Android phone or tablet can be a power hungry device and it becomes more power hungry when apps are not closed properly or we forget to turn off Wi-Fi. Not everybody is used to start “Task Manager” every time and close active applications, it may also be possible that sometimes we open some 3-4 applications and then just forget to close them all. Now those applications that are not closed will consume battery and basically they will reduce battery life. Fortunately, here’s a very useful Android app to increase battery life. Read on.
Extend Battery Life of Android Phone
Enter JuiceDefender – this is a battery saver application for Android devices. This app functions smartly, it automatically manages the most battery draining components, like 3G/4G connectivity and WiFi.
Install it and start this app. The inbuilt preset modes are the perfect way to easily gain precious hours of battery life – it’s as easy as one tap and you can change presets easily.
What’s the best thing is that you don’t need to really configure all the settings, thanks to its inbuilt presets. Presets are also called as profiles. It comes with five profiles – default, aggressive, extreme, customize and advanced. Just select any profile and you’ll see a description about that profile. For example, the default profile offers a very noticeable improvement in battery life, with as little impact as possible on the normal operation of your phone.
Want to go more deeper? No problem, JuiceDefender is also fully customizable through a clean and intuitive user interface. Once configured, it runs by itself, improving your battery life in a fully automated manner.
Call it as power manager app or battery saver app, but this app just functions as advertised. Those who think that their battery drains too fast can try out this application. There’s nothing to lose as this is a free application that can be downloaded from Android Market.
3 Different Versions Available for Juice Defender
Apart from the free version, it also has paid versions namely – JuiceDefender Plus ($1.99) and JuiceDefender Ultimate ($4.99). You must have guessed that these two paid versions offer more features compared to the free version.
- JuiceDefender Plus is for demanding users who want even better battery life performance. More profiles, more triggers, more controls and more battery saving.
- And lastly the Ultimate version. It gives you complete control over your handset’s battery consumption. It unlocks all the energy saving features that one may ever desire.
Please note that JuiceDefender Plus and JuiceDefender Ultimate are just add ons, they won’t work unless the free version is installed on your handset first.
With over 5 million downloads till now, this app is certainly worth giving a try. Save battery on Android with this useful app. Juice Defender is compatible with Android phones and tablets also. Enjoy your new long lasting battery life.
Tips to Save Battery Life for Android Device
Apart from this application, there are many things that we can do to increase battery life. Firstly, its important to know exactly what processes or applications are using your battery and then only we can do some preventive measures and control battery drain.
To know what has been using your battery, you can navigate to: Settings > Applications > Battery use
Notice cell standby, phone idle, display, Wi-Fi ,etc. Battery usage will depend on what you use the most, for example my device shows cell standby uses 48% battery. It may be different on your phone. But at least it gives you an idea of who/which applications and processes consume your battery and how much.
We can do some more tweaking from
Settings > Display > Brightness and Screen Timeout
Reduce the brightness from here and try out how it works for you. It may be possible that reading on screen may become difficult with reduced brightness, therefore don’t reduce much. Another setting is screen timeout. By default its set on 30 seconds but in case you’ve increased this timing to 1 minute, then reduce it to 30 seconds.
And lastly, sometimes we forget to turn OFF Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. So if you’re not using these connectivity options, then turn them OFF from notifications bar. In the same notification bar, we can also see running (ongoing) applications. Exit the application after accessing it from here or go to Task Manager and end the application from there. Hope these tips help you to extend battery life of your Android device.
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