The battery is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects that users look for while buying a phone. It has been one of the turns off for those who wish to buy an iPhone but don’t because it has a poor battery life while Android has a mixed bag of beans with many smartphones having poor to great battery life. But doesn’t matter if it’s great, what happens what the battery starts to drain quickly, people start searching for the charger to juice up the battery. The battery doesn’t drain on its own which means, there are stimuli that induce it to drain and when there are just too many processes ongoing at the same time, smartphones began to develop battery draining problems where the battery drains much faster than usual. But don’t worry because we got your back with this extract on how to fix Walton battery draining problems.
Turn off the phone
Sometimes, the phone is just too heavily used that the battery draining problems are the least of your concern. It is because each task or process you do on a smartphone requires resources and SoC mounted in the internal assembly works round the clock to provide for the same and this also increases the heat and the battery power consumption where the former can really bump up the temperature of the device while the latter can cause serious power crunch. Thus, the best way to escape such clutches is to turn off the phone and leave it idle for few minutes before turning it on.
Taming the display settings
With all those fancy gadgets out there, battery life is suffering because we don’t really know how to bring down the power consumption. People opt for the widget on the screen which is a good way the phone can consume battery while the screensaver, the display always on, live wallpapers can contribute to the battery consumption as well. The most often reason why batteries drain quickly is the brightness settings which is always high no matter if its bright daylight or nighttime. So, you’ll need to get rid of the widgets and bring down the power being drawn out by adjusting the brightness as required.
Apps that aren’t healthy for the phone
I understand that there are millions of apps available on the Play Store but that doesn’t mean that you can download all. There is a limit of apps that you can install on your Walton smartphone even if you have 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. Too many apps and your phone will start processing slowly and that will annoy you for sure. So, get rid of the apps that you no longer need and uninstall them. But for those apps that you need but not right now, you can either uninstall those apps and download when needed or you can disable the apps for some time by going to Settings >> Apps >> (tap on any app) and Disable it. This is pretty handy when you want to disable pre-installed apps that you don’t use but you can’t uninstall either.
Look for those battery draining apps
As said, there can be a number of reasons why your phone is facing battery draining problems but believe me, this is one of the most common if not standalone reason. This involves apps that are too graphic-intensive like games or apps that are too heavy on the system such as Microsoft Office or Instagram or even the camera app if you are too much into photography. The thing is, these apps consume more power and then there are those apps which shouldn’t consume much power but still, they do because either they are outdated or they have introduced a bug or a virus causing energy surge.
You can check out about those apps consuming the most power from the battery by going to the Battery option in the Settings app. Here, you’ll spot the breakup of all the apps consuming power and how much actually so that it becomes clear that you need to use that particular battery hungry app a little or uninstall that unwanted app which is consuming power abnormally. This must help retain the juice in the battery for a longer duration.
Cache files are temporarily created and stored by the system in order to speed up the retrieval process if the user asks for the same data again. Although these files are meant to ease the processing work that the system will have to do to pull the data or app that you asked for, it is sometimes regarded as the root of many problems and the battery draining problems are one of them. Thus, experts recommend users to resolve the issue by clearing the cache files from the system to avert any potential problems. Now, the cache files are basically stored in three ways for which, the procedure to get rid of ‘em is right below.
- Firstly, go to Settings and tap on Storage.
- Now, you need to scroll down and search ‘Cache Memory’ and that’s called storage cache.
- Next thing you can do is to clear app cache which is created and stored by the apps individually.
- Open Settings app on your phone and proceed to Apps.
- The best thing here to do is to swipe to ‘Downloaded’ apps since you wouldn’t like messing with system apps.
- Now, keep an eye on apps that you want to clear the cache files but again, leave the system.
- When you click on an app, you’ll have to select ‘clear cache’ and ‘clear data’ and there you have it.
- The third and the final way to get rid of remaining cache files is to boot into the recovery mode which is enlisted in the ‘Perform a hard reset’ to avoid redundancy.
- Once you log into the recovery mode, select ‘wipe cache partition’ and that must be the end of it.
Update the apps and the software
If you are aware of why updating the apps and the software that your phone is using, you are definitely living under a rock because it is significantly important to get the system updated from time-to-time. Talking about the apps on your phone, these apps get several updates a year which you can either downloaded manually and set it to download and install automatically. On the contrary, the Android OS updates come once a year excluding beta versions while the security patch could be twice a year and thus, you must keep the phone updated with both of these firmware-related updates.
Note that since Android is facing OS fragmentation and not all updates are available to everyone, you can either wait to get an update or you can roll back to a previous stable version or get a custom ROM for your phone that must resolve the Walton battery draining problems.
Check if the battery is damaged
It is quite possible that the battery is damaged or faulty or swollen. If you have a Walton smartphone with removable battery, remove and check for any abnormality, however, if you have a non-removable battery, reporting the issue to a service center must be preferred in order to preserve the warranty period which will void if you report the issue to a third party service center and get it canned and replaced.
Scrutinize the charger
Are you using the same charger provided by the manufacturer or are you using other third party or someone else’s charger because if it is so, it is quite possible that either the original charger is damaged or faulty or the third party charger that you are using is not compatible or has malfunctioned? It is a statutory warning that you must use the charger provided by the manufacturer only and if it gets damaged, you can still buy authentic and original accessories rather than sticking to a third party and cheap accessories.
Perform a hard reset
Performing hard reset isn’t complicated but here, you’ll lose all the apps and data ever saved and therefore, you must take a backup of the same before doing it. Now, there are two ways to perform a hard reset that is either through the built-in reset feature or through recovery mode. To get the phone in its original factory settings, you’ll have to proceed to the Settings >> Backup and Reset. Here, you need to select ‘Reset the phone’ and select ‘Reset everything’ to set the ball in motion. Another way to do it is through recovery mode and here’s how you can do it.
- Firstly, you need to tap on the power button and turn it off.
- Now, press the volume up button plus power button together for 10 to 15 seconds straight.
- The phone will vibrate and then display an Android logo on the screen and that’s when you release the keys.
- You need to select the option ‘wipe data/factory reset’ from the menu using the protocol – Volume rockers for toggling and power button for selection.
- At last, tap on ‘yes — delete all user data’ to get the phone restored.
Reach out to the service center for help
Finally, seek help from an authorized service center to get it fixed. Note that GetDroidTips recommends authorized service center only because you’ll get the best of services within the warranty if fee waiver if applicable without harming the warranty period, however, reporting the issue to a third party service center can get you a cheaper service but at the cost of losing the warranty on the device.