Gone are the days when phone batteries last for a week on a single charge. While there are still a few, these phones only give a few functions, like calls and texts only. Now, with smartphones and their ability to function like mini computer with the capacity to connect to the internet, phone batteries can only last for a day. But, we can increase the lifetime of our battery, if we only know some tricks to save the phone’s battery. With that, we will reveal to you some important helpful tips and tricks to make your battery last longer.
Tips to make your battery last longer
The first and the very obvious way to conserve battery is to turn your phone off. While you need the phone at some point, but if you are sleeping or attending a very important seminar, you can turn your phone off.
Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
There are times in your day that you don’t need Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. When you are in your house, relaxing and watching a movie, you don’t need GPS or Bluetooth, unless if you are using a Bluetooth headset. Or, if you are out, make sure to turn your Wi-Fi off, or your phone will work hard to get internet signals from the nearest tower.
Turn off vibrations and keytones
Many of us want our phone to vibrate when there are incoming calls and notifications. It’s actually a good thing, but, the battery exerts effort to make your phone vibrate, hence, more power is being utilized. Switching vibration off, as well as the keytones, could really save extra percentage of your battery.
Minimize flash photography
If flash is not important when taking pictures, turn if off. Some smartphones have powerful flash, therefore, uses a lot of energy, especially when taking multiple shots in a row. Hence, when taking pictures under bright light, turn the flash off.
Lower display brightness
Like laptops, it’s also better to lower the brightness of your phone as much as possible. This will help you save your phone’s battery.
Don’t search for signal
If you are in a place with poor reception, you can either turn your phone off, switch it to airplane mode or purchase a signal amplifier to get better signal. Your phone will do the hard work to search for signal, hence, more consumption of the phone’s battery, than normal.
Don’t let it die
It’s not recommendable to charge your phone if it’s near empty. You need to charge your phone somewhere between 20 and 80 percent, in order to maintain the health of your battery.
Keep it out of the heat
Don’t leave your phone in a hot place, like in a hot car. Your phone’s battery might not be working well in high temperatures. Check out your phone’s manual to know the optimal temperature range your phone’s battery functions well.
Limit the screen timeout
Shortening the timeout is one thing that could give you an extra percentage of your phone’s battery. Let your phone switch to sleep mode immediately after you finish using it. So, select the shortest time available, and you can save your battery.
Update apps regularly
Be wise when using automatic download of app updates. Some apps may have updates that increase its battery efficiency. But, there are also apps that continually gives updates, but nothing about battery efficiency. So, you need to decide for yourself what apps you want updates to be automatically downloaded and what apps you need to manually update.
There you have it. If you know any other tips that are more effective than the ones mentioned above, simply comment it below and we will surely add it to the list.
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