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
- 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
Keep it cool
Charge as much or as little as needed
Stretch a low battery
Turn on battery saver or low power mode
Avoid actions that keep the screen on
- Use navigation for long periods.
- Watch videos.
- Play graphics-heavy games.
Avoid constant internet connection
- 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
- 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 .
- 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)
- On most phones, press your phone's power button for about 30 seconds, or until your phone restarts.
- On the screen, you might need to tap Restart .
Check for Android updates
- Open your phone's Settings app.
- Near the bottom, tap System Advanced System update. If needed, first tap About phone or About tablet.
- Your update status will appear. Follow any steps on the screen.
Check for app updates
- On your phone, open the Google Play Store app .
- Tap Menu My apps & games.
- 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
Contact your device manufacturer
If you still have trouble, visit your carrier or manufacturer support site.