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                                                                                        5 Smart Ways to Prolong Your Smartphone
                                                                                        Batteries Life

                                                                                         5 Smart Ways to Prolong Your Smartphone                Sean Driscoll at AT&T’s Cox Road store in Gastonia
                                                                                                       Batteries Life                           points to a faux alligator skin case with an auxi-
                                                                                                                                                liary battery. He holds up a solar-powered char-
                                                                                        CloudTags: Smartphone, Batteries, battery life , Hp     ging dock. Battery life is becoming so important
                                                                                        484170-001 batteries , Acer as07b41 , Hp pavilion       that some newer phones come loaded with tips for
                                                                                        dv6 b laptop battery                                    preserving it.

                                                                                        You use your smartphone to read that spreadsheet        Other manufacturers are marketing all-in-one
                                                                                        your boss sent at 5:05 p.m.                             charging stations to businesses like hotels and gas
                                                                                                                                                stations.

                                                                                                                                                But there are a few tricks that can keep your phone
                                                                                                                                                alive and clicking between charges.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Dim the display.

                                                                                                                                                The giant LCD screen could be the single biggest
                                                                                                                                                drain on your battery, says the maker of the Char-
                                                                                                                                                geAll universal charger.
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                                                                                                                                                Go to settings and position the brightness to below
                                                                                                                                                50 percent for battery savings.

                                                                                                                                                Can’t deal with cutting it in half? Lose as much glow
                                                                                        You tap the maps app for directions to your kid’s       as you can stand and you’ll still save power.
                                                                                        play date.
                                                                                                                                                                   2. Sound off
                                                                                        Your cellphone is even working when you’re not,
                                                                                        scanning for the nearest Wi-Fi signal while you         Don’t have unnecessary alarms constantly dinging
                                                                                        swing by the drive-through for lunch.                   in your purse or pocket.

                                                                                        The more we expect our smartphone to do, the more       If you have the ringer on, get rid of the vibration.
                                                                                        strain we place on the one thing it can’t do without:
                                                                                        the battery.                                            Prefer the buzzer? Choose that instead of the ducks
                                                                                                                                                quacking or whichever sound you’ve chosen to drive
                                                                                        Manufacturers have responded with a flood of ac-        co-workers crazy.
                                                                                        cessories to supplement battery life.




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                                                                                        5 Smart Ways to Prolong Your Smartphone Batteries Life


                                                                                        Having both the ringer and the vibrator at top vo-       searching for a signal and you’ll preserve precious
                                                                                        lume or intensity will unnecessarily burden your         battery life as a result, Driscoll says.
                                                                                        smartphone’s battery.
                                                                                                                                                 And if you don’t need to be online at all, try turning
                                                                                                    3. Close concealed apps.                     off the 3G or 4G connection. You can always get it
                                                                                                                                                 back when the urge to Facebook calls.
                                                                                                                         Think just because
                                                                                                                         you switched appli-                      Related Articles:
                                                                                                                         cations, the old one
                                                                                                                         stops running? Not
                                                                                                                         so.

                                                                                                                      Lots of them are
                                                                                                                      still going in the
                                                                                                                      background,
                                                                                                                      whether     you’re
                                                                                        using them or not. And that can whittle down the
                                                                                        life of your battery.

                                                                                        Android phones have a special task-killer app that
                                                                                        targets and shuts down your unused applications,
                                                                                        Driscoll says. iPhones make it easy. Just double tap
                                                                                        the home button to see all the stuff that’s still run-
                                                                                        ning. Press on one until you get the option to close
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                                                                                        them all.

                                                                                                        4. Keep your cool.

                                                                                        Your phone doesn’t like to sit in direct sunlight
                                                                                        anymore than you do. Batteries last longer when
                                                                                        they’re kept at room temperature, according to the
                                                                                        ChargeAll folks.

                                                                                                          5. Why Wi-Fi?

                                                                                        You don’t want to spend all your time declining those
                                                                                        available Wi-Fi networks anyway. It’s especially
                                                                                        true in a day and age when wireless-ready devices
                                                                                        mean everybody from grandma to McDonalds has
                                                                                        a connection available.

                                                                                        Set your Wi-Fi to “off” when you aren’t using wi-
                                                                                        reless. It will keep your smartphone from constantly




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