There’s no point in having an amazing smartphone if the battery can’t get you through the day
Small changes can make a huge difference to your battery life. Here are five top tips to ensure your battery works harder for you and gets you through the day.
Turn off push notifications
Not only will this save you battery but will also boost your productivity! We all know that it can be incredibly distracting to hear that little ping go every time a new email or tweet arrives in, so kill it! Go into your app settings and switch notifications from push to fetch.
Reduce screen brightness
Probably the most obvious of tips, but so many people walk around with their screen on full brightness and then give out about a dying battery. If you have an Android device, hit auto-brightness and then slide the toggle right down. If you have an iPhone, slide the toggle down to a level that is comfortable for your eyes.
Disable features when not in use
If you’re out and about, turn off your WiFi when you’re not using it. Similarly, only have your Bluetooth on when you need it. These functions tend to run in the background, even if you’re not using them and it eats up so much of your battery.
Shorten the screen timeout
I’m a divil for pressing the “home” button on my phone to check the time. This quick hit and mean the screen is live for anywhere from 30 seconds to a number of minutes. Reduce this time right down to the lowest setting possible and you’ll save precious battery life.
Many of us use auto-upload features on our smartphones, backing our images up to DropBox, Google Photos or OneDrive. This means every time we take a photo, our phones are working to place that image into the cloud. Firstly, ensure your phone only ever does this when you are on WiFi, otherwise you could be faced with a hefty phone bill! Secondly, having this working constantly is a battery-drain.