5 Simple Ways to Save Your Phone's Battery Life

As our smartphones become more powerful with all those fancy features, it takes a toll on battery life. Whether it's for work or play, we’ve all found ourselves in that 5% scramble to find a charge. Well, finding an outlet or power source may not always be a possibility. So here are a few tips that will help extend the life of your phone.  


Turn down the screen brightness

By diming the screen of your smartphone, you will notice an instant change in battery life. This option is usually found in the Settings menu. If there is an Auto-Brightness option— use it! This will give you the optimal level for usage.


Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Your battery is constantly being drained when your phone is searching signals for Wi-Fi, 3G/4G or Bluetooth. Esp. when there is little-to-no reception, you will see a significant drop in battery life from frequent signal searching.


Close any unused or running apps

This one is simple. If you are no longer using an app- close it. This will prevent your phone from running multiple open apps, slowing down your productivity and killing your battery. The battery will also drain faster if you are using several apps at once, for example — surfing the web while listening to music.


Disable location services

Other than closing out apps, the location services should be your next go to. This will slow down the efficiency of your phone since signals and data continue to send and receive when left running in the background.


Switch to Airplane mode

This is by far the best kept secrets for saving battery life. Similar to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, your phone burns up the battery searching for signals. Use this when you are in areas that can’t reach a signal. If you are able to find a power source and need a quick charge- use this and you’ll have a fast, longer-lasting charge.


Check out these other sites for more helpful hints:

How to extend your iPhone or Android's battery life by The Guardian:  http://ow.ly/CcvPJ

How to squeeze the most juice out of your phone battery by Digital Trends: http://ow.ly/CcwYz

22 Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life by About Technology: http://ow.ly/Ccx67