Being able to have numerous apps for different purposes downloaded on your phone is what makes our smartphones so good.
However, there may be a few that are resulting in rapid battery drain, without you even knowing about it.
Update your phone to the last version, the problems can be fixed with updates sometimes There is actualy a fact that you need to know.
When you will use your phone at first, it will need some cycles of charging to calibrate himself the battery for the first time. So you will have
real battery life after something like 1/2 weeks. Second option if after two weeks it's still weak, I think that's possibly a factory calibration problem.
I will show you a tuto that I did with my previous phone (but work the same and has almost the same battery power as the P6000).
Just follow well the tuto and it should improve the battery life of your Elephone. It's actualy very easy and safe to do, no risk.
(Interesting part for you start at 2 minutes)
Other tips that you should take the use to do (working on every smartphone, not only Elephone):
- Keep an eye on signal strength. If you're in an area with poor cellular coverage, the phone will work harder to latch onto a strong-enough signal.
This has an adverse effect on battery life. There's not much you can do about this one, but keep in mind that this could be the culprit behind a seemingly weak battery; it's worth popping.
- Turn off GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and mobile data whenever you don't need them. Turning off location data, or setting it to use Wi-Fi or 3G data
rather than GPS works perfectly well. Only turn on Bluetooth and NFC as long as you need them, and there's no need to have both Wi-Fi and mobile data
turned on at all times. If you use Wi-Fi a lot though, say at home and at work, then it makes sense to keep set your Wi-Fi to ''Always on during sleep''
as this uses less power than to have your Wi-Fi reconnecting every time you wake your phone.
- Less color = less juice sucked. A monochrome background is the best option.
- Get rid of auto-brightness. Lower the brightness of your screen at the minimum, it's way enough and better for your eyes.
- When your phone is charged at 100% let it plugged 10-15min more (with my phone when I do this, the 100% battery are staying way longer before falling to 99% than if I don't).
- Switch off vibrate. Unless you really need that added awareness, turn off vibration. It actually takes more power to vibrate your phone than it does to ring it.
- Don't put the ringing and music level at the maximum, it's taking more battery.
- Set your display's screen timeout to as short a time as is practical for you. Just think, if your screen timeout is set to a minute, it'll use four times the amount of power to have it on, every time you switch your screen on, than if your timeout is set to 15 seconds.
- Cut data and wifi during you're sleeping (it should decrease of maximum 1% battery when you will wake up if your phone is really sleeping aswell).
- Keep your apps updated to enjoy the new optimisations.
- Use the battery saving mode if your phone have one. It will not change a lot the performance but help a lot your battery to stay longer alive.
- Don't install other launcher that are battery suckers.
- Ditch widgets you don't really need, especially those that are connected to the internet like weather widgets. It's really sucking lot of juice.
- Diseable the auto updates from your apps, they keep searching updates and using juice. Just search manualy for updates sometimes when you want.
the phone into Airplane mode if you don't need data or voice calls.
- Higher temperatures will cause your smartphone’s battery to degrade much more dramatically over time than cooler temperatures will.
This doesn’t mean you’re automatically doomed to always suffer from poor battery life if you live in Africa, but keeping your phone away from
a sunny windowsill or being hotboxed in a stuffy car should increase your battery life considerably.
- Try to never let your phone fall to 0% of battery (except for calibrating). On the long time, this can dammage your battery and you can lose more than half of it's capacity cause of this.
- Use a battery managment app like JuiceDefender (there is plenty of that kind of apps on apps store. They are not all so good so you can try several and choose your favorit)
- Think twice before enabling autorotation of the screen. It drain more battery cause it's making the CPU work harder.
If you do at least half of the list, it should make your battery life way better than before.
If you have other tips, let me know I will add it to the list !