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6th Jul 18

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Don’t let your battery be your boss

6th Jul 18

Ian Parsons
By Ian Parsons45 Followers

Want all-day battery life? Get a Nokia 3310. Because you see, we can’t have it all. We can’t have 6-inch AMOLED screens and 24MP shooters, high-performance mobile games and superfast internet, room-filling sound and always-on voice assistants – and still expect our phone’s battery to make it alive to midnight. It is not going to happen.

Your smartphone is a carefully considered mix of trade-offs (much like the cheetah, which evolved over a much longer period than your average smartphone). It’s capable of short bursts of incredible power and speed, but then it needs time to recharge.

Here are some tips for helping your smartphone save its energy for when you really need it.

Don’t waste your time doing this

First off, there are some things that just don’t make a difference. You can stop doing these right now, and at least save yourself some time.

  • Closing apps. It’s a good idea to close apps if your device becomes slow, but it does nothing for battery life. In fact, when you close an app and start it up again later, it actually uses more power.

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