Tips and Tricks to Conserve Battery Life

Follow these quick fixes to conserve your phone’s battery life throughout the day.

A drained battery can ruin your day. You can't take pictures, get directions, update social media, listen to your running playlist, or even send a text. And what if you miss an important call? Skip the stress of a low battery with a few helpful tips from SIMPLE Mobile. If you know you'll be away from an outlet for an extended period and don't have your charging accessories at hand, these suggestions will keep your phone's battery going strong.

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Don’t use battery-draining apps

A good rule for battery conservation? Apps that use a lot of data also use a lot of battery power. Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other streaming apps are among the worst offenders, as are games. Avoid these apps when on the go to save battery power.

Stop automatic downloads

Do your apps automatically update? This may be convenient, but it can run down your phone's battery, and each update uses a substantial amount of power. Follow the instructions below to turn off automatic updates and save a little juice:

  • For iPhone: Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Downloads and move the slider to gray.
  • For Android: Open Google Play, then go to Settings > Auto-Update Apps. Next, select ‘Do not auto-update apps.’

Don’t worry, you can still update your apps when you need to; you’ll just do it manually instead.

Activate low battery mode

Most smartphones have a low battery mode to help in situations like these. For Android devices, simply swipe down on the screen and tap Battery Saver. If you have an iPhone, go to Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode. You can turn this on when your percentage starts to dip, but you can also use it anytime to conserve energy throughout the day.

Turn off lights and connectivity

When your battery life drops below 20%, it’s time for more serious steps. Here’s what you can do to preserve the battery you have left:

  • Turn brightness all the way down
  • Turn off Bluetooth, 4G, AirDrop, iCloud, vibrations, and mobile hot spot
  • Turn off the phone's screen
  • Turn on Airplane mode to stop any texts or calls from coming in
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