According to some reports, Google Nexus 5 can stay “alive” up to 10-12 hours when it’s used extensively. Google came with improvements on the Android KitKat version in order to extend the battery life on Nexus devices. Even if the Google Nexus 5 has a powerful processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core, it doesn’t overuse the battery.
Here are 5 tips on how to extend the Google Nexus 5’s battery’s lifetime
1. When you don’t use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
As any other smartphones, Google Nexus will constantly look for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so it’s best to turn these options off when you don’t use them. To do this, go to Settings and slide to off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
2. Adjust the Brightness and Sleep Time of your screen
Nexus has a 5inch 1080p HD display and if you set it too bright, it can drain the battery very fast. You can go to Settings->Display->Brightness and set the brightness level for your eyes to be fine with. You can also set the display sleep time or how fast the screen should turn off after you’re not using the phone anymore. It is indicated to set a 30 second sleep time.
3. Turn off the “hotword detection”
Android 4.4 KitKat OS makes your Google Nexus act like a personal assistant. It is better to disable your “OK Google” in order to not start some searches by mistake.
4. GPS and Location Services
Google Maps, Navigation and Facebook always ask for your GPS location. You can go to Settings->Location->Mode and select Battery saving.
GPS for Google Maps and Navigation and Facebook asking for location can hog the battery of the device. You can go to Settings >Location > Mode and select Battery Saving.
5. Turn off Gmail Sync
If you have Gmail sync enabled, once every minute your phone will try to sync with your Gmail account. You can set this to 30 minutes or you can even turn it off in order to sync it manually, when you want to check your email account. To do this, go to Accounts->Google and select account, and there you will see the sync options.
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