Monday, June 14, 2010

How to Make Your Cell Phone Battery Last Longer

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Learn how to make your cell phone battery last longer and extend your battery life to its full potential.

Most of us have forgotten our battery chargers at least once while on a vacation, or had an emergency only to realize that our cell phone was dead. In this guide we’ll show you how to stretch your battery life to the max and extend the time span between charges.

Power Down: Obviously this isn’t always an option, but if you don’t have reception, are going to sleep, or it’s after business hours then turning your phone off is the easiest way to save battery life.

Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are power-hungry features so disable them when they’re not in use.

Turn off vibrate and keytones: The vibrate function drains power, so switch it off. If you can live without hearing keytones switch those off as well. You can also set your ringtones to a low volume to save extra juice.

No flash photography: Avoid using the flash on camera phones. The little flashes are powerful and therefore use lots of energy, especially if you take multiple shots in a row.

Lower screen brightness: Cell phones can save power this way just like laptops. You probably won’t be able to decrease it by more than 50%, but your eyes will adjust to a moderate decrease.

Close applications: Apps consume battery power as long as there open. Shut apps down if they’re not in use.

Phone calls only: Playing games, watching video, scrolling through pictures, and using the internet will all suck up your power. If you only have a sliver of battery life left then save it for phone calls.

Don’t search for a signal: Your phone will continually search for a signal in areas with poor reception. Either turn the phone off in these areas or think about purchasing a signal amplifier for better reception in dead zones.

don’t let it die: Avoid placing unwanted strain on your battery by charging it before it fully discharges of its power.

step-10Keep it out of the heat: Don’t leave your phone in a hot car or anywhere with hot temperatures if it can be avoided. For maximum battery life you can store your extra batteries in the refrigerator (without freezing them).

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