4 tactics that will help extend smartphone battery life

For many of us, our smartphone is our main link to the outside world. So, when that smartphone is out of commission on account of a dead battery or something worse, we often feel totally lost. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy tricks that can help preserve your phone’s battery life for both the short and long-term.

Disable 3G or 4G

Keeping 3G or 4G enabled lets your phone “talk” to the Internet. It makes your phone’s connection faster but it can quickly wear out your battery. Disabling it when you don’t need it is an easy way to keep your battery going strong.

Adjust the brightness of your screen

A bright screen can quickly drain your battery. For the most part, you probably don’t need it to be very bright. So try dimming it to conserve a ton of battery power.

Disable push notifications

If you have push notifications for email and other applications enabled on your phone, it is frequently sending out signals to ask for data. Disabling this setting can conserve a lot of battery power.

Know when to charge your battery

Different types of batteries require different schedules. Lithium ion batteries can be charged anytime while Nickel-based batteries should be drained completely before charging.

These are a few basic tips that can greatly improve battery life and keep you from having to live without your phone. For more tips and tricks, check out this Business Insider article.