Tips for extending your phone’s battery lifetime

We use our phones for a variety of tasks throughout the day, and even though battery life has been improving year by year, with impressive batteries like the 10,000 mAh found in the Leagoo Shark 1, the new features in our phones are more energy demanding, leading to increased energy consumption throughout the day, which in turn leaves us with a useless device when we have to make an important call or retrieve data from our phones.

There are a variety of ways to extend your battery, a lot of them software related, others requiring Cellular Accessories to achieve the desired task, we want to share a few tips on how to save some of your precious energy for when you really need it.

Tips

Turn Off Auto Brightness / Adaptive Brightness

Instead of relying on your phone sensors to adjust the brightness of your screen, rely on your eyes and manually adjust the brightness to better suit the needs of the environment, this will allow you to save some battery as the auto brightness is usually brighter than is needed.

Turn Off Vibration

The vibrate feature uses more energy than the ringtone, try to use a regular ringtone whenever you can and save the vibration for those moments when you really need to lower the notifications volume.

Take care of background apps

Maybe you have not noticed, but if you have installed multiple applications during the lifetime of your cell phone chances are that you have a good amount of apps running in the background and draining your battery, a tutorial on how to stop background apps can be found here.

Turn off unused features

Sometimes we leave features turned-on on our phone when we are not using them , while these features don’t consume too much energy if they are idle, they can consume a good amount of energy if they are used by a service in the background. Features to consider turning off are:

  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • Data service

Battery “sweet spot”

Consider having your phone charged most of the time between 40-80%, this is considered the sweet spot for optimal battery performance, avoid fully draining your phone or leaving it to charge to 100% all the time. Every time your battery fully discharges your battery life decreases, so make it a habit to keep your phone charged in the sweet spot range.

Simply turn the phone off

Sometimes we need a little peace of mind, to stay away from the phone and save some battery at the same time. Consider turning your phone while you’re sleeping, if you use your phone as an alarm, consider getting a dedicated alarm to wake you up. In the long run, you will have a healthier battery by turning your phone off from time to time.There are multiple ways to save energy, these recommendations are some of the easiest to apply, if you want to still extend your battery life a little more, try to get some cellphone accessories like  a power bank or a backup charger case, these type of accessories will keep you going for hours for when you most need your phone.

There are multiple ways to save energy, these recommendations are some of the easiest to apply, if you want to still extend your battery life a little more, try to get some cell phone accessories like  a power bank or a backup charger case, these type of accessories will keep you going for hours for when you most need your phone.

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