What could be draining your Android's battery so quickly, and how to stop it

The processing speeds of smartphones keep increasing, and with each new update comes a slew of useful new features. However, this technology also has the potential to drain your battery, which can be extremely annoying.

Don't freak out if your Android'sTM battery life seems shorter than usual. Every day, our experts at Asurion help millions of customers find straightforward answers to problems like this one with their mobile phones. This is their breakdown of why and how Android devices drain power so quickly.

It's puzzling that my Android's battery seems to drain so quickly.

The rapid depletion of the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy® or Google Pixel® could be due to a number of factors. Some of the most typical examples are as follows:

  • The constant flow of alerts and notifications is killing the battery.
  • Location services are being overloaded by the sheer number of apps that require them.
  • Too many programs are operating in the background at once.
  • Overexposure to the screen
  • The monitor is left on for too long before powering down.
  • There is no service on the phone
  • Old software runs the phone.
  • Extreme temperature shifts have an effect on your phone and battery.
  • The battery of the phone has reached its end of life.

Learn the tricks to extend the life of your phone's battery.

How come my phone battery dies so quickly?" you are the intended audience for this manual Here are some tips for prolonging your Android's battery life while it's charging and while you're using it throughout the day.   Solutions were evaluated on an Android 12 Samsung device. Although the procedures should be similar, they could be different for other Android devices.

Notifications keep you abreast of everything from breaking news to food delivery updates. However, your Android's battery life may be negatively affected by having too many alerts turned on at once. Disabling an app's push notifications entails:

  1. Navigate to your device's menu and select Notifications (or Apps & notifications). Apps will be displayed in a list.
  2. For a complete list of the programs that can be found on your device, select More (or See all).
  3. You can choose which app you want to restrict notifications from.
  4. To disable an app, click its name and the corresponding switch. You can also adjust the notification settings for most apps separately (for instance, you can enable Instagram® notifications for new comments but disable them for new followers) by clicking on the app's icon.

Second, modify your preferences for location services.

It is possible to navigate with the aid of your phone's location services and applications like WazeTM and Google MapsTM. However, location services can be a battery killer if you leave these apps running in the background even when you're not on the go. Modifying this:

  1. Navigate to the Location tab under the Settings menu.
  2. Turn off the switch at the top of the screen to disable location services. To see which apps are using location services and disable them individually, go to the App permissions menu. To change this on a Pixel, go to Settings > Location > Permission manager > Advanced on your Pixel's menu.

Lessening the amount of ambient noise

Even after you quit social media apps like Facebook® and Instagram, they may continue to check for updates, refresh content, and push notifications, which can use up battery life. Here's how to maximize your phone's battery life by minimizing unnecessary processes in the background:

  1. To adjust your settings, click here.
  2. Battery Care & Maintenance (or just Battery)
  3. Simply click the Optimise Now link. Some Android devices will display a warning message next to the battery-hogging apps in a list. Select Restrict after tapping on each message.

You should probably turn up the brightness of your screen.

Next, you can prevent your battery from quickly dying by reducing the brightness of your screen. Also, it protects your screen from the potentially irreparable condition known as burn-in. How to Make Your Display Brighter

  1. To adjust your settings, click here.
  2. Select the brightness level by selecting Display or Display.
  3. Tweak the screen's brightness to your preference.

You can also enable Adaptive brightness, which will adjust your screen's brightness based on the amount of light entering your room, or Dark mode, which will use a dark background to save pixels and battery life.

Modify your computer's timeout settings.

The screen timeout setting determines after what amount of inactivity your screen enters sleep mode and is another customizable option. In order to conserve battery life, you should minimize the time between sleep cycles on your phone. Change the timeout settings by:

  1. Navigate to the Preferences Menu
  2. Select Screen timeout (or Screen timeout, if using Windows) by going to Display > Screen timeout.
  3. Time ranges will be displayed. Selecting a time frame of 30 seconds to 1 minute is suggested.

6. Make sure your OS is up-to-date.

Battery life can also be negatively affected by using an out-of-date operating system on your mobile device. Updating your OS on a regular basis not only improves performance, but also adds an extra layer of security. Checking if you have the most recent version entails:

  1. Software updates can be checked by going to Settings > Software update > Check for updates (or, on some Android devices, Settings > System > Advanced > System update > Check for update).
  2. Tap OK
  3. Assuming you have the most recent updates for your OS, the message "Current software is up to date" will appear. If an update is available, do as instructed.

7. Keep your phone away from fire and ice

Don't leave your phone in a car or other vehicle, or leave it in a very hot or cold room whether you're out and about or at home. Being exposed to high temperatures can be dangerous because it not only depletes your phone's battery life but also causes it to overheat and explode. Keep your phone between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. If you're looking for more ways to prevent your phone from heating up, check out our guide.

8. Ensure your cell phone is working.

Even though it may seem obvious, make sure your phone has service. Your Android's battery life can be drastically reduced if it is constantly searching for a signal. If you're having trouble understanding why you don't have service, try the steps outlined here.

Save battery power by pressing the number nine.

Turning on Battery Saver mode is the quickest solution if your phone's battery is almost dead. This will slow your phone down, but it will keep you going until you can charge it again. When you activate the Power Saver setting, you will see the following:

  1. Select "Settings" then "Battery and device care" then "Battery" (or "Settings" then "Battery" then "Battery Save
  2. To activate power saving mode, select the option.

10 Look to see if your battery has reached the end of its useful life.

It's possible that your Android phone's battery is dying if none of the above solutions work.

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