If you have a smartphone, you know the perils of charging your device almost every single day, at the most every two days. It is not possible to always carry your charger wherever you go. If your smartphone’s battery dies while you are outside and your charger is at home, you will feel completely helpless. To avoid this helpless feeling, you need to keep your smartphone’s charge going for as long as possible.
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Here are some ways to make your battery last longer.
- Treat your battery with care
The ports where your battery is plugged into the mobile device should be kept clean. See to it that your device does not get hotter than 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Also do not use your phone in extreme cold conditions. It is a good practice to carry a spare battery so that you can replace the one you are currently using, if it gets heated too much.
- Change your phone settings
By making a few changes in your phone settings, you can make a huge difference. You should change the display settings to a lower one for screen time-out. If you are not using GPS, turn that off. Even live wallpaper applications can affect the performance of your phone’s battery. Update the latest version of the software. After you update the software, wait for at least three days to see the changes in battery performance.
- Keep push notifications off
You might be dying to get the latest update on your Facebook wall the instant it is posted or you might want to know the current news. However, keeping push notifications off will require battery. It is better to turn them off, if you want to save your phone’s battery. Also disable the location services if they are not in use.
- Use battery economically
When you are not using Wi-Fi, keep it turned off. Since Wi-Fi is always looking for a signal, a lot of power is used up. If you travel to someplace where the signal is weak, keep your 4G LTE off as well. Reduce the brightness of the screen, without affecting your visibility. Close the applications when you finish using them, to prevent them from running in the background. Put your device to sleep, whenever possible.
- Don’t switch off the phone
Yes, you read that right. It is not recommended that you switch off your smartphone when you are going to sleep. If you do so, it will use more battery when it is powered back up. Instead try to keep it napping quietly. Turn off your phone, wait for 15 to 30 seconds before turning it on again, so that you can power cycle the phone every 48 hours. This will turn off any apps that are running in the background without your knowledge and draining the charge.
So, follow these simple tips to get your battery running longer for your smartphone.
Do you follow any of these tips? Do you have any other tip on keeping the battery run longer? We would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below.