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How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free
I have been running out of battery for the last three iPhones.
I just think it\'s my fault.
Maybe I\'m too addicted to the app, take too many photos, or just use the phone too often?
This is a question that I went to Apple many times for help.
Apple retail support-
After typical trouble shooting: update iOS? Check.
Adjust the brightness of the screen? Check. Use Wi-
Turn off the location service and turn down the notification if possible?
Check, check, check again.
Nothing seems to solve the problem.
Maybe I got the phone wet?
It\'s time to take things to a new level.
I hired an expert like Scotty Loveless, a former Apple genius and iOS tech expert who told me it wouldn\'t be the other one, \"turn off every useful feature of iOS posts . . . . . . \", Because these \"really sharpen my gears.
Finally, someone speaks my language!
That being said, here\'s how I ended up beating the worst battery fight-
You can do it now.
#1 start with your own battery test, your battery should be just doing heavy work when you actually use the iPhone, and the rest of the time should be relaxed in standby mode.
Sometimes an app will stop your phone from going to standby and cause serious damage to your battery life.
Here\'s how to test it: Go to Settings> Battery.
Scroll down to the bottom and you will find two numbers, one for standby and one for use.
Your use number should be much lower than your spare number.
If not, you may have a problem, you can confirm by taking note of your standby time and usage time and then clicking the lock button on your phone.
Let it sit for about five minutes before checking the numbers again.
If your standby time is five minutes high, your status is fine, however, if your usage time is increased by more than a minute, it indicates that your phone is not resting as it should.
On Android, you can set the Settings> Devices> batteries \"(
If you have an updated version of Android or set> Battery).
The information on this menu is basically the same as the information on the iPhone and lists the same \"device idle\" as the standby mode \".
If you find that your phone doesn\'t have a \"break\" when you\'re not using it, chances are there\'s a very clear reason for that, which brings us to #2.
#2 when an app is doing something, don\'t push me even if you don\'t use it, it may fail and fall into an endless loop that drains all your power.
That\'s what happened to me, and in all of it, there\'s an email account connected to my phone.
The unloved one immediately discovered this.
\"This happens a lot, especially in Exchange push emails,\" he said . \".
\"When you tell me that your phone usually dies within six hours of turning off the charger, the standby and usage are the same.
Sometimes these times are different because \"the firmware is broken or damaged\", but this time it\'s because push email keeps the phone from sleeping properly.
The fix is simple.
Go to Settings> Mail> Account> get new data.
My auto settings are Push.
Love-free advised me to turn it off for the time being and set it to take it every 15 to 30 minutes.
You can also use manual mode, which only scans new messages when you actually open the email app.
You can also adjust the push settings and only get new emails every hour or so, which is also a great help.
You will also not sacrifice timely email updates, although you will still save the most power by completely disabling push emails.
On your Android phone, you can manage push notification settings for any app that uses it by going to Settings> apps, then selecting the app and adjusting its separate settings
#3 when the background app is killer, the app is also running when you don\'t use it, which is called \"Background App Refresh \".
\"There are many reasons for the app to update in the background, such as the music app to get a new playlist, Facebook to update your social subscription source, and even Pokemon Go will follow your footsteps, so you can hatch the eggs.
It\'s all for convenience, but it may also leave you dead on the battery for half the afternoon.
To see which apps consume valuable power in the background, go to Settings> batteries and you will see a list of apps that take up battery life, the top application is the largest electric pig.
If you see an app with \"background activity\" listed below, then you know it\'s using power even if you don\'t use it.
Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and streaming apps like Apple Music can be real demons in this department, so go to your Settings> regular> Background App Refresh page, close any apps that don\'t want to work overtime to save some serious expenses.
#4 multitasking is twice what you do
Click on your home button to see all the apps your iPhone has suspended and wait for you to come back to them?
Whenever I do this, I always turn them off by instinct and think they must be running out of battery life, right? Nope!
In fact, it\'s completely logical to say that closing the app in the multi-tasking menu actually hurts the overall battery life of the iPhone.
Just because you see an app in the multitasking menu doesn\'t mean it actually uses your battery life --
It just stops, sits in the memory of the phone and does nothing.
The phone turns it off when you turn it off, but when you inevitably turn on the app backup, it forces your phone to load all the data again, this means that it is using valuable power to drain your reserves.
Don\'t worry about the app, you will do yourself a favor with your battery.
On Android, finding an app that is running is as simple as pulling down the top menu bar that shows a list of apps that are running or paused.
You have the option to turn them off, but again, the idea is to leave them on you and you actually save more energy so keep them as they are. #5 Low-
Power mode can add hours to your battery life.
Power features allow you to turn off almost all the extra features of your phone at any time and save a lot of energy throughout the day.
You can turn on the battery when it drops to 20% or earlier --
Turn it on by going to Settings> Battery> low power mode.
On Android, if you keep the settings-
Yes, but you can also open it manually by going to Settings> battery, then clicking on the menu icon and selecting Battery Saver.
\"It could be a real life-saving device, and the added benefit of it is to prevent more battery pressure by consuming more batteries than it is now.
You can also do some other little things, which many other writers have mentioned.
But fixing the email and background activity issues on my own phone has added more than four hours of battery life to my day.
This is a miracle in my book.
Jennifer Jolly is an Emmy winner.
Consumer technology contributors and hosts who won the USA Today digital video display technology. E-
Email her at jj @ techish. com.
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