Extending the battery life of your smartphone and making the most out of performance is a struggle faced by many gadget enthusiasts. However, with the right know-how and the following five tips you can look forward to better battery life and squeeze every last bit of juice from your smartphone in between charges.
Extend the Battery Life of Your Smartphone
Get back to basics
With any make and model of smartphone the golden rule for preserving battery life is to disable WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS when not in use. This simple yet effective tip can increase your battery life by up to 30% and give you more time to enjoy your phone when a power source is out of reach. Disabling the location services of certain apps like Facebook can also improve your battery life.
Customise your email preferences
Whilst many email apps are hardwired to push notifications when you receive new mail, customising these settings to push notifications every 15, 30 or 60 minutes can really make a difference to your battery power. Disabling push notifications altogether and simply accessing the app when you want to check for new emails can also present a major power saver for your smartphone.
The same theory applies across all apps that use push notifications to grab your attention, take some time to customise the settings of each and every app in your library to ensure your battery life isn’t being unwittingly sacrificed.
Delve deeper into what’s draining your battery
Many Android models have features that tell you exactly where your battery is being used, simply visit the battery settings to see if your phone has this nifty function. If it does, monitor battery use to see what your biggest power drainers are and adjust the settings accordingly.
As smartphone displays get bigger and bigger, many users may find that their phone’s screen brightness is a major culprit. To prevent your screen putting a drain on your battery, simply dim its brightness and watch your battery last much longer.
Consider your surroundings
Getting clued up on how to correctly store your smartphone and its battery can work wonders for maintaining battery life on a long term basis. Smartphone batteries don’t respond well to extremely high or low temperatures so ensure your phone is not exposed to either extremity by keeping it in cool conditions, preferably at room temperature. Exposure to direct sunlight can also drain your battery quickly.
Change your charging habits
How you charge your smartphone will not only impact on battery life, but also affect performance and longevity. Whilst different batteries have varying charging requirements, the majority of smartphones are powered using lithium-ion batteries.
To ensure the health of your lithium-ion battery and make the most of your power between charges, avoid full discharges at all costs. Instead opt for partial discharges to maintain the battery’s condition and create digital memory so your battery goes the distance when in use.
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