The Samsung Galaxy Y right now is the best low-range Android phone with the price of just around INR 7000, and it is pretty good for all ages but the main concern for every user would be the battery life, which needs to be at its best. Generally for the low processor and not-so-high graphics level of the Samsung Galaxy Y, the battery delivers a good life but we share a few tips which would help in extending the battery life much more.
- Basic Necessities: Turning Off unnecessary connectivity options
- Based on choice: Background data disabling if not needed
- Kill it off: Kill the running app if its taking up the load
- Brightness level management – Viewable but not extreme
As its always said in most of the battery saving tips tutorials, the connectivity options should be toggled off whenever you are not using them. The connectivity that is usually seen is the data network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
- GPS is used only when you are using the Google Maps or some location-based apps, or sometimes when some background apps need it. You should keep it off whenever you are not using it, because the GPS satellite connection is one of the commonest battery eaters.
- One of the other connectivity options which use a lot of battery is the Data network connection, i.e. the 3G.
There is a simple app named Data Enabler which works as a widget in the phone, and a single touch is enough to toggle the data network on/off.
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth don’t use a lot of battery, but why not turn them off when you really don’t find any particular reason for keeping them on.
Background Data / Auto Syncing options turned “Off”
The background data usually does the job of keeping the updates on, and the apps running using the data network even when you are not using that particular app. Some apps that need the background data include the Mail, Google Talk, Social Hub etc. which are set to update regularly for the latest content. They are for sure helpful but they keep using the battery because each minute of the usage needs the connection to the data network, and if the network is 3G, rather than EDGE/2G the battery eaten up is more.
Kill the running applications: If they kill the battery
Some of the applications keep using more memory of the phone, and most of them function normally while using a big percentage of memory, which might be hard to handle for the processor of the Galaxy Y. Just killing the app, i.e. force stopping it would be the best way. There is an app called Super Task Killer for Android which keeps a check on each app and its usage, and the memory it is using. You can choose to kill the application from there.
Managing the Brightness levels
Brightness level management is one of the basic things to do, but many miss it as they feel the brightness level set at its best even in the low-light conditions would make the display look better. When you don’t really have a need of high brightness in the phone, it would be the best to adjust the brightness level to a low one. That saves the battery by a considerable amount.
Here is the easiest way to increase/decrease the brightness levels:
There are many other task killer apps but most of them would instead increase the load and use the battery, so the best one would be the super task killer app which we have tested and used in the Galaxy Y too. There are a few better ones too, which can be used if the Galaxy Y is rooted.