When using your Android device, one of the major complaints you might come across is the short battery life. While this might depend on the quality of the battery itself, there are some things you can do to your Android OS that can boost the life of the battery. Below, we will look at five such tips.

Data Consumption

Your Android device will constantly be searching for the best data network to use. And this search will eat into your battery life. So, if your reception is already good and you are satisfied with it, then it is recommended that you switch off the ‘data’ search option. This will stop the OS from looking for other networks and will contribute to the length of the battery life.

Brightness

You should also try to adjust the brightness of your Android device manually according to the environment you are in. Not all situations require the brightness to be at 100%. So lower it when required. Most devices will be set to automatically reduce the brightness. As far as possible switch off this feature since it can consume a lot of battery charge because of constant use of sensors.

Doze

If you are using Android Marshmallow or upwards, then be sure to use the Doze functionality in the OS.  This feature allows data and processes to run in the background and will close down the apps if no priority is attached to such apps. Doing so will ensure that the battery is not unnecessarily drained.

Wallpaper

Some people like to set up their home screen with live wallpapers. While the animations do look nice and fancy, these animations will consume the life of your battery.  As such, it is recommended that you do not use such ‘live’ wallpapers. Instead, use regular static images. After all, most of the time, you will not be looking at the home screen alone. So, setting up a live wallpaper that will drain the battery looks somewhat unnecessary.

Bluetooth And Wi-Fi

Most Android smartphones come equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. While they are both pretty useful connectivity options, the truth is that you will likely not be using them at all time. But if you do keep them switched on all through the day, then your battery will run out faster. And Wi-Fi is especially notorious for eating up battery life. So, once you have finished using both these options, make sure that you switch them off.

In addition to the above, some of the best android apps in 2018 can help you with various activities while consuming using less battery charge than previous apps. Be sure to check out Google Play Store to find such apps and install them on your Android device.