Phones have big displays these days, and those big displays require a lot of power. In the Battery usage settings on your phone, “Screen” will nearly always be listed as the biggest battery user. It’s no surprise that screen-on time has such a big impact on battery life. There’s an easy, common sense tip that can improve your battery life.

Why not limit the amount of time your screen is on? Android has an easy way for everyone to access the amount of time before your screen turns off automatically. In order to access this section, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Display
  2. Find Screen timeout and select it
  3. Change it to 30 sec or 15 sec
  4. That’s it!

Most devices will come with 30 seconds or 1 minute as the default timeout. 30 seconds is a good in-between time for most people. It’s long enough that you’re not constantly tapping the screen to keep it awake, but short enough to save battery life.