5 Hacks To Maximise Your phone BATTERY Life
It’s 3pm, you’re on 10% battery and you’ve got work emails to send. Nightmare. You’ve done the usual tricks – but there are more ways to preserve your power when you need to beat your professional peak…
1 the 50 per cent rule there’s a myth that you should let your phone battery drain completely before charging, but this is actually the worst thing you can do and can shorten your battery’s life span, meaning performance will rapidly decline. According to Battery university (yep, that’s a thing), you should be charging your phone when it drops to 50 per cent.
2 settings it’s easy to close down your apps and reduce your screen’s brightness, but don’t forget about the other settings you can change to preserve battery life. Be sure to turn off Bluetooth and nonessential notifications. even turning off vibrations and reducing your phone’s auto-lock time can make all the difference. 3 updates ARE KEY We’reso guilty of choosing ‘remind me later’ when we get an update notification. But, as a rule, updates are supposed to fix niggling bugs and increase performance, so try not to fall behind on them.
4 push Email Behind the scenes, your phone is constantly checking for new emails. if you don’t need this feature, change the settings so your device checks them less often.
5 Avoid Extreme temperatures Apparently, phones hate extreme temperatures and exposing your device to over 35 degrees can permanently damage the battery (which is why they get seriously p***ed off when you leave them basking in the sun). the ideal temperature is between 16-22 degrees, but if you’ve got your phone out and about in the cold, you may see a temporary drop in battery life.