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5 Ways to Get the Most Life Out of Your Cell Phone Battery

At Ambro, we are proud to provide you with the very best protection and style with our assortment of pre and custom made cell phone cases. Since, these devices have become such an integral part of our daily lives, we always like to keep our customers up to date on tips and tricks to help their phone perform better. 

In this article, we will discuss something that is near and dear to everyone who owns a cell phone. Let’s discuss some easy ways that you can use to get the most out of your phone’s battery.

Five Easy Tips to Make Your Battery Last

Sacrifice a bright screen for longer phone life 

It goes without saying that your phone screen is easier to see with the display lit up in all of its glory. However, you pay quite a price for this setting and your phone’s battery life will quickly diminish.

To get the maximum amount out of your battery, be sure to go into your settings and reduce your brightness to a lower scale. Most phones these days also have an Auto-Brightness setting, which actually senses the amount of light and reduces or increases your screen accordingly. Make sure that this feature is turned on to conserve more of your phone’s energy.

Do you really need to have your Bluetooth on all of the time?

We can’t tell you how many times we have turned on our Bluetooth to use our earphones at the gym, only to realize that we forgot to turn it off days later. Utilizing the Bluetooth feature and transmitting data wirelessly can suck your phone’s battery dry in a hurry.

If you really want to squeeze more energy out of your phone’s battery, make an additional effort to turn off your Bluetooth features when you aren’t using them. 

Turn your Wi-Fi off when you are on the go

Even with the introduction of 4G LTE, more often than not a Wi-Fi network will still be much quicker than your phone. While having your Wi-Fi on in the home or office makes sense, it will quickly prove to be detrimental to your battery life if you have it on while you are out and about.

Remember, your phone will constantly be searching for networks if this feature is turned on, so your battery will be the ultimate casualty because of the extra juice required for the effort. Leave your Wi-Fi for the home or office and your phone will stay charged much longer.

Do you really need to fetch your email every minute?

For most people, waiting 15 or 20 minutes to get an email won’t be the end of the world. Like using Wi-Fi, every time your phone logs onto a network, it uses valuable battery life to complete the task.  If you have your phone set to constantly check for email, it will provide a constant strain on your battery for the privilege.

Set your phone to only check for email every 15 minutes. This will dramatically reduce your phone’s need to perform this function and you will be surprised at how much energy this will save. 

Don’t neglect the auto-lock feature

Last, but certainly not least, make sure that you are taking full advantage of your phone’s auto-lock feature. This could potentially be the most important tip, as your cell phone will retain the most energy while it is “asleep”.

If you are already using this feature, why don’t you live on the edge a little bit and reduce the time before it locks to say, 1 minute? It literally takes 1 second to unlock it and the amount of energy that you will save will be substantial.

Please feel free to leave your own battery saving tips below in our comments section.

Mike Rowan
Mike Rowan