Where smartphones are concerned, the average time spent by the user on these handsets can be anywhere between 1 hour to 5 hours per day. It can be much higher than this for many users.
One can imagine the amount of power consumed by these smartphones and tablets. If the battery provided by the manufacturer is not draining, well and good but if it is draining faster, it is a matter of concern.
Here we are offering you some very useful tips on how to save power and also boost the life of your battery irrespective of high or low capacitance.
Listed Below Are Ways To Boost Your Smartphone’s Battery Life
#1 Switch off startup apps
When you power on the handset, there are certain apps provided by the OS and some apps that were installed by you that get on at startup itself. It would help you to a great degree if you turn off all startup apps that are not necessary. This will not only ensure less power usage but also help start the handset in less time and make it a bit faster.
#2 Decrease Screen Brightness
More brightness consumes a lot of power. So if you lower the brightness of your display screen you will save a lot.
#3 Turn Off the vibration mode
It is not at all necessary to keep vibrating alert in all profiles. It would suffice if you keep it on in just silent profile. Vibration in the handset is created by a motor and motors tend to consume extra power to rotate. So it would be wise enough to turn off the vibration alert to save on battery.
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#4 Low power mode
Both iOS and Android have an option of low power mode also known as ‘power saver’ or ‘battery saver’ mode in the settings menu. Make sure to select this option for extending your battery charge and battery life.
#5 Turn off Data, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
Keep Data, WiFi, GPS, Hotspot and all other related connections off when not required. Switch them on only when you need them. Always check them frequently as many a times they get turned on mistakenly or due to wrong tap in the pockets.
#6 Use Airplane mode
When the phone is powered on, the antenna in the phone searches for network signal, WiFi, 3G, 4G etc. This results in a good consumption of battery power. This is where airplane mode comes in. Whenever you do not like to be disturbed while watching a movie or listening to songs it would be far more appropriate, if you put your phone in airplane mode and use it just like a PDA.
There’s been a lot of progress in smartphones, but why can’t we have more powerful batteries? Researchers and scientists need to work a lot harder on this front.
#7 Do not overcharge
You should have an inkling about the time required to fully charge your handset. Keeping your charger plugged in even after the battery is fully charged may puff up your battery in due course and thus shorten the lifespan of your cell phone battery. So if your phone is completely charged, always detach the charger.
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You should also know how to avoid spending too much time on your smartphone.
#8 Use a power bank
This should not have been mentioned in here because we are sharing on how to save power and make your battery last longer. We would just like to inform you that if at all you run out of battery power and were in the middle of something then it is a good decision to have a power bank at hand and carry on your work without any interruption.
I am sure there are many more ways to increase battery life. Please let me know if I have left something or you have any more suggestions in the comments below.