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How to increase your phone’s battery life

 

 

Although mobile phones keep getting better and better, battery life is still restricted to a maximum of a few hours during continuous on-screen use. Therefore, lifestyle brings you the following tips to increase your phone’s battery life so it doesn’t die on you when you most need it.

 

 

1 – Make sure you are charging your phone correctly.

 

According to pcadvisor.co.uk, charging your phone to 100% during every recharge might actually harm the battery and decrease its lifespan. Also, it is important to make sure the battery doesn’t drop below 20%. Therefore, it is recommended you charge your battery from 20% to 80%, and charge it fully to 100% only once a month. Overnight charges should also be reduced as they may heat up the phone and damage the battery.

 

 

2 – Dim the display.

 

Your mobile phone display usually drains your battery life the most, so reduce your mobile phone’s brightness and avoid using auto-brightness since it is usually much brighter than you need your display to be.

 

 

3 – Turn off unnecessary functions.

 

When not in use, turn off your Bluetooth, cellular data, Wi-Fi, location data (GPS), NFC, and other features. These use unnecessarily too much battery and therefore quickly drain it.

 

 

4 – Turn vibration off.

 

Turn off vibration in your phone, since according to hongkiat.com, “vibrations actually use up more power than ringtones.” It is also recommended to turn off tactile feedback on Samsung devices where the side buttons vibrate on touch.

 

 

5 – Kill off unnecessary applications.

 

Kill off unnecessary running applications that you aren’t using to not only free up your RAM and increase your phone’s performance, but also allow your battery to stay alive for longer.

 

 

6 – Remove unnecessary push notifications.

 

Push notifications keep refreshing, working, and updating in your phone’s background although your phone display is closed. This therefore uses up your battery power, so it’s best to remove push notifications from emails and fetch them manually, and perhaps completely turn off push notifications from games and other unnecessary applications.

 

 

7 – Keep your screen timeout short.

 

Make sure your screen timeout is set to around 15 – 30 seconds because that extra on-screen time will cost you some battery juice.

 

 

8 – Don’t overheat or overcool you phone.

Lithium-ion batteries don’t stand heat or cold temperatures very well, so it is best to keep it in room temperature so you don’t damage it.

 

 

9 – Take advantage of battery saving modes

 

Many Android devices have several power-saving options that allow you to get extra battery power, so take advantage of them although they might restrict your performance quite a bit.

 

 

10 – Change your battery from time to time.

 

While this is restricted to phones with removable batteries, it is best to replace the battery after a few years of usage with a different but original battery. You will instantly notice a difference, especially since the battery’s performances start getting worse after a few hundred recharges, and a new battery will fix that.

 

 

So don’t let your phone die on you in the most inconvenient situations and follow these tips to get its maximum performance!

 

 

By: Luma Kudsiova