5 tips to increase the battery life on your Android smartwatch

5 tips to increase the battery life on your Android smartwatch

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If you own an Android Wear smartwatch, you probably already know that the battery in these smart bracelets barely lasts a full day. This is especially the case if you use your watch all the time. So here are some tips and tricks you can try to increase the battery life of your favorite accessory.

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1. Block/manage app notifications
Notifications deplete your smartwatch battery. Although some are essential for you to get the full experience out of a connected watch, some apps may overload you with notifications, which then become quite intrusive. Fortunately, Android Wear offers a simple solution to help you manage notifications. The “Block app notifications” manager will allow you to add and/or delete apps, thus blocking notifications from them
Block/manage app notifications on Android Wear. © AndroidPIT
To manage authorized or unauthorized apps, simply:
Launch the “Android Wear” app on your smartphone
Click on the settings at the top right, next to the three small dots
Open the option “Block app notifications”.
2. Disable the automatic brightness setting
As with all other mobile operating systems, you have the option to automatically manage the brightness of the screen according to the environment you’re in. Aside from this feature not being particularly useful for everyone, this option is a huge power consumer since it constantly tests the surrounding environment and adjusts the brightness of the screen accordingly.
Disable the automatic brightness setting on Android Wear. © AndroidPIT
To disable automatic brightness, simply:
Enter the app menu
Open the watch settings
Then go to “Adjust Brightness”.
From here, you can choose the brightness intensity of the screen (between several levels –

Article originally published at: Droid Life

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