Optimizing battery performance or preventing apps from draining the battery is a simple way to extend the battery life of your Android phone.
While Android smartphones are constantly improving in terms of configuration and cameras, battery technology has not yet developed significantly, unless there is a fast charging feature. Therefore, in some cases, simple tricks can help users optimize device usage time. Adaptive Battery appears on smartphones running Android 12 or higher, allowing you to monitor usage habits and flexibly fine-tune your battery. This function recognizes frequently used apps and prioritizes powering them, while reducing background activity for rarely used apps.
To enable Adaptive Battery, users can go to Settings > Battery > Battery Optimization > Enable. Some Android devices may name this function differently such as Performance Mode or Adaptive Battery.
Stopping battery-draining apps is another important step. Applications such as games, high-quality videos, or social networking applications that run in the background when not in use can cause battery loss. Users can identify the apps that consume the most battery by going to Settings > Battery > Battery Usage, then selecting individual apps and putting them to sleep. However, this should be done carefully to avoid missing important notifications from such apps.
Many Android smartphones use OLED screens, which can save energy by switching to Dark Mode. When activated, the OLED screen lights up fewer pixels, thereby reducing energy consumption. According to research by Purdue University (USA), using Dark Mode on OLED smartphones can reduce battery life by up to 39%.
In addition to Dark Mode, users can also reduce screen power consumption by reducing brightness to a minimum level. Turning on the Adaptive Brightness feature helps the device automatically adjust lighting according to the environment, reducing the need to do this manually.