Not satisfied with your smartphone battery backup? Well, it may be because of a no. of factors. For the most part, optimizations to get more backup works very well. Battery backup will surely depend upon the battery electric charge value. Ie, the mAh value (milliampere hour: the unit of electric charge). Different device users may get different results from this tutorial according to their mAh value.

There are apps you could use from Google Play and there are some manual methods too to get a better battery backup. Most apps do it with a similar approach. So it is pointless speaking about multiple apps with the same options.


Let just start with simple but effective tips. You may notice that most of the battery charge is drained because of screen uptime. I got some tips to reduce this usage.

1. Make everything dark

This tip is for AMOLED display device users only. AMOLED display only illuminates the coloured pixels. That means if there are black portions on a picture to be displayed, it leaves that particular portion empty. It implies black color will be deep and will use less battery.


Dim Screen Brightness Beyond Minimum On Android

Making everything dark simply means to use a dark coloured or plain black wallpaper and dark theme. If you don’t have an option to change theme inbuilt, try using apps to do so (eg: Dark CM12 Theme). Reduce brightness if you can, do not put in auto-brightness mode. Also, try not to use live wallpapers.

2. Pixel OFF Save Battery (App)

pixel off amoled

One more tip applicable only on AMOLED display devices. Pixel OFF Save Battery app basically turns off some of the pixels in the display in a pattern. The amount to be turned off is adjustable. As I said earlier since AMOLED display only displays the colored pixel, turning off the pixel (or simply making pixels black) will save a good amount of charge.

3. Avoid heavy unnecessary Apps

As you know memory eating apps like Facebook messenger and Google chrome affect battery backup. Always try to use light alternatives for such apps. Don’t let such apps run in the background if you are using it. Try Greenify app to hibernate such apps. Greenify app basically stops the background functionality of a particular app except when you are using the app.

4. Turn on power saving mode

Well, power saving mode is not so common among android devices. But if you do have this option, that will do the job pretty nicely, and will get a better result than other third-party apps.

5. Turn OFF some features

You may know that using a 3G (WCDMA) network will drain the battery faster than a 2G network. Therefore, there are some features you may turn off when you are not really using it. Examples of such battery draining features are; WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC etc.

6. Use third-party apps

Not all apps give a better result. But I do have an app as an example for you, with more downloads and ratings on Google Play. DU Battery Saver is an android app which promises 50% more battery backup. It comes with a one tap boost widget and some predefined modes to use.

I hope this article helped you! Feel free to share it with your friends. If you have any comments or queries, leave it in the comment section below. Enjoy 😉