If you’re looking to learn something new today, then keep reading. As a smartphone owner, you likely know the basics of prolonging your battery life. Don’t make too many calls, monitor the brightness of your screen, and keep an eye on how many apps you have open on your device. But, there are other ways to extend your battery life even further. Below, you’ll find three common culprits that drain your smartphone battery. Check them out below!
Your application alerts are to blame.
Check your phone’s notifications bar, and you’ll probably see tons of updates from any and every app you currently have downloaded to your smartphone. Most apps — unless you opt-out — will send you to push notifications that often aren't necessary. And, every time you receive one of those unnecessary alerts, your smartphone battery suffers a little more because each app requests that your device periodically check for new updates. Turn off the alerts you don’t use and watch your battery life increase.
Your Bluetooth is turned on.
If you use your phone to connect to other devices – like speakers, your car stereo, and the like – you probably have your Bluetooth turned on at all times, without even realizing it. Though you might think little of it, Bluetooth capabilities can drain your battery, because Bluetooth is an active application that requires power from your device to work. Your best bet is to keep it off until you need it, so save it for your next drive or block of free time and spare your smartphone battery!
Your apps are constantly tracking your location.
These days, many apps rely upon GPS tracking information to provide users with the best service possible. Store apps, belonging to companies including Walmart, track your location so that they can show you the nearest store. Social media apps, like Snapchat and Facebook, gather this information to display it to your friends or unlock location-specific features. Either way, this constant data gathering will drain your battery. Go to your phone’s settings tab and turn off “location enabling” to fix the problem.
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