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Extend Your Cell Phone’s Battery Life

Ways to extend your cell phone’s battery life from PC World:

  1. Dim the screen: Turn your screen’s brightness down to the the lowest setting that you can tolerate.  Even if you ignore the next 5 tips, try this one; it will extend your battery life dramatically.
  2. Set screen timeouts to kick in as quickly as possible: To adjust how long your screen stays lit after receiving input, change the appropriate entry in your phone’s display settings menu. (I set mine at 30 seconds).
  3. Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when they’re not in use: Both of these features are serious power suckers.
  4. Go easy on power-hungry GPS: Many apps access your phone’s GPS to provide services like finding nearby restaurants. Revvoke access to your phone’s GPS (or deny permission at installation time) for all apps except ones that wouldn’t be worthwhile without it.  Kill extraneous app and nonessential app notifications.
  5. Don’t use vibrate: All that rockin’ and rollin’ takes a lot of juice.
  6. Buy an extended battery: It will swell your phones waifish profile, but it could also double the time between charges. Search online for “extended battery” for your make of phone.

by Robert Strohmeyer, PC World