A while back I wrote a post listing 7 tips for extending your Android phone’s battery life, and they all help quite a bit.
Well, here’s a bonus tip that will make your battery last even longer. All you have to do is change your phone’s wallpaper to one that’s solid black!
You’re probably wondering why using a black background can save battery life, and that’s a good question. And the answer is really pretty simple: The brighter the screen, the more current the battery must supply to keep it lit up.
Bottom line: Changing from a light colored background to a solid black one allows your phone to operate with less current being drawn from the battery.
Switching your phone to a solid black wallpaper is easy. Here’s how: [Read more…]