Regardless of your reasons to own a smartphone, battery life is one of the most important aspects that can determine the life cycle of a device. The older the phone, the more difficult it is to squeeze out extra charge time. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your smartphone’s battery lasts as long as possible.
Update your phone - This one might seem like a no-brainer, but regularly updating your phone ensures that it has the software that optimizes the operating system, which in the long run can help with reducing the unnecessary load on the phone’s CPU.
Turn off 5G - Many newer phones are coming out with 5G capabilities. While very fast, 5G has a tendency to consume battery life way more than 4G LTE did previously. Thankfully, many of these same phones also come with options to turn off 5G or set it to auto mode that chooses when 5G will be used for you.
Check app usage - In many phones, like the iPhone, there are options in your settings that allow you to monitor your phone’s app usage and see which ones are consuming the most battery life. This can help with closing or reducing your time on certain apps that consume the battery more than others, such as Instagram and Facebook.
Use Low Power Mode - On iPhones and many other smartphones, there are options to use Low Power Mode which dims the screen, reduces phone activity to only essential functions and apps that are actively being used instead of being run in the background.
Lower screen brightness - Speaking of dimming the screen, the screen itself is perhaps the biggest drain on battery life. By dimming or reducing it’s brightness you can help lower it’s battery usage.