Monthly Archives: January 2014

Double the life of your iphone by putting the freaking thing down

Of course, putting ones phone down can be easier said than done. So if you don’t like that advice, here are three quick alternative ways to preserve the life of your battery.

1. Screen Brightness- are you one of those people who keep their screen on full brightness? Take that spotlight down a notch, diva. You can preserve hours of battery life just by switching from full brightness to half.

2. Maps and Directions- actively using maps apps can significantly drain your battery. Don’t believe me? Do an experiment- try using your preferred map app (“mapp”?) for directions over the course of an hour, even if you have nowhere to go. Find out how to get to your favorite coffee shop, do some errands, track yourself on your phone as you go. Then compare the amount of battery juice you just lost to normal phone usage over an hour. It makes a difference.

3. Quit playing games (with my heart)… (Any Backstreet Boys fans out there? No? Moving on.)  If your battery is low and you won’t be able to charge it for a bit, step away from the solitaire dealer. Stop crushing those candies. And I promise those birds will be still be angry later on.

Also if you’re doing all these things while listening to internet radio too, well, stop it.

And remember- if you’re low on juice but still want to use your phone for stuff that doesn’t include GPS, wi-fi, cell service, bluetooth nor location services, remember airplane mode isn’t just for 30,000 feet.

 

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