Extending Smartphone Battery Life – What are Some Tips and What Myths Must I Ignore?
We all get frustrated by the constant drain of the battery life of our smartphones. What can we do to ease the hassle, minimise the stress and resist the urge to toss that phone into the trash? Here is an informative article from The New York Times. The author gives us some specific things we can do and things to avoid so that extending smartphone battery life no longer consumes our day.
So there we have it. There are ways to extend the battery life of your smartphone. I hope those tips help out. Here are the ones that I am going to try:
- Use auto-brightness for the screen – That is easy to find on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. As with all Galaxy models, swipe the screen down from the top and the screen brightness is just under the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth button. Select the Auto box and it is done.
- Play downloaded music instead of streaming – I used to have Spotify and Jango on my phone. Nowadays, I just play what is on the phone. The Note 3 has a microSD card slot so that you can load a stack more music onto the phone. Unfortunately, the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 had this feature removed, but all is good in the world again, since the recently released Galaxy S7 has the microSD slot restored.
These are just two of the tips that help me. No doubt you will find ones to fit your situation. Extending smartphone battery life is an ongoing drama. Having some helpful tips will make our technology experience so much more enjoyable.