LG recently released the V20, and many have called it one of the best smartphones of 2016. But there seems to be some problems with a quickly dying battery on the LG V20. Some of these issues are based on the types of apps that are being used or Android software bugs that need to be fixed. The following will explain several ways to help fix a fast battery drain on a LG V20.
Reboot or Reset V20
Sometimes when the V20 battery is dying quickly, the best option is to factory reset the LG V20. Another great reason to factory reset a V20 is to get a fresh start on the device. Follow this guide on how to reboot & reset the V20 .
Disable Or Manage Background Sync
When opens are being used, these apps are still draining the battery on your V20. The best way to help fix the fast draining battery on the V20 is to close these apps when it’s not being used. This can be done by pulling down the quick settings and swiping down with two fingers and tap on Sync to disable it.
Another method is to go to Settings -> Accounts and disable sync for the apps you don’t need. You’ll notice when disabling Facebook background sync, the LG V20 battery life will be much better.
Disable LTE, Location, Bluetooth
Using the Internet for things like location tracking, LTE Internet and bluetooth really drain the battery fast on the V20. Sometime you need these services, but during times that it’s not needed, try turning them off and see how much longer the battery life lasts on your V20. and sacrificing battery life. For those that don’t want to disable Location (GPS), put the smartphone into power saving mode. It will only wake up when necessary – like for Navigation. Bluetooth is another big silent battery killer.
Use V20 Power-Saving Mode
The “Power saving mode” feature has some great options to help fix a dying V20 battery. There are options to restrict background data. There’s another option to limit performance, such as turning off GPS and the backlit keys and lowering the screen frame rate, as well as governing the phone’s processor. You can choose whether to start this mode manually, or have the phone do it automatically.
The WiFi kills the battery on the V20 if it’s turned on all day. Most people don’t need to be automatically connected to each Wi-Fi network that is available, and it’s a good idea to turn on Wi-Fi when it’s not in use. Also, during times that either a 3G/4G/LTE connection is being used for the Internet, turn off WiFi because there is no need to have it on when it’s not being used.
Replace TouchWiz Launcher
TouchWiz launcher not only drains the battery of the LG V20, but it also takes up a lot of memory, and constantly runs in the background. Instead, try Nova Launcher for better performance and better battery management.
Reduce the amount of tethering that is done with your V20. Yes the tethering feature is great for connecting other devices to the Internet, but this features drains the battery of the V20 fast. The best way to fix a fast dying battery on the V20 is to just turn off the tethering feature, or reduce the amount of time it’s used.
Most phone batteries last for a day. To stay powered up all the time, it is always best to carry an external battery pack.