Now like you all have probably heard, one of the main selling points of the Nexus 5 is the new addition to Google Now where you can set up a hot keyword and get into Google Now. In my experience I haven’t really been using the feature, so turning off the hot keyword drastically increases battery life since the phone is always listening.

 

This next tip is going to be in every website, but it should.  Just about everyone knows you shouldn’t have your phone on full brightness all day long, but it’s true that it really is a battery killer, especially with this phones large 4.95 inch display.  What I wouldn’t recommend is auto brightness.   I simply adjust the brightness on my own because I know my needs a little bit better than the Nexus 5.

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Another great tip is to stop automatic syncing between your accounts.  What I mean is that your phone may be always checking for new posts on facebook, twitter, email, and more every minute or two.  I’ve found that it’s best to check for new emails every fifteen minutes or so rather than every minute.

 

Another great way to save battery is to turn off data when you don’t need it.  For example, if you know you’re going to be driving to work for an hour 1:30 then having data toggled on isn’t neccessary.  Also, like I said earlier, if you want a more step by step guide of how to do all of these things then you can check the link in the description.

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Another basic but good tip is to not you live wallpapers.  Sure live wallpapers look pretty nice and can be fun to show off to friends, but they definitely hurt the battery performance.  I’m still using the stock Nexus 5 wallpaper which looks pretty nice, but I’ll probably change it to something a little darker in the future.

 

So that right there was our tips on how to improve the battery life on the Nexus 5.  If this was helpful please share this article so more people can improve the battery on the Nexus 5.

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