One of the most important tools in our time is the smartphone, a device that we use all the time to help in our work, social life and of course entertainment. But the big concern generated by the very fact of having a smart phone is the battery life, since it does not last much less lasting batteries, mobile we had a few years ago (whose battery lasted for days even weeks). The battery life may vary, and much, just for the sake of having a terminal or another, but usually lasts less than we would like. What is going to make that better, more time or less time last is, above all, the dimensions of your screen and graphic potential that is finally the dessert that more energy will require in our terminal.
But apart from that, or next to it, we have to consider is which applications will spend more energy on a daily basis are, and of course some of you will use most frequently. UInas apps, on the other hand, neither suspect could absorb so much energy just to open them.
Before the arrival of smartphones, mobile lasted us in our stand by for days. Every time I left a new phone, it seemed like a competition in which the battery of the previous are exceeded. But when the big screens came into our hands and began to give multimedia features and a thousand unthinkable until then, let the battery to be a member. Now, we have only to ask anyone and see how what worries them most smartphones that handle is a little battery that lasts them. As much, one day, and it’s something that, according to the activity of each one and the time being away from home and without the possibility of charging mobile, becomes desperate. So if you usually wear charger network put your phone to refresh at any moment that will leave you hanging, do not worry, because you are not alone. But let’s see in detail what we can do on our smartphone to extend battery life without having to download specific applications for it.
The first solution we have at home. We must realize that the battery consume what they demand functions that are active on the phone, and some are more than that, at first glance, we can imagine. Do you think your phone is on a simple stand by, waiting without consuming virtually any battery when you have it in your pocket or on the table? Nothing is further from reality. What we will do is set some parameters of the smartphone to keep it running, but consuming less. We will maximize battery life. They are small settings that, together, will make our smartphone does not return us to stop hanging… First let’s see what is what is usually consuming battery our mobile. That will tell the device itself, because it has a screen that displays the percentage of battery consumed by each function when active.
To access the INFO screen so useful, what we will do is go into Settings and then we will see the option at the end of the list before us: “About Phone”. We entered Battery Usage: it is there. We see clearly what is consuming more energy. Are you surprised? Yes, Whatsapp is now “quietly” is always active and consuming battery. We see our Samsung Galaxy Ace devotes 45% of battery consumption to what is called “Android System”. We went there out of curiosity and found the explanation: it is the amount of battery used by applications running.
Before going to carefully examine applications consume more energy, let’s begin with a very simple action, with which you will not notice a drop in performance of the phone, but you will save enough battery. First thing we do is lower the intensity light of the screen, as it is one of the things that consume battery. To do this, we can enter in the regulation of light from where we are. We seek Screen ratio “consumers” of battery. Access it and see the Display Settings option: enter Y and we regulate, reducing and leaving approximately 25-30%. We have already started to save battery… Can you handle the phone like this new display intensity, softer? If you do not notice virtually no difference, or if the light intensity of the display is not important for the management to give your smartphone, perfect, because it is already extending the duration of the battery charge.
Here we tell you that we are the applications that consume more battery power on our smartphone:
First of all, it is our favorite social network. Lovers of networks usually have this as the preferred and most used. The social network designed by Zuckerberg, we all see at all times, of course consumes a lot of power from your battery even when acting on the part of the “back” of our device. The very use of Facetime consumes 5 MB data. Facebook is an application that enjoyed communicating with our contacts, but you spend a lot of energy.
Especially Google Maps, continued use of GPS. And not just Google Maps, although being one of the most used in the world is more consumption us with such tools. Geoposicionar our device assumes that the computer itself has sent signals its position to be identified and positioned. And the effort that’s required in terms of the use of networks is enormous. For this reason, any tool that requires the use of GPS will be a great power of our battery consuming. So, we have to be careful when downloading these tools, if we want to preserve the life of our battery. Google Maps is one of the most energy-intensive apps, for the great effort made by the team send your location to satellites.
While you are using it constantly and when it affects the battery lasts less than your smartphone. The camera is a tool that sometimes you need to use other accessory, and that makes that it requires large amounts of energy. Have not you noticed that when you have little available charge the camera warns you that you don’t have enough power to launch flash or, even, to take a snapshot? There are many options of any camera that can be used on Android. For this reason, and starting with flash, which spends a lot, will have to avoid using the most of them when we have low battery charge.
When Skype was released as a mobile application, it only works with the Nexus S, but was soon spreading to all Park of Android devices. Now it does in virtually all of them, as it is compatible with all versions from 2.1 platforms. It is possible, as we have seen, that in some teams that seemingly meet the technical requirements Skype does not work completely, but yes it will predictably, always, functions of emission and reception of calls, and we refer to the main camera, the back, even if it has front camera.
This app is not using your battery while the closures, like Facebook. And when you consider the hours a day that we are connected to our Skype we are sending messages, call waiting… any time we can imagine that we have open.
The implementation of this network, also as Facebook and Skype, and constantly kept open and self cooling, so it consumes a lot of energy to your phone. Although the micro-posts of Twitter you seem very simple, energy consuming Twitter is very large compared with the use that we make of it. And it is that not send graphics or images as may occur in other applications we use regularly. Twitter seems “harmless” so simple posts, but being on stand-by is one of the most energy-intensive applications as they need to make updates constantly.
As we have been pointing out, the battery life of your smartphone is the main concern of users of these devices. It turns out that some of the applications we use are more usually the tools that consume more battery.
You know which apps are you killing your battery, try not to use them all the time and do not forget to close them every time you finish you occupy to get better performance. This list provides some essential applications; however games also have great energy. One of the main concerns that you have insurance with your mobile is the battery life; and where it is in the limit, fined the place and the most viable for “recharge” in order to continue to press method. Surely you’ve noticed that sometimes the load on your computer is faster in one place or another, this is due to the way you feed the battery, i.e., if you do it from an outlet or from the USB port of your computer or laptop. What is the difference? The amount of energy that is supplied to the battery and the intensity depends on its origin.