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 that 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 optimisation.
- Delete unused accounts.
To learn how to change these settings, visit your device manufacturer’s support site.
Take care of your battery
Stretch a low battery
- Use navigation for long periods.
- Watch videos.
- Play graphics-heavy games.
- Tether your phone (hotspots).
- Use GPS for long periods.
- Stream videos or music.
- Make phone calls on the move, like in a car.
- Use the camera too much.
- Play highly interactive games.
- Use apps for long periods.
- If you don’t need your mobile network, turn on aeroplane 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
- On most phones, press your phone's power button for about 30 seconds, until your phone restarts.
- On the screen, you might need to tap Restart .
- 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.
- On your phone, open the Google Play Store app .
- Tap Menu My apps and games.
- Apps with available updates are labelled 'Update'.
- If an update is available, tap Update.
- If more updates are available, tap Update all.
Contact your device manufacturer
If you still have trouble, visit your operator or manufacturer support site.