13 Android Battery Settings You Need To Change Now

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David and David here! We want to talk to you  about some awesome Android battery tips that  

are going to save you battery life. They really  work. And the first one has to do with 5G, yep:  

Preferred Network Type. Yep, so this is a feature  that's not available on every Android. It depends  

on your carrier. So if you don't see this on  your Android, nothing's broken. Go to the next  

step. Just go to the next step, it's a carrier  thing. Timestamps are in the description of this  

video. So I'll open the Settings app, swipe down,  and then swipe down again. Gear, tap that gear.  

Tap Network & Internet. Tap Mobile Network, and  then come down here, Preferred Network Type. Right  

now it says "5G (recommended)". I'll tap on that.  Now, this kind of depends on coverage in your  

area. Does your area have good 5G? If it does,  maybe you can leave this as 5G. If it's spotty,  

LTE. This is a battery video, not a 5G video,  but Preferred Network Type is just as much about  

battery as it is about speed and connectivity.  So, since LTE is so much more built out than 5G  

is at this point, it's not only faster but just  having your phone connected that one network type  

is going to save you a lot of battery life, but  choose LTE. I'm gonna tap LTE. And there you go,  

Prefer Network. Type is LTE. Thanks, Google  Pixel, for that one setting. Yes. Next,  

we're gonna talk about some display settings.  Here on our Samsung Galaxy S21, I'll swipe down  

upper right-hand corner of the screen and  then tap on the gear icon. Tap on display.  

The first thing we're gonna talk about is Dark  Mode. It makes sense: if your screen is darker,  

it's putting out less power. Excuse me, Professor  Brainiac. Simple enough, tap Dark. Boom. There you  

go. Next, tap on Motion Smoothness, this has to do  with the refresh rate on your phone's screen. So,  

it can go all the way up to 120 hertz to make  things look really smooth. But by default,  

it's going to be 60 hertz. And for reference,  you're watching this video right now