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Optimizing battery life

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Created: naresh99 (29 Jun 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (16 Jul 2013)


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Although modern phone batteries are much more powerful than old batteries, there are still a lot of things that you can do in your application to make phone battery last longer. Note, most of this is not relevant to Windows Phone.

Some important usability guideline are

  • Minimize the use of vibrate function in your application as it’s a big drain on power.
  • Don’t use the backlight and keypad tones if you don’t need them. By default keep them off in your application.
  • Even if you are using backlight in application turn them off when application is in idle state or in background.
  • Turn off Bluetooth and wi-fi after its use, if you are using them in your application.
  • Optimize application that running in the background continuously, it should take minimum resources as it will run continuously in background. Do not add GUI control in exe, if possible.
  • Continuously use of GPRS will consume battery, so disconnect it whenever application is in background or phone is in idle state.
  • Reduce brightness in your application.
  • If application is playing audio/video media then keep default sound low, It does save huge battery life.
  • Do not leave the camera on after use.
  • Minimize the use of animated screensavers.
  • Reduce the use of games.


Check also the Top 10 Energy Saving Tips under Nokia Developer Power Management pages.

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