Save Your Cell Phone’s Battery Life

21 May

Save Your Cell Phone’s Battery Life

When it comes to cell phones and smartphones, often the greatest complaint is that they lack adequate battery life. While there are excellent and longlasting cell phone batteries, those that come with the device, the manufacturer’s battery, normally don’t have the greatest battery life. However, there are a few easy ways that you can get the most out of your cell phone battery, including:

Turning Off the GPS Feature

If you leave GPS feature on your smartphone on, even when not dropping your location on Foursquare or getting directions to a restaurant, your phone will continue to keep track of your location which will burn up the battery. So if you aren’t using your GPS on your smartphone, then turn it off.

That Goes for WiFi and Bluetooth Too

WiFi and Bluetooth do the same thing that GPS does, they search for signals even when you aren’t using them, draining your battery. Because of this, when you aren’t using either feature, you need to turn them off.

Turning Off Vibrate

The vibrate feature of your phone uses more of your battery than the regular noise feature does. So to keep your battery going strong, keep the sound on your phone.

Don’t Keep It in the Sun

When your phone gets hot, it drains the battery. So be sure to keep your phone out of the sun, and even out of your pocket, to keep it around room temperature which will keep the battery lasting longer.

Don’t Fully Charge It

If your phone is powered by a lithium-ion battery, then it only has a set number of charges. To prolong the life of your battery, then you want to be sure to never fully charge your phone. Instead, simply charge it until one bar is left needing to be charged and then unplug it.

Download a Battery Saver App

Both Android and Apple have battery saving apps, and they are well worth downloading. These apps will warn you of your general battery usage, and tell you which features to turn off to better keep your battery.

Manufacturers may be striving to make better batteries for their phones, but they are still falling short of general needs and expectations. However, by practicing a few easy tricks, you can keep your battery lasting longer than a few hours – allowing you to use it when you need it most.

ByMichael Gilmore

Gilmore's research interests include social studies, law, technology and IT. He worked a lot in the field of jurisprudence. Gilmore also actively participates in the creation of technology and design for mobile phones and laptops, starting in 2012.