Here’s What’s Draining Your Android Battery (and What You Can Do About It)

Tired of carrying your Android phone charger or backup battery to ensure a full day’s worth of use? Fortunately, Android has some of the best tools to find out what’s killing your battery. Once you’ve identified the culprits, chances are you can extend your phone’s battery life by changing some settings and taking a couple of steps to conserve battery power. Read on to find out how to max out your battery life.

Before we start, a note: All of the information below is accurate for Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). If you’re running an earlier or later version of Android, you may find the location of options screens and the type of available options to be slightly different. Users running a version of Android that’s been modified by the manufacturer (Samsung, LG and HTC, among others) are likely to have a slightly different experience. If you have trouble finding a setting mentioned below, please consult your manufacturer’s documentation.

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