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How do I extend the battery life of my Smartphone?



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How do I extend the battery life of my Smartphone?

I have a Vivo V5s smartphone. It's a great device. It has nice specifications that I love like its 20 megapixel front camera, the octacore processor, its 5.5 inch screen, its speakers, and lots more. I use it everyday for browsing the web, playing games, watching videos, and connecting with my friends via social media. This phone could have been perfect. But there's one little problem - the battery life.

When I use it for browsing the web and chatting with my friends through the messenger app of Facebook, I only get 8 hours of juice. It can't even last for half a day! Is there a way to extend the battery life of my smartphone when I'm browsing the web and using social media sites? Are there apps that drain the battery even when not in use?

Or is the remedy simply to not use Facebook and Messenger at all?

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kgord

I think by disabling any apps you are not using..minimizing the number of apps you are using, and putting a battery saver on the phone would be the top ways to keep your smartphone in optimum condition. It is something that may not be foolproof but will assist you for sure in keeping your phone battery functioning.




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Steve5

Yes, I've used it too. I've noticed that my phone lasts longer when I don't have unnecessary apps. When you think about it, most apps we download are practically unnecessary. That's why we should take a good look at what we've installed and delete as we see fit.




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Corzhens

This reminds me of an app that purportedly would give your phone’s battery a longer life. The app cleans the phone of useless apps that are running for its own purpose. From what I understand with the explanation of that battery app, some apps are automatically started when you turn on the phone and they keep on running even if you are not invoking them. Those apps are better to be shut down.




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Tronia

Hmm... well, every phone is different. Even when you compare two phones of the same brand and make, people will tell you a different amount of times that their battery can last. It truly depends on many things but mainly, are you letting any apps run in the background? Those can drain your battery so, so fast. In your settings you should be able to find an option where it says what processes are currently running and go through them - if it's anything you don't need, force close it. Also, there are a few applications that are supposed to save your battery a bit and some phones even have a "battery saving" mode.




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augusta

Well,I come to realize that when once you're browsing with your batteries level goes down faster then maybe you could limit your browsing time.

turn off apps not in use

Dim your camera light abit.




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Steve5

Let's just say that if you plan on using your phone with internet and apps, don't expect it to last longer. Most phones only get to their specified battery life if they're not connected to the internet. Like when they're offline.




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RhealaineS

I couldn't agree more. Every phone is really different. Whenever our phones are open, it consumes battery. To extend the life of your battery, avoid using your phone for few hours straight. If you will use your phone for texting and calling, the battery life may last for 2 to 3 days.




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wiseagent

Disabling any kind of function that you won't use or that you use less often is a great start.

I think another very important thing is not to recharge it in excessive way... I mean, always let the phone discharge completely or reach close to 0% to do another one because excessive recharges reduce the life of the batteries.




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limberg

Hey thanks for the tip! However, I've heard that it's not good to let a smartphone drain to 0% as it would put more stress on the battery. I've heard some say that it's good to constantly charge your phone. Take for instance wireless charging. You can constantly charge your phone whenever you're not using it just by laying your phone on the mat. But I'll have to do a bit more research on this. Anyways, I think all would agree that it's bad for the phone to over charge it once it reaches a 100 percent.




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Joteque

My nephew introduced me to an app called cell phone boost. It cleans the phone's cache and identifies the apps that are memory hungry and allows you to eliminate them. That was some three years ago but I'm quite sure it still exists. I see your phone is a 2016 model released late last year so it should still be in good shape, that is if it is not dropped frequently or the wrong charger is used or there is no protective cover or screen protector to protect it from the elements. It's unfortunate that the battery is non replaceable as a procedure would be to totally disconnect the battery and after 25 seconds or so reinsert the battery and turn on the phone and observe it's behavior. There is another way where you could let the battery life deplete to 0% and let all the battery life drain before you charge it up/ This allows the phone to remove any probable shock caused by temporary electronics issues. Try those steps and let us know which worked best for you.




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overcast

Make sure to turn off the data settings in the options of Android and Ios. This way you can save a lot of battery. You don't need wifi then surely turn that off too. You can get most updates through the SMS too. And another thing is that extending the battery requires turning off some of the apps which are draining the resources. So if you can do that then surely that too would help with saving the battery.

Another good thing to do here is make sure that you are adding the themes and wallpaper that does not consume much of the battery. That can also help for your mobile.




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Pixie06

If you have too many apps running in the background then this can use up the battery. Install only those applications that you really need on your phone. Reducing your screen brightness might also help. There are many apps available on PlayStore but I don't recommend you to use them. They may slow down your phone.




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wiseagent

Well remembered.

Depending on the brand and version of the smartphone you are currently using, this screen brightness issue can really be a determining factor in battery life. But in general, this is a detail considered so "silly" that many people don't usually care about it.




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Barida

One of the ways that you can lengthen the battery life of your mobile device is by reducing the amount of time you spend on the internet for the long hours spent on the internet always have a negative effect of how strong your battery becomes. Also, I must say that deleting some of the apps that you're not using on your mobile device is a way to free up spaces and ensure the smooth running of your phone.




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DarthHazard

It may just be that your phone has a bad battery or that the phone does not use the battery efficiently enough. I haven't really heard of that brand or phone so I don't know what to say but most smartphones tend to come with battery savers. My Samsung phone has one and I always have it turned on and it helps me to get through a whole day of heavy usage before I have to recharge the phone.




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ballyhara

Well, so far I try to use the battery saver. Not like the best advice but it works to me. Also, try to avoid using so many battery eater apps at the same time. Maybe by using them on periods, then you could have extra time. Always charge your battery full and with your cell phone turned off, that is what fill all the cells in your battery, when you do it with your cellphone turned on, you never fill all battery cells completely, because the phone is working. So far it has been working for me.




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peachpurple

Th best way to extend the smartphone battery life is to charge when the percentage turns 10% or less. Then fully charge to 100%. Turn off the wifi when not in used so that the battery life is not reduced.




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Soulwatcher

The most important thing you can do is allow your battery to drain until it needs charged and then give it a full charge before use again. I see so many people charge then phone when it has a partial charge or partial charge their phone and use it. And then they wonder what killed their battery life on a 6 month old phone!




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Judas2018

Vivo is a brand I've never heard of before. But if your smartphone battery is running low on juice then perhaps you need to charge it more often to full capacity? A lot of people charge their phones but cannot wait until they're fully charged. Hence addiction. You have to charge your phone IN FULL. Then it'll last you longer during the day. Not charge it half way. Also try keeping it turned off whenever it's not in use.




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potentialwriter

If you want the battery life of your smartphone to be extended, you just have to make sure you don't charge while browsing and you don't browse while charging. This weakens the strength of the battery and, thus, reduces its lifespan. You must allow the battery to get fully charged before unplugging the charger. Once fully charged, it's the best time to start using the battery and there will be no issues with the battery.




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jeiss

3000mAh of power is quite much with array of things you do with your phone, I think the battery duration is of the average. 8 hours is pretty fair enough.

Try reducing some of this activities you do with your device and you'd see that it would last much longer.




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mildredtabitha

I also purchased a new smartphone recently. I like everything about it . The battery is 2400 MaH*

This means it can also last 8 hours. To make it possible to charge once a day or once in two days, I have turned off applications in settings and left the ones I use the most. I also have app freezer which I used to freeze apps like games and the rest that are important but I rarely use.

My battery is now okay with me.




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edencaga

What I really do when my battery is low and I want to extend the battery life is I just close all the apps and lowering the brightness of my phone. I also check the battery usage from settings. In iphone 6, there is battery usage and what you can see there is that there is an option there where in you can lower down the usage of apps so it helps me to reduce the battery usage of my phone. I also make sure that I do have power bank for me to charge my phone.




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bienn05

I suggest uninstall apps that you don't need. Some apps are just a waste of space and sometimes it runs even when you don't open it. The tendency is it will drain some of your battery life. Always check which apps are always running and try to uninstall it but make sure nothing will happen to the phone's system.




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Corzhens

When I am not expecting an important call, I usually turn off my phone for 30 minutes in order to save on the battery. The brightness of the display is also set to below the halfway mark. If the screen is very bright then that means more power is eaten by the screen. But the best remedy for low battery power is the portable charger or power bank. It can save you the irritation of your phone conking out when you are doing something important. There are small power banks that are convenient to carry.




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Steve5

I would have to agree. Removing apps will really increase your battery's potential lifespan. The problem with phones is that we don't consider the draining capabilities of apps we use. So it usually goes out faster because of that.




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Kakashi2020

Try minimizing the brightness, that prolong your battery life also it's best to buy s good power bank so you won't have any power issues.




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