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, looking at 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 fit 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‚Äôt take it. There are some things you can do to make your battery last a little longer. We have outlined a few below.
Dimming that smartphone screen
A bright, chaotic screen display sucks the life out of batteries. By switching your screen’s brightness level to the lowest you can endure, you’ll already be doing a lot to improve the lifespan of your smartphone’s battery.
You can save battery power, too, by adjusting how long your screen stays lit after receiving an input like a screen tap. The longer your screen stays lit, the harder it is on your battery life.
A Bluetooth device is a huge drain on your battery as well. As it is continuously looking for outside signals, it is continuously draining your battery. So when you are in meetings or not anticipating calls, shutting it off can make your smartphone‚Äôs battery work for a lot longer.