The dreaded “low battery” signal flashes on your phone and you can see it – the end is near.
Having a dead smartphone with no charger for miles can feel like the end of the world. What if someone is trying to reach you? How do you get home (how are you suddenly forgetting this)?
Luckily, there are really easy ways to make sure this never happens to you. These battery hacks will help make your smartphone”s battery last much longer. Don”t worry, you can thank us later.
1. Turn off notifications
All those notifications you get from your phone”s applications use up battery power. Turning them off in your app settings will help your battery last longer.
2. Turn off vibrate
The vibrate mode on your phone actually uses more battery than your normal ringtone. Bottom line: only set your phone to vibrate if you need to.
3. Turn off bluetooth
This should be a no-brainer, but when you”re not using bluetooth, disable the function.
4. Choose a simple background
The wallpapers you use on your phone actually burn precious battery power. Use static backgrounds to make the most of your battery”s charge.
5. Turn off haptic feedback
Haptic feedback is the noise and vibration that your smartphone produces when you press buttons. By turning these off, you”ll save battery life.
6. Lower the brightness
You can save your phone”s charge by simply dimming the display light on your phone.
7. Avoid the heat
Overexposure to heat will actually decrease the capacity of your battery. Do your best to keep it cool.
8. Get a wireless charger
If you”re on the go and need a quick charge, a wireless phone charger can be super handy.
9. Disable Wi-Fi
Using Wi-Fi is a great way to minimize data usage, but keeping it on throughout the day can drain your battery big-time. Turn off Wi-Fi when you”re not using it.
10. Download a power-saving app
If keeping track of your battery efficiency is annoying, downloadable applications can help you out.
11. Consider a battery booster
If your battery is consistently running out quickly, you may want to buy a battery booster. They give your phone”s battery extra charge.
12. Turn off GPS
GPS is one of the most useful apps on smartphones. It helps you get where you”re going. But once you”re there, be sure to turn it off.
13. Use airplane mode
You know that thing flight attendants talk about – but you never activate? Use airplane mode when you”re driving or out of cell range to reduce battery usage.
14. Turn your phone off
And read a book! That”ll definitely reduce your battery usage.
(via All Day)
These are some super easy ways to make sure your phone”s charge lasts longer. Putting these hacks to use is definitely a lot better than having a dead smartphone.