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[Quick Hack] Improve Android Performance & Battery Life

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Feb
02

Sorry for the lengthy title and post but I am sure you will not regret it. I am more inclined to using Android than iOS because there’s a lot of free apps as well as free games available in Google Play. With this, there are consequences first is the battery life and because of this and of this is the obvious, it will keep you from charging your phone more often. Android Developer OptionsAnd if you don’t have a power bank, you might refrain from playing your favorite games. Not cool. Have you had an experience that after reaching 100% charge, you will notice that (after a couple of minutes) it’s already down to 95%? Then if you will try to check your friends on social media sites it will go down to 90%?

Of course there are simple tricks like dimming the lights down a bit and turning the audio off. But it won’t help that much. Isn’t it? Removing some of your apps and games that often runs in the background is also worth a try. Did you know that background processes checks the internet connection from time to time? So it is better to uninstall them than manually removing them in the “running” list. Keeping your apps and games at a minimum will really help improve battery life of your device.

Any other idea? If you are already tired doing all sorts of stuff to prevent your device’s battery juice from draining then perhaps this quick trick will finally help solve your problem. No, perhaps not in the absolute sense but this simple trick is perhaps the best of all tricks you might have done before. No, it is not required that you have rooted your device but if you already have then it is not a problem. Did I forgot to say that this trick will also improve the overall performance of any Android device you have? I think you already have an idea.

Animations. Yep you got it right. A feature that is meant for aesthetic purposes only and sad to say it contributes to the increase in the battery usage and a decrease in performance. If you still want your Android tablet/phone to save juice and performs better then by all means continue reading. However, if you don’t then just get out of here and spend your time elsewhere. But of course I highly advise that you try it then just revert if you are not pleased with the outcome.Android Window animation scale

Here it is. What we will be doing is to “disable” the animation feature and is done by following the steps below.

  1. Go to Settings -> About Phone/Tablet/Device.
  2. Tap the “About Phone..” once.
  3. Scroll down and look for the “Build Number”.
  4. Tap the “Build Number” several times (7 times I think).
  5. Go back to “Settings” and look for “Developer Options”.
  6. Look for the “Drawing” section.
  7. Look for the three items with the word “….scale”.
  8. Set these options to “off” to “Disable”

Done already? Notice the difference? I bet you do. If you are always paying enough attention to the battery charge (before doing this hack) after charging it full, you will now notice that it will stay 99% for more than 30-45 minutes in idle mode. Also you will notice that opening, closing or switching between apps now becomes a snap and almost instant. I do hope this will be the same on every Android device. By the way, please note that I do not switch my WiFi or data connection “on” if there’s no need for it. 

Having fun with this simple hack? Do you have something to add? Let us know by posting your comments below.

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