Although mobile phones can do more than ever before, their batteries don’t seem to have the lasting power they once did.
Gone are the days where people could expect their mobile to last an entire day, which is often due to the fact we are using them to do so much more.
But there are certain tricks people can follow to make their phone last hours longer, as outlined by Stuff NZ.
Focus on your battery level
Normally people have been told to let their phone’s battery drain completely before they charge it again, but the website says this is a big no-no.
One of their main tips for people to get the best from their phone battery is to charge it a little bit, but regularly.
The aim is to keep the battery above 50 per cent and to regularly top it up as the day goes on.
Have more than one charger on rotation
It is recommended that people invest in buying multiple chargers so that they’re not stranded with a phone that completely runs out of battery.
Ideally people should have one for home, work and their car and should aim to buy ones that charge quickly.
‘For example, the iPhone 6 supports 1.6 amps and comes with a 1-amp charger. If you buy a 2amp charger you’ll ensure it charges as fast as possible,’ Stuff said.
Another item people should consider buying is a portable charger as people can often recharge their devices 10 times before the charger needs to be charged itself.
Tweak your settings
Unfortunately there are a variety of features on iPhones that can drain the battery at a speed of light, but these can be easily fixed.
It is recommended that people turn off vibrate or haptic feedback as the buzzing can drain the battery.
Both iPhones and Androids have a low power mode which helps conserve the battery, as it does things like prevent automatic downloads and turns off the screen faster.
‘Closing apps doesn’t save power but some apps use more battery life than others,’ Stuff said.
‘Facebook is well known as one of the worst culprits. You can check which one and delete them and start accessing them via a web browser.’
Keep the temperature just right
According to Jacek Jasieniak a professor of materials science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, can get a little more ‘juice’ from your battery under hotter conditions.
‘Fortunately, for most parts of the country, temperatures in Australia sit between 0°C and 45°C throughout the year,’ Professor Jasieniak previously wrote for The Conversation.
‘This is the exact range in which lithium-ion batteries can be stored to maintain optimal long-term charge capacity.
Below 0°C, the amount of power available within the battery system is reduced because of a restriction in the movement of lithium metal and lithium ions within the electrodes and through the electrolyte.’