When you've had your smartphone for a year or more, your battery will have degraded a bit, that's natural however there is plenty you can do to extend its life. Some people say that the lithium batteries used to control our lives, gadgets are intended to reduce after time. Apple even confessed to hindering older iPhones battery life to boost new phone sales.
Yes, Apple intentionally destroyed/crippled their customer's Phones and very little was done about it.
Assuming, that you'd preferably save your money rather than hand over all your money to Apple or Samsung. Here are some ideas to squeeze some more juice out of your Phone. And the good news is, you don’t have to do all of these, try some first and then some more
This may appear obvious, however, most of us ignore this completely. Consider ‘battery saver mode’ permanently. Apple's "Low Power Mode" kicks in automatically at 20% power remaining. Make your phone last longer now! :> Settings > Battery to turn "Low Power Mode" on. Your Phones battery will thank you.
Great for a car, not for a phone. Here are some tips. Use quick chargers sparingly, only when in a hurry. Quick charges wears out the battery much quicker than normal charging. Try using the standard charger and don’t overfill, leaving it on overnight. This is the quickest way to destroy a battery.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are battery hounds, when not in range switch WIFI off, saving valuable battery life. Airplane mode is great for this. Same for remote speakers, earphones too. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are easy to switch on and off. More power is only a swipe away.
When Wi-Fi is accessible use it. It requires less power than data. So switch it on. Remember to turn on Wi-Fi at home. Don’t be embarrassed to request the password in case you're out or in a bistro. However, we recommend the use of a VPN to protect your privacy details including passwords. Use of Public wifi is good for battery life. A good VPN (virtual private network) protects your data. Still you'll surf the net easily with VPN switched up using low power battery settings watching BBC iPlayer on your home WiFi instead of data plan connection. Remember using WiFi uses less power!
Screen Brightness is a huge hogger of battery power: Switch to a lower level. Smart Phones control screen brightness is automatically based on ambient lighting and time of day.
Facebook's is a fiend for power. Delete the APP from your phone, use it online instead at facebook.com. Save battery and waste less of your precious time online. You can still get notifications. Parental Control, Internet safety products, e-safety can be bought here too!. For example F-Secure SAFE.
Geo-Locations is a big power consumer. Try switching it off everywhere and if you need switch it back on. Most of these companies have enough data on you anyway.
Siri and Google Hotwords have a huge appetite for power. Experiment with switching off the code activation initially and learn what suits you best.
The good news is that you don’t need to fiddle with all of the above, you want the phone to work when you need it. You can add 35% of power back to the Phone by learning which Apps. setting uses the most power when you are not using the phone. (passive mode). Does Facebook need to know where you are, switch off location service on Facebook, same for Snapchat, SIRI etc?
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