Saving the energy of your smartphone

People these days depend on their smartphones for communication and also to stay in contact with those who are important to them. So it’d be a great idea for anyone to learn more about things that affect the consumption of their smartphone’s battery power. Although there are many cell phone charging lockers in public facilities, perhaps it’d be a great idea for you to learn more about the energy efficiency of your phone.

Energy saving mode is not activated

The smartphone operating system in general already includes a “power saving” battery saver feature that will be activated when the battery capacity reaches 15 percent. This special mode saves power by turning off animation, synchronizing in the background, and reducing screen brightness.

Although it should already be enabled by default, it’s good to make sure that the option to enable power saving is automatically selected.

Some manufacturers such as Samsung and Huawei provide additional data saving modes that can save more battery by turning off almost all the device functions except the most basic, ie phone and short message delivery (SMS).

Screen brightness is too high

Components of the phone that consume the most power are the screen, especially when the brightness (brightness) is set too high.
All smartphones have a screen brightness control feature automatically, but the settings are not always right.

Well, users can set their own brightness level by turning off the “auto” option which is usually available next to the screen brightness slider.

To conserve battery life, you should set the brightness level to a low level but still comfortable in the eye.

The screen timeout option that governs when the phone turns off the screen when it is not in use can also be shortened (for example to be 5 or 10 seconds) so that the screen is not allowed too long to burn.

Batteries are often hot

Battery performance decreases faster when exposed to high temperatures, whether the device is in use or not. Therefore, avoid putting your phone in potentially hot places such as car dashboard drawers during the day.

When the phone heats up while being worn like when playing games, it’s good to rest a moment to lower the temperature.

Some research mentions that the age of modern cell phone batteries can be maximized if the capacity is only filled up to 80-90 percent when charging. Battery capacity must also be maintained so as not to drop below 10 percent.

If you follow the above steps, you should occasionally charge the battery up to 100 percent to “refresh” the battery in order to remain able to fill the capacity to the maximum.

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