Adjust Your Screen Brightness
One of the biggest drains on your smartphone’s battery is the screen. A bright screen can quickly sap your battery life, so it’s important to adjust your screen brightness to a level that is comfortable for you, but not overly bright.
To do this, go into your device settings and look for the “Display” or “Brightness” section. From here, you can manually adjust your screen brightness, or enable automatic brightness adjustment to ensure that your screen is always at an appropriate level. Additionally, consider reducing the screen timeout length to turn the screen off faster when not in use, which can also help save battery life.
Turn Off Unnecessary Connectivity Features
Your smartphone’s various connectivity features, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS, can also be big battery drains if left on unnecessarily. If you’re not actively using these features, it’s a good idea to turn them off to conserve battery life.
To turn off these features, go into your device settings and look for the “Connections” or “Network” section. From here, you can toggle off any features you’re not using. Additionally, consider using airplane mode when you don’t need to be connected to any networks at all, as this can further extend your battery life.
Close Unused Apps
Having too many apps open at once can also quickly drain your smartphone’s battery. This is because even when you’re not actively using an app, it may still be running in the background and consuming battery power.
To close unused apps, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access your device’s app switcher. From here, swipe left or right to find the app you want to close, and then swipe up on the app to close it. Alternatively, you can use your device’s task manager to close all running apps at once. By doing this, you’ll free up resources and conserve battery life.
Limit Background Activity
Many apps and features on your smartphone may continue to run in the background even when you’re not using them. This can consume battery power and slow down your device.
To limit background activity, go into your device settings and look for the “Battery” or “Battery Usage” section. From here, you can view which apps are consuming the most battery power and adjust their settings to limit background activity. For example, you may choose to disable background refresh for certain apps or adjust their notification settings to reduce their impact on battery life.
Use Power Saving Modes
Most smartphones come equipped with power saving modes that can help extend battery life when you need it most. These modes typically reduce your device’s performance and limit certain features to conserve battery power.
To enable power saving mode, go into your device settings and look for the “Battery” or “Power” section. From here, you can enable the power saving mode and adjust its settings to your liking. Some power saving modes may also allow you to customize settings based on your usage patterns, such as when your device is idle or when the battery level drops below a certain percentage. By using these modes, you can extend your battery life and avoid running out of power when you need it most.