In an era of 24/7 connectivity, your cell phone charge is essential. If you run out of juice, you may miss a call, text or all the can’t-miss action on social media. Getting a “low battery” alert is enough to make anyone panic! But more importantly, making your battery last longer will prolong the overall life of your phone, too. Here are a few ways to make your phone battery last longer…and keep yourself from panicking:
1. Increase the Time Between Charges
When you don’t have plans to answer the phone or you’re in an area with no service, just turn your phone off to conserve power. This is one of the easiest ways to make your battery last longer because it will conserve energy. Even phones with an automatic power save feature won’t go into this mode for about 30 minutes without service. By the time this mode kicks in, you’ve already used up quite a bit of battery power.
2. Don’t Search for a Signal
Searching for a signal eats up your batter power fast. Whether your phone is trying to find a cell signal or Wi-Fi, it will run your battery down fast. If you’re in an area with poor signal, make sure to either turn your phone off or at least disable it from searching for a signal. This will help to conserve battery power and keep you from ending up at 0%.
3. Avoid 0% Charge
Cell phone batteries are made with an al lithium-base and are designed to be charged often. It’s not good to let the battery reach 0%. It’s much better for the life of the battery if you charge it often than letting it reach 0% before finally charging it.
4. Close Background Applications
You can keep applications running in the background from draining your power with apps like Signal Alert. The app will alert you when you have background programs threatening your battery power. Then, you can quickly clean these apps and keep your battery life from draining.
5. Lower the Brightness of the Screen
When you put your screen on the highest brightness setting or even on auto, you may be running through battery power too fast. By lowering the brightness level, you can conserve power and your eyes will adjust if you decrease the brightness moderately.
6. Use Wi-Fi When It’s Available
Connecting to a wireless network will also help conserve power. Wi-Fi is much more power-efficient compared to cellular data and should be used whenever possible. However, if you cannot connect to Wi-Fi and it’s on, you may be draining your battery.
There are many ways to extend the life of your cell phone battery. Make sure you charge the battery often and before you run out of juice. You can also install specific apps to help keep your battery charged longer and use the rest of these tips to ensure you get more time out of every charge.
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