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How to conserve battery on your Moto G Power

The Motorola Moto G Power – 2024 is one of the latest mid-range smartphones from the American brand, and it’s a fantastic device. It was able to score five out of five stars on our Moto G Power – 2024 Review. One of the high points of the review was the phone’s really good battery life. Well, as good as the battery life is, there are ways to further stretch it. So, here’s how to conserve battery life on your Moto G Power – 2024.

Before hopping into the guide, we have other useful how-to guides for this phone. Firstly, if you’re curious about all of the fun gestures that come with this phone, you can check out our guide on all of the Moto G Power – 2024 gestures. Lastly, if you’re looking to deeply customize this phone’s aesthetic to match your own particular style, you can read our guide on how to customize the theme of your Moto G Power – 2024.

And, on a final note, if you’re curious about the smaller sibling, the Moto G 5G – 2024, we have information on that phone too. Check out our Moto G 5g – 2024 review to get an in-depth look at what makes this phone a compelling handset.

How to conserve battery with your Moto G Power – 2024

In this guide, we’re going to talk about a few common sense things you can do to further stretch the battery power of this phone. While this guide does focus on this Motorola handset, some of these tactics can also be employed with other phones. So, if you happen to get a new device, you can use these methods to stretch the battery life of that one as well.

Use Adaptive brightness

The screen of your phone is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to battery drain. That is only exacerbated when you have the screen brightness set to full. It’s pretty easy to accidentally have your screen brighter than it should be compared to the lighting conditions. So, being able to keep an eye on how bright your display is is very important.

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This is where adaptive brightness comes in. To enable adaptive brightness, go to your settings and scroll down to the display section. On that page, the top toggle will be the Adaptive brightness toggle. When you tap on it, you’ll see your screen automatically adjust its brightness to the lighting conditions.

This will help because most of the time, we have our screen brightness cranked too high for the scenario. That uses more battery life over time. So, with adaptive brightness on, your phone’s screen brightness will be adjusted according to how bright or dark the environment is.

Lower the screen refresh rate

The Moto G Power – 2024 has a beautiful display, and one of the reasons for that is because of the fluid 120Hz refresh rate. However, having a screen with a higher refresh rate eats up more battery power. The screen has to refresh at double the speed of most other phones, and that leads to higher energy draw.

So, you would want to lower the refresh rate. Go back to the Display settings page, and look for the Display refresh rate button. When you tap on that button, you will see a page open up with the available options. The best thing to do is to tap on the 60Hz mode. This will lower the refresh rate to a more standard refresh rate.

Turn on Dark mode

People prefer to use the devices in Dark mode mostly because of the aesthetic benefits. This turns the entire aesthetic a darker shade of color, and it makes everything look that much sleeker. However, there’s a major benefit to using Dark mode, as it lowers the amount of power your screen draws. Since the display is darker, it uses up less energy.

To enable Dark mode, go back to your Display settings and look for the second toggle named Dark theme. You can either tap on the toggle to switch it on or tap on the actual text of the button. This will bring it to another page that will give you the option to have Dark mode turn on at sunset.

It’s important to know that Dark mode will apply throughout your entire system. So, all of the menus, app icons (if you use themed icons), and other UI elements will be darker. This also applies to the apps that you use. If an app you are using supports Dark mode, then it will also have a darker theme to it.

Reduce app activity

This step can be a little tedious, but it’s very important if you want to conserve battery life. Whenever you download an app, there’s always the chance that that app could run in the background, even if you’re not currently using it. Many apps need to run in the background to perform all the functions that they intend to. For example, voice assistant apps need to run in the background so that they can hear whenever you summon them.

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However, if you have a bunch of apps running in the background, that can also drain your battery. This is one of the main culprits of battery drain, but many people don’t realize it. So, as they load up on apps, the battery drain increases over time.

To reduce the activity of the apps you’re using, go to the app in question on your home screen, and hold your finger down on the button to access the pop-up menu. Then, tap on the App Info button. On the App Info screen, go to the App battery usage section. When you look at it, you will see how much battery power that app has used since the phone was last fully charged.


When you tap on it, you will enter a new page. On that page, you will see three options. The Unrestricted option will freely let the app run in the background. This option is the worst for your battery, and not many apps should be given unrestricted access.

The second option, which is called Optimized, will have the system restrict the app’s activity based on how often you use it. This is what each app is set to when it’s downloaded.

If you’re looking to save the most battery power, then you will want to go for the Restricted option. This will restrict all background activity for the app. It will not be able to perform any actions when not in the foreground.

It’s important to note that there are some apps that cannot function without background usage permissions. So, just be careful which apps you restrict.

Use Battery saver mode

So, using all these different methods gives you control over which aspects of your experience you want to affect. However, if you want a one-and-done solution, then you should use the Battery saver mode. Battery saver mode will do a combination of reducing the screen brightness, knocking down the refresh rate, restricting apps, and setting your phone into Dark mode. It’s a simple solution that doesn’t require much know-how.

There are two ways to activate Battery saver mode. The first method is to go to your settings and scroll down to the Battery button. When you tap on this button, you will be taken to the Battery page. Here, you’ll see several options like the Improve battery while inactive option (select this option to have the system automatically turn your battery usage patterns and optimize accordingly).

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Tap on the Battery saver button. There, you will see a page that will let you toggle this feature on and off. You can also set a schedule and set it to deactivate when your phone is at 90%.

The other way is through the Quick setting. Swipe down on the home screen to bring down your notification shade. Swipe down again to expand your Quick Settings. Scroll through your Quick Settings to find the Battery saver quick setting.

Now that you know how to conserve battery on your Moto G Power – 2024, you will be better equipped to use this phone to its highest potential.

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Apr 10, 2024



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