The smartphones are wonder gadgets that make you do almost anything that you want to. But the tasks that can be performed by these devices are limited by the battery capacity. Most of the handsets will let the users to swap a battery when the existing one runs out of power. But some phones like HTC One X and Apple iPhone 4S come with in-built battery. If you are not on who will carry a portable charger wherever you go, then these tips may be helpful to you.
The screen is the main culprit to cause battery issues in smartphones. The bigger the display, the more power it consumes. Even brightness plays a major role. All you have to do is to turn on the auto brightness and ensure that your display is not in the maximum setting. Turning the brightness to the lowest point is a great idea but bear in mind that you will not be able to see anything on your handset outdoors under bright sunlight.
If you have turned on Bluetooth when it is not needed, remember that you are wasting power. Most of the operating systems in mobiles have a Bluetooth timeout feature.. This will turn Bluetooth off when it is not in use. It is better if you can do it manually. Use Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth while tethering as it saves power. It is also recommended to turn off Wi-Fi when its not in use as it will consume power to search for wireless network to connect.
Streaming music and videos will drain more power from the battery. Using 3G for data will also drain the battery. So reduce watching YouTube videos using 3G to have a long battery life. When you have low battery power, you can turn off the 3G connection to help your handset have some extra minutes of charge. If you read a lot, try some services that will save the articles for offline reading.
Android users have some power management apps that can set power settings for smartphones automatically. These software are smart enough to turn off the data at night and keep the power usage to a minimum level.