Maximizing Your Android Phones Battery: Simple Steps to Save Power

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jul.09 - 2024 7:04 PM CET

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The battery of our mobile phone is one of the most crucial components of the device.

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The battery of our mobile phone is one of the most crucial components of the device. When it runs out, we lose access to all other functions and applications.

Battery Capacity Degrades

According to El Economista in recent years, manufacturers have focused heavily on developing batteries with longer autonomy and shorter charging times.

Despite these efforts, no battery has yet been designed that can last more than 24 hours of constant use while maintaining the size and weight of current smartphones. Over time and with continuous use, the battery's capacity degrades, leading to shorter battery life. While proper care can help prolong the battery's lifespan, the apps and functions on your phone also play a significant role in battery consumption.

Every app or function uses different resources to operate. Many apps remain active in the background even when not in use, draining your battery. Popular apps like TikTok and Instagram consume a lot of power, but we’re often reluctant to uninstall them. Fortunately, there are other options to save battery life without sacrificing your favorite apps.

One such option is a pre-installed feature on all Android phones called Google Usage and Diagnostics. This feature sends usage reports from your phone to Google, and it operates continuously in the background. Luckily, there’s a way to disable it and save battery life.

How to Disable Usage and Diagnostics on Your Android Phone

  1. Open the Settings on your Android smartphone.

  2. Find and select the Google section.

  3. Tap on More and then Usage and Diagnostics.

  4. Toggle the switch to turn off the Usage and Diagnostics feature.

Depending on your phone model, you might find this option under the Privacy section instead.

By following these simple steps, you can disable a feature that significantly drains your battery while also preventing Google from collecting data from your phone. This easy adjustment can help you extend your phone’s battery life, allowing you to enjoy your device for longer periods between charges.