We rely on our Smartphone for every big and little task these days and that often leave us with low battery at critical moments. While battery capacities vary as per operating systems for Android, iOS and Windows Phone and BlackBerry some smart battery saving tricks works for all smartphones. Here are some easy but effective tips to stretch the battery life of your smartphone.
Reduce Display Brightness:
One of the simplest and quick ways to save your Smartphone’s battery life is to reduce the brightness of display. Your Smartphone uses a lot of battery to light the display screen and setting the brightness to a moderate level (which still looks quite well lit) can help you keep your Smartphone going extra mile without a charge.
Software and Firmware upgrade often come with improvements that help towards improving battery life. Keeping your Smartphone software up to date is a great way to make sure that you are getting most out of your Smartphone’s battery.
Use Push Notifications Only When Necessary:
Push Notifications come pretty handy at times but the service also drains battery life by pinging your smartphone’s server every time it sends you a notification. If you are not one of those people who check their email, social media update as soon as they get notification try to turn off your push notifications setting.
Turn off GPS, Bluetooth, WI-FI Tracker After Use:
Always remember to turn off your Bluetooth, GPS tracker and search Wi-Fi options when you are done using the service. All these services eat up large chunk of battery if you keep them on for few hours. Turn off your Wi-Fi tracking service if you do not use Wi-Fi at unfamiliar places to save battery life.
Switch From Cellular Data to Wi-Fi:
Cellular data users are very familiar with low battery alert messages for well known reasons. One way to avoid the red battery zone is to switch to Wi-Fi whenever you can. You may browse the web on your 4G, LTE or 3G data when on the go but remember to turn on your Wi-Fi once you reach home.
Avoid Using Hefty Apps:
You may have noticed that your Smartphone’s battery last much longer while reading an e book than playing a game. Playing games, videos, using apps that use bright backgrounds and play a lot of advertisement often take a toll on your battery so go easy on these apps if you want your smartphone’s battery to last long.
Always Close Apps After Use:
Latest Android and iOS operating systems keep running recently used apps in the background until you close them. So always remember to close the apps once you are done using them or frequently check if you have unneeded apps running in the back.