Whether we’re connecting with colleagues, socializing with friends or keeping ourselves entertained, the vast majority of us need our smartphones wherever we go. But while these devices keep getting bigger and better, battery life remains a top concern and source of anxiety for most mobile consumers.
To help you conserve your smartphone’s battery, we put together these five quick tips:
Dim your screen - If your screen fully lights up every time you check an email or text, your phone’s going to run out of battery quickly. Therefore, you should make sure to utilize Auto-brightness, which adjusts your device’s brightness to its optimal level for reading while conserving battery life.
Power down your phone occasionally - While perhaps not an option for many people in the business world, shutting off your phone while in a meeting or transit can save you more battery than leaving it on sleep or inactive mode.
Close your apps - We all have our favorite apps we rely on every day, but it’s important to close them when you’re done. Leaving certain apps running in the background when you’re not using them will drain your battery life, and in some cases even chew up data.
Shut off vibrations - It’s prudent to turn on vibrations when in a meeting or in a loud restaurant or bar with friends, but vibrations use up way more power than ringtones. That’s why it’s best to disable or lessen the force of your phone’s vibrations when the situation doesn’t call for it.
Turn off your Wi-Fi when there is none - If you’re in transit or an area without Wi-Fi, it’s smart to switch to ‘Airplane Mode’. When you’re without a connection, your device will continuously scan for Wi-Fi and this is bad news for your battery. The same goes for Bluetooth. If you’re not using it, turn the feature off.
Of course, if your phone’s always running out of juice, you can always click here to find your nearest Powermat charging spot. Once you download the Powermat app at Google Play or Apple Store, and buy a Ring that fits your phone, you can charge your phone wirelessly on the go, keeping you powered-up and connected throughout the day.