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Imagine this: You leave the house with your phone in the morning, fully charged, and head out for the day’s activities. Just a few hours later, you receive a warning notification that your battery is low. Seriously? You still have lots of things to do, and in 2021 pretty much all of those things require a phone! Ugh, the stress!!

This unexpected notification implies that your phone is draining too fast. Well, there is no need to panic, we made this article to provide a detailed guide on how to identify and fix this problem.

Let’s fix it!

A number of factors contribute to poor battery life. Interestingly, most of the reasons behind a sudden battery drain may seem a tad too clinch, but they are usually the root cause of the critical battery warning. Here are a few things you can do to address the issue:

Reboot the device and charge again

One of the first things you should do when you notice your battery is draining faster than usual is to reboot your phone. When you reboot your device, the system automatically clears open apps, refreshes the operating software and culminates memory leaks. Rebooting the phone does not just fix battery drainage but most issues, most of the time. Cliches are cliches because they’re often true 🙂

Reduce screen brightness

The screen is the biggest consumer of battery juice since the advent of smartphones. Bigger, brighter, and colorful panels mean faster battery usage. Fix this issue by keeping the brightness at a lower level or just set the brightness to change automatically. You can also reduce the sleep timeout to the shortest duration. Go to settings and tap the display to make these changes. 

Restrict apps running in the background

Sometimes, apps continue to run in the background even after you exit them. These apps not just use up your phone resources but continue to run for hours. It won’t be wrong to call them ‘silent battery killers.’
To deal with this, navigate to settings > Apps & Notifications > Select the app > Advanced > Battery > Background restriction > Restrict. 

Give active tracking a rest 

If features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS are enabled on your phone, you should turn them off until they are really necessary. That’s a good practice for security reasons too.
Go to Settings > Location to disable location settings. Other features can be turned off from your Phone’s drop-down control bar. 

Update the operating system

Running an outdated system software can affect battery performance and decrease efficiency. Fire up the Settings and go to About Phone > System > System Update to check for available updates. If any update awaits, download and install it. 

Use the original charger 

Charging your phone with a counterfeit charger hampers battery performance and strains the ability to hold a charge. This is why it is recommended to use the original charger as its output voltage and ampere sync with the battery power. If the original battery is faulty, buy a replacement or just get trufyx to replace your battery, starting at $49. 

Replace the battery

Smartphone batteries generally tend to lose performance with time. If you have been using your smartphone for 2-3 years and only recently started noticing battery drain, there is a good chance that you need to replace the battery. Battery life tends to get shorter as the phone gets older. 

Battery drain issues are typically easy to fix. If your phone battery is running out fast, the tips above can help you resolve the problem. If you still need assistance, feel free to schedule a fyx with us to have a technician repair your phone at your location. We’ll do our best to bring it back to normal.