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Battery Saving Tips for Android Phones – All You Need To Know

5. Turn off Pulse Notification Light

The LED pulse notification is useful for many (atleast for us), but if you don’t use you can turn it off which would infact help you save a bit of battery. How?

  • Go to Settings > Display.
  • Unheck “Pulse notification light”.

Note: This option may not be found on many Android phones. we have it on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

6. Turn off Haptic Feedback

How many of you like haptic feedback? Haptic feedback is the vibration you feel when you touch/press the standard menu buttons or type on the keyboard in your Android phone. I turn it off as soon as I buy a new phone, regardless of the battery saving it does. I don’t like it. You can turn it off to save some battery as vibration sensor uses battery as well. How to turn off?

  • Go to Settings > Sound.
  • Scroll to the bottom.
  • Uncheck “Vibrate on touch” option.

Note: Some Android phones may call it “Haptic Feedback” in Settings > Sound.

7. Use Only 2G Network

Most of you use 3G networks for data-insentive apps and games or when you need to download large files. That uses a LOT of battery. However, you can simply ask your phone to not switch to 3G and just use the 2G network. This will save you a lot of battery. How?

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap More…
  • Then Mobile networks.
  • And uncheck “Use only 2G networks”.

8. Shorter Screen Timeout

What if you leave your phone without putting it to sleep every time you use it? Your phone screen is on and it uses battery – even if your brightness level is set to minimum. Your screen timeout should be less. The default in most Android phones is 1 minute. We recommend to set it to 30 seconds. How?

  • Go to Settings > Display > Sleep.
  • Select 30 seconds.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.