6 Ways to Save Smartphone Battery Life

6 Ways to Save Smartphone Battery Life

Don't get caught 'dead' while completing year-end farm tasks

Battery drain on your smartphone or tablet can be frustrating and if you do not have a backup available, it is important to know the best strategies to preserve your device's battery life.

Create a habit of charging your smartphone or tablet daily—overnight is likely the most convenient. Your smartphone serves as the center of your mobile office, and you need to make sure that you have access to it.

Don't get caught 'dead' while completing year-end farm tasks

Enable the Battery Percentage Indicator – Knowing the exact percentage is much more helpful than a tiny level indicator on the corner of your screen. On Android devices, you can enable the battery percent indicator utilizing the Battery Percent app from the Google play store. On Apple smartphones and devices, select Settings, then General, then Usage and select Switch on Battery Percentage.

Disable or Limit Location Services – Location Services are helpful when you need to use Maps, but does every application need to know where you are? Of course not! To modify Location Services for specific applications on an Apple device, go to Settings, then Privacy, then Location Services and make changes based on each application.  

Modify Push Notifications Nearly every application wants to send your push notifications, but it is important to modify these notifications to only the ones you need. Not only does this save on battery life, but also reduces the number of notifications that may interrupt your busy day. To make changes on an Apple Device, go to Settings, then Notifications and then modify each application to your preferred setting. On an Android device, open the Settings app, select Apps and mute the apps that you wish to disable notifications by deselecting Show Notifications.

Enable Airplane Mode – Enabling Airplane Mode only serves to save battery life in areas where your devices is searching for a signal constantly such as when you are in a metal building or area with poor cellular telephone coverage.

Download a Battery-Savings App – There is a popular app that is highly-rated by users that saves battery life. It is called Battery Doctor and you can download it from the Google play store or the Apple iTunes store for free.

What battery-saving strategies do you use? Tell me about it in the comments below, on Twitter @nerdsquawk or via email at [email protected].

The opinions of Jessica Michael are not necessarily those of Farm Futures or the Penton Farm Progress Group.

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