Save a life - a battery life - with these 9 tips!
There are situations in which you don’t want to get stuck with an empty battery, like when you’re traveling somewhere, when you’re expecting an important phone call or when you are just about to make a purchase online. But it’s never really fun to walk around with a dead phone. That’s why we summarized a couple of tips to make your battery last longer!
- Turn off your phone: a bit obvious maybe, but one of the easiest and most effective ways to save your battery. You can turn your phone off at locations where your connection is bad anyways, like the subway, the train, a deserted location or at night when you’re asleep.
- Turn off roaming: your phone is constantly looking for a better network, this drains your battery!
- Don’t use the vibrate mode: a vibrating phone uses extra energy. Apart from that, if you don’t want to get scared of every loud incoming call or message you should turn down your volume too. Your battery will thank you!
- Lower the brightness level: the brighter your screen, the more battery it costs. If you lower your brightness level a little bit, you can enjoy your phone for a longer period of time.
- Avoid the use of certain functions: when you notice your battery is running low, it’s best not to excessively surf the web or do a photoshoot. At least turn off the flash if you really want to take a picture.
- No bluetooth: and switch off WiFi and GPS (location) as well, because all those will cost you battery life. Side note: WiFi itself won’t cost you extra energy, it’s the constant looking for connections that does. Only turn on WiFi when you’re about to make a connection.
- Don’t let your apps sync automatically: facebook, twitter, mail are just a few examples of apps continuously trying to make a connection in order to retrieve new posts, messages, mails and so on.
- Power save mode on: when turning this on, your phone changes some settings, so you can enjoy your beloved phone a little longer.
- Know what you’re using: some apps use more battery than others. If you have a look in your settings you’ll find a ‘battery’ section, which gives you a more detailed overview of your apps. Maybe there are apps that you can turn off or delete to save energy.
Finally, the smartest way to not end up with an empty battery; bring a charger or power bank. Nowadays you can charge your phone almost everywhere, like in the train, restaurants, cafes or library. In case you get stuck on a deserted island, at least your battery will last a little longer...