from the apps which you cannot give up.

Adjust display settings

If you want to fix the issue of phone battery dying so fast, here’re some display settings we suggest you opt for.

· Keep the screen brightness at a lower level. Don’t set the Auto-brightness ON. Instead, keep it manually at a lower level unless you need it higher.

· Modern phones with AMOLED displays allow a Dark Mode in certain apps and even at the system level. You should try this to save a certain amount of power.

· Reduce the Sleep timeout. This will ensure your screen doesn’t stay live/on unnecessarily. The shortest duration you can opt for is 15 seconds- which seems fine.

Background running apps

Writing on Carlcare website, Abraham Miller said some apps, even after they are closed, keep updating in the background and make phone battery drain fast. It won’t be wrong to call them silent battery killers. So one of the primary things you must do when you observe your android battery draining fast is to close these background apps.

To do that, you firstly need to enable the Developer option. Navigate to Settings > About Phone > Build Number. Tap on “Build Number” seven times.

Now click the back button and find Developer Option. Then tap “Running Services”

Here you will have all the apps running in the background. You should (force) close them to avoid unnecessary power consumption.

Source: www.carlcare.com