A TECH expert has revealed three secret hacks for Android users to make their phones last hours longer.

A few little-known tweaks can reduce the risk of your Android phone shutting down too soon when out and about, it has been revealed.

Many Android phone users are missing out on ways to preserve battery energy

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Many Android phone users are missing out on ways to preserve battery energy

Owners have been urged to cut back on electricity the display screen burns, by switching off the “always on” setting.

The feature does let Android users see information including the time without needing to wake up their phone fully.

Yet Kewin Charron, from tech repair firm BackMarket, warned it also drains the battery by an extra 1.5 per cent each hour.

You should go into Settings and find the Display and Brightness options to switch off “always on”, he told MailOnline – while he suggested going for Adaptive Brightness.

This option means your phone will automatically adjust its brightness to your environment and the minimum it thinks you need.

Mr Charron said: “Dimming your brightness to around 50 per cent can also help preserve the lifespan of your battery, but do ensure you aren’t straining your eyes to read the dimmer display.”

Another little-known tweak is limiting location checks to when you have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection, rather than keeping to GPS all the time which drains the battery more.

This will stop your Android from unnecessarily “constantly communicating with satellites” pinpointing where you are.

And as well as adjusting brightness and changing location data settings, he also suggests a way to stop apps you don’t use very much incessantly running in the background anyway.

The way to shift this is by going to Settings, selecting Battery and then enabling the suitably-named Battery Saver feature.

He said: “When you enable the battery saver setting, you might notice your phone will turn automatically to the dark theme, some visual effects and features might become limited, and apps might take longer to load.

“Yet this setting will help increase the lifespan of your battery.”

Other advice includes keeping your battery charge level between 20 and 80 per cent to avoid “over-charging” which can actually reduce its lifespan.

Mr Charron has previously issued battery-saving advice to Apple iPhone owners.

Cyber-experts have also issued a list of 43 apps Android users should stop your battery from draining too quickly.

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The latest handy hints were offered by tech expert Kewin Charron

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The latest handy hints were offered by tech expert Kewin Charron
The brightness of your phone's display can burn unnecessary energy

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The brightness of your phone’s display can burn unnecessary energyCredit: .
Android users have been urged to explore little-known setting options

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Android users have been urged to explore little-known setting optionsCredit: .
Tricks can involve stopping little-used apps from running and dimming the light

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Tricks can involve stopping little-used apps from running and dimming the lightCredit: .


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