Don’t you just hate how fast your smartphone’s battery can lose its juice? Constantly having to charge your phone can be annoying and inconvenient, especially if you’re on the go. With the hyper-connected culture we have today, having to go even just a few hours without your phone can be rather stressful as you know you may be missing messages or emails that could be important.
So what’s a smartphone user to do? Aside from dimming your screen or refraining from using your phone’s audio and camera features, here are some tips to make your phone’s battery life last longer:
Turn off Push Notifications or Play Services
Pick WiFi over cellular data
Keep your phone at room temperature
Clear your App History
- Investing in good quality compact lithium ion batteries or “power banks” (that you should always keep fully charged!) is also recommended if constant battery drainage cannot be helped. These allow you to charge your phone multiple times even when you’re on the go. There are even power banks that can charge your phone using solar energy, which is great if you’re going to be outdoors.
If your Android phone’s battery suddenly drains out seemingly out of the blue, it may be because your phone is connected to Google’s Play Services, which automatically updates and syncs applications to your phone. If you’ve got an iPhone, the Push Notifications might be the culprit.
Apart from camera use, accessing the Internet is one of the reasons why our smartphone batteries drain so fast. Opt to use WiFi for Internet access if you’ve got a reliable connection within reach, as using cellular data is more taxing on your phone’s batteries.
Exposing your phone to extreme temperatures drains out the battery so avoid this!
If you’ve got an iPhone, clear your phone’s open apps by clicking the home button twice. For android phones, press and hold the home button to reveal and close open apps.