Article ID : 00255682 / Last Modified : 02/02/2021

How can I extend the battery life?

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    Valid for

    • Android™ 11

    Solution

    Here are some tips to help you extend the battery time of your device, for example in situations when you need to get the most power out of the battery.

    Take care of the battery

    • Use the original charger that came with your Xperia® device.
    • Avoid situations where your device can overheat.
    • Avoid leaving your device in extremely hot or cold environments.
    • Charge your device just as much as needed. If you leave your device charging for a long time after reaching 100%, the battery might be damaged.
    • Avoid full discharges, as these can damage the battery and decrease the capacity.
    • If you're going to store your device for a longer period of time, charge it to at least 50% and then turn it off.

    Turn on battery and power-saving features

    • Turn on and set up STAMINA mode.
    • Turn on Battery Care.
    • Turn on Adaptive Battery.

    Choose settings that use less battery

    • Reduce the brightness level of the screen.
    • Turn on Adaptive brightness to optimize brightness level for the available light.
    • Set a shorter Screen timeout before your screen turns off.
    • Turn off dial pad tones, and sounds for screen-locking, charging and touch.
    • Turn off sounds and haptic feedback for the on-screen keyboard.

    Avoid or limit high drain activities

    If the battery drains fast, try to avoid high drain activities like:

    • Using GPS or showing navigation for long periods.
    • Streaming and watching videos and music.
    • Playing highly interactive or graphics-heavy games.
    • Tethering (hotspots).
    • Phone calls when you are on the move (like in a car).
    • Using apps for long periods.

    Turn off connectivity and location services

    • Turn off Bluetooth when you're not using it.
    • Turn off Mobile data.
    • Turn off Wi-Fi to prevent your device from using the battery when trying to stay connected in weak coverage situations.
    • Turn on Airplane mode to prevent your device from using the battery when trying to stay connected in situations with low signal level.

    Detailed instructions

    To turn on STAMINA mode

    1. Find and tap SettingsBatterySTAMINA mode.
    2. Tap TURN ON NOW or Set a schedule depending on your preferences.

    To turn on Battery Care

    1. Find and tap SettingsBattery;Battery Care.
    2. Tap the switch beside Use Battery Care to turn the feature on.

    To turn on Adaptive Battery

    1. Find and tap SettingsBatteryAdaptive Battery.
    2. Tap the switch beside Use adaptive battery to turn the feature on.

    To reduce the brightness level of the screen

    1. Find and tap SettingsDisplayBrightness level.
    2. Drag the slider to reduce the brightness level.

    To turn on Adaptive brightness

    1. Find and tap SettingsDisplayAdaptive brightness.
    2. Tap the switch beside Adaptive brightness to turn the feature on.

    To set the Screen-timeout

    1. Find and tap SettingsScreen timeout.
    2. Select a time from the pop-up menu.

    To turn off dial pad tones and sounds for screen-locking, charging and touch

    1. Find and tap SettingsSoundAdvanced.
    2. Tap the switch beside Dial pad tones to turn the feature off.
    3. Tap the switch beside Screen-locking sounds to turn the feature off.
    4. Tap the switch beside Charging sounds and vibration to turn the feature off.
    5. Tap the switch beside Touch sounds to turn the feature off.

    To turn off sounds and haptic feedback for the on-screen keyboard

    1. Find and tap SettingsSystemLanguages & inputOn-screen keyboardGboardPreferences.
    2. Tap the switch beside Sound on keypress to turn the feature off.
    3. Tap the switch beside Haptic feedback on keypress to turn the feature off.

    To turn off Bluetooth

    1. Find and tap SettingsDevice connectionConnection preferencesBluetooth.
    2. Tap the switch beside On to turn the feature off.

    To turn off Mobile data

    1. Find and tap SettingsNetwork & InternetMobile network.
    2. Tap the switch next to Mobile data to turn it off.

    To turn off Wi-Fi®

    1. Find and tap SettingsNetwork & Internet.
    2. Tap the switch beside Wi-Fi to turn it off.

    To turn on Airplane mode

    1. Find and tap SettingsNetwork & Internet.
    2. Tap the switch beside Airplane mode to turn the feature on.