5 Battery Saving Tips For iPhone & Android Devices

by Ricardo Gonzalez June 16, 2017

5 Battery Saving Tips For iPhone & Android Devices

Your cell phone battery life is at 10% and now you are struggling to find ways to extend the remaining battery. These next five tips will help you extend your battery regardless if your device is currently at 100% or 10%.  

Tip #1:Turn off locations (GPS) and WiFi

Turn the GPS off if you’re not using your GPS or Maps software. Location services often transmit or receive a signal to identify your location. WiFi works the the same way way as GPS. The WiFi in your phone is programmed to constantly looking for a hot-spot.These two can consume considerable battery power. If you don’t need these services, disable them or turn them off. 

Tip #2: Close applications that aren't being used

Most phones will manage applications that are running in the background, but this wasn't always the case. If you’re not using an application, close it to avoid unnecessary battery consumption.

Tip #3: Lower down the Brightness

Lowering down the brightness helps extend the battery life of your device. This tip is pretty simple but you will be shocked how many people refuse to lower down the brightness. 

Tip #4: Turn off your phone for about 5 minutes once a month.

For lithium based batteries it is recommend that once per month you should use all the power in your battery, then charge it completely before unplugging the charger. Let the phone sit there for about 5 minutes before charging. This will increase the life expectancy of the battery. 

Tip #5: Airplane mode with no signal.

If you are in an area where there is no signal (eg in a basement, subway tunnel) turn the phone to offline or airplane mode. Otherwise it will continually scan for a signal and drain your battery. 

ADDED Tip: Lower the screen timeout

Preferably try to keep the screen timeout around 10-20 seconds.  Long screen timeouts mean that your screen will stay lit for longer after you have stopped using it. Set this to a low value to save battery power. 

Ricardo Gonzalez
Ricardo Gonzalez