1. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth : Wi-Fi, hotspot and Bluetooth can suck up your battery if you keep them on for longer period. If you keep Wi-Fi on, it will consistently check for available Wi-Fi networks. To save on the battery life, you can simply turn those features off when you are not using them.
2. Decrease the display Brightness : Most of the new Android smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia z and HTC M9 have large sized display screen. When the brightness is set to highest setting, you can enjoy watching movies and browsing on the internet on your phone. However, it also consumes a lot of battery power. You can go to the settings and make use of the brightness slider to reduce the brightness to a lower setting.
3. Shut down apps running in the Background: Various apps run in the background and use lot of power. Instant messengers like Google talk or multimessenger app, Whatsapp, Dropbox, Evernote, and other apps continue to run in the background if you do not shut them down. Certain apps like Gmail consistently sync on their own and eat up a lot of battery. Hence, when you are not using them, make use of the Task Manager and shut down those apps that run in the background.
4. Turn off location based services GPS : Along with location based services like Google Maps can put a lot of strain on the battery. The turn by turn navigation will only help you when you are traveling to a certain place. At other times, when you are inside your house or office, you won’t need it. Also, apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram use GPS to automatically display your location continuously. You can go to Settings>Location & Security to access various GPS related settings and disable them.
5. Get rid of homescreen widgets : Homescreen widgets and live wallpapers are something that consistently feed upon your phone’s battery. By quitting unnecessary widgets, you can save a lot of battery. Also, if you are running low on battery, you can switch from live wallpaper to normal wallpaper.