When we buy an Android smartphone, we usually limit ourselves to configuring some essential aspects such as associating our Google account or installing apps. However, there are other things that we can, or rather should, pay attention to. One of the questions that we are often asked is whether it is worth changing the screen settings of the Android smartphone or not even touching it. The truth is that if it’s to save battery, it’s definitely worth it!
Android: is it worth changing the screen settings?
One of the things that is worth doing right away is dealing with the brightness and changing the duration of the screen’s backlight. That said, it might seem convenient to have your brightness maxed out, especially when we’re outdoors. However this has a huge impact on the battery. So, whenever possible, keep the screen brightness to a minimum to save some power.
You can also adjust brightness settings. This will allow you to darken the screen in low light environments and brighten it in high light environments.
However on OLED screens it is also a good idea to switch to dark mode.
If you have a Samsung smartphone, go to settings. Then choose Viewfinder. Then activate, if not, adaptive brightness or darken the screen.
Another of the tips is to reduce the backlight duration. By default it is set to 30 seconds. Changing it to 15 is a good idea.
But there’s something else worth doing and I’m talking specifically about the refresh rate.
Having a 90Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz or 165Hz screen is also something that drains a lot of juice from the battery of our devices. So, if you happen to know that you’re going to be away from your charger for many hours, it’s always a good idea to limit the ‘refresh rate’ to 60Hz. To do this, go to screen settings and choose the correct option.