If your cell phone has trouble making it through a full day, try these nine battery-saving tips to help your cell phone last longer.
- Turn off your GPS. Unless you are actively using your cell phone for navigation or other location-based services, constantly updating your position is just draining your battery.
- Turn off Wi-Fi when not being used.
- Turn off Bluetooth when not being used.
- Anything that vibrates your cell phone—vibration email alerts, vibration ring tones, haptic feedback—will use up power. Turn off vibration unless you really need it.
- Turn down the updating frequency for all of your applications: email, Facebook, Twitter etc. Do you really need to get Facebook updates every 10 minutes?
- Web browsing, streaming video and other apps that pull data from the Internet use a lot of power. Cut back to save your battery.
- Turn down your screen’s brightness. Even the lowest setting is often plenty bright on many cell phones.
- Set your screen to time out in one minute or less. The big, bright screens on the new smart phone suck power like it's going out of style.
- If you’re in an area with no signal, put your phone in "airplane mode" or turn it off. There's no point having your phone waste power looking for a signal when there isn't one.