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Hey all, just wanted to send some reasons why I get such good battery. You may or may not have the same results by following these tips, and you may not even be able to set them for various reasons. And for some, maybe it will just help a little
Turn auto brightness off (it's been proven in the past to set the brightness higher than you actually need it). When adjusting brightness, use lowest setting possible. This is just common sense.
If you aren't using a radio (i.e. GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi) turn it off. Simple quick tiles for all of these options makes it easy.
-Widgets and Live Wallpaper
These are self-explanatory. Widgets constantly syncing (and using data for that matter) are battery suckers, as well as any live wallpapers. Fun yes, but it comes at a cost.
-Push Notifications (from Apps)
If you don't need them, and the app allows for this setting, turn off push notifications. And sync at the lowest possible frequency (manual is still best). You apps will update data when you open them, just have a little patience (of course for various reasons you may NEED push notifications).
Less CPU means less battery.
-Scheduled Ultra Power Save
UPS mode is not the same as Do Not Disturb. Schedule this mode while you are sleeping (unless you physically turn your phone off at night). Also, painstakingly go through the "Power Management For Apps" settings in Power Manager. Set savings for every app, and don't forget to do it for apps you add later on!
-Turn off Notifications
If you have apps that you do not need to notify you of anything, then turn them off.
-Turn Animations off
You need Developer mode on for this, the settings are found in there.
AMOLED screens will only light pixels when they need to. And the less light needed the less battery consumption. Having a dark or black background not only prevents screen burn-in, it also saves battery.
-Browse when you can vs. App
Simple. If you can get the same thing done on a browser that you can in an app, don't download the app. I always go back to the same example for this. Facebook. One of the worst resource intensive apps available. So I deleted it and access it from my browser. My device breathed a sigh of relief when I deleted that one
-Use a battery Monitor
This is in cases where you think your battery is draining fast. Otherwise, yes, they drain your battery
-Disable unused apps
There aren't many left anymore, but there are a few apps that ZTE allows you to disable. I went through and did that.
-Turn off Google Hotwords
OK Google, voice assist, whatever they are calling it disable it. Now there is a catch with this one. You can leave OK Google on for Google search, but make sure you set the Always Listening option to off.
-Turn off Haptic Feedback
Battery sucker period.
You seen it before, apps want to track your location to "help provide better search results" etc. etc. It also helps suck your battery dry. Turn this off when possible, set your weather city manually, and don't allow apps to track you. (Thanks )
Most of this is just common sense. I am a lighter user than most, so I can take advantage of *most* of these options. Just be careful, as changing these settings may have adverse effects on how you want some of your apps to run. I suggest doing them little by little and testing before moving on.
I compare mobile device battery saving to "hyper-miling". Hyper-miling is an attempt by drivers to get the very best gas mileage they can from every tank of gas. Some ways they do this is by coasting to stops from as far a disatance as they can, running stop signs, taking turns at high rates of speed, rerouting commutes for optimal performance (sometimes taking a longer router saves gas, i.e. less hills, or less stoplights). Anyway, the more you pay attention to your battery life, the more you can make it last.