The OPO comes equipped with 3.100mAh battery that promises to last one day and night. Well, while this works for most users, some of us try to optimize the battery even further, making the OPO consume the least amount of battery possible.
If you’re looking for help in optimizing the battery, and possibly looking for more 1 or 2 hours of use, to take advantage of some of the definitions that the OPO has to offer, keep reading the article.
Tip #1: Reduce the time for the background light
Most of the time we’re just scrolling through apps or writing messages, so there’s no reason for our screen to be turn on while there’s no activity in ours OPO touch. That makes sense when we’re reading or assisting a movie, but those apps already come with functionalities that don’t let the screen turn off.
To start reducing the battery consumption that the screen does, we should reduce to 30 seconds the time that screen is turn on. You can find more definitions of turning off the screen to save battery in Definitions -> Screen and Lights -> Suspension.
Tip #2: Create a Battery Saving Profile.
Since the OPO runs a CyanogenMod ROM, it comes out of factory with the set profile in Default. The profiles can be directly applied/altered in Definitions -> Profiles. Here, I recommend in creating a Battery Saving Profile. With this, I advice you to set a profile where you turn of the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Data Synchronization and others that you might think that consume too much battery. When you create the profile be sure to tick the box on the side of the function that you whish to select, and then select the option deactivate.
Tip #3: Search for apps that use a lot of battery.
One great function of the Android OS, which comes in any smartphone, is permitting the user to verify which apps are using more battery. This statistics are found in Definitions -> Battery.
Click on the chart below the state of charging, here you can find the history of the present charge. Click on a app, and this one will show the battery consumption throughout time. This is definitely an excellent help in what concerns finding what is drastically consuming battery.
Extra tip: If you have the option “Kill app on return button” on the menu Developer Options, you can use it to “kill” any app as soon as you want to stop using it, with a long click on the return button.
Tip #4: Reduce the processor clock speed.
If your battery is critical, or you think that you don’t need to use the OPO at its full potential, you can always reduce the processor frequency. The processor frequency determines the speed in which it is capable of execute commands, by lowering this frequency, you reduce the battery consumption.
You can alter frequencies in Definitions -> Performance -> Processor -> CPU Maximum Frequency. (Alert: It’s safe to reduce at maximum 1036 MHz).
There, here you have it. Four tips to achieve your OPO maximum battery. Tell us what you think of this solutions.
Note: Tutorial made by João Mateus in android-emotions.pt and translated by João Paulo Carvalho.