With the rising popularity of power banks, not many really bother to take the time in saving battery on their phones.
But wouldn’t be a lot nicer if you didn’t have to carry an extra accessory in your bag all the time? Yes, it actually would. And it’s not only that, by following these simple hacks, you’ll not only need less time charging your phone, you’ll prolong its battery life too.
If your iPhone could actually talk, it’ll thank you for it.
Here are some of the things you can do to avoid over-exhausting your iPhone—or any mobile phone for that matter.
1. Keep it away from the sun.
Even clothes and car paints wear out eventually if you keep leaving them under the bright sunlight. Your phone is not any different. Besides, Lithium-ion batteries— the batteries manufacturers use to power mobile phones— actually work best at temperatures slightly lower than room temperature.
2. Turn down your phone’s brightness.
On iPhones, doing this could be as simple as swiping from the bottom of your phone’s screen, going towards the top— from there, an option to lower the phone’s brightness is readily accessible. For all other phones, this option should be on the ‘settings’ menu.
3. Don’t leave the screen on if you’re not using your phone.
Not only are you wasting battery, you’re also leaving an open invitation for thieves and prying eyes to get their hands on your phone.
4. Do not put it on ‘vibrate’ mode.
Most people check their phones every now and then anyways, so there’s really need to put it on ‘vibrate’ mode unless absolutely necessary. The ‘silent’ mode will do just fine.
5. Do not use animated screen savers.
Sure, they’re all nice to look at, but they’re all unnecessarily eating your phone’s power away.
6. Close all active apps that you’re not using.
Or better yet, close ALL active apps when you’re not using your phone.
7. Turn down your ringtone, and all other alerts.
Especially when your eyes are glued to your phone most of the time. It’s unnecessary.
8. Turn off the Bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi.
Whenever there’s no need for them, it’s best to keep these features off to avoid unnecessary battery consumption.
9. Keep the ‘voice control’ feature off.
Siri’s taking too much power from your phone.
10. When your phone’s nearly dead and you desperately need to keep it alive…
Turn off both the 3G and 4G feature of your phone. It can last twice as long as it normally would.
But if all else fails, you can always get a juice pack.