Since android phones are in market I tried my hand on several low to high-budget android smartphones and I’m really amazed how well it’s categorized and available for every budget conscious and smart phone lovers but I’m sure you still hate android because of its battery power which drains so fast, can’t even long last a day if always active on hand, next problem your phone get crashed even if you got Samsung Galaxy S3 you may have faced issues of crashing and slow/lagy performance. Many of my friends have also asked me how to increase android battery life and performance ? and here is my answer.
- Keep Shortcuts (not widgets) of your most accessible apps in home screen, it saves time and battery.
- Place an 1×1 or 4×1 android assistant widget in home-screen to regularly clear process and release memory. (It really helps to speed-up).
- Try not keep any widget in home screen, like analog clock, music player, image gallery.
- Keep only Power Control widget (If you are non-root user) consist of following recommended buttons – WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Data Connection, Data Synchronization, Brightness mode.
- Keep Data access always disabled, Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Data Enabled, enable when you need and quickly disable after use (use data access button in power control widget in home screen).
- Enable “Use only 2G networks” always if you don’t have a 3G connection or if you have let it be enabled till you are not using internet.
- Disable ”Haptic Feedback” in sound settings.
- Set brightness to minimum and use shortcut button in power control widget to increase/decrease brightness quickly.
- Disable “Auto – Rotate Screen”.
- Use default theme or keep less animations in themes.
- Screen timeout of minimum 1 minute.
- Avoid live wallpapers.
- Always make sure that “WiFi” & “GPS” is disabled when not required.
- Use in-built app killer Settings > Application Settings > Running services and kill un-necessary apps which cannot be killed by any task killer.
- Disable ”Background data” and “Auto Sync”.
- Enable “Back up my data”.
- Disable “Automatic restore”.
- Enable “Automatic” in Date & time settings to get correct network provide values. (Disable if you want to set date & time manually).
Now there’s a shortcut path to perform all above steps from a single application i.e. Android Assistant and for your convenience i have configured it thoroughly, described it’s every feature and it’s use.
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PART: 1 – MONITOR
- Always keep installed Android Assistant in your phone.
- Place a widget in home-screen to clear process and release memory. (It really helps to speed-up).
- Monitor CPU activity.
- Look out for memory – RAM, how much is used and free, try to keep your RAM free for fast performance, make sure at-least 50 Mb min. is free.
- Battery temperature: a very crucial part to monitor, it should be 25° or less in idle state and more than 30°-35° while playing games and 40° or more while net surfing, if your battery is always too hot means near about 50° or more, make sure to kill all apps and keep it idle for sometime.
- You can watch phone space and SD card space details too without going to phone settings.
PART: 2 – PROCESS
- Task Killer : In process tab, check all and kill which you seem is unnecessary active/running, it may be foreground or background services.
- Font colors specify a category of running services.
- Look carefully if any application or service is eating more RAM than required, if yes then try uninstalling or use any other similar app which eats less memory in case of applications. (You can’t do much for services except disable from start-up).
PART: 3 – TOOLS
- Volume Control : Control Ringer / Notification / Media / Alarm / Voice Call/ System Volume from 1 place.
- Ringer : Phone sound profiles Silent / Vibration / Sound / Vibration & Sound / VIbration & Silent.
- Save Battery : uncheck Mobile Networks, Orientation, Haptic Feedback, set Brightness to min. level 11% and 30 seconds or 1 minute timeout.
- Cache Cleaner : Here you can clear all your cache memory used by applications. (Use this regularly if your application addict).
- System Clean : Cleans all your leftover applications history and temporary files.
- File Manager : This in-built file manager can be used as secondary file explorer.
- Batch Installer / Un-installer : Install / un-install apps available in your internal / external storage, no need for any other .apk installer or manager.
- Startup Manager : First in User section, select all the apps displayed in this section, it is very important to increase your phones start-up or boot speed, it’s simple as you disable services in computer (Recommended). Secondly, in System section choose wisely, select only foreground apps (which you can see in home menu).
- Battery Use : Monitor which app & services are responsible for draining battery, kill or uninstall if you can.
- System Info : If someday someone asks about phones specification and internal features go through this to grab all the details you need, in addition it also shows which sensors your device support.
- App 2 SD : Now you got this app as in-built feature here, you can move your installed apps from internal to external storage or vice-versa.
- App Backup & Restore : It happens when your friend shuffle your apps and find something useful for her/him then how to give ? Solution: Create backups and restore downloaded/installed application (not default apps) in .apk format and save it in your app collection library or transfer to friend’s mobile and install if he/she needs it