We’ve all been in situations when our phones have died out just when we needed them most; whether it was to book a cab late at night or to take an important official call. So, is there anything you can do to prevent your phone battery from draining out quickly? You bet there is! Here are some smart and easy tips to reduce battery usage.
Charge the battery correctly
Do you unplug the charger as soon as your phone battery is at an acceptable level? Well, many do this, and that’s where we go wrong. Today, most smartphones run on Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries, which can (and should) be charged frequently, even when not fully drained. This maintains the original capacity, keeps the phone running longer and extends the life of the battery.
Turn off the vibration
Did you know that vibrations consume more battery power than ringtones? How, you ask? Ringtones are tiny vibrations that occur in the phone speaker, while vibrations run through the entire phone, thus consuming more power. So, turn off the vibration mode when not needed to save your precious battery.
Close apps not in use
Do you use apps and forget to close them when you’re done? Many of us are guilty of this. What you should know is that apps running in the background can drain your battery in no time. Remember, if you want to boost your phone’s battery for those prolonged text and call conversations, close all apps that are not being used.
Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or just e-mail, we have every notification on our phones turned on. Little do we realise that these can use up a lot of battery. This is because they either light up the screen, play a tone or vibrate. So, if you want more time to browse social sites, disable unnecessary notifications to save on battery power.
Follow these steps and your phone will last throughout the day and even during those times when you have only your smartphone for company.