Recently there was a hilarious advertisement featuring people carrying their chargers wherever they went. The sound of the words “charging charging” playing in the background only added to the funniness of the ad. But jokes apart, isn’t every cellphone user a victim of quickly draining battery?
What should one do if he/she is constantly plagued with this problem? Fret not; for we have compiled for you a few quick and easy tips on how to increase the battery life of cellphones.
- Understand what is draining your battery the most. It could be your screen, your operating system or some application.
- Optimize the levels of brightness of your screen. You don’t need really bright screens to make the phone more usable. This shall help save on your battery
- The ‘time-out’ time should be timed correctly. The phone can be set to auto lock after some pre-defined seconds of inactivity. Define the time in a manner that is well-balanced in terms of power-saving and usability.
- The biggest power suckers include in-built applications like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. The use of either of the three should be minimal. Keeping them turned on even when not required is sheer stupidity.
- Do a background check! More often than not, you shall see that multiple applications are running in the background. Multi-tasking is a key feature of today’s phones, but so many applications can make the phone ‘tired’ and ‘drained’. Swipe them off to improve your battery life.
- Use the vibrator only when necessary. If you have to keep your phone on silent during a meeting, you might as well turn of the vibrator too. Not only will that stop you from being distracted, but it shall also boost your battery life.
- Try to keep your phone in a cool place. That shall help the battery by not letting it heat up.
- Most phone companies build in a ‘Power-Saving’ mode. Make the most of it.
Battery life also depends on usage. But nonetheless, we hope these tips are of great use to all of you. It shall improve the battery life between recharges and gradually sustain the overall life of the battery.