You’re on a day trip with your best friends and you’re using your cell phone’s GPS to get to the lake. Once there, you dare your friend to jump into the icy water, but as you whip out your phone to take the perfect video—dead battery.
Keep your mobile devices charged all summer long with this guide on how to save your phone battery.
A backlit display can be a sneaky, battery-draining culprit. Unless you’re out at night and need the backlight to see, try adjusting the brightness level down.
Turn off Bluetooth
If four people are in a car together, do they all need to be ready to connect to the stereo at a moment’s notice? Bluetooth is a huge battery drain and should be kept off unless in use.
Switch off Push Notifications
This stops your apps from automatically refreshing. You may not know the precise moment your Aunt Janine emailed you a recipe, but your battery will live longer.
Put it in Airplane Mode
Airplane mode suspends all Wi-Fi, texts, calls and Bluetooth features. Use this trick when you value battery life over internet access and communication. Bonus: when you finally do plug back in, leave your device in Airplane Mode for ultra-quick charging.
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