With the Smartphones era, came a new headache – poor battery life. Unlike feature (or ‘dumb’) phones, Smartphones are supposed to work their a** off to double up as a camera, calculator, music player, Gaming machine, Entertainment , Internet and what not. But you can wisely increase the battery life without sacrificing the perks. Here’s how :
1. Reduce Data Usage
Internet Connectivity is one of the main reasons why your phone barely lasts a day. Like your PC, there is a lot of Useless Applications that suck your data a lot. Especially Android, which updates God knows what every other day. Should you pay for those ‘updates’ through your precious 3G Data, Definitely NOT.
2. Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS when not is use
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth are one of the biggest drainers of battery life. They are always in search mode at 2.4 GHz which is highly Energy consuming. GPS is even a bigger daddy. Should you be connected to the satellite all the day just for an evening drive ?
‘Switch off the lights when not in use’ was a good old saying…. just saying.
3. Dim the Screen Brightness
Screen is another big battery sucker. Unfortunately, more the resolution and screen size, greater the energy consumption. So it is an excuse for dragging your old phone a bit further ! If you are comfortable, turn on the ambient light sensor. If not, choose the lowest possible setting you are comfortable without straining your eye. There are different widgets to make it easier if you are a manual user.
Well these are the top three secrets for increasing your battery life. You could read hundreds of tips but eventually you brought your smartphone for use and not for putting it in your pocket museum !