Get the most life from your Android device's battery

You can take several actions to extend your device’s battery life and make a charge last longer.

Tip: Your device’s battery life depends on the type of device you have. Get help with your specific device on your manufacturer’s support site.

Choose settings that use less battery

Depending on your device, you can:
  • Let your screen turn off sooner.
  • Reduce screen brightness.
  • Set the brightness to change automatically.
  • Turn off keyboard sounds or vibrations.
  • Restrict apps with high battery use.
  • Turn on adaptive battery or battery optimization.
  • Delete unused accounts.

To learn how to change these settings, visit your device manufacturer’s support site.

Take care of your battery

Use the power adapter that came with your phone

Other power adapters and chargers can charge slowly or not at all. They can also damage your phone or battery. For more information about the charger for your phone, contact your device manufacturer.

Keep it cool

Avoid situations where your phone can overheat, especially when your battery is fully charged. Your battery drains much faster when it's hot, even when not in use. This kind of drain can damage your battery.

Charge as much or as little as needed

You don’t need to teach your phone the battery’s capacity by going from full charge to zero, or zero to full. We recommend you occasionally drain your battery to under 10% and then charge it fully overnight.

Stretch a low battery

Turn on battery saver or low power mode

Some Android phones come with a battery saver or low power mode. This setting helps a charge last longer. To find out if your phone has one, go to your device manufacturer’s support site.

Avoid actions that keep the screen on

To save battery life, try not to:
  • Use navigation for long periods.
  • Watch videos.
  • Play graphics-heavy games.

Avoid constant internet connection

To save battery life, try not to:
  • Tether your phone (hotspots).
  • Use GPS for long periods.
  • Stream videos or music.
  • Make phone calls on the move, like in a car.

Avoid actions that process too much information

To save battery life, try not to:
  • Use the camera much.
  • Play highly interactive games.
  • Use apps for long periods.

Limit connectivity & location

  • If you don’t need your mobile network, turn on Airplane mode Airplane mode.
  • Use Wi-Fi instead of mobile data.
  • Turn off Bluetooth.
  • Turn off Location access. Some apps and features won’t work when Location is off.

Fix battery problems that won’t go away

Restart your phone (reboot)

  1. On most phones, press your phone's power button for about 30 seconds, or until your phone restarts.
  2.  On the screen, you might need to tap Restart Restart.

Check for Android updates

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Near the bottom, tap System and then Advanced and then System update. If needed, first tap About phone or About tablet.
  3. Your update status will appear. Follow any steps on the screen.

Check for app updates

  1. On your phone, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then My apps & games.
  3. Apps with available updates are labeled "Update."
    • If an update is available, tap Update.
    • If more updates are available, tap Update all.

Reset to factory settings

IMPORTANT: A factory data reset will remove all data from your phone. While any data stored in your Google Account will be restored, all apps and their associated data will be uninstalled. Before you perform a factory data reset, we recommend backing up your phone.

Contact your device manufacturer

If you still have trouble, visit your carrier or manufacturer support site.

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