A contemporary trend in mobile industry is to produce non-removable battery which means once it is assembled; users are no longer able to replace it even when it goes flat. This innovation aims to resolve the common issue of smart devices which is diminishing battery capacity after using for a while. However, whether it really works is questionable as it raises another concern since users could not replace battery on their own when it runs out and just a few or almost no researches to improve battery capacity are now in progress.
So how could customers deal with this issue? Purchasing a new smartphone with high battery capacity obviously helps. Nevertheless, if you are not wealthy enough to afford for a high battery device which is quite luxurious, there are still options left. One of the simplest methods is to shut down all the energy-consuming apps because they continuously use power and occupy a large part of your phone resources even in deactivated mode (mostly background apps). Other experiences from Android authority may help you reserve an ideal battery capacity for your smartphone.
Be a wise consumer!
A smartphone with continuous connection apparently exceeds demands of ordinary consumers. However, most people, especially office workers, usually keep their devices in this mode as they expect mobile apps such as Google Talk could help them enhance productivity but the ugly truth is that mobile power consumption ultimately overthrows their efficiency as their smartphone do not possess infinite power to unceasingly operate online connection.
Therefore, if the mobility is not at your top priorities, replacing smartphone by a PC or laptop to process information might effectively boost your smartphone battery life.
Incase smartphone has become an integrated part of your life, you still have another choice which is to alternate data connections such as SIM or suppliers’ services by other connections. For example, we could utilize such connections like Wifi, ortherwise your laptop could fill the role of a modem to broadcast signal. Since your cellphone does not spend energy on transmitting and receiving signals, your battery life is certainly improved.
Turning off unecessary apps
The best way to deal with battery issue while it is over your ability to afford for advanced cellphone with longer battery is to turn off excessive apps. This method is simple but amazingly works on every device and could be accomplished through Setting app or supporting ones.
Installing energy-saving apps
Among several energy-saving apps, Deep Sleep rises to prominence as the most comprehensive application. Technically, it puts other apps in sleeping mode after you lock your smartphone’s screen. All connections are deactivated as well until you unlock it. Free version includes those features while premium versions are equipped with advanced ones such as Aggressive Mode which enables smartphone to hibernate for several hours, wake up to receive messages in a few minutes and then go back to hibernation.
With Deep Sleep, alarm clock and call receiving feature are enabled in hibernating mode so there would be no worry about missing important meetings. Experiments conducting on Nexus 4 installed with Deep Sleep release amazing results. A Nexus 4 without this supporting app in normal conditions could only last for one day but a similar device with Deep Sleep has doubled the time.
In comparison with other energy-saving apps, Deep Sleep is more easy-to-use and customer-oriented while still maintaining equivalent results. Basic version permits users to customize its working time in one or several days which best suits those who often set working schedule and know when they need to check their phone. Besides, an advanced version is introduced for professionals. This version is installed with some higher personal configurations for a more comprehensive battery management.
Using unofficial ROM
Official software system (or simply ROM) originated from producers is accompanied by tons of useless apps for only one purpose: to eat the energy. With the purpose to minimize its effects, many programmer have developed customized ROM (ROM cook) with the most famous representative is CyanogenMod. Most customized ROMs are designed to eliminate unneeded apps with the aim to increase memory space and extend battery life. A suitable ROM could not only increase battery life but also renew theme and better device’s operation.
If you are interested in the novelty of customized ROMs then maybe CyanogenMod and Paranoid Android are among your favorite. They are two of the largest ROM developers and have been well-known for some fantastic ROMs. They also set up a community to help you resolve troubles relating to any ROM version.
However, we strongly advise users to ensure safety and have probable knowledge before carrying out any experiment on software system of your smartphone to avoid unexpected errors. It must be brought into attention that before replacing ROM, your device must be rooted.
This is an ideal solution when you come out and realize you have forgotten to charge your smartphone. All you need to do is to replace your smartphone battery with backup one and continue enjoying it.
Android authority’s experiments with New Trent’s two products: EasyPak and iCarrier show promising results. EasyPak is a backup battery with capacity of 7.000 mAh and iCarrier is its giant brother with capacity of 12.000 mAh.
What EasyPak provides users is more than a mobile solution. It has a thin design with two ports, one for tablet (2.1A) and one for cellphone. It is also equipped with a specific USB port to re-charge itself. Charge time is quite short but definitely longer with multiple charges. In our experiment, it needs 2 hours to charge one Nexus 4 and one Nexus 7 at the same time and the remaining power is enough to serve a Nexus 4 in the next two days.
EasyPak’s brother – iCarrier is a backup battery with giant capacity of 12.000 mAh. Different from its sibling, iCarrier recharges itself through DC port and common electricity source. This device has only two ports but it possesses an enormous capacity to recharge your devices many times.
People always want two adverse features in their devices: stronger, faster but with a more powerful battery. Our methods above could help you boost your battery life and use backup battery incase it runs out. Battery life depends on the number of times it is charged, thus keeping your phone running longer might reduce this number. Do not let battery capacity ruin your enjoyment with new devices.