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Avoid the Dreaded Dead Battery: Tips For Better Smartphone Battery Life

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Avoid the Dreaded Dead Battery: Tips For Better Smartphone Battery Life

Tom Zeier

cell phone repair

We tend to rely on our phones for almost everything, and that's especially true if you're a millennial. Millennials are particularly attached to their technological gadgets, using them for both business and pleasure throughout the day. In fact, a recent Pew Research Center survey found that fully 85% of millennials in the U.S. have a smartphone.

But when you use your smartphone more often, their batteries tend to drain faster and faster. And if your phone battery dies, you'll probably feel like you can't accomplish anything until you find a charger.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to improve your phone battery's life and keep it from getting drained so quickly. We've put together some tips that'll help your phone battery last longer. If you've tried all of these tips and still find your phone won't hold a charge like it used to, you probably require cell phone repair or replacement.

  • Dim your brightness
    If your display screen is at full brightness (smartphones often default to this setting), then your battery won't last long at all. It takes a huge amount of battery power to light up the screen. Having your display at a high brightness level isn't even necessary for most situations. The auto-brightness feature will use up less power because it will adjust to your surroundings. But if you want an even better battery saver, turn down your brightness to the lowest comfortable level. You might be surprised how much this one little change will improve your battery life.
     
  • Don't top it off
    While experts say discharging your battery completely prior to charging it is actually the best practice, most of us don't want to wait for our phones to totally die before we plug them in. A good compromise is to wait until your battery gets within the 10% range before charging it. Whenever possible, don't "top off." If your phone battery is above 50%, you probably don't need to charge it immediately. The practice of over-charging your battery when it doesn't require it can severely impact your battery life and even your battery's ability to hold a charge at all. If you start to notice your battery won't hold a full charge like it used to, it may be time for cell phone repair or even a new phone.
     
  • Turn off push notifications and location services
    The default settings on most apps will send those annoying push notifications and activate your location services. While you might want push notifications for a couple of favorite apps and email, it's unnecessary for the rest. By switching the push notifications option off, these apps won't continue to operate in the background and drain your battery without your knowledge. The same goes for location services: unless you're using a navigation app or something that actually requires your GPS location, go through your app preferences and turn it off.

Before you explore the types of cell phone repair services needed for your gadget, be sure to follow these smartphone battery saving tips. If you don't see any improvement in your battery life, it could be an indication of an underlying problem.

When you need the best cell phone repair Tucson has to offer, Direct Cellular has got you covered. For more info, get in touch with us right away.