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How to extend the useful life of the battery in Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5 proved that manufacturers can make a device powerful enough with some high quality specifications at half the price of what they demand for a flagship smart phone. But, Nexus 5 disappoints with its battery life. In fact, the 2300 mAh battery in the Nexus 5 has an average that does not even last a day under intensive use. Although Google and LG managed to offer an excellent combination of hardware and software in Nexus 5, the battery of the device does not impress at all. Here are some tips and tricks that you can use to stretch a couple of hours or so with the same battery.

1. Screen: Low brightness.

To be frank. Google and LG have done a good job keeping the Nexus 5 screen bright, the Full HD screen is bright and clear and has a good visibility of daylight, but the battery life is affected. The Full HD screen can easily drain the battery of the Nexus 5.

Lower the brightness and turn off the automatic brightness on the nexus 5. This will add an additional couple of hours of use time to your device.

2. Turn off GPS, NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth when it is not necessary

GPS and Bluetooth drain a lot of battery when it's on, the same goes for WiFi, turn off these radios when you don't need them. Also, disable Wi-Fi scanning on the device from the device's Wi-Fi settings and uncheck 'Always scan available'. Uncheck the NFC option if you do not want to use it.

3. Choose the correct mobile network

Nexus 5 is compatible with LTE, but if it is not compatible with LTE, choose the 3G or 2G mobile network in "Settings-> Ms-> Mobile network settings-> Network mode".

4. Disable Google Now or at least 'Ok Google' detection

Saying 'Ok Google' is a very useful function to search with voice, but it consumes a lot of battery; If you wish, you can disable it by going to Google Now-> settings-> Voice and disable the detection of active words. If you don't use Google Now, you can also disable it.

5. Say NO to Live Wallpapers

Never use a live wallpaper because they drain a lot of battery while running in the background.

6. Use battery manager applications

There are many applications available on Google Play that manage the applications and save battery in the smart phone. One of these applications, Battery Guru, is free on Google Play and manages the application update pattern and Wi-Fi automatically once it is configured.

6. Disable automatic synchronization in accounts

You can disable automatic account synchronization that you do not use frequently. You can disable automatic synchronization of specific applications from your configuration option.

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