LG has some built in tools to help you string out your battery life a little further
All the major high end Android smartphones from this year have some way to try and extend your battery life when things get low, and the LG G3 is no exception. While it doesn't go as far as something like the ultra power saving mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5, battery saver on the G3 can certainly help you to get more life when you're running close to empty.
Let's take a look at what it does and how you use it.
How to activate battery saver
Turning on battery saver can be done in two different ways; manually and scheduled. The first thing you need to do is head into Settings > Battery > Battery saver. At the top of the screen you'll see the toggle to manually activate as well as an option headed "Turn battery saver on." Setting the toggle to "on" will activate it there and then. If you want it to come on automatically when your battery level reaches a certain percentage, tap on "Turn battery saver on" and select your desired level. You'll have options for 50%, 30%, 20%, 10% and Immediately.
You can also activate Battery saver from the notification tray. If you don't see the battery saver toggle, scroll all the way to the right, hit "Edit" and make sure that the battery saver checkbox is ticked. Next time you pull down the notification tray you'll have instant access to turning on battery saver.
What it does to help conserve battery life
As the name indicates, battery saver is there to try and extend how long your phones power will last when you need a little help. Whether that's all day to make sure you're never looking for a charger or just to help you later on when it gets a little low, it'll do its best to keep your phone on as long as possible.
To achieve this, battery saver gives you certain customizable battery saving items:
- Turn off Auto-sync
- WiFi - Turns off when data isn't in use
- Bluetooth - Turn off when you're not using something connected to the phone
- NFC - Disables "read and write/P2P" and Android Beam
- Turn off vibrate on tap
- Brightness - Decide how bright you want the display to be when battery saver is enabled, options between 10% and 50%
- Screen timeout - Will default to 15 seconds, you're able to increase this to 30 or 60 seconds
- Turn off the notification LED
Your own individual mileage may vary, and of course for everything you leave turned on, the effects of battery saver diminish. The G3 is generally pretty good on battery life but there are always those moments when you might need a little help to see you through the day. For those situations, battery saver is a great tool to have at your disposal.
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