Top 10: Android Apps to Extend your Battery Life - May 2016

Batteries in our smartphones are getting larger, but battery life doesn't appear to be improving all that much. That is partially due to the amount of tasks your device is doing in the background, as well as the fact that processors are getting faster and more power hungry. However, there are quite a few apps available to help you extend your battery life, as well as help you figure out what is using all of your juice. Let's check them out.

Snapdragon BatteryGuru

This app is designed and developed by Qualcomm, who is the leading processor manufacturer for mobile devices right now. Snapdragon BatteryGuru is here to learn how you use your phone, and then intelligently optimize your phone so that you can get more out of your battery. All of this is done without turning off features of your smartphone.

Clean Master (Boost & AppLock)

Clean Master does quite a few things. Cheetah Mobile, the developer, likes to think of this app as a "Swiss Army Knife" for keeping your device clean and running smoothly. It's particularly useful for getting more boosting the battery life in your smartphone. It analyzes the battery usage and will hibernate some apps that are not being used, this will save you some juice in the long run. You can choose to whitelist apps like Gmail, Hangouts, and others.

Power Battery - Battery Saver

Power Battery says that it can save your battery life and give you up to 60% more juice. How this is done is by shutting off some features, as well as analyzing what's running and using RAM. If there are apps and services running that are using heavy amounts of RAM and they don't need to be running, Power Battery will shut them down and save you some of that precious juice.

Avast Battery Saver

You probably know Avast from their anti-virus software available on the desktop (and Android). But they also have a battery saver app here. This app allows you to set different profiles. So you can set it to be more proactive in saving battery when at home or at night, versus during the day or when you are at work. You can also quickly close down apps that might be using a lot of battery or RAM.

Cleaner & Booster for Android

Like Clean Master, listed above, this app will clean and also boost the battery life on your smartphone. It can save you quite a bit of power by closing apps you aren't using or those that might be taking quite a bit of energy. There are also a few different battery profiles which you can choose from to get the best experience depending on what you need your phone to do or not be doing.

Greenify

Greenify is probably one of the best battery saving apps out there, that doesn't do things like turning off your Wi-Fi, or mobile data. Greenify will hibernate apps - you can choose which ones automatically hibernate. This may not sound like it would do much for you, but you'd be surprised. There are even more options available if you are rooted.

PowerPRO - Battery Saver

PowerPRO has a one-tap battery optimization feature that is pretty darn cool. This allows you to quickly optimize your smartphone or tablet so that the battery isn't being used so much. This is great for being able to clear out tasks that might be using more energy and using up your battery. This way you don't end up with a dead battery at the end of the day.

BetterBatteryStats

For those that want to find out what is using up your battery and solve the issue (maybe a wake lock), BetterBatteryStats is what you want. it will show you partial wakelocks, kernel wakelocks, and so much more. You get so many battery stats from this app that you probably won't know what to do with it all.

GSam Battery Monitor

This is another battery stats app that is pretty popular. GSam will give you all sorts of information including the amount of time that the screen has been on, how long each app has kept the device awake, as well as the Wi-Fi and phone radio keeping the device awake. It can be very helpful in determining how you can extend your battery life and get more out of your smartphone.

Battery Life Repair Pro

Using Battery Life Repair Pro, you can fix your battery life and optimize it so that it will last even longer. Battery Life Repair Pro does something similar to most of these other apps, in that it will stop apps that are using too much RAM or energy, as well as turn different radios off if they aren't in use.

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