8 Simple Tips to let your Phone battery last longer
Tip 1: The Proper maintenance of your battery
In the most smart- and cell Phones, which we are using today, are so-called lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion) installed. They are more efficient than the previously used nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries, but usually doesn’t last longer than two to three years (or 300-500 times of charging). You can notice a Deterioration of the batteries already after one year of use. The batteries are improved but also they are standing in front of more efficient and battery-hungry mobile Phones.
And if you are on the move and uses your phone a lot, like surfing the Internet, reading e-mails, enjoying music or movies, than you can be sure, that you have to search a socket after a few hours of use.You can reach a longer endurance of your batteries, but only if you charge them after the batteries are completely empty.
Tip 2 : The proper storing of your batteries
If you don’t use your phone for a longer time, than you should remove the batteries from the device and store them at a cool place. If you store your spare batteries, you have to know, that it is important that they are not completely discharged. For Li-ion batteries it is recommended that they are charged about 40 percent. This charge state is necessary for protection mechanisms (such as the prevention of overheating) and for the fact, that it has enough power for its self-discharge. Try to avoid buying replacement batteries which you are just going to store, because un-used batteries are aging and losing their capacity as used ones.
Tip 3: Turn Services Off to save battery
Wireless connections, such as W-LAN or Bluetooth are really usefull, but also power-hungry, because they are constantly looking for network or Bluetooth devices. So it is advisable to turn these services off, when they are not in use. To turn services such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS devices on or off, some Smartphones offer a corresponding button at the information bar. If this button is not available, then it makes sense to put a corresponding link on one of the Home screens.
On other devices, the wireless connection can be turned on/off in the Preferences menu.
Important: Services which are running in the background, such as automated e-mail receiving or connect to Facebook & Co. are going to exchange their data via the mobile phone network, if you deactivate those services.
->This can be a cost factor, if you are not using a flatrate.
Turning off the location services for GPS is harmless, and it will safe a lot of power.
Only use those services if u need to navigate / find local information / places.
Tip 4: Setting the Screen-Timeout
Despite new energy-saving technologies in the large touchscreen, the screens of the Smartphones are still very-energy-hungry. But the Smartphones have an option to save energy by automatically turning the screen off, if it wasn’t used in the past 5 minutes. (like screensaver on pc)
On the most mobile phones, you can set the option how fast your screen turns itself off individually .
On Android devices, you can change this time at the Settings menu. With the button “Sound and Display” you can reach the menu “Screen-Timeout” or “Display-Timeout”. Set it on, for example, “15 seconds”, so the screen turns off as soon as possible. The shutdown of the display also works with other devices too.
Normally, most of these parameters can be found in a menu that is called “Preferences”. For BlackBerry Smartphones, theres a submenu “Screen / Keyboard” ” in which you can change the” Backlight Timeout” settings. For Nokia’s mobile phones go to “Settings” then in the submenu “Personalize”. At “Display” you can change the “Power saver time”
Regardless of the device, that Blacklight timer is combined with a device, that locks your touch screen + keypad.
You can also manually activate the lock button. If you do that, the display will be turned off immediately.
If you want to use the device again, you have to unlock the Display.
Tip 5: Reduce the brightness of your Screen
A good readable display in which one you can still see something even in bright sunlight, is not just beautiful, also it is a battery killer. In order to spare battery while working with the mobile phone, you should reduce the brightness of the display as much as possible to a point, that in normal lighting conditions, everything on the screen is clearly visible. The more the screen is darkened, the more electricity you save. Depending on the battery and the screen brightness, you can safe several hours of power, only by reducing the Display brightness about 20 Percent.
In the most devices, you can reduce the display brightness in the Settings menu.
Some mobile phones such as the iPhone, Android devices or newer BlackBerrys, have an automatic brightness control, in which the screen is getting dimmed, depending on the lighting conditions. It’s also power saving, but you can safe the most power by correcting the screen brightness manually to a lower level.
Tip 6: Deactivating the UMTS-Service
If you are using a UMTS phone in areas with weak UMTS network coverage, it often makes sense to turn the UMTS-Option off. The data transfer gets slower, but you will safe a lot of power with it.
Tip 7: Turn off the vibrations
If you have set the phone rings on loudly for incoming calls, it is unnecessary to leave the vibration option turned on.
The vibrating alarm is very useful for meetings when ring tones should be turned off.
The profile is mostly already set up under the “Meeting” mode.
It is also power saving, if you turn off the Key- sounds and vibrations. You can find this option for almost every Smartphone in the “Preferences” section.
It also makes sense to turn off the sound notification for incoming messages like, E-Mails, SMS, etc.
Tip 8: Check your E-Mails manually
Checking your emails everywhere isn’t a problem, it’s practical and works fine. However, the automatic synchronization which is turned on to make your Smartphone periodically connect to the e-mail server and check if new messages have arrived is burning a lot of your power. Both the Internet and the strain data transfer claims the batteries. So if you aren’t waiting for important business messages, you should turn the automatic data synchronization off and change it so, that you can only retrieve your messages manually.
It’s recommended to create not too many e-mail accounts. You should only use important E-Mail accounts on your Phone, so you don’t get too many mails, which claims the batteries.
I hope i could help you with those little, but usefull Tips.