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                How To Maximize Your Gadget’s Battery
                Life – Top 11Ways


                W
                          ith the heatwave that is hitting the country        to determine the most efficient screen brightness
                          this month, electrical grids are pushed to          during the day. Additionally, after using it, click the
                          the maximum. As such, brown outs are                lock button to put it to sleep manually. This will save
                common. But when you have no electricity at all,              a we bit as the phone isn’t waiting for the autolock
                how can you guarantee that your smart phone or                to engage.
                tablet’s battery will go the distance? Here’s a few
                tips on how to squeeze every last minute out of your                    4. Turn on WiFi and 3G/4G Data
                gadget’s battery.
                                                                              If you’re going to be out all day, you really don’t need
                                  1. Get a backup                             the phone’s WiFi radio searching for a signal. Doing
                                                                              so bleeds out battery power. So why not turn it off
                Having a backup battery is often a great way to ex-           until you really need it? And turning off 3G/4G data
                tend the life of your gadget. For some, like owners           in favor of a slower EDGE just to get you through
                of the HTC Thunderbolt or Sprint Echo, having an              the time won’t hurt either.
                extended battery is a way of life just to get through
                the day. But backups, whether a dedicated battery                5. Avoid extreme temperatures with your
                that you install, or one that is built into a protective                          phone
                case, like the Mophie Juice Pack Air can be a god-
                send when you need extra time before hitting the              Extreme cold or heat will drain your battery faster
                plugs to recharge.                                            than a vampire during Spring Break in Miami. The
                                                                              ideal temperature of your gadget is 72℉, 22℉. So keep
                        2. Engage your autolock feature                       it out of direct sunlight in the summer, and in your
                                                                              pocket during the winter.
                This has a two-fold benefit. First, it will put your
                phone’s display to sleep after a set time (mine’s a                       6. Turn off your push feature
                minute), and two, it can also be set with a password
                so that if someone steals your phone or you lose it,          Rather than have data pushed to your phone all day,
                after ten tries, the phone erases all data.                   set the phone to search for emails, status updates,
                                                                              and text messages at intervals. This will save power
                         3. Adjust your display settings                      – and data cap space – as your phone isn’t always
                                                                              searching for data that isn’t there.
                I like a bright screen and as such, I usually turn off
                the auto-brightness feature of my iPhone and adjust
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                it myself. That way, I can determine how much I need
                at any given time. It also allowed me to turn it way
                down to save battery power during my recent power
                outage. Having the auto-brightness setting enabled
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                                                                                       10. Use your laptop to charge it

                                                                             When our power was out last night and the battery
                                                                             started to die, I remembered that my laptopbattery
                                                                             was completely fresh. So I hooked up my phone and
                                                                             topped it off using the laptop’s power through USB.
                                                                             And it only used up about 25% topping off both my
                                                                             phone and the backup battery (of which I have two).

                                                                                         11. Finally, limit the playtime

                                                                             In situations where you don’t know when you’ll be
                                                                             able to recharge your battery, it’s probably best to
                                                                             prioritize your use of your gadget for the most im-
                                                                             portant things like making phone calls, etc. Watching
                                                                             YouTube Videos or playing Angry Birds nonstop
                                                                             will leave you in the dark after only a few hours. So
                                                                             remember what’s important. You can do without
                                                                             playtime for a day to make sure people can keep
                                                                             in touch.
                              7. Turn off Bluetooth
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                If you aren’t driving around and looking silly with
                a stubby headset sticking out of your hear, make
                sure your bluetooth capability is disabled.
                8. Put the display to sleep while on a call. If you’re
                using your earbuds to talk, the phone will stay on
                until the autolock engages. So why not just put it
                to sleep manually? Also, limit any additional mul-
                titasking while on the phone. If you’re talking the
                old fashioned way, the phone’s proximitysensor will
                dim the screen while you’ve got it against your ear.
                So you’re good to go there.

                    9. Turn off additional apps completely

                Most apps get left on when you leave them, and
                deactivating them completely will prevent them
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                from using CPU power while inactive. This also gives
                you the benefit of having a faster phone when you
                need it.
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Description: With the heatwave that is hitting the country this month, electrical grids are pushed to the maximum. As such, brown outs are common. But when you have no electricity at all, how can you guarantee that your smart phone or tablet’s battery will go the distance? Here’s a few tips on how to squeeze every last minute out of your gadget’s battery.