Battery Doctor: make the most out of your Android's phone battery

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 7, 2013
Updated • Mar 7, 2013
Apps, Google Android

The more powerful phones get the more you can do with them while on the go. From browsing the Internet to using cool features such as GPS to listening to music or watching multimedia contents. Depending on how you use your phone, it may drain battery rather quickly, and even if you are careful about the phone's battery consumption, it may use more battery than you'd like it to.

One thing that you can do to monitor and optimize your phone's battery consumption is to use a battery diagnosing app like Battery Doctor which helps you get the most out of each battery charge.

Battery Doctor launches the Saver tab by default which gives you a visual indicator of the remaining juice you have available. It displays that as a percentage value and in hours and minutes you have left before the phone runs out of power. Below that are core features of the phone like WiFi, Sync or Brightness that you can turn on or off easily here. For each item listed here, Battery Doctor lists the approximate time you can extend the phone's battery capabilities with if you turn the feature off. Turning off Wifi for instance would increase my phone's current battery status by 90 minutes, while turning off sound to mute would extend it another 30 minutes.

The time you see listed here correlated directly to the current battery status of the phone, so if your phone is nearly drained you will gain less time when you turn off features than for a fully charged phone.

battery doctor android app

The charge tab rates your charging habits and provides you with information about the charging types available to you. A quick charge for instance quickly charges the battery to up to 80% of its capacities. The phone rates your charging habits and gives you tips on how to improve them further. Here you can also access your charge records.

phone charging tips screen

The third tab mode allows you to quickly switch between different battery saving modes. The application supports an extreme mode which is an ultra-low battery mode, a clock mode which only keeps the alarm clock on and a custom mode that is using custom settings.

A tap on each mode displays what is enabled and what is not when a mode is switched to. Among the features that you can modify are the screen brightness, connectivity features, sync or vibration.

The consume tab provides you with information about which app or service is using the most power. It is similar in regard to Android's internal power consumption list.

The application displays a small green battery level indicator in the phone's notification area on top so that you always know on first glance how much battery there is left before you need to charge it.


Battery Doctor is a helpful application for Android devices to get the most out of each battery cycle. The tips and options to turn off a feature with a single tap make it interesting, as do the three power modes it ships with. The app is available freely, it ships without ads, and there is no pro version with advanced functionality at the time of review.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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