Battery Saving Tips

Programs that have high intensity graphics, especially games or watching videos will drain the battery quickly. Use these only if necessary

Batteries do not like temperature extremes. Anything higher than about 95° Fahrenheit or 35° Celsius will decrease your battery’s charge. The same thing applies with cold temperatures. If you’re outside in freezing weather, make sure your phone is in your pocket. Cold temperature problems are usually temporary, whereas hot weather can cause long term damage to your battery

Most phones have a light sensor, which is usually located at the top of the phone. This automatically adjusts the brightness of your screen. If it is covered, the phone increases it’s screen brightness. To avoid extra battery being used, ensure this sensor isn’t covered or obstructed by anything

If you have the choice of charging from a computer via a USB cable or a wall charger, always choose the wall charger. Not only is it faster, but the charge will last longer

Listening to music loudly, whether through headphones or the phone’s internal speakers will consume more battery power than quieter music

If your phone has a equaliser for music, then turn this off. The EQ uses processing power, which will drain your battery quicker. It may not be much, but everything counts

Usually mobile versions of websites are less graphic intensive, requiring less processor to display them and consequently less battery power. If your phone has the option to default to mobile sites, then turn this on

Effects that are applied to photos can consume more processing power and therefore battery power. If you really want to conserve power, turn these effects off

Reducing the default photo size or quality will consume less processing power and therefore battery power

If your phone is in your pocket or handbag it can often get bumped. Some of these bumps will inadvertently press buttons which may light up the screen. If your phone is in a holder or case, this is less likely to happen