Improving Battery Life

Your mobile phone is a great device to have, but it doesn't do you any good if your battery is dead. We've all been there, where we are away from home, trying to make a phone call, when suddenly the battery is about to die. You then either need to find a nearby outlet, and wait for your phone to charge, or spend the rest of the day without it. Your phone battery dying can be a major inconvenience, or even dangerous depending on the situation you are in. While we can't tell you how to make your battery last forever, we can at least give you a few tips on how to make it last a little longer.

One of the biggest factors that determines how long your battery will last is how long you leave the screen on for. If you are constantly watching videos, reading articles, playing games, or just leaving the screen on when you are not using it, the battery will drain very quickly. Having the screen on uses up a lot of juice, so to minimize how much it drains, you want to turn your screen off whenever you can. If you are unwilling or unable to have your screen on for a lesser amount of time, you should at least turn down the brightness. The brighter your screen is, the more battery it drains. It most smartphones there is a setting to turn down the brightness, or at least adjust it based on the light around you. Adjusting this setting can add hours of battery life to your device. Click Here to learn more.

The second biggest factor is how you connect to the internet, and how much you do it. For example, downloading a video over your data plan will use more battery than if you downloaded the same video over WiFi. Another example is that browsing a simple webpage will use less data than if you are streaming music, and will therefore use less battery. If your battery is draining quickly, see if there are ways that you can limit the amount of data you are using, or if there are better ways for you to connect to the internet.

Lastly, to minimize battery drain you need to manage your services. This means only using things like Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi and others when you need them. If you always leave WiFi enabled, your phone will keep searching for a  network to connect to, even if there is not one nearby. This will drain your battery for no reason. The same can be said for the other services your phone offers. To keep your battery high, only enable these features when you are going to use them, then turn them off when you are done.