smartphone’s battery life; 5 tips to boost your smartphone’s battery life


UL processors are driving innovations in smartphones, but these developments are tempered if they burn out your device’s battery life.

However, there are quick tips that smartphone users can take on board to extend the longevity of their smartphones’ battery lives.

Tech Guy  team has put together these five quick tips on how to boost your smartphone’s battery life:

Dim your screen brightness

Your smartphone’s colourful display and high-definition screen is a great feature but it risks sapping your battery life. Among the most demanding components on your phone battery is your screen. So, the best way to handle this is to switch on your auto-brightness feature which automatically adjusts your screen’s brightness, depending on your lighting levels.

If you really want to save your battery life, you can also switch your brightness level to its lowest level.

Shorten your screen timeout

Your phone’s display options should have a timeout setting that controls how long your device’s screen stays on after receiving input, such as touching your screen. A timeout can range from a few minutes to 15 seconds. Adjusting this feature helps save battery life as your phone remains switched on but in a sleep mode.

You can use your phone’s built-in features to save on battery life. 

Turn off Bluetooth

Bluetooth is great for connecting to your sound system in your car or at home, but this technology is heavy on your battery use. This is because it’s constantly using up power to listen for signals to connect to. Switching this off can save energy use on your device.

Tone down Wi-Fi

Like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi also taps signal technology continuously and can sap your phone’s battery. So, switch your Wi-Fi signal on when you need it. Android smartphones, for example, have an option to toggle your Wi-Fi.

Switch off background apps

Running multiple apps at any given moment is one of the big advantages of owning a smartphone. However, each app needs energy to run as it uses your phone’s processor. To minimise these apps knock to your battery life, be sure to clear your apps tray regularly. It also burns a lot of energy, because every app you run uses a share of your phone’s processor cycles.



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