How to increase your Smartphone battery life

Smartphone battery life

There’s no doubt smartphones have a stack of benefits, and the pros of having one seem to outweigh the cons. But one thing that really sucks about them is their battery life.

When mobile phones first hit our shelves, we could use them for days before we needed to charge them again. However, ever since the smartphone was created, many of us can’t even go half a day without needing a recharge.

The science is simple. The phones are getting smaller, and the amount of output is increasing. The bottom line is the batteries just aren’t big or strong enough to keep smartphones running for days on end.

But in the opinion of WhatPhone, there is still plenty we can do to improve the performance of our smartphones

Train your battery

The first thing you should do is train your battery. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to put it through a series of high intensity tests. Instead, it means draining the battery all the way until it’s about to die and then charging it uninterrupted to 100 per cent. It’s recommended that you do this once a month.

Don’t leave multiple applications open

Once your battery is trained, the focus should be on closing down all the applications you’re not using. While multitasking is one of the main reasons many of us actually buy smartphones, it is also one of the reasons why they have such a bad battery life. Try to shut down all applications when you’re not using them.

Reduce screen brightness

When it comes to battery hogs, your screen is one of the biggest. By lowering the display screen’s brightness you can save a large chunk of battery.

There are also many other ways to increase battery life, like turning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, deleting unused internet pages and turning your vibration off.


Neil Aitken

Having worked in 3 countries for 4 telcos on both voice and data products, Neil is in a position to give you the inside track. Get beyond the marketing messages to the best plan for you.