Battery Low – Charge It! – Nokia Lumia

When buying a phone, the most important thing one asks for always is the battery life. Though much of the battery depends on the phone usage, but still we all need best performing battery on our phones. Let us know and learn few things that can improve battery life on Noika Lumia phones.

Charge the Battery

It is advisable to always charge the battery full. It helps the Lumia Windows Phone battery in managing its peek performance for longer.

WiFi Settings and Glance Screen

Glance Display

If you want to use the “Glance screen” then put it to “peek”. This allows you to bring the Glance screen live by waving your hand over the device, when needed.

Turn WiFi search off, when you don’t need it, by clicking on WiFi quick action button or by going to Settings WiFi.

Battery Saver

Battery

Always use native Battery saver and set it as “when battery is less than 20%”. It prolongs battery life by hours and can save you hassles when you are stuck without a battery charging source for sometime.

  • Go to Settings: Display, and switch Battery Saver brightness to On. This allows battery saver to reduce brightness when it becomes active.
  • Go to Settings: Touch and switch off “Double tap to wake up”, if you don’t need it and you devices supports it
  • Go to Settings: Lock Screen and set screen time-out as 1 min.
  • Go to Setting: Brightness. Make sure that automatically adjust is switched to Off.

Brightness

Switch level to low, and switch automatically adjust to On again.

Cortana, Background Tasks and Battery

  • You can put the location off when don’t need it.
  • You can set Cortana and other apps to “not running in background” when “Battery Saver” kicks in. Windows Phone 8.1 comes with ability to always allow apps to run in background even when the “Battery Saver” is on.
  • Go to Settings-Battery Saver-usage, tap on the app and uncheck “Allow this app to run in the background when Battery saver is on.

Sounds and Notifications

sounds

Go to Notification and actions in settings. Here you can control for which apps you need notifications and you can also manage sounds for push notifications.

You can also set whether you want to play sound for Key press, Camera shutter and System alerts.

Close Active Apps, Switch off Bluetooth and Set Mail Syncing

  • Go to Settings.
  • Check whether Bluetooth and NFC is switched on. These should be ideally switched off, if not being used.
  • Close all the apps actively running in the background, if you don’t plan to use your phone for sometime, otherwise apps like Map Drive keep on running in background and kill the Battery.
  • You can long press on back button to go to the Multitasking UI and either tap on X to the close the apps or simply swipe down.
  • If you have many mail accounts syncing on your phone, you can lose the battery really fast. Go to Mail–Settings–Sync settings and set download new email or content frequency as 30 min or more. This saves battery too.

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