Battery life is one of the most important things about a smartphone. What good is to have a great handset if you can’t use it without fearing that it will turn off exactly when you need it most? Ironically, the smarter the phones we use get, the shorter the battery life becomes. A few years back, cell phones lasted for several days on a single charge. Smartphones are great even if they last for a full day without users needing to plug them in. Thankfully, the OnePlus 5 is able to ensure a good battery life by today’s standards. Even so, we would all like to have longer battery life. Here is how you can extend your OnePlus 5’s battery life.
You can first reduce energy consumption by using a system-wide dark theme. The Super AMOLED display the OnePlus 5 comes with turns off the dark pixels, so it saves energy. In order to set this theme, you will need to go to the settings menu, then choose Display -> Theme, and then select the dark theme. Adding a dark wallpaper on top doesn’t hurt either. Naturally, you should always keep the display’s brightness on auto- mode as it uses a lot of energy in full brightness.
Turning off Ambient Display and Gestures also helps you save some energy. It won’t be a life changing amount, however, it can make a difference, even if a small one. If you turn off these features, the OnePlus 5 won’t need to always stay alerted and wait for you to perform an action. You can easily turn off these features from the settings menu. You will find the Ambient Display feature under Display, and you can turn off gestures from the Gestures menu. While you’re at turning off different features, you should turn off Locations too, as it uses up a lot of energy. Now that you have turned off a lot of features, you can also turn on one. If you turn the Reading Mode on, you can save a lot of energy. This mode will transition the screen to black and white, using a lot less energy than the color mode.
It is also of great importance to optimize the apps installed on your OnePlus 5. The handset’s OxygenOS features an advanced Battery optimization option. This option restricts the background activity of apps. They won’t use any extra energy when it’s not needed, allowing you to easily go through the day on a single charge. Naturally, turning off WiFi and Bluetooth also helps save energy. You should also install the latest version of the operating system whenever a new version is available. Turning off Google Play auto updates will also save you a great deal of energy.
As you can see, there is always room for more. The OnePlus 5’s 3,300mAh battery might be a large enough one already, but you can always add some battery life to your handset. If you keep these tricks in mind you can extend the battery life of your OnePlus 5 by several minutes at every charge.