A ‘HIDDEN’ setting on Android has been proven to enhance a device’s battery life – here’s how to access it.
On Google’s website, users can find many helpful tips on how to better their user experience.
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One tip, in particular, can actually help your Android-powered device save battery power.
This setting, known as “Adaptive Brightness,” has to do with your screen’s brightness levels.
What is Adaptive Brightness?
Adaptive brightness is an Android smartphone tool that automatically fits your screen’s brightness to the light around you.
Google revealed on its website that this option should be on by default.
And by having this feature on, your phone actually saves battery life because it prevents brightness from being on high all the time.
This is due to your device expending a lot of energy when the brightness is on high.
In turn, this not only drains your battery life but deteriorates your device’s battery over time.
It’s important to note that when Adaptive Brightness is enabled, users can still change their brightness levels.
What’s more, over time, your phone will also learn your brightness preferences.
The feature is present on many Android and Pixel models – you can check if your model has it on Google’s Support page.
Google also noted that on Pixel 4 and later Pixel phones, Adaptive Brightness “can temporarily brighten your screen above the normal maximum to make reading easier when you’re in extremely bright ambient lighting, like direct sunlight.”
How to enable Adaptive Brightness
As mentioned beforehand, this feature should be on by default, but in the event that it’s not, you can turn it in from your Settings menu.
Simply tap on Display > tap on Auto brightness > toggle it on.