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8 Ways You Can Get Longer Battery Life From Your Smartphone


You can’t stay away from your smartphone these days. You need it for browsing the web, booking cab, ordering food and even making payments. Putting the phone through all this strain has a direct impact on its battery life which people have tried to compensate for with the help of fast-charging tech.

However, people would still love to get more juice out of their phone’s battery without making it go through the final percentage. Luckily, tech companies have tweaked the software which can have a positive impact on the battery life as long as you follow the basic hygiene steps to get the right support.

8 Ways You Can Extend Phone’s Battery Life

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Get the latest OS version

You might find this to be a basic part of the phone but some of you might be skipping the new OS update or even a firmware version which could help your phone deliver better efficiency. Most of these updates from companies come with a change log which usually has details about fixing battery drain issues. So, next time you see the message pop-up, update your phone right away.

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Use Location Tracking Only Where Needed

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Apps like Uber, Maps and more need access to your phone’s location. Even Instagram needs it for tagging. But there are many other apps that don’t need the access and you can make sure through the settings that the use of location tracking is limited to only those apps that really need it. For every other app, you can block or permit access only with your consent. Location is tracked using the GPS sensor which consumes a lot of battery, so limiting its use means longer battery life.

Don’t Need Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Turned On Always

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Many of you don’t realise it but the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons are blinking unless you turn them off. So, let’s you are out for work and using the mobile data, you can keep the Wi-Fi turned off, same goes for Bluetooth. Keeping them enabled means the sensors are working in overdrive trying to get you connected to a nearest device. Turn them off and save your phone’s battery.

Screen Brightness Dimmed

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Screens have become extremely powerful these days with higher resolution and support for high refresh rates. These come with a stern warning that higher the rates, the more the battery is consumed. So, we highly suggest you enable auto-brightness on your phone and also try to maximise the display with the energy-saving tool.

Use Dark Mode

Google has advocated for dark mode claiming the feature can help you give around 10 per cent more out of the phone’s battery. Phones launching now usually feature OLED panels that can benefit from adopting dark mode, helping deliver better efficiency.

Disable Push Notifications

Phones give you constant alerts for breaking news, mails and so much more. But you don’t need all of them enabled which saves your phone’s battery from the strain caused by these push notifications. For most people these alerts aren’t that critical so we advise that you keep them off and probably use them wherever necessary.

Don’t Let It Heat Up

Phones are power-hungry and that pushes the chipset under the hood to crack up the heat. You notice this happens when the phone is pushed to its limit with intense gaming or while charging. Most companies advise you to stop using the phone or charge it when the temperature is above the normal levels. And adhering to these tips can preserve your phone’s battery health.

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  • Activate Power-Saving Mode

    And yes, it goes without saying that the use of power-saving mode is to extend the phone’s battery life as it disables all the power-hungry features, including push notifications, Wi-Fi and location.

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    first published: November 21, 2023, 08:30 IST

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