Motorola phones keep getting faster; every update comes with various new features to make your life easier. However, this technology can also shorten battery life and cause frustration. Here’s a guide on why your Motorola battery drains so fast and how to fix it.
Why is My Motorola Battery Draining So Fast?
Your Motorola phone’s Battery may drain quickly for several reasons. The most common ones are:
- Too many push notifications and alerts drain your Battery.
- There are too many apps running in the background.
- Your phone’s operating system is out of date.
- The screen is too bright.
- There are too many apps running location services.
- My phone is out of service.
- There are extreme temperature changes that affect your phone and Battery.
- Your phone battery has reached the end of its life.
Tips to extend battery life
Depending on your specific usage, the amount of time the Battery can be used before recharging will vary. Browsing, playing games, surfing the web, making phone calls, sending text messages, etc. all use energy. You can install and use various applications on your device, each with unique characteristics. Therefore, your experience may vary daily depending on your device’s use.
Check your battery usage.
Open the Settings app.
Please select a battery.
Tap Battery Usage.
Expand the following sections: System usage since the last full charge.
How to make the phone battery last longer?
Here’s how to keep your Motorola charged and optimized to last longer throughout the day. The steps may be slightly different depending on your phone model.
1. Battery saving mode
Battery Saver helps you keep your Battery from running low by automatically limiting your mobile data until your next charge. Some apps and services don’t work unless connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- Swipe down the status bar with two fingers and touch the image.
- Turn on battery saver mode and turn it on.
- To automatically turn on the battery saver when power is below a specified level, touch Settings > Battery > Battery saver > Enable auto-on.
- When your phone is in battery saver mode, the home screen’s top (status bar) and bottom (navigation buttons) turn red.
2. Check for operating system updates
Running an older operating system version may drain your phone’s Battery. Regularly updating your Android operating system improves its efficiency and installs security updates. To make sure you have the latest version, follow these steps:
Tap Settings > Software Update > Check for Software Updates (on some Android devices, this will appear as Settings > System > Advanced > System Update > Check for Updates).
If your operating system is up to date, you will see the message “Your current software is up to date.” If a new update is available, follow the instructions to install it. Also read, How Long Does Motorola Support Their Phones?
3. Limit push notifications
Having too many reports active can drain your phone battery. To turn off push notifications in your app:
- Go to Settings > Notifications (or Apps & Notifications) > App Notifications. A list of apps will appear.
- Select the app you want to restrict notifications from.
- Turn off the switch next to the app name. You can also click on most apps individually to customize your notification settings (for example, you can allow WhatsApp to send you notifications for new comments, but you can turn off notifications for new followers).
- In Android 13, apps can’t send notifications by default. However, your messages will remain unchanged if you upgrade from Android 12 to Android 13. So, to turn this feature off, you’ll need to follow the previous instructions.
4. Low background activity
Apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Instagram can drain your Motorola phone’s Battery as they continue to run in the background even after you close them, allowing you to check for updates, refresh content, and push notifications. Here’s how to use your phone’s battery optimization feature to reduce background activity:
- Go straight to settings.
- Tap Battery & device management (or Battery).
- Tap the Optimize Now button. Some Android devices will display a list of apps with a warning message next to apps that use too much battery life. Tap each letter and then select Restrictions.
5. Adjust screen brightness
Lastly, lowering your screen brightness will save energy and prevent your Battery from draining quickly. It also helps prevent burn-in, which can permanently damage your screen. To adjust screen brightness:
- Go straight to settings.
- Tap Display (or Display > Brightness Level).
- Adjust the brightness slider to a comfortable level.
- You can also turn on dark mode (or dark theme), which uses a dark background to save pixels and battery life, or adaptive brightness, which automatically adjusts the screen to light exposure.