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8 tips to save your phone battery

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Albada Santamaria

We know that there is a symbol, a tiny little symbol, that literally makes your hair stand on end.

Hyperventilating?

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Get your breath back because today, from Tiendeo, we are ready to help you, you and your inseparable Smartphone. We’re laying down 8 tricks that you are likely to know, but to which you’ve probably not paid much attention to before. Did you know that keeping them in mind will save your battery life and (above all) your peace of mind?

1. ADJUST THE SCREEN BRIGHTNESS 

Haven’t you noticed (yet) that when you look at your phone screen your forehead is rigid and tense? As it turns out, it’s not only your forehead that suffers, but it also puts strain on your eyes. You don’t need to light up the entire street.

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Adjust-lower the brightness of your screen to suit the situation. Avoid that (bad) habit of staring into the screen in the dark: if you have to consult something from your bed or the couch, for example, shrug off the laziness and light a dim light (your eyes and your eye doctor will thank you ).

2. CLOSE APPS MANUALLY

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You answer an email, you review the 569,362 WhatsApp groups with an average of 150 messages each, you log-on to Facebook and then Instagram. Throughout the day, we accumulate dozens of applications or  Google searches. Give your phone a break by manually closing applications that remain open and that you do not use. You will save battery while you will gain speed in your mobile, especially in those older devices.

3. WHEN YOU CAN: AIRPLANE MODE

You want to disconnect from the whole world but you don’t know how.

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Move to airplane mode. It is ideal to activate it before going to bed. You will not be woken up during the night and the basic and vital functions such as the alarm (or the calculator😂?) Will continue to function as normal.

4. REALLY, DOES ANYONE CHARGE THEIR PHONE PROPERLY?

Our constant fear of running out of battery (and therefore isolated from the world) leads us to mistreat our phones by charging it just a little bit over and over again, which isn’t good. How many of you leave your phone on charge ALL NIGHT? Or how many of you use it on minimum battery until it dies? Neither of these practices will make the most of the life of the battery. Experts recommend charging when it is at 10% (i.e. NOT running around when it’s at 1% and about to turn off completely) and, just like the watched pot, avoid checking and using it  until you reach 100%.

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5. REVIEW THE WIFI CONNECTION

Another frequent cause of stress is running out of data right at the beginning of the month, and this makes us almost compulsively connect to any WIFI network without considering the security of our connection or the data we share with unreliable networks.

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We want to connect and we want to do it NOW. Consequence: with the active search of WIFI, our device is permanently on alert and consuming battery. Moral: control your connection and, when it is not essential, disable the WIFI search.

6. DISABLE THE VIBRATE FUNCTION AND REDUCE TIME TO LOCK SCREEN

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Brrrr, brrrr! Stop! Apart from the fact that at times it can be annoying, having your phone set to vibrate (for each call, for each message, for each notification or when typing) consumes  battery life. Use it, therefore, with maximum common sense. The same happens with the screen lock: don’t wait until the automatic lock, shorten the wait. The darkened screen will allow you to save battery.

7. DEACTIVATE AUTOMATIC UPDATES

Choose for yourself, not what they recommend, and the right time for it. Apart from saving battery, do it from home and with your WIFI, also saving data with maximum security. There’s no better way!

8. IN A HURRY? ACTIVATE ENERGY SAVING

You can do this through the settings of your Smartphone. The energy saving will help you to extend the battery when it is down to the wire. You will stop receiving notifications and your mail will not be updated immediately, but you will squeeze that little battery you have left to limits that you would not have imagined (ideal for trips or endless days). You can activate it manually only when you wan,t or program it to activate whenever the phone is low on battery.

And if none of these gives you the peace of mind that your phone battery will last the day, buy a portable mobile battery.

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Oh, remember to charge the portable battery beforehand (it was never going to be that easy😳).

About the author

Albada Santamaria

Albada Santamaria

I love writing about everything or nothing. I look at the details to observe them and provide them a new point of view. Waiting for share with you any special story that makes your day different and unique. As a trip you had never dreamed of.