Smartphones are wonderful tools. But there’s one weakness that almost every smartphone shares: short battery life. This is a frustrating problem. As you’re logging onto the Web, reviewing your e-mail messages, and making phone calls, you’re draining your phone’s battery. With many of the top smartphones on the market, you’re lucky to make it home after the workday with enough battery life left to squeeze in one quick call for take-out food.
The issue is that smartphones do so a number of things, and run so many apps at once that their batteries can’t take it. There are several things you can do to make your battery last a little longer. We have outlined a few below.
Dimming that smartphone screen
You might not realize this, but keeping your screen at its full brightness setting drains the battery quickly. An easy way to stop this rapid drain is to lower the screen brightness to a level that is still comfortable for you. Your screen need not be as bright as the sun.
You can also change the amount of seconds your screen stays lit once you have touched it. The more your screen stays lit after you have stopped using it, the more your battery will empty.
One more thing you might not know is that Bluetooth devices are a continuing drain on your battery. They actively search for signals coming in and this uses up your smartphone’s power. If you realize you are not going to get calls for a lengthy period, like in a theater or a meeting, turn your Bluetooth off. This will extend your smartphone’s battery, at least until you get home.