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How to Increase Smart Phone Battery Life

Updated on October 4, 2010

Smartphones are truly amazing devices, and due to their expansive capabilities they can drain battery life rather quickly.  It can be a real pain to have to charge your phone over and over again and with a few simple tips, you can learn on how to get the most out of your smartphone by increasing the time you can use it and decreasing the time you have to spend charging it.


1) Turn Off Your WiFi

  • Most Smartphones have a WiFi option that allows you to connect to local internet within a certain distance. This is very helpful in phones that do not have a data plan, but if you do have a data plan you have your WiFi on all the time, you are murdering your batter life. Most phones, like mine, have a simple and easy switch that allows you to turn off your WiFi. It is hard task for the little processor in your phone, with a limited battery source, to constantly be connecting to a WiFi network and retrieving information. If you turn this off, you will find your batter will go a lot further resulting in an increased time spend running your favorite apps and programs, and less time connecting to that dreaded charger.

2) Turn Off Bluetooth

  • Not everyone has a Bluetooth device, and not everyone uses their Bluetooth device all of the time. Most phones automatically connect or look for Bluetooth devices when your phone is running which is very strainuous on your batter life. Much similar to WiFi, this problem can be easily solved with a simple switch from on to off. If you do not have a Bluetooth or are not using it, make sure this setting is off and you will have loads of battery life that you will not even know what to do with.


3) Battery Applications

"There's an App for that." If you're like me, I'm sure you have heard this a million times and when talking about battery life, this is no exception. Better believe it. There is a plenty of battery tracking and defending applications, and the best part is; they are free!

  • Battery life:  It is important that you know how much battery life you have to make sure you do not end up with a dead phone when you really need it.  Not to worry, there is an applications called Batter Life  that will tell you exactly how much battery you have in an easy to read percent.

  • Juice Defender:  Depending on your smartphone, the name of this application may vary, and it is called Juice Defender on mine.  This nifty little application will sort through the programs in you phone and turn off those that will drain your battery life.  Every bit of juice helps!

If you are constantly finding running to the charger, take into account some of these tips and I am positive you will find an increase in your batter life.  Best part is, these tips are absolutely free and very easy to use.  I hope you found this article helpful and feel free to leave a comment and vote up.


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    • CYBERSUPE profile image

      CYBERSUPE 6 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

      Hi passthejelly, very interesting and informative Hub.

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      BobbiRant 7 years ago from New York

      Some very good info here for all of us who love gadgets. I have not been to your hubs in a while, I'm such a slacker. I do like this information very much, I'll be back again soon.

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      inspiredbydg 7 years ago from San Diego Ca

      Important battery health tips; turn off location aware services, turn off notifications, turn off sounds, reduce volumes, reduce brightness, reduce EQ, shut down apps.

      I love the niche you have created for yourself in writing good channel of communication Sir, keep it up..

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      Mark Passarelli 7 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Hey Steve,

      Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you liked these tips.

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      SteveoMc 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Good information well presented. I like the tips and I'm sure they will be helpful to a lot of people.