A TIKTOK star has revealed how Android users can make their phone batteries last longer.
It’s so simply to do – and can help you avoid a smartphone charge crisis.
The TikToker explained: “There’s an option on every Android that will significantly improve your battery life and that’s stopping background app refresh.”
The tech expert then films himself demonstrating how you can turn off background app refresh for all your relevant apps.
You’ll need to go to Settings on your phone and then click on “Apps & notifications”.
The TikToker continued: “Then we need to go to our installed apps.”
He clicks “App info” and all the apps he has on his Android device pop up.
The TikToker says: “Now you’ll need to do this with every app you use very frequently.
“So I use Canva almost everyday so I’m going to go to Canva and press Advanced and then there is an option called Battery.”
He points out the caveat that should appear on your screen, which explains that apps can use your battery in the background.
This means an app could be draining your battery even when you’re not using it.
To stop this from happening, click on “Background restriction” and then click “restrict”.
You’ll need to follow these steps for all the apps that you use frequently.
The TikToker claims that you should see a “major improvement” in the battery life of your phone.
Lots of people praised the trick in the TikTok comment section but a few claimed it didn’t work on their particular Android device.
Best Phone and Gadget tips and hacks
Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find those secret features within social media apps? We have you covered…
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at email@example.com