The battery is always a problem for smartphones because the phones keep getting thinner and smarter. There’s a lot to power up with a big screen and multi-tasking capabilities and although we really want our smartphones to last at least the whole day we are at the office, most die out in the middle of the day, especially if we have a lot of need to check messages and make calls. Couple that up with watching videos, playing games and browsing the web and we really have a problem.
Here are some tips on how to make your smartphone battery last longer:
Keep it cool
Where we put our cellphones actually affect the battery’s performance. If you put it inside your pocket, the phone tends to heat up so if you want to save some juice, keep it cool. Place it where there is room temperature to avoid draining the battery.
Turn of Bluetooth, WiFi and other connectivity options you don’t use
These things are pretty convenient but if you have them running all the time, they will drain your battery very fast.
People tend to put their phones on silent mode to save some battery. The truth is, the vibration will use up more power than a low level ringing volume. If you really want to save battery life, put it on silent mode and turn the vibration off. How you want to be notified with activities on your phone will be totally up to you.
Dim the lights
The brighter your screen, the more battery it consumes. Auto-brightness will help you a lot with this issue but admittedly, not all of us are satisfied with the auto-brightness level so we tend to adjust it to a more readable level.
Turn off push notifications
Push notifications will cause your battery to drain very fast. If you can, just use manual retrieval for your email. Those ads being pushed to your phones can be pretty annoying anyway so it’s best to just turn this feature off.