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Some Savvy tips to save your Battery life

Started by: mark1101b
On: 21/04/2017 | 11:08
Replies: 32

by: mark1101b
on: 21/04/2017 | 11:08



Hi Guys...


We all know that one of the most annoying things on your mobile is to see your battery life slipping away in front of your eyes. Always at the most inopportune times.


I have found some really handy little tips to help your save your Battery consumption. Here's my top 8 that may help you.




  • You love your big and colourful screen..but this is the Battery's mortal enemy. Use the auto-brightness feature that automatically adjusts the screen's brightness to suit ambient lighting levels.


  • Shorten the screen time out.. If your screen timeout is currently set to 2 minutes, consider reducing that figure to 30 seconds or less. Turn OFF. Bluetooth,Wifi and GPS when your not using them.


  • Don't leave apps running in the background. We all know leaving Facebook open etc is a mare for battery and data usage


  • Keep your apps updated. There's a reason developers constantly update apps, and most of the time it's for memory or battery optimization. Keeping your apps updated also means you have the best optimizations available. 


  • Switch off vibrate. Unless you really need that added awareness, turn off vibration alerts for incoming calls.



  • Minimise notifications. Not only is it annoying to constantly receive irrelevant notifications that can actually wait, it is also a powersucker for each of these notifications.


  • Ditch widgets you don't need, especially those connected to the Internet, such as weather widgets


  • If your device has an AMOLED screen, use a black background. AMOLED screens can reduce power usage sevenfold by displaying black instead of white or any other color.







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by: br1anst0rm
on: 21/04/2017 | 11:54

Really useful and helpful advice from @mark1101b.


One question - how to tell if my phone has an AMOLED screen?  And if so, where's the setting for adjusting the background colour?

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by: mark1101b
on: 21/04/2017 | 11:55

Hi @br1anst0rm


What phone do you have and I will have a little google for you...



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by: br1anst0rm
on: 21/04/2017 | 11:57 edited: 21/04/2017 | 12:00

Moto G 2nd generation (XT 1068).... and thanks, I was being a bit lazy and posted before googling it for myself!  A quick search suggests it may not have an AMOLED screen but an IPS one, whatever that is....

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by: mark1101b
on: 21/04/2017 | 12:11



IPS = In Plane Switching  Smiley Wink


Google..Just love it..haha Smiley Very Happy




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by: madscouser69
on: 21/04/2017 | 14:34
great tips @mark1101b, cheers for sharing buddy
Message 6 of 33
by: blue1212
on: 21/04/2017 | 19:03
Good tips thanks
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Message 7 of 33
by: ijustcantdoit
on: 21/04/2017 | 21:33
Cheers @mark1101b
Nice tips mate
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by: jokeyboi77
on: 22/04/2017 | 10:22
I do all of these @mark1101b except the auto brightness, I love the brightness turned up to the max! Smiley Tongue
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by: bluemoonbaz
on: 24/04/2017 | 15:08

jokeyboi77 wrote:

I do all of these @mark1101b except the auto brightness, I love the brightness turned up to the max! Smiley Tongue

Hhaah you a me both @jokeyboi77

@mark1101b cheers mate nice guide

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