Smartphones really are a thing of beauty, allowing us to carry a powerful computer with us at all times, but all that power has to come from somewhere. Unfortunately, while computing power has advanced at an exponential rate over the last decade, we are still bound by the same limitations when it comes to power: batteries are still our main source of power for portable devices, and battery technology, while it has gotten better, still struggles to keep up with our needs. But maybe you can make things better for yourself, and get some extra juice on your Android device by doing a few simple things. Let’s take a look!
We have covered some battery saving tips in the past, and things are mostly the same. While Android has advanced by leaps and bounds since then, a lot of the advice in the article is still very much valid. Your phone’s display is still by far the component that consumes the most overall power, and if you want a quick and effective way to optimize your battery life, adjusting the brightness to a lower setting is the easiest way to do that. Some of the other tips, like restricting yourself to 2G networks or lowering the timeout, are still very much valid. But today, we’ll also show you an app that can help you do all this very quickly and from a single place, making your life a little bit easier.
So, we will be using “Battery Aid Saver & Manager” for this, an app that compiles all of these simple tips to save power and puts them in a single place, while also helping you automate the whole thing. You can download the app for free by clicking this link. Once you install it, you will see the following screen:
The app will show you the ropes and explain what each section does. From the “Home” tab, you can swipe to go to the other sections. It will also show you how much minutes the app has saved you overall:
The “Aid” section is where the app does the automatic toggling of certain aspects of your device, like WiFi, mobile data and Bluetooth. Enabling the feature for each of the icons means that the app is optimizing it, which makes it so the app turns off those features when they are not in active use. So, when the app detects that, for example, you’re not connected to a WiFi hotspot, it will turn off the WiFi feature altogether and help you conserve battery:
The bottom icon is for the syncing feature, and if you click the question mark icon, the app will describe what it’s for:
In the “Screen Aid” section, you will be able to monitor and control your brightness:
Tapping the cog button at the bottom will turn off auto-brightness and set the brightness level to the minimum, which is what you want to do when you need max battery savings. The fact that it’s available with a single tap means you won’t have to manually adjust the brightness each time and turn off the auto-brightness feature from the phone’s Settings:
In terms of options, there’s not much there, but the most important one is related to your car dock. If you want to, the app will automatically enable Bluetooth for you when you dock the phone, which is what most of us use Bluetooth for in the first place:
So, as you can see, this is a simple and easy-to-use app that gathers all of the battery saving tips out there, compiles them in a single place, and applies them for you whenever it can. It’s easier than doing it by hand, and you can turn on or off optimizations individually, which is nice. Maybe someday battery technology will evolve to the point where we will look back and think of things like these as laughable and no longer necessary, but until that day comes, I recommend this app to anyone who is struggling with battery life on a daily basis. This app could make a big difference, and since it’s free, you really don’t lose anything by trying it.