7 Quick Tips To Extend Battery Life on Android 4.4 Kitkat

Tips To Improve Battery Performance on Android Devices

What do you think, you are the only one who is facing battery drainage problem on your Android Smartphone? Definitely, Not! No matter, if you own a top-notch Android Smartphone or a mid-range one, the battery life issue is one of the surprised features comes along with it. Though, the developers are trying hard to get the battery life on track like earlier phones.

On the contrary, the Android Operating System is packed with awesome features and as the technology evolves, more features are curated into the build. It seems that as the features go on increasing, while Smartphone Battery Life goes on decreasing. The instance when your battery is fully charged is joyful; but as we start we start using it, the battery flows out like a water. Ergo, we can stay dependent for a single day on Android Smartphones; otherwise, we will be missing out our important stuff!

Quick Tips To Extend Battery Life on Android 4.4 Kitkat

That’s why, we always check out some best tips and tricks to extend battery life on Android and utilize it to the fullest. However, Android version is not static so every new update brings some new functionality as well as best tweaks to save battery life on our device. And finally, the new Android 4.4 Kitkat update has been arrived on Google Nexus 5, while on other devices it will be landing soon! I must say, this time Google cares about us because Android 4.4 Kitkat is packed with battery draining features that really help us to get the most out of it!

Today, we will drive you through some useful, best and quick tips to extend battery life on Android 4.4 Kitkat running Smartphones. However, almost all the tips are traced by CNET for prolonging battery life. So, are you ready to squeeze your device battery to the fullest and keep going all the day without getting it charged? Then, follow below handy and quick tips to extend battery life on Android 4.4 Kitkat. Here we start…

Quick Tips To Extend Battery Life on Android 4.4 Kitkat

Take Advantage of Inbuilt Battery Monitoring Tool

Since from the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version, Google has provided an inbuilt “Battery Monitoring Tool“. It provides complete information about battery like “Remaining battery percentage , Phone running time, processes/apps and amount of battery ate by them.

Now, if you have already exited any app and it’s still running in the background and you want to stop it permanently then use this battery monitoring tool. There are two ways to access Battery Monitoring Tool:

Quick Tips To Extend Battery Life on Android 4.4 Kitkat

1. Navigate to Notification section > Tap on Quick Settings > Tap on Battery Logo > You are in.

2. Go to Settings > Tap on Battery > You are in.

Now, from there, click on any app which you want to stop > Tap on Force Stop button to shut it down!

Focus on New GPS Feature

GPS is common now-a-days. After installing numerous apps on your device; probably, you don’t even know which apps are using GPS service unnecessarily and draining battery faster. Basically, to stop GPS service, we simply disable it. But in new Android 4.4 Kitkat version, new GPS modes are added so that you can select any one of them depending on your preference.

Quick Tips To Extend Battery Life on Android 4.4 Kitkat

For access GPS feature, go to Settings > Tap on Location > Tap on Mode > Go with your option.

Stop Automatic Syncing

If you sign-in with your any gmail account on your device then by default it sync all your device data to it like “App Data, Calender, Contacts, Google Currents, Photos, Google+ Auto Backup, etc.”, which isn’t necessary. And if you have multiple accounts then you’re gone, battery will drain much more faster.

Quick Tips To Extend Battery Life on Android 4.4 Kitkat

It’s advisable to sync only that data which you need to, especially contacts and gmail. To change the sync options, navigate to Settings > Accounts – Google > your existing email address > uncheck the options which you want to disable.

Disable Google Now’s Auto-Voice Detection

Yeah! Google Now is now supported on Android 4.4 Kitkat flawlessly. You can activate it just by saying “OK, Google“, which gives an awesome experience of using Smartphones without hands.

Quick Tips To Extend Battery Life on Android 4.4 Kitkat

If you are using this service then well and good, but for others it’s like a battery eating monster. To disable it,  follow the below steps!

Open Google Now > go to Settings > Tap on Voice > disable Hotword detection.

Perfect Battery Charging

To get the puniest effect from your device battery, you must follow one rule and the rule says,

“Charge your battery up to 100% only and after that, restart your Smartphone once to release all the resources back to the Android OS; Whereas, don’t plug your device for charging until it shows battery low message.”

If you follow this rule, then your battery life will be longer for sure! Try it out and see the difference.

Use Battery Saver Apps

Clear your misconception that “Battery Saver Apps” makes your battery dry; actually, it saves your battery by closing background running apps and by suggesting necessary changes. To check it out, install any of the Batter Saver app on our device for one day and one day without it. By yourselves only, you can verify the battery status, who ranks better?

Here is the list of 5 Best Android Battery Saver Apps that will really help you to extend battery life on Android 4.4 Kitkat.

Some Extra Tips

  • Turn off your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connection, when not in used.
  • Go for a normal Wallpapers, rather than putting Live Wallpapers.
  • Disable haptic feedback.
  • Put only needed widgets on homepage which don’t require mobile data connection, especially stay away from weather widgets.

That’s it, guys! I know to manage all things things is really tough task, but if you want to extend battery life on Android 4.4 Kitkat and want to keep going all the day with your device then you have to follow it for sure.

Your Views on Tips To Extend Battery Life on Android 4.4 Kitkat

What, I have missed some important tips? Then, we would like to hear it from you. For any kind of feedback, use the below comments section! Enjoy and don’t forget to share with others :D

  • Pritish Kamath

    Whenever I charge my battery, I take it to 100%, and then keep it on charging, till I have to go somewhere and have to disconnect it (for example, sometimes I keep the phone on charging all night long). I feel that when I keep it connected to charging, it does not charge the battery, instead uses that power to run the phone. So this way, since the battery is not being used (even though the phone is on) the battery life should be better. Is this the case?

    • http://www.idroidspace.com Sohil Memon

      You’re getting in it wrong way. I am saying that “Charge your battery to 100% then disconnect the device, restart it and you’re done”. Afterwards, put your device into charging when your device show low-battery message.

  • Chris Tallant

    Nexus 7 2013. After 4.4, 3% drainage an hour on standby. NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi off?

    • http://www.idroidspace.com Sohil Memon

      Sir, wait for 2 – 3 days, I am working on some tweaks which I will post soon on this blog!

  • Avi Jit (@skyhitblog)

    Nice article to extend or save battery. I’ll try them. Does it kill our batter life if we do continuos 3G surfing or keep tethering on?

  • systemBuilder

    802.11 Radio takes about 2/3rds of the power of a 3G radio.

  • Alexandre Verri

    I totally disagree with your tips. The tips are ridiculous, sorry. So it’s better to do not use smarphones any more. It’s a engineering problem. Smartphones needs high capacity batteries; internal components needs to consume less energy and operational systems and applications needs to be optimized to save energy.

    • http://www.idroidspace.com Sohil Memon

      Hello Sir,

      I know that the Smartphones must possess high battery capacity so it lasts longer. But what bout now? The manufacturer is developing Smartphones not us! So, we have to manage and optimize the battery performance and the usage. That’s the reason, I have posted these tips.

    • http://www.idroidspace.com/ Sohil R. Memon

      Hello Sir,

      I know that the Smartphones must possess high battery capacity so it lasts longer. But what bout now? The manufacturer is developing Smartphones not us! So, we have to manage and optimize the battery performance and the usage. That’s the reason, I have posted these tips.

      • Alexandre Verri

        Hello Sohil, we must to complain more with manufacturers in order to say that we are not satisfied with their products. If we need to turn off wifi and other functionalities from our smartphones, so why to have a smartphone? I’ve written to Samsung about this matter. You and other users could do the same. Do not be upset with my comment, I’m on your side.

    • Urof

      You’re an idiot.