For many of us, our smartphone is our main connection to the outside world. So, when that smartphone is out of commission due to a dead battery or something worse, we often feel totally lost. Fortunately, there are a number of easy tricks that may help preserve your phone’s battery life for both the short and long-term.
Disable 3G or 4G
3G and 4G capabilities allow your phone to regularly “talk” to the Internet, which can use a great deal of battery power. Try turning it off unless you’re in need of the speed it offers.
Adjust the brightness of your screen
If your screen is too bright, it can burn battery quite fast. Take it down a few notches for a simple way to minimize excessive battery drain.
Disable push notifications
If you have push notifications for email and other applications enabled on your phone, it is regularly sending out signals to ask for data. Disabling this setting can save a lot of battery power.
Know when to charge your battery
Find out what type of battery your phone uses. Lithium ion batteries can be charged anytime without affecting the long-term battery life. Nickel-based batteries, however, lose their power over time if you charge them too much, so make sure they’re completely drained first.
These are a few easy tips that can greatly improve battery life and keep you from having to live without your phone. For more tips and tricks, check out this Business Insider article.