We use our smartphones many hours per day until we forget that our mobile phones need to be recharged. Personally, I hate to be out of battery precisely when I am on the phone having an important conversation and I can hear the ‘beep’ which turns me in less than 5 seconds in a bad mood. Actually I hate to be out of battery, period. I’m sure you have your own tricks to avoid a flat battery, but let me go a little bit deeper with those 19 effective hints to avoid to drain your mobile phone battery. Those tips will help your phone battery last longer so you can stretch and extend the time span between charges.
1. Switch Off Your Phone
If don’t need your phone while you’re sleeping or after business hours, just switch it off. Also if you are in an area with poor reception because the constant search of your mobile depletes the battery quickly. Forget the flight mode in planes, you’re better to switch it off, this way you won’t have a flat battery arriving in a foreign airport.
2. Turn Off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Both are power hungry features so disable them when they’re not in use.
3. Switch Off the Vibrate function
You can switch it off in your phone settings and also set the ring tone volume as low as possible.
4. Avoid the Flash Photography
The flashes are powerful and therefore use lots of energy. Same goes for flashlights.
5. Reduce The Screen Brightness
Setting the brightness of the display to the lowest level possible will impact battery life greatly same with the back light, reduce your time of one or tow seconds only and conserve your battery.
6. Close Applications
Shut apps down if they’re not in use, including nonessential apps running in the background.
7. Keep Your Calls Brief
If you can limit your talk time, you will save your battery’s life.
8. Avoid Games, Videos, Pictures & Internet
I know it sounds very strict, but those will suck up your power! Avoid as well, chatting online and any form of videos.
9. Avoid Free Applications
Why, because free apps have lots of advertising banners, right? Well those not only use your battery but as well can harm your phone.
10. Don’t Leave Your phone Cooking In The Sun
Make sense. Do not leave your phone (dog and kids) in a hot car or anywhere with hot temperatures. There is an optimum temperature range cell phones function at.
11. Avoid Animated Backgrounds
They look cool, but any animated pictures and wallpapers will drain your battery faster than a normal picture.
12. Black Better Than White
Black screens use less power than white, I don’t know why but it’s true 🙂 so go crazy with nice textured black screensavers.
13. Check Your Email Settings
Every time you are receiving an email on your phone you lose a little battery. Uncheck the automatic box in your phone settings.
Don’t stretch your battery by charging it before it fully discharges of its powers.
15. Turn Off The GPS
GPs use the most of your battery like no other. Try to use it only when you really need it.
16. Turn Off Notifications & Syncing
Notifications and background syncing aren’t crucial to use your phone, but the constant updating and displaying of messages consumes a good deal of energy.
17. Update Your Apps Regularly
Not always the case, but updating regularly apps will utilize less power.
18. Check The Size Of Your Apps
When plugging your phone to your computer, click on apps, beside each of them, you can see some information included the app’s size, uninstall the one that are too big for your phone’s memory and your battery.
19. Purchase An External Battery
Perhaps the most obvious of all suggestions but (again) during a long trip, having a spare battery will be the safer solution.
I’m not asking you to use your smartphone only for brief calls with a dark screen! Laughs. But in the situation of a long flight, a day at the beach, away of power, you will need to know how to save your phone’s battery and those tips will be part of your survival kit. Bonne chance.