You can squeeze more life from your battery and enjoy more time with your tech. These tips will help put off the time when your battery stops holding any charge at all.
1.Dim the screen:
Turn down the brightness of any screen you’re on to at least half to help preserve battery life.
#Android phones already have adaptive brightness enabled and are supposed to learn your preferences as you use your phone. If you’ve been frustrated with changes in brightness that you didn’t expect, you can clear those preferences and make the phone learn all over again.
To clear the preferences, tap or search for your Settings | Apps | Device Health Services | Storage | Clear cache. Then adjust the brightness manually. If your lighting changes and the screen is not what you want, change it again. The phone needs about a week to relearn your lighting preferences.
For an #iPhone, enable it by going to Settings | Accessibility | Display & Text Size | Auto-Brightness. If the toggle switch is green, it’s already on.
Alternatively, many devices have a sensor that can detect ambient light around you and adjust the screen accordingly, such as by brightening the display in a dark room.
2.Shorten the time until sleep mode
Phones and tablets turn off their screen after detecting inactivity. That way, they’re not using power to illuminate their display when you’re not looking at it.
While 10 to 15 minutes of awake time is a good rule of thumb for a laptop or a tablet, you might want to power down your smartphone sooner. When any device enters sleep mode, the display turns off and background functions are paused.
You’ll have to enter your password again to wake it up, a good deterrent to pranksters who might want to walk away with your phone or send a ribald message in your name.
3. Use power-saver mode
While you might not want low-power mode on all the time, many new computers, smartphones and tablets offer it in some form, enabled in Settings, that often turns the screen to black and white, darkens the display and turns off nonessential wireless features.
Devices running low on battery power will sometimes switch to a power-saving mode automatically with about 20 percent remaining power. You can handle it manually on your phone
4.Watch out for power-hungry apps
No matter what your device, its battery will drain faster if you’re using it for tasks that demand more of the system’s resources, such as watching video or playing multiplayer games, so it’s a good idea to make sure that whatever you’re using is well charged or plugged into a power source.
Other apps that require a lot of power and therefore battery power include programs that render images in 3D, productivity software such as Adobe Photoshop and Apple iMovie, and sophisticated games. Less taxing tasks include typing notes or browsing the web.
Animated wallpaper, also called live or dynamic wallpaper, looks nice but requires power for the animation. Don’t use it, or at least search for battery-friendly versions.
Peripherals, devices that attach to your computer such as external microphones, monitors and add-on webcams, draw power from your laptop when you have them plugged into a USB port on your computer. Use only what’s needed.
Multitasking, such as listening to music while reading an e-book, also can contribute to faster battery drain. So close an app when you’ve finished using it.
5. Lock your phone
Always lock your smartphone when you aren’t using it. Many have a button on the right side.
You’ll still be able to receive calls and texts, but you won’t accidentally turn on the phone when it’s in your pocket or purse because you hit a button or the screen. This also prevents those embarrassing pocket dials.
6. Update your operating system
On all your devices, remember to download and install all updates to the operating system whenever they are available. Manufacturers are always trying out new ways to improve power management and fix software bugs that could affect battery performance, too.
7. Reduce push notifications
If you can, turn off push services or reduce the frequency with which your smartphone notifies you of new information, such as incoming email, game updates, real-time sports scores or stock quotes. The updates require your phone to check regularly with a company’s computers over the internet.
Instead, choose to pull down messages only when you need to. If you still want push mail, at least disable push notifications individually for little-used apps in your smartphone.
Also, phone manufacturers sometimes allow you to turn off wireless features you don’t need at the moment to save on battery use. That includes Bluetooth, GPS, near-field communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi. But learn which of your favorite apps use these features.
8. Limit location services
Check your smartphone settings so that any app is tracking your location only when you’re using that app, not all the time. The bonus: Your phone also will be gathering less information on you, and you’ll have more control over when it happens and for your convenience.
9.Store at room temperature
Keep your tech cool and dry. Extreme heat, cold or dampness can prematurely drain your battery and affect its overall longevity.
Smartphones. Going to the pool or beach? Cover your phone or tablet so it’s not in direct sunlight.
10. Get yourself a rechargeable battery backup
A backup battery pack, also called a power bank, is a great way to juice up a smartphone or tablet while on the go. That way, you won’t need to find an electric outlet to plug in a device in danger of shutting down.
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