Thursday, August 29, 2013

Battery life

TIPS TO HELP EXTEND BATTERY LIFE OF YOUR MOBILE PHONE

I remember when I first got a mobile phone a year back. The salesman warned me that my smartphone would have a much shorter battery life. I soon realized that he wasn't exaggerating at all.
Battery HD Tips To Help Extend Battery Life Of Your Mobile Phone
I could often go several days without charging my old cell phone, but I was lucky to get more than a few hours out of my Android before I had to charge it. Fortunately, there are a number of steps that you can take to extend your battery life.

FIND OUT WHICH APPLICATIONS USE THE MOST POWER

Most phones let you check which applications are running and how much power they are using. You can find these by going to your settings and navigating to the Battery Use panel.
You may be surprised by how much power some of your applications are using. You want to consider disabling some applications or removing them completely if they aren’t necessary.

CHANGE YOUR SCREEN SETTINGS

Your screen sucks a lot of power. One research paper found that your screen will be using about 45-50% of your phone’s power if you run it at full brightness. There are a couple of screen settings that you can change to extend your battery life.
Make sure that your screen isn’t running at full brightness. You can probably use your phone effectively even if you turn the brightness down to 70%. Newer mobile phones also have an auto brightness setting that adjusts to the surrounding light. This is probably the most efficient thing that you can do.
It is also a good idea to change the screen timeout settings (the amount of time that elapses before the screen turns off if the phone isn’t in use). Most people set their timeout settings to two to five minutes. You may want to set them to the minimum allowed on your device (generally 15 seconds for an Android and a minute for an iPhone).

DON’T FULLY CHARGE YOUR BATTERY

Most people charge their batteries to full power each night. One expert says that your battery will operate much less efficiently if you do this regularly. This is especially true if you charge it to capacity and then use it until the battery is dead (which over two thirds of smart phone users do fairly regularly).
Your battery will operate much more efficiently if you charge to 50%. You shouldn’t charge your battery completely more than once a month.

CHOOSE NOTIFICATION SETTINGS WISELY

Your notification settings can be draining your battery much more than you expect. Many people have their phone set to notify them every time anything happens. Do you really need to be informed every time someone sends you a tweet or posts on your Facebook Wall? I find many of these settings to be very distracting as well as an unnecessary use of power.
You may also want to change the way you are notified. Most people always keep their phone on vibrate. This may be important if you are at work or another setting where it can cause a disruption. However, you may want to change your settings to ringtone when you are at home.

USE YOUR PHONE CONSERVATIVELY

There are a variety of things you can do to make sure that your phone runs more efficiently. However, you will use a lot of power if you are constantly using your phone to check Facebook, send emails or run high powered apps. You will need to be careful about how often you use your smartphone. You may not be able to use some of these features if your battery is low and you need to make a call shortly or use your GPS to get back home.

and last and most important thing always make sure whenever you don't need your phone data always make sure you have it switched Off.

settings>mobile data>off.