Most blog posts about how to save your cell phones battery are generally filled with great ideas, all drawn-out in a complicated manner. You’re not going to get that here. I bought a Mophie backup battery for my iPhone 5S and so far, I like it. It does, however, triple the weight of my phone. Ok, I don’t have EXACT measures but it does make it quite bulky. Nevertheless, there are some things you and I can do that will save some of the juice on your phone.
- Change your display brightness.
- Turn off cellular service if you’re on wifi and don’t want to be bothered.
- Don’t streaming videos or play games.
- Turn off GPS and location services.
- Turn off geotagging features.
- Change your mail’s fetching service to refresh over Wi-Fi, or not at all.
- Don’t do drugs.
- Stay in school.
Ok, those last two are just good ideas no matter what. The biggest silent battery killer is what is happening in the background of your phone. Here’s how to change those settings on OS:
For iOS, go into Settings, select General, followed by Background App Refresh. Disable.
On Android, go to Settings, select Data usage, click on an app, scroll to the bottom, and check the box that reads “Restrict background data.”
On those kooky Windows Phone 8.1 phones, go to restrict background app data in the Data Sense app.
And for the BlackBerry 10 users, enter Settings, select Security and Privacy, followed by Application Permission, and change it.
Rock forth, Mitch
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