Smartphone owners are giving mixed reviews when it comes to battery life, which includes those who own Nexus 6, and the reason for that is quite simple. How long the battery will last between charges mostly depends on you and your usage habits. For instance, if you are answering calls, texting and occasionally open Instagram or Twitter the battery won’t drain fast. On the other hand, if you do all that but also surfing the web or playing games for hours the battery will not last long. However, there are some useful tips that can help you improve the battery life on Nexus 6. We are going to share those tips, so make sure to try them out!
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Ways to improve the battery life on Nexus 6
Let’s start with one of the basics. You should update the software every time the new version becomes available. Updates are all about improvements in stability, in performance but also in battery life. So, every once in a while check if there is an update. To do that, go to Settings > About phone > System updates and then click on “Check for update”. If the update isn’t available you will the message “Your system is up to date”, and if there is an update just tap Install and follow the steps on the screen.
Enable Airplane mode
If you are in the area with poor signal, or if you don’t need your mobile network at the moment, you may turn the Airplane mode on. That way, your device won’t be searching for the network in order to stay connected.
Turn off Wi-Fi, GPS, Mobile Internet and Bluetooth
Turn off these services when not in use. After all, you don’t need them all during the day and if they are enabled the battery will drain faster. When you need Wi-Fi or any other service turn it back on.
Close the apps that you are not using
We all have many apps that we don’t use very often, so you should close such apps. That way, you will prevent the application and its processes from running in the background, thus, your battery will last longer between charges. Navigate to Settings, tap Apps and find the app you wish to close. Tap on that app and click “Force stop”.
Remove the apps you don’t need any more
If you have installed tons of apps, it’s a good time to think which ones you need and remove the ones you don’t. Keep in mind that you can’t uninstall the pre-installed apps. Go to Settings, tap Apps, find the application you wish to remove, click on it and then tap Uninstall.
Once you removed the apps you don’t need anymore, the apps you still have may misbehave and drain the battery. You can download and install Greenify which is available in the Play Store. This app will put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when you don’t use them. So you get to keep your favorite apps without worrying they will drain your battery.
Set shorter sleep time
This is another simple trick. Go to Settings, tap Display, and then tap Sleep. Set the Sleep time to 15 or 30 seconds.
Don’t use live wallpapers
Live wallpapers look cool but if you want your battery to last longer, don’t use them.
Lower the level of brightness
To do this, go to Settings, tap Display, tap on Brightness level and reduce it.
These are some quick and useful tips that will make your battery last longer between charges.
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