Smartphone is an essential object to businessmen, students, employees and all sorts of people in the world. Most important advantage of a cell phone is its portability. You can carry it anywhere in the world and it works without any wires. Biggest disadvantage is its limited power source.
Unfortunately you cannot transfer power to cell phone like wireless signals. You need to recharge it regularly. Its fine for your daily routine where you can recharge cell phone at home or office but there are times when you go out for vacation or traveling to longer distances where you cannot recharge it. In such cases, its important to preserve battery so that you can be available for call. I have listed few tips here which can help you save power in tight situations.
- Don’t put it on vibrator mode
Cell phone consumes more power to make it vibrate than ring. You can let the phone ring when someone calls rather than vibrate, or simply put it on silent mode if the battery is too low.
- Switch off during long journey
While traveling you switch the ‘cells’ frequently. Switching between cells is handled by your phone & service operator in the background but it takes extra power for the entire process. You can switch off the device if possible and switch on only when required.
- Avoid calls in low reception or no reception areas
When the signal quality is low or completely unavailable, mobile devices keep searching for signal continually. This procedure eats up lot of battery power and you must have observed this when traveling through rural areas.
- Lower the duration of screen back-light and keypad lights
Again, screen light and keypad light consumes some battery power. In the day time you can lower the duration from phone settings to save power.
- Do not use camera
This is important. Camera drains your battery quickly, as taking high quality pictures, processing and them, using flash needs power. Shooting video needs still more power. So, you can avoid using camera to save lot of battery.
- Use 2G instead of 3G
Though service quality & features are better, 3G consumes more battery power than 2G or GSM service. Switch the service if power is important than service quality.
- Avoid usage of GPS, Bluetooth and Wifi
All these cool features require additional power. Control yourself from using it and it will save a lot of battery.
- Use a black background whenever possible.
AMOLED screens use a lot less power displaying black instead of white. When web browsing use sites like bGoog.com that display a black Google background instead of white.
All these tips are applicable not only to your cell phone but other mobile devices also. If you have more tips, do not hesitate to put in comments below and we will publish them in the next post.