There’s nothing more aggravating and anxiety-inducing than having a dead phone and no place to charge it (or worse, you’ve left your charger at home). With all the apps we use, and the hours of screen time we spend, our smartphones end up completely drained before we even realize it.
So how can you prevent this from happening, and what makes our batteries drain quickly anyway?
Both iPhones and Androids are designed to have their background apps refresh periodically by default, which then uses up all your phone’s battery life and data. Phone batteries will still have battery life sucked out of them much quicker from having your screen brightness turned up or your cellular connection. Still, it can’t hurt to stop apps from refreshing automatically to conserve some of that battery life.
You can reduce the Background Data within each app, but this does take a few more minutes, so you may only want to do this for apps using a lot of data in the background like Chrome.
Please note, settings may vary depending on your Android phone’s manufacturer.
Since this is a more tedious process, you can also optimize your phone’s battery from running all apps in the background at once.
There is the option of turning on low-power mode on your iPhone or Battery Saver if you have an Android. Turning these modes on will stop background apps from refreshing automatically. Still, it will pause and change other settings, such as your device performance and screen refresh rate. Your battery and data will be saved; however, following the steps for iPhones and Androids above is the more practical choice.
Apple provides a battery replacement service if you find that your iPhone battery needs to be replaced. You can also use third-party apps like Battery Life Doctor Pro, Battery Life – check runtimes, and Battery HD+ to check the battery health of your iPhone.
Androids have various settings depending on your model. Check if you can adjust either of these settings to save your battery for days and additional power-saving options.
If you don’t have a Smart Manager, try these settings:
Note that some of these steps only apply to Android 13 models and above. If you’re unsure of which model you have, you can check by clicking here.
What have you found is the best way to stop your phone from dying so fast? We’d love to hear from you.
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