During typhoons and floods, your phone can be your lifeline. Fully charge your battery. Adjust phone settings such as volume, backlight brightness, and data connectivity into power-saving mode to extend battery life for days.
Here are some tips to help you minimize battery consumption.
Turning the Connectivity options “Off”
The connectivity options such as 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS should be switched off whenever you are not using them.
Using 3G needs more battery life to get the quicker data speeds and higher-quality calls. It’s tough to go slower, but if you need more battery, turn off 3G and just use the older, slower GPRS network.
Wi-Fi constantly searching and connecting to wireless networks requires power. As with 3G, if you are not actually using Wi-Fi to browse the web or access email, turn it off. As well as Bluetooth, though you are in a boring situation, using your phone as music or media player will juice up the battery, disconnect any Bluetooth devices and toggle off the Bluetooth option.
GPS and location services such as Google Maps come in handy when you want to find directions or search for local businesses and it consumes a lot of power. Turn off your GPS and use it only in an extreme situation where an authority needs to locate you.
Kill running Android apps
Though Android is built to have multiple apps running in the background, it consumes a lot of power; kill the running applications if they kill the battery. You can download Super Task Killer for Android which keeps a check on each app and its usage, and the memory it is using. You can choose to kill the application from there.
Reduce the Brightness
More than any other component of your phone, the display consumes battery life at a devastating pace. LCD screens are illuminated by emitting light from the back. A very bright screen may look great but it will use a lot of power.
Quit Playing Games
Games require a lot of processing power and the phone has a high workload when you’re having fun plus the factor that you’re phone’s LCD remains well-lit and consumes a lot of power while on game play.
Level down Ringtone, Turn off Vibrate
It is useful to have a phone vibrate when you receive a call or a text message, but remember that any extra task will use additional battery power.
Don’t Switch off
The standby time of some phones is a week or more provided you have used all the power-saving measures above. Minimal power is consumed in this mode. Switching the phone off and on uses a lot of power, so unless it’s going to be off for 12 hours or more, it will perhaps use less battery in standby mode.
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