Let’s face it, a dead battery sucks. Nothing renders your phone more useless than a dead battery. Make sure you’re not doing these 9 things and you should be in the clear of a dead battery. Just don’t forget to charge it of course.
1) Your phone screen is too bright
Go to Settings – Display & Brightness and set your phone on “Auto-Brightness” which adapts to how light it is around you. There is no need to maximize brightness if it’s not even dark around you.
2) You’re underestimating Airplane Mode
If you won’t be using your phone for a while, and you know no one is going to try to reach you, activate airplane mode. There is no need to use up battery while you’re watching Rogue One.
3) You’re using apps that kill your battery
Go to Settings – Battery and get an overview of which apps are using the most battery. Facebook and Messenger can use up a lot of battery even when you’re not using it. Close the apps you’re not using and/or activate the Low Power Mode.
4) You have notifications on for all apps
Change the settings for apps you don’t need to get notifications from constantly. You’ll find this in Settings – Notifications.
5) You don’t update your apps
Come on people, wake up and smell the coffee. Developers tend to improve the app’s efficiency in an update which means it doesn’t use as much battery. If you don’t update your apps, you’re missing out.
6) You never update the phone’s operating system
Similar to the apps, a new version of the operating system will most likely be more battery efficient than your current version. We know, it is annoying when things change on the phone but isn’t it more annoying to run out of battery in the middle of catching Mew on Pokemon Go or trying to level up in Super Mario Run?
7) You don’t shut off WiFi when there is no WiFi around
If you continue to have WiFi on, your phone will keep on looking for a network to connect to. Even when you’re out in the middle of the woods.
8) You think that having it on vibrate is better
It’s wrong! Vibration uses more battery than a regular ringer. Think about it, to vibrate the whole phone has to move versus sending a noise to your speaker for a couple seconds at a time.
9) You have location on for most of your apps
This is really eating up your battery. While you know that Snapchat requires you to have the location activated in order to use filters, there are so many apps, where it’s completely unnecessary to have it on. Both for battery and privacy purposes. You don’t want people to be following you even if you don’t have the app open, right?
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