How to Use And Configure Android’s Battery Saver Mode


Google has added a battery saver mode to Android. This mode is a life saver for the user’s whose phone battery runs out quickly. The ‘Battery Saver’ mode is available for Android with Android 5.0 Lollipop. In this article we will teach you how to use and configure Android’s Battery Saver Mode.

How to Use And Configure Android’s Battery Saver Mode

Why do we need a Battery Saver Mode? What does Battery Saver Mode do?

Battery Save Mode is designed to stretch battery life when we are short on Battery and unable to connect our phone to a power outlet. In our device, many Android apps run in background to fetch information from the Internet. For example- our Gmail app; social networking apps such as: Facebook, Twitter, etc. These apps will continuously get updates and runs in the background all day.

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Battery Saver mode throttles down the performance of the background apps and extend battery life for a little longer.  However, on the other hand, the functioning and processing speed slows down a tad bit. Thus, your device’s performance is decreased so that it can run longer.

How to use Battery Saver Mode manually

To enable Battery Saver Mode follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: In order to enable the Battery Saver, you need to access Battery in the Settings. This can be done in various ways:

  • Open Settings on your device and from there tap on Battery.
  • You can pull down the notification and click on the gear symbol, which is at the left hand side of the User profile icon.
  • The last way is to pull down the notification and tap on the Battery icon to go directly to the Battery screen.

Step 2: On battery screen, choose Battery Saver by selecting the icon of vertical three squares in a row.

Step 3: Slide the bar present at the adjacent of ‘On’ from left to right.

Step 4: The bars at the top and bottom of the device’s screen will turn to red. This indicates Battery Saver mode is enabled.

The color may be distracting, but it’s designed to make users aware that the device is in Battery Saver Mode. If the device puts itself in Battery Saver mode, it means that the device is running out of battery and need to be plugged into a power outlet.

How to automatically enable Battery Saver mode?

Generally, it’s advised not to enable battery saver manually.  You should only enable it when you want to stretch your battery life in an emergency. You should let Android enable it when it’s necessary. But you can configure it as per your need. This will let Android now when to enable Battery Saver mode.

How to Configure Battery Saver Mode?

You can set Battery Saver Mode to turn on at a particular battery threshold. When you tap on the ‘Turn on automatically’ option on Battery Saver, you can select a battery threshold. There are 3 battery threshold which can be set:

1: At 15% Battery

2: At 5% Battery

3: Never

There is no way you can optimize or set at a particular battery threshold. You can only choose from the above three thresholds mentioned above. The Battery Saver mode is just to prolong the time before your device runs out of battery. But if this feature annoys you, and you want to turn it off, you can also disable it manually.  By choosing the never option for battery threshold in the ‘Turn off battery saver’.

Also, you should not only rely on Battery Saver mode all the time, if you want a better battery life for your device. Tweak your Android device so you can increase battery life of your device.