A cell phone is practically an extension of the human body at this point. Look at any person and you’ll always find a cell phone in their pocket, in their bag, or in their hand. Cell phones have become such a must-have gadget that many people have even decided to remove their landlines and just rely on their cell phones. This has been encouraged by network providers who are now offering very tempting deals like unlimited talk time. Couple that with the many other uses provided by cell phones (mp3 player, camera, GPS tracker, gaming platform, to name just a few) and you realize that phones are not just important, they’ve become crucial.
But with the many uses of phones one thing has also become very apparent. We need all the power we can get to make them run for a long period of time. While some people try to purchase extended life batteries, it’s not really an everyday solution because there are mobile phones that do not have this kind of optional accessory. The solution is to learn how to extend the battery life of your existing battery. Here are some things you can do to help extend the charge of your cell phone’s battery:
* Make sure that the battery that is included in the phone you’re using is the manufacturer’s specified battery. This is extremely important especially if you are not going to buy the phone from a dealer. You should also do some research on the phone you’re buying to find out the specified battery life of the phone. Don’t just rely on what the manufacturer’s web site says, go to an independent review site to get the more accurate information.
* In order to get the most juice from your battery, make sure that you take good care of it, not just the actual phone unit. Make sure that you completely charge your battery before using your phone for the first time. A nickel battery should be initially charged for 16 hours, while a lithium ion battery should be charged for five to six hours. You should also use a charger specified for your phone, namely, the one that comes with your phone package. Using the wrong phone charger may overheat the battery and that’s not good.
* Make sure that only the applications you use in your phone are open and you’re actually using it. Phones nowadays are like mini computers, when you open an application, chances are it will remain in your phone’s memory and operating in the background. If you’re not using it, make sure that unused applications are turned off. Read your phone’s manual to find out how to turn off background applications.
* A big majority of new phones now have LAN, Bluetooth and GPS. These three features drain your battery fast so if you’re not really going to use it, turn it off. If you do have to use any of these three features, use them but immediately turn it off when you’re finished.
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