LG’s flagship G3 smartphone has been one of the better Android smartphones released in 2014. It’s loaded with a beautiful 5.5-inch quad-hd display, an impressive camera, and tons of features that may cause battery life to take a hit. There are obvious things you can do to improve it with All-In-One Toolbox, and we’ll go over a few of them below.
The LG G3 comes with a large 3,000 mAh battery to keep it going for an entire day, but you can always squeeze a little more out. This guide will show LG G3 owners how to make the built-in LG G3 battery last longer, give you some suggestions to improve it, and even list an extended battery case for those who absolutely need the LG G3 to last longer. Read on for all the details.
For starters, Google’s made huge strides and has been working hard on making Android faster and smoother, yet more efficient at the same time. KitKat offered some of the best performance compared to previous releases, and the Android 5.0 Lollipop update coming soon to the LG G3 should improve on that even further.
Below are a few steps and simple tweaks that all LG G3 owners can do in a matter of minutes that could be just what you need to get a few more hours each day from your smartphone. Enough to make it through a night out, and get everything you need to do done without having to worry about finding a charger. The LG G3 already has good battery life, but lets make it even better.
Having that 5.5-inch Quad-HD display turned on and displaying Facebook messages, tweets, or while browsing the web will be the biggest drain on the battery. Screen On time under the battery stats page in settings is important, as the display will use more battery than anything else. You’ll want to head into All-In-One Toolbox > Toolbox > Plugin > Quick Settings > Brightness and choose something that works for you. Auto isn’t ideal for conserving battery, and I use somewhere around 30% brightness in the day and 5% in the night. Auto will turn it up when lighting isn’t idea, like outside, but the constant up and downs can eventually lower battery life throughout the day.
You can add quick settings to All-In-One Toolbox customize widget. That way, you can adjust screen brightness by one-step without opening the mother app All-In-One Toolbox.
At the same time, you’ll also want to set the display sleep time Quick settings in All-In-One Toolbox . This sets how long the display will stay powered on and lit up while not in use. Many users just drop a device on the table after use, and if this is set to two or five minutes, your battery will drain for no reason. I use 30 seconds personally, and always manually sleep my display after use, instead of just setting the device down. Meaning tap the power/wake button to turn it off before setting it down. When you do this 100 times in any given day, that’s 100 times the screen will be on for 30 seconds (or longer) that it doesn’t need to be.
As the obvious, if you aren’t using WiFi or Bluetooth, you might as well turn them off. Even though they’re minimal when it comes to battery drain this is one more quick and easy step. If you’re in a WiFi location (coffee shop) yet not using WiFi, certainly turn it off as the device will continuously search for a network. Bluetooth being enabled isn’t much of an issue, but while we’re here, disable it if you haven’t a need for it. Head into Quick Settings widget and just slide to off both WiFi and Bluetooth. It’s the first two options, you can’t miss it.
When your device fires up GPS for Google Maps and Navigation, or Facebook wants your location to share with the world, GPS will need to power on and is quite the battery hog. Now, heading to Quick Settings to turn off GPS.
Controlling what is automatically backed up, synced with Google, and otherwise transferring data is a big one. For obvious reasons you’ll want to keep most of Google’s sync settings enabled for Calendar, Contacts, Gmail, and other things, but if you don’t need Gmail syncing and checking for emails every minute, change it. Gmail can be set to check whenever you’d like. From push, to 30 minutes, to never. Go to All-In-One Toolbox > Toolbox > Plugin > Quick Settings > Turn off Auto-sync, you can also do this in All-In-One Toolbox customize widget.
This is another area that makes Android powerful. Having Google sync everything from Music, Chrome browsing history, and even saving app data and settings. But it is a big battery log, so use that with caution if you need your battery live longer.
The LG G3 comes with a collection of battery saving software, but if you install the free Battery Booster software you’ll see better G3 battery life with changes you rarely notice. It provides the most accurate battery information, keeps track of the recent battery changes, monitors battery-draining apps, and helps you deal with various battery-consuming situations at ease.Which results in nothing for you to do, but better battery life.
Other Quick Tips
Set Airplane mode if needed. This kills all radios and connectivity and will seriously save a battery for days and days. On a flight or taking the train with no service, enable airplane mode to save it for when you arrive. Occasional restarts can also help to flush out the system and memory, and give your device a clean slate for the day or work week. Some might also suggest to opt not to use live wallpapers or widgets, but Android’s so efficient those shouldn’t cause battery drain. And they look pretty.