Some areas in Java have experienced mass power outages on Sunday (4/8/2019) since 12.00 WIB. Because of a sudden blackout and lasted for quite a long time, netizens also revealed their grievances through social media like Twitter.
One of the most common complaints is that their smartphone batteries are running low. Even though you already have a power bank to charge it in an emergency, you should still be able to save smartphone batteries.
In order not to run out of battery quickly when there is a power failure, consider the following eight tips to save your smartphone battery as summarized from various sources.
1. Use Power Saving Mode
The easiest way to save battery on your smartphone is to activate the Power Saving mode. This mode can limit the performance of the processor and reduce the brightness of the screen on the smartphone so that the remaining energy in the battery is focused on essential functions only.
How to access it on each smartphone may be different, but in general, you can activate this mode by going to the Settings application then Battery, or Settings then Device maintenance than the battery.
2. Activate Airplane Mode
Power outages that hit several areas in Jakarta and its surroundings also impacted on cellular and data connections. To keep your battery saving, try activating Airplane Mode or turning off the data connection so that your smartphone doesn’t keep trying to find the network and drain the battery.
Don’t forget to also turn off other unneeded connectivity features such as Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.
3. Turn off Vibration
To make your smartphone vibrate when you get a notification, it turns out it requires a lot of battery power. This is because your device has to drive a particular motor to make the smartphone vibrate. So it is advisable to turn off vibration if you want to save battery.
4. Limit Applications in the Background
The smartphone application remains active in the background even though you have removed it. For that, you can restrict specific applications from running in the background by going to the Settings application, then Apps, selecting the form you want to limit, then selecting battery and selecting the Restrict in the Background option.
If you want to be more practical, you can download the Greenify application. This application functions to ‘put your sleep’ to your use so that it doesn’t eat battery.
5. Reduce the Time to Lock the Screen
The screen is the smartphone that uses the most power. For that, the faster your screen is locked and does not turn on, your battery will become more durable. Set your screen lock time to be as short as possible, for example, 15 seconds.
6. Use Dark Wallpaper
If your smartphone uses an AMOLED screen, using a dark or black colored wallpaper can make your smartphone more durable because AMOLED screens require the least amount of power to be activated.
If you use a Samsung smartphone with One UI, you can even activate Night mode, which makes all systems on the smartphone black.
7. Turn off Notifications and Auto-Sync
The automatic synchronization feature can drain your battery and data. To disable the auto-sync feature, you can enter the Settings menu then Accounts. After that, click toggle Auto-sync data until it turns gray and inactive.
Also, if you want to be more extreme, activate the Do Not Disturb mode to stop notifications coming into your smartphone.
8. Use the Lite Version Application
If you still want to use specific applications to get rid of boredom during a power failure, try using the Lite version of the application, which requires less battery and data. There are now many lighter applications, say Twitter Lite, YouTube Go, Facebook Lite, and many more.