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How to safe your battery life

Recently my phone had been acting weird. My battery percentage has been dropping every minute by one percent and when i try to restart it, it goes from 23% to 8%. Now I don’t know whether the problem is in my battery or in my phone (It’s four years old…) But I’ve bought 3 new batteries for this phone already and all of them failed after 3 months. Anyway because of this I thought why not give some tips to safe your battery life?

First, turn all the unnecessarily stuff off. Because lets be honest we only use our GPS for special Snapchat filters right? Well your GPS is draining your battery a lot! Turn it off, you don’t need it all the time. Beside you GPS you can also turn your NFC, Bluetooth, S Beam, Air Gesture, Air view and LTE.

Now that all the unnecessarily stuff is off we need to look at apps that are still running in our backgrounds. There is a way to stop them. For Android you should go to your Setting > Apps. So do not use your homescreen button for that! It goes a little different for Apple: open the Settings screen, tap General, and tap Background App Refresh. Disable background refresh for an app and it won’t have permission to run in the background

With a Samsung phone it is also a great tip to restart your phone once in a while. I don’t know if this work with other phones as well but it is worth the try! Why does this work? Simple: because your Samsung uses more energy when it’s been on for a while.

Update your apps. I bet you didn’t know this one yet, but applications often get updates to use less battery life. You could go for automatic updates, but that can be annoying as everything start to update at the same time. The choice is yours.

Especially in the summer this is an important point: Keep your phone cool! If your battery gets too hard it will be empty sooner. It will get hot in your pants and don’t leave it in the sunlight!

And last but not least, keep the brightness of your screen down. Every pixel that has to light up will drain your battery, therefore using a darker background and darker themes on apps might be useful.

Hopefully these tips work for you too, if they don’t you could always check out one of those battery apps, but read the comments first because they usually don’t work!


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