Our mobile phones are so indispensable that we cant afford leaving our houses with battery half empty. Before leaving, I ensure that my mobile phone is 100% fully charged and can maintain its life and performance for the next 8 hours before I can have it plugged again. Since I have data services, i can hardly keep my phone running for 8 hours straight. however recently, i discovered tips to making your battery lasts longer.
1. Brightness - Although most phones come with a light sensor that is used to automatically adjust brightness of the display, you need to manually set the brightness as low as possible to maximize battery life. The automatic setting constantly alters the brightness and that leads to higher consumption. Also, keep the screen time out as short as possible to save more battery.
2. Sign off - I too love checking my social network apps every now and then, however keeping these apps run at background can greatly decrease your battery life. Make sure to sign off all social apps when not in use.
3. Uninstall unnecessary apps- Yes, you have to uninstall apps which you do not use that often. Aside from sparing your battery life, you'll have more rooms for other apps worth saving
4. Spare Batteries - Manufacturers provide replacement batteries - either the same or larger capacity than the original. Get a spare battery and keep it charged as a reserve. For IOS, you can have battery pack as a reserve
5. GPS - Turn off your GPS.
6. WiFi - When at home, I use Wifi to connect to the internet and I turn off my data services. Wifi consumes less battery compared to data/3G.
7. Turn yout Data Off at Bedtime - "Patay patay din ng data pag may time" , unless you are expecting someone to call or text you via Viber or any other messaging apps that require data services.
8. ...and keep it cool - Batteries work best in cooler temperatures, with prolonged warm periods gradually lowering their efficiency over time. Putting your phone in a looser pocket might help, or perhaps just gently fanning it while it charges. That might not be the best use of your working day, but at least you'll still be able to get on Twitter on the train home.