5 Best Fire Phone Battery Saving Tips To Let You Enjoy Your Fire Even Longer
Are you an active user of your Fire phone? Did you notice that its battery is draining fast? Maybe you don’t use your Fire much, but its battery still goes flat quickly?
This is unfortunately the problem of almost everyone who has a smart phone. Fire phone battery size of 2400mAh is a lot, but it may not be enough if you don’t do anything to save it.
But, don’t worry! In this small tutorial I will show you five top battery tips for Fire phone I came up with after tens of hours of testing my Fire. Let’s begin! 🙂
Observe Your Fire Phone Battery Usage
If you want to save your Fire phone battery, you must, first of all, know what consumes it most. Take the following steps to analyze battery consumption in Fire phone:
- Swivel your wrist to access the Quick Actions and open Settings (the icon right under the Wi-Fi icon).
- Next, choose Battery and View which of your apps are consuming the most battery power.
- You will see the list of apps and active features and their battery consumption.
- Once you tap on the list item, you will see even more details.
- Once you enter the details of a given item (e.g. screen), you will see the options to reduce its battery consumption (e.g. adjust screen brightness).
Awareness is the first step. What’s the second one? Turn off the features you aren’t using.
One Of The Most Important Fire Phone Battery Tips: Turn Off All The Unnecessary Features
A lot of Fire phone users complain about its battery life, but are not aware that they have all sorts of unnecessary features always turned on. These features consume battery quicker than you think! The principle is very simple here.
Turn off anything you aren’t using at the moment. This applies especially to Wi-Fi which is the winner when it comes to battery consumption. Here is what you need to do to turn off the unnecessary features:
- Swivel your wrist to access Notification and Quick Actions.
- Make sure that all the icons are inactive (grey). When they are orange, they are active. In the screenshot below, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on.
- You may also want to adjust screen brightness or, at least, set it to AUTO.
Once you deactivate all the unneeded features, you will gain at least several extra hours! Obviously, that’s not all you can do to save your Fire phone battery. Take a look at the next tip.
The Essential Battery Saving Tip For Fire Phone: Use Some Battery Saving App
Fortunately, there are lots of Fire phone battery apps which will do all the dirty job for you.Thanks to them, you no longer have to manually adjust settings so that the battery consumption is the lowest.
I’ve tried and tested many different battery apps and Battery Doctor is by far the best one.
Alternatively, to download Battery Doctor from Amazon Appstore, go to Apps. Type Battery Doctor and choose Get App. Once the app is downloaded and installed, open it.
The app has three basic screens: Saver, Charge and Consume.
Below you can see the Saver screen where the app automatically lists all the most battery-consuming features (and how much time you will save if you deactivate them) and lets you deactivate them with one tap.
Battery Doctor also lets you optimize charging and tells you if your battery charge habit is good.
This is available in the next screen: Charge.
It’s good, for example, if you charge your battery when there’s still 20% or more power left.
I got 5 stars on that! 🙂 The last screen, Consume, is the extended version of what you can find in Fire phone Settings > Battery.
Here Battery Doctor displays the list of top ten apps that are consuming your battery.
Once you tap on some app, you will go to Application Settings and you will be able to manage the app (Force Quit, Clear Data, Clear Cache, Uninstall or Clear Defaults depending on the type of app).
Battery Doctor significantly improved battery life of my Fire phone and, most of all, made it extremely easy to adjust all the settings to save battery instead of draining it.
The Essential Battery Saving Tip No. 2: Use Some Cleaner App
This is also one of the most effective battery saving tips for Fire phone. Using a battery saving app is one thing, but using a cleaner app is another.
The bad news is that Fire phone doesn’t let you kill the processes running in the background. You can clean them manually one after another if you enter Application Settings and choose a specific app. But… that’s a long and boring process.
Fortunately, there are many cleaner apps which let you do that with one tap. Here I strongly recommend using Clean Master (click on the image of the app to go to Amazon and download it).
Alternatively, you can download Clean Master from Amazon Appstore on your Fire phone. Go to Apps, type Clean Master and choose Get App. Once the app is downloaded and installed, open it.
Below you can see the main screen of Clean Master.
The app has four main features: Junk Files, Memory Boost, Security & Privacy and App Manager.
Under Funk Files, you can quickly delete junk files. Just tap on Junk Files, the app will calculate Junk Files and let you clean them with one tap.
You can also access Advanced Cleaning where the app will let you clean even more files. In my Fire phone it’s 1.7 GB!
Memory Boost lets you terminate processes running in the background. You will see the list of apps and how much RAM you can release. Just tap on Boost and the processes will be terminated.
Of course, many of the apps terminated by Memory Boost function will open right away (the default apps) but it’s still a good idea to use that option from time to time.
In Security & Privacy, you can scan the apps installed on your Fire phone and check if they are safe. You can also clean the history (call logs, SMS and MMS messages and other accounts like Facebook) with one tap.
App Manager will come in very useful if there are lots of apps you no longer use and want to quickly uninstall them.
You will see the list of apps installed on your Fire phone. All you have to do is tick the ones you want to uninstall and tap Uninstall.
If you use Clean Master (it’s a free app), you don’t need to use any other cleaner apps. We’re getting to the end. There is only one of Fire phone battery saving tips left!
One Of The Most Effective Fire Phone Battery Saving Tips: Buy A Portable Backup Battery
All of the above battery saving tips for Fire phone indeed help but their effectiveness is limited (they can extend battery life up to several hours).
But what if you plan to travel for a couple of days without the possibility of charging your Fire phone? You have to take a portable backup battery with you.
Fortunately, Amazon offers a special backup battery designed for Fire phone! The full name of the batter is Incipio OffGRID Portable Backup Battery.
It’s a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with 4000mAh capacity. Special LED idicators will show you power status and capacity available. The battery comes with the Micro USB cable so that you can easily charge your Fire phone anywhere and anytime.
Do you know any other battery tips for Fire phone?
This is the list of the battery saving tips I found the most useful and effective. But how about you?
Do you know any other good battery saving tips for Fire phone you want to share?
What do you do to save your Fire’s battery? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions!
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