No matter how cheap or expensive a smartphone is, people always seem have the same complaint – the battery does not last as long as it should. In reality, it’s not the smartphone or the battery’s fault. Here are 5 steps you can take to guarantee a longer battery life for your smartphone.
Let the battery drain completely before the first charge
Taking care of your smartphone battery begins from the moment you take it out of the box for the very first time. Like any other device that uses rechargeable batteries, the ideal thing to do is to use the smartphone until the battery is completely drained before plugging it in to charge for the first time. If you have failed to do so with your current smartphone, don’t fret; not all hope is lost. But, do keep this in mind the next time you buy a smartphone.
Turnoff Wi-Fi and BluetoothMake sure your smartphone’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are turned on only when you require them; rest of the time make sure they are disabled. Most smartphones have a quick access shortcut to enable and disable these features.
Let the screen brightness adjust itself automatically
One of the best things about the latest smartphones is the screens. Smartphones deliver picture quality so good that they are almost on par with the best HDTVs out there. However, all that clarity and colour comes at a price; the battery life.
Don’t let the battery levels drop dangerously low
Most people are aware that you should not charge your smartphone too frequently, especially if the battery levels haven’t dropped below 80%. However, in an effort to reduce the number of times they charge the phone, people often let the battery levels drop to dangerously low levels. That is just as bad as charging too frequently as you are making the battery do extra work to charge up completely. 30-40% battery remaining is the ideal zone within which you should start recharging the phone.
Kill all unnecessary apps
Letting applications run in the background is the number one cause for poor battery life. Simply switching from an app to the home screen does not mean that the app is not running any more.
Following these 5 simple steps will help ensure that you have to charge your smartphone no more than once a day.
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