Found a way to extend smartphone battery life

To avoid staying with 5% of the battery by the end of the day, try the following simple rules.

Rule 1: It’s true for iOS: you shouldn’t constantly download unused applications. What’s more, you’re only making things worse, even written about it by the Apple CTO, answering a direct question about downloading applications.

In the case of Android can work and the reverse rule, but because of the incredible fragmentation of the platform to give specific advice is impossible: everything depends on the device, manufacturer, version of Android and the straightforwardness of the hands of the developer of the application.

Rule 2. Periodically reboot or turn off the phone completely. And on iOS, and especially on Android there are dependent system processes, caches are collected, search indexing glitches. All these processes can unnecessarily consume the battery. So once in a couple of days just reboot your smartphone.

Rule 3. Do not let your phone run down completely. Since the old battery technology, there is a truism that the batteries can be “trained”, thus improving performance. Specialists have questioned this even then, and modern lithium polymer batteries are definitely not covered. Full discharge, however, only speeds up the battery wear and tear cycle.

Rule 4: Leave your smartphone on overnight. Another tale, fair for long retired technology. The claim that the constant current flowing through the battery cells will eventually degrade its capacity is absolutely true. However, it is not a secret for electronic device developers, who a decade ago learned to disconnect the battery from power at 100% charge.

Rule 5. If you have a smartphone with an OLED-screen (new Samsung Galaxy, iPhone X and Xs, etc.), the pixels on it shine by themselves, not illuminated by side lamps like on the LCD. Therefore, the brighter the pixels, the more power the smartphone consumes. To save money use dark application themes and black desktop background. By the way, the increase in running time is quite noticeable.

Rule 6. Continuing with the third rule: there is no memory effect on modern batteries, so you can enable it to recharge at least 45%, at least 73% of the battery. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with using your smartphone when it is charging, not even from a powerful charge.

Rule 7. Your smartphone’s battery consumption is highest in areas of poor network reception. And any: the cell phone, and Wi-Fi. With low signal quality smartphones start to amplify their own transmitters to keep the connection. And most often this happens in the subway. Just put “Air Mode” during a trip in the subway. And let the whole world wait.