Tips for saving smartphone battery life in Nigeria and Worldwide

Battery life plays an important role in the functionality of a phone and it therefore, serves as one of the most necessary feature every manufacturer will implement to attract a great buyers known as the “selling point”.

Many people hates the sound of the sudden battery shutdown, especially when operating your smartphone. This is very annoying as you’ll have to recharge again before use.

Moreover, there are some tips and guidelines that will help you out in protecting and saving your battery life and it’s necessary for every smartphone users in Nigeria and other countries. 

1. Adjust The Screen Timeout – Setting this screen timeout ON for a long time will definitely reduce your battery percentage more faster. Screen timeout means that your screen will stay ON or lit for longer after you’ve stopped using it. So, set this to a low value to save battery power.

2. Avoid Areas With Poor Signals – If you are in a area with low or poor network signal, the phone will boost its power and hence, consuming battery. You should avoid this area or probably, switched to 2G network mode.

3. Avoid Task Killers – You should avoid task or process killer because they cause more harms than good. A task killer is an app that sometimes automatically force other apps to quit, which of course boost your battery life and reduce apps running in background but unknowingly, they are killing your CPU cycles and cause some sort of problems like Alarms don’t go off, you don’t receive text messages or other apps may force close without warning.

4. Avoid Exposing The Battery To Metals – Do not ever allow metal contacts with your battery like keys, coins, among others. This can short circuit the battery, impairing its performance but since we now have phones with inbuilt battery, we no longer have problem. Those who their battery are exposed should always be cautious.

5. Avoid Exposing The Phone Or Battery To Direct Sunlight Or Heat – If the battery is 100% fully charged or even below can damage the battery performance permanently, if exposed to sunlight or excessive heat.

6. Close Applications When Not Needed – Always try to close applications to avoid unnecessary battery consumption, since they are running, they are killing the battery.

7. Becareful With Third-party Apps – Apps that are poorly coded or designed has high rate in consuming battery capacity and within some time, it can make the phone gets hot easily. Even some VPNs apps do consume battery life faster. Becareful the way you choose or select third-party apps you install because an app made by a larger company will have more battery efficient code than an application made by a one-man-band.

Are the tips helpful in saving your battery life, share your experience?

14 Comments

  1. nice and interesting article. I actually had to read in between the lines. according to the first one “adjusting the screen time out” you made it known that the screen time out should be longer. what happens when the screen time out is short? I know the screen will get off quickly but does that consume battery while it’s inactive? ….

    thanks for the article

  2. No, not like that.

    In the first TIP, I said the smartphone user should set his or her screen timeout to a low value to save battery power.

    Back to your question:

    Screen timeout should be set at low value which means it should be moderate. If you set it too low, it will be better but the screen will always turn off faster.

    So, kindly set it at the middle of low and high…this will save your battery life.

  3. Okay…
    Am highly impressed with this information..
    Thanks so much! And thanks for explaining further regarding to Mr Bright question, now I am satisfied.

    1. You must use root checker app to verify because that’s the main function of the app.

      Or,

      Try to give an app root permission, if it say “failed”, it means your phone hasn’t been rooted.

  4. am currently on blackberry complete subscription of 1k for 3gb which av bn discontinued by airtel and mine is gonna expire on Feb 9 on Friday buh my concerns is that they send me a text twice which go thus: Dear Subscriber, your subscription to Airtel BlackBerry Prepaid Complete service will expire in 3 day(s). Please reload your line with N1000 by Fri 9 Feb,2018.D….. my concerns is that if I recharge as the claim are they going to renew my previous bb Plan

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