10 top tips for saving your smartphone’s battery

10 top tips for saving your smartphone’s battery




Sure, higher resolution screens and faster processors may be the sexy features pushed by smartphone makers. But, truth be told, most users just want a phone that won’t die by the end of the day.

“Longer battery life” was the top answer from 75% of 1,665 people polled by USA Today/SurveyMonkey last year about the top feature they wanted in a new iPhone. And a Morning Consult poll of more than 1,800 people also conducted last year found 95% chose battery life as the most important feature when selecting a new smartphone.

Clearly smartphone owners favor simple features over flashy hi-tech. The proof? A shatter-proof glass screen and expandable storage came in second and third in the USA Today/SurveyMonkey survey. (Memory size and durability were second and third in the Morning Consult poll.)

Even so, battery power technology isn’t improving anywhere near the same rate as processor power.

“Battery life is getting better… marginally. But, it’s not keeping pace with Moore’s Law. These are incremental improvements,” said Nikolas Schreiber, CTO and co-founder of Hoplite Power. The company makes vending machines that rent battery chargers  similar to the way RedBox rents movies.

Until someone invents a better battery, it’s worth reminding smartphone owners that a little power management goes a long way. While some of these tricks may be old hat, they will still help you maximize battery life go a lot longer between charges.

Copyright © 2019 IDG Communications, Inc.






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