Written by Jimmy

How do I extend the battery life of my Android tablet?

You sit back on your couch in the evening, ready to watch the latest episode of your favorite series, only to find out your tablet is empty again, even though you only used it to scroll through your Facebook timeline for a bit during the day. A tablet with an empty battery is never convenient. That's why I've gathered a few tips you can use to extend your Android tablet's battery life.

5 tips to extend the battery life

Battery life tablet

You can extend the battery life of your tablet by switching off things that you don't use, but are turned on in the background by default. Use the following tips and your tablet battery will significantly last longer.

  1. Turn off your location services
  2. Decrease the screen brightness
  3. Limit automatic synchronization
  4. Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi
  5. Activate the energy mode

1. Turn off your location services

Disable location

Your tablet communicates your location to an app via location services. Unfortunately, this does demand a lot from your battery, while a lot of apps can also manually determine your location if necessary. Swipe down from the top of your screen and tap on the location services icon to turn off location services.

2. Lower the screen brightness

Decrease screen brightness

With a high screen brightness, the battery of your tablet runs out a lot quicker. In many cases, a lower screen brightness will do just fine. Swipe down from the top of your screen to adjust the brightness. You can also adjust the automatic screen brightness settings via the settings menu.

3. Limit automatic synchronization

Turn off automatic synchronization

The automatic synchronization of apps requires a lot of battery power. Usually, this automatic synchronization isn't necessary. You can turn this off or adjust it. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the synchronization icon to turn off automatic synchronization.

4. Turn Bluetooth and WiFi off


Bluetooth and WiFi also consume power when you're not connected to a device or WiFi network. Turn these functions off when you don't need them. Swipe down from the top of the screen and switch them off by tapping the Bluetooth and WiFi icon.

5. Activate the Energy Mode

With the energy-saving mode, you reduce the energy consumption of your tablet. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the Energy Mode icon. This will restrict apps running in the background from using WiFi and mobile data. You can also limit the maximum speed of the processor and set a lower screen brightness. Don't forget to turn off the energy-saving mode when you start using the tablet at full speed again.

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Jimmy Tablet Expert.

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