2. Lower the brightness
The brighter your screen display, the more battery is drained. Adjust your brightness settings to the lowest possible brightness display for maximum efficiency – if this is too dark for you, choose a setting comfortable for you.
3. The 40%-80% Rule
Some people think that keeping their phones charged at 100% for a long time will mean that their battery will last longer once unplugged. This is false! It’s actually bad for your phone, because you’re putting your battery under stress by not allowing it to discharge. The rule of thumb is instead to charge your phone to around 80%, and then take it off the charger. It’s also bad for your phone if you let it drain to 0% (or close to 0%) before charging it. Instead, set a floor of 40% – when it falls below this threshold, plug it in!
4. Avoid exposing your phone to direct sunlight
Letting your phone have a sunbathe is bad for its battery! The heat from the sun causes the battery to overheat, which depletes its life. Furthermore, for those of you with an auto-brightness setting on, the brightness from the sun will amp up the brightness setting on your phone display. As we know, this drains battery life!
5. Get a new battery!
If all else fails, and you’ve noticed that your battery life has worsened noticeably since you first purchased your phone, this means it’s time to change your battery. Batteries will depreciate over time, so if it’s gotten to the point where you can’t even go a few hours without charging, you need your battery replaced!
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