In this modern day world, we cannot imagine how would it be without our trusty smartphones. They simply make our daily tasks a lot easier, and much faster. However, an average smartphones’ battery life last about a day, depending on the phone usage. So why don’t we use that time that we aren’t on the phone, to actually save battery so we can use it afterwards without worrying that it all has been drained. Here are some tips on how to save your phone battery:
1) Every phone has it’s utility that puts it in “stand-by”, such as the newer Samsung devices that have the Ultra Power Saving Mode. It comes really in handy when you aren’t doing anything special with your phone.
Other phone companies have similar utilities, as it vary’s on the company.
2) Turn on mute (vibrations off).
Vibrations are in fact, a very powerful consumer of battery – even a greater consumer than the sound itself. If you really can’t do the mute option, I suggest that you just turn off the vibration and leave the sound, to maximize the savings as much as possible.
3) Lower the screen brightness.
Most of the smartphones (if not all) have the “blind” that you drag down and have a interactive bar where you can adjust the phone screen’s brightness. This will make a fair impact on the battery save.
4) App usage. Today’s apps usually “work” in the background ( social networks as Facebook, Facebook’s Messenger, Whatsapp, Viber, etc.)
So to resolve the problem, go to your phone’s application manager (Settings—>Application Manager) and select the app that runs in your background. There is a checkbox that says “SHOW NOTIFICATIONS” (as on the Samsung phones, but other have very similiar appearences)
5) Switching off the phone when out of use.
Although it is true that turning on your phone consumes more power than unlocking your phone, switching it off for a couple of hours can save more battery than leaving it on sleep or inactive mode. If you know you’re not going to touch your phone for an extended period of time, such as when you’re attending a meeting or sleeping, you can actually cut down a significant amount of energy consumption if you simply switch it off.
6) Avoid fully discharging a Li-ion (Lithium ion) battery.
Every time a Li-Ion battery discharges, the next time you recharge it, it actually has a less full capacity. So, whenever you see that your phone battery meter is low, the best thing to do is to connect it to a charger.
7) Keep your phone on cool places.
Your battery will last longest if used near room temperature, and nothing wears on a battery like extended exposure to high temperatures. While you can’t control the weather, you can avoid leaving your phone in a hot car or in direct sunlight, and you don’t have to carry your phone in your pocket, where your body heat will raise its temperature. In addition, check the battery while it’s charging. If it seems excessively hot, your charger may be malfunctioning.
Use these tips to maximize your smartphones battery life. Just don’t forget to look up off your phone, and see the real world and socialize and have fun (untill you recharge your phone).