With each new OS arrives with a fresh new number of features that offer complete comfort…but on the cost of phone battery life. In most cases, it is not worthwhile when the phone battery die and we need it very much. Here a few tips for Android 4.4 KitKat: how to improve battery life.
If you are wanting to have more juice out from the Android phone’s battery, or many people having the Nexus 5 affected by the possible issue of the battery, so just change following settings.
Use New GPS Feature
Many Android apps, not only the mapping apps have found the way to integrate place recently to track their offerings. For check-ins to getting “nearby” business, such types of apps consume the battery life more as they do the job to figure out your location.
KitKat tries to fix this issue with the brand new “Battery Saving GPS” mode, which decreases the amount of reference points used to locate your location. Due to the fact still it is pretty precise, it is a default choice.
To let this battery saving mode, go to Settings -> Location -> Mode, and here enable this Battery Saving. Anytime you will need the precise tracking, switch-on this option back to the High Accuracy option.
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How To Improve Battery Life In Android 4.4 KitKat
Google Hotword Detection
On one side, be grateful to the smart phone with an excellent listener. On the other, it is not really worthy because it kills the battery life.
Many thanks to the constant Hotword detection, you may just say “OK, Google” from home screen or inside the Google Now to activate the Google Search. That implies, that your smart phone is listening always, and awaiting you to say such magic words.
To turn-off this feature, goto Google Now -> Settings -> Voice, and here disable the Hotword Detection.
This specific is not the special, not fresh to the KitKat, and however, I generally find that people leave the NFC option enabled, even when they do not use it.
If you’ve an NFC-enabled mobile phone such as Nexus 5, make sure it should be on only when you need this. For all those who want and keep it enabled, check two times to find that the “Android Beam” is disabled.
To change such settings, go to Settings -> More and under Wireless & Networks -> NFC.
Disable Google Photos Sync
When create an account in your phone, Google considers you would like to synchronize almost everything. Which includes the Google Play purchases, the Google Keep, and the photos.
This last one Google Photo is the killer. Every time when you take a photo, the Google uploads this on your account. For all those who are using their mobile phone as camera, seriously this will hurt the battery life.
There are actually two means to change it. Goto the settings and locate your e-mail ID under the Accounts. Tap on the account name once again to get into sync settings, where you will un-check the things you really don’t want synced. Provided there’s the “Google Photos” option also.
And the second way is, Go to the Gallery app -> Settings, and then disable the Google Photos Sync.
Use Battery Tool
Still if you cannot find out why your mobile battery is actually draining, use the built-in power monitor, which shows the level of power every single active app is utilizing.
To get into the battery tool, call up notification shade, just tap on the ‘Quick Settings’ icon, then select the battery logo. Here, you will find the full list of active apps. Look around to discover which app is actually consuming the high amount of battery power.
If you find the actual battery-sucking app you would like to turned off, tap this from this list, and select “force stop.”