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How-to Motorola Moto G6 Play: Tips to Improve and Conserve Battery Life

Discussion in 'Motorola' started by DustenRust, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. DustenRust

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    Enable Battery Saving Mode:

    1. Open “Settings
    2. Go to “Device” > “Battery
    3. Tap “Menu
    4. Enable “Battery saver

    Lower the Screen Brightness and Timeout Duration:

    1. On the home screen, swipe the Status bar down
    2. Drag the brightness slider towards the left to decrease luminosity
    3. Launch “Settings
    4. Go to “Display
    5. Optionally, enable or disable “Adaptive brightness
    6. For timeout options, tap “Sleep” and select a lower value

    Disable Unused Connectivity Features:

    NOTE: By disabling the phone’s connectivity features when not actively in use, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location (GPS), and Hotspot, to prevent unnecessary network scans and potentially improve battery life in the long run.

    1. Swipe the Status bar down on the home screen
    2. Tap the “Wi-Fi” “Location” and “Bluetooth” quick toggles to disable the features
    3. Open “Settings” and access “Location” for GPS options
    4. Tap “Mode” and enable “Battery saving
    5. Return to “Settings” for Hotspot options and tap “More” under “Wireless & Networks
    6. Tap “Tethering & Portable hotspot” and disable the feature

    Switch to 2G Networks Temporarily:

    NOTE: If your phone runs low on battery and you don’t have quick access to a wall socket or battery bank, you can conserve energy until the next recharge by temporarily switching to 2G networks.

    1. Open “Settings
    2. Tap “More” under “Wireless & Networks
    3. Tap “Mobile networks
    4. Tap “Preferred network type” and enable “2G

    Change Sync Settings:

    NOTE: You can change your accounts’ settings to reduce sync and potentially improve battery life in the long run.

    1. Open “Settings
    2. Go to “Personal” and tap “Accounts
    3. Select an account type
    4. Tap the desired account and change the available settings to reduce sync as desired

    Minimize Third-Party App Usage:

    NOTE: Some third-party apps perform regular background processes which can potentially affect battery life even when not actively in use. By disabling or removing unused third-party apps, you can potentially improve battery life in the long run.

    1. Launch “Settings
    2. Access “Apps
    3. Make sure “All apps” is selected in the drop-down menu
    4. Select the desired app and tap “Disable” / “Force Stop” to turn the app off
    5. To remove the app, tap “Uninstall

    Keep the OS Updated:

    NOTE: OS updates can potentially improve battery life and thus it’s recommended to keep the OS up to date at all times. To check for updates:

    1. Launch “Settings
    2. Access “System updates
    3. Check if new updates are available for download
    4. If applicable, follow the on-screen steps to download and apply the update
     



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