How to improve your Windows Phone battery life

Please note that this guide is for phones running Windows 8.1. If you are currently using Windows 8 See ? To learn how you can upgrade your device to 8.1.

In this day and age when we depend on our phones for almost everything, to put it better, our life story and what we do and how we do things is all on our phone. It is no wonder therefore that our battery don’t last very long. Therefore it is very important for us to find ways on how to make our Windows Phone battery last longer. However, the simplest way to make the battery in your Windows Phone last longer between charges is to use Battery Saver.
With Battery Saver, you can turn off all nonessential features and conserve battery in just a few taps. Or, you can limit background usage to save power—you can see how much battery power your apps are consuming and change whether they can run in the background. In this topic we’ll tell you how and also give you tips on other ways to conserve battery. If you also have an IOS device such as IPhone or IPad then please see

How to turn off nonessential apps on your Windows Phone
To use Battery Saver to turn off the nonessential features or apps that consume battery in the background. Please note that when you use Battery Saver to turn off nonessential apps on your Windows Phone, your phone won’t be able to:
• Automatically receive email or calendar updates – You can still sync your email manually whenever you want.
• Update some Live Tiles – If a Tile uses push notifications to get its updates, it won’t receive those updates in Battery Saver mode.

To turn on Battery Saver and change its settings
1. In the App list, tap Battery Saver . In Settings, turn on Battery Saver .

Please note that if you don’t have Windows Phone 8.1 installed, you can use Battery Saver by going to Settings > Battery Saver.
2. Once Battery Saver is turned on, you can do one of the following:
o Tap When battery is low if you want Battery Saver to conserve power when the battery level gets low.
o Tap Now until next charge if you want Battery Saver to conserve power immediately and then return to normal battery usage the next time you charge your phone.
o Tap Always (limits functionality) if you want Battery Saver to conserve power all the time. Think twice before choosing this option; your phone will prevent most of your phone’s background functions.

How to limit background usage on Windows Phones
Some apps can drain the battery even when you’re not using them at the moment—this is known as background usage. Battery Saver lets you control your phone’s battery usage on a per-app basis.
Limiting background usage in Battery Saver is only available for Windows Phone 8.1.

To allow apps to run in the background
1. In the App list, tap Battery Saver . Swipe over to Usage to see a list of your apps and their relative battery consumption.
2. Tap an app, then turn on Allow app to run in the background .
If you want to allow apps to run in the background even when Battery Saver is on, tap the Allow this app to run in the background even when Battery Saver is on check box.

Additional battery-saving tips for Windows Phones
Here are some more ways to conserve battery on your windows phone.

• Reduce the time before the screen turns off. Set a shorter duration before your screen times out and your phone locks.
• Lower the brightness setting. In the App list, tap Settings > Brightness, turn off Automatically adjust, and then select the Level that you want to use instead.
• Use a dark background theme. In the App list, tap Settings > Theme > Background, and then tap Dark.
• Turn off the screen during calls. If you’re using the speaker phone or a Bluetooth device, press the Power button to turn off the screen.
• Turn off the viewfinder after you take a picture. Press the Back button to exit the camera viewfinder, or press the Power button to put your phone to sleep.

• Sync email less often. In the App list, tap Settings , and then tap Email + accounts. Tap the account that you want to change the sync settings for, tap Download new content, choose a longer interval, and then tap Done .
• Choose which contacts are synced to your phone. You don’t have to sync email and social media contacts unless you want to.
• Limit what you pin to Start. It’s great to have your favorite things—people, apps, songs, and more—pinned to Start so you can access them quickly. Just be aware that the more Live Tiles you have on Start, the more battery you use.
• Upload only the pictures you want to keep. This saves power—and saves you time later when you want to sort your pics in OneDrive. For more information, see Take, edit, and share photos and videos.
• Check social media less often. Each time you visit What’s new in the People Hub and Photos Hub, your phone uses extra power to sync and update.

• Restart your phone if you notice short battery life. This can sometimes fix issues that can shorten battery life.
• Use headphones. If you’re listening to music or using a Bluetooth device, try using headphones.
• Turn off Bluetooth connections you’re not using. If you’re not using a Bluetooth accessory, you can turn off Bluetooth. For more info, see Pair my phone with a Bluetooth accessory.

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