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Four tips to save battery life on the Nexus 5

We can never make a battery offer twice the autonomy through a series of options, but the truth is that we can achieve great results if we apply a series of tips and guidelines that can help us improve the use of the battery. Nexus 5 battery. We are going to analyze several of them.

Use the new GPS function

Using GPS is great in some applications. For example, when we use Google Maps and we want to locate a street and what is the route to follow to it, the fact that the GPS is active and locating our position is ideal. However, the fact that the GPS is activated every time we start Facebook or Twitter, simply because it detects that we might want to post a comment with our geolocation, is a big problem. To avoid all this, Google developed a system that has been incorporated into Android 4.4 KitKat. We just have to go to Settings> Location> Mode, and activate Battery saving. If at a certain moment we want a very high precision when determining the geographical position, we can always deactivate it, but while it will allow us to save battery.

Turn off “OK, Google”

If the Nexus 5 uses more battery than the Nexus 4 it is also because it has some new functions, which in turn consume power. One of them is the one that allows us to activate our smartphone through the phrase OK, Google. For this to work, a processor is required that is always on to hear the certain phrase. No matter how economical the energy expenditure of such a processor is, it will always use energy. We can deactivate this option by going to Google Now> Settings> Voice and then deactivating the “OK, Google” option.

Turn off NFC

Nobody seems to understand what the NFC is for. NFC is a wireless data transmission technology that we practically never use in most parts of Spain. The best thing if we never use it is to turn it off. And if we use it, too, although turning it on when necessary. Most users do not use NFC practically, so keeping it turned off in most cases will be best. To deactivate it, you just have to go to Settings> Select Other Networks in the first block of Wireless Networks, and deactivate NFC and Android Beam.

Turn off sync

There is a process in Android that gets the new data from all the applications. Thanks to him, when we receive an email a notification appears, when they mention us on Twitter a notification appears, and when they post a message on our Facebook wall a notification appears. It’s called Synchronization, and it’s useful. But we must bear in mind that deactivating this option, we will save energy. It is best not to do it, because then we will have to open each application to see the new data, but at a time when we need not to waste energy, it could be the ideal option to save battery in case we have little left, or that we are traveling and we will not be able to charge the mobile for several hours. Automatic synchronization can be deactivated from Settings> Accounts, and deactivating those accounts that we want. Now, let’s not forget to activate it, because if not, many notifications will not appear.