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Extending the Battery Life of Your Phone During Emergencies

Extend the Battery Life of Your Phone During Emergencies

If you are in an emergency such as when an earthquake happens or when heavy flooding occurs, one of the most important things you need to have with you is your phone.

While smartphones are incredibly useful in these situations, a phone won’t be of any use if it doesn’t have any charge left.

It’s important to keep in mind some ways that you can extend your phone’s battery life so that you are prepared in case of an emergency.

Wondering where to start with extending your phone’s battery life? Here are some quick tips.

Find out which apps consume the most battery

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that, not all phones consume battery at the same level.

Some apps can run in the background without much battery usage, while others can drain the charge quickly, even when not in use.

Once you figure out which apps drain your battery, you can simply close them manually to extend your phone’s life.

To figure out which apps consume the most battery, you can check your phone’s battery settings.

While there are some settings differences for each smartphone brand, all smartphones today let users check battery usage per app.

Prevent apps from running in the background

Once you close apps that consume battery heavily, that is sometimes just a temporary solution, especially as most apps continue to run in the background when you open them again.

To solve this, you can go to your phone’s app settings and prevent specific apps from running in the background.

For example, if a messaging app that you don’t use often continues to drain battery, simply prevent it from running in the background via the settings menu. 

Turn down sound and brightness

Other things that can drain battery quickly are sound, vibration, and brightness.

While getting prompt updates is important in an emergency, in that situation, it is often better to put your phone on silent mode so that charge isn’t wasted on vibrating the phone or on notification sounds.

As for brightness, remember to turn down your phone’s display brightness when in an emergency.

You can also turn on adaptive brightness so that the phone adjusts automatically, but when you truly need to conserve battery, lowering it manually can be a better option.

Turn on power-saving mode

One feature that practically all phones have now is a Power-Saving mode.

While this mode turns off some features, this is an important option to know as it is the best way to lengthen your phone’s battery while still allowing you to use your smartphone for communication purposes.

While each phone is different, most models feature a power-saving mode in the battery settings.

Restart your phone regularly

One tip that most users forget is a simple smartphone restart can do wonders for a phone.

Not only is it useful if your phone is acting up or slowing down, but it can also help your phone last longer on a single charge, especially if you notice it draining more quickly.

Sometimes an app can bug out or cause some issues when opened for a long time, so a simple restart can fix it and get it working properly without causing faster battery drain.

Times of emergencies can cause panic and confusion. Visit our page, Stay Smart where you can find useful information that can guide you during a natural disaster or crisis.

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