Whether you need to make a contactless payment, access an app that holds your train ticket, or simply need to request an Uber – your phone battery dying can now be a major inconvenience to your day.
With that in mind, together with the experts at Likewize Repair, we share five easy ways you can maximise the battery life of your device, so that you’re never left feeling at a loss.
Adjust your screen settings
A large amount of your phone’s battery is used to power the screen, so this is the first place you can make changes to minimise battery usage. In your settings, you can turn down the brightness of your screen alongside setting your phone to a ‘low power mode’, so it will turn itself off and lock after 30 seconds.
Turn off unnecessary app features
Our phone’s apps can be a huge battery drainer without us even realising it. Often, apps have location services running in the background or push notifications and alerts that are unnecessarily using the battery. You can go to your general settings and then manage these individually, turning off alerts and location services for each different app.
Switch off vibrate
For many of us in our day-to-day life, our phone is left on vibrate as it’s a convenient way to be alerted of any messages or calls without it being disruptive to those around us. However, the vibration function on our phones actually uses more battery than a ringtone or message alert tone, so it’s more beneficial for your battery to have your phone on loud. Alternatively, silent mode will use the least amount of battery, but isn’t always possible if you need to be contactable.
Stop Bluetooth running in the background
Turning off your Bluetooth is a really simple and easy solution to saving your battery life. Often, many people don’t even realise they’ve left it on as they might have connected to their wireless headphones at the gym and then have forgotten to turn it off afterwards. So, always make sure that once you’re done using wireless devices, you remember to switch off your Bluetooth – as it could be the difference between a dead battery and getting that Uber home.
Turn on battery saving mode
The majority of smartphones include the feature of a low-power mode or battery-saving setting. Turning this feature on is a great way to cut back on your battery usage, as often it will dim your screen brightness, pauses email retrieval, stops background apps refreshing, turn off 5G and more.