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  • Lucy Hoover

HOW TO IMPROVE SMARTPHONE BATTERY LIFE


The instructions to the various settings listed below may vary slightly depending on the version of smartphone.

Keep in mind a lot of the settings listed can be accessed through the Control Center on an iPhone and the Quick Settings on a Samsung Galaxy​

  • Open Control Center on iPhone > Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen.

  • Open Quick Setting on Galaxy > Swipe down from the top edge of any screen.

Dim The Screen Brightness

Iphone:

  1. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > drag the slider to the right or left.

  2. If your iOS device has an ambient-light sensor, you'll see an Auto-Brightness setting under the slider. ​​

Keep The Screen Timeout Short

​​Iphone:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Auto-lock > Select a timeout option.

​Galaxy:

  1. ​​Go to Settings > Display > Screen timeout > Select a timeout option. ​​

Turn Off Bluetooth

​​Iphone:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Bluetooth > Slide the toggle Bluetooth to Off.

​Galaxy:

  1. ​​Go to Settings > Slide toggle next to Bluetooth option to left to turn it Off. ​​

Turn off Location Services

​​Iphone:

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Here you can view a list of apps that have access to your location information, and a toggle switch to turn off Location Services entirely.

  2. You can also keep the Location Services on and choose from the list of apps to keep on or off individually.

​Galaxy:

  1. ​​Go to Settings > Location > Slide the Location toggle to Off.

Don't Use Vibrate

​​Iphone:

  1. Go to Settings > Sounds > Vibrate on Ring > Toggle to Off position.

  2. Vibrate on Silent > Toggle to Off position.

​Galaxy:

  1. ​​Go to Settings > Sounds > Ensure the Vibrate when Ringing box is not checked.

Turn Off Non-Essential Notifications

​​Iphone:

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications > Select each App listed > Toggle to Off position.​

​Galaxy:

  1. ​​Go to Settings > Sounds & Notifications > App notifications > Select each App listed > Toggle to Off position.

Push Email

​​Iphone:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Push > Toggle to Off position.​

​Galaxy:

  1. ​​Go to Settings > Accounts > Select email account > Toggle Sync Email to Off position.

  2. Go to Settings > Display > Brightness > Mark the box for Automatic brightness to let your device adjust the display brightness using its sensors.

  3. To manually adjust the brightness > drag the slider to the right or left.

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