Today we use our phones for everything – phone calls, text messages, emails, photos, browsing social media sites, watching videos, playing games and many other activities. Since our phones do so much, we are using them more and thus the battery isn’t lasting as long as we would like. In our busy lives, we are not always near a power outlet and even if we are we don’t always have a phone charger at hand. If our phones die, we risk missing out on important calls and notifications. So what things can we do to improve our battery’s life?
1. Check Apps’ Battery Usage
When it comes to battery usage, not all apps are created equal, with some using a lot more battery than others. For example, checking your email uses a small amount of power but any apps that use the GPS drain a significant amount of your phone’s battery – this is because they are constantly talking to the GPS satellites. Check to see which of your apps are draining your battery most and limit their usage.
2. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
When you are not connected to wifi or your wifi signal is weak, it is good to turn off both Wi-Fi and bluetooth. They can drain a large amount of battery life searching for the Wi-Fi and / or bluetooth signals.
3. Lower your Phones Brightness
One of the easiest ways to save battery life is to reduce how bright your phone’s screen is. The brighter your screen is, the more power it is using. Most automatically phones adjust the brightness levels based on how light your surroundings are but you can override this and turn the level down to save battery. The more you dim the screen, the longer your battery will last.
4. Go on Power Saving Mode
When set your phone into Power Saving Mode, it stops it from automatically checking for new emails, powers off your display faster and reduces screen brightness. It also turns off other features and visual effects that use a lot of battery. On some phones it may make your apps run a little slower.
5. Buy a Case With an Inbuilt Batter
Some people need to use power-draining features often and have a very phone-heavy lifestyle. If this is you, it may still be a struggle to keep your battery lasting throughout the day. If the other options are not sufficient, you can often buy a phone case with a built-in battery. This case can then charge your phone while using it and thus make it last longer throughout the day.
6. Buy a Spare Battery
If you phone has a easily removable battery then purchase a spare battery and keep it charged. Then when your battery is getting low you can easily swap the battery out and keep on using your phone.
Our phones are critical to our modern day lives, but they can’t do anything for us if they are flat. Even more importantly, we want our phones available in case of an emergency. Luckily, using the above methods will help keep our batteries alive throughout the day. Just remember to charge them when you are back int he office or at home.