How-To: Save your mobile battery

Usually, mobile phone batteries drain out exactly when we want them the most. However, there are a few things that can be done in order to make you get that last mile from your battery before it drains out completely.

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I am putting below some settings which can certainly help you get around 50% more from your battery.

  1. Turn off your Infrared and BlueTooth when not in use. Even when they are not in use, they do keep drawing power looking for signals.
  2. Switch off the vibration alerts. Vibration causes a lot of power usage thereby making battery drain fast.
  3. Re-adjust your screen brightness to around 50%. Screen power is another silent killer.
  4. Usually, presetted Backlight durations are of pretty high order, this can be readjusted to get more from your battery. Try reducing the Backlight duration.
  5. Often we don’t understand that playing games requires Light, Sounds and Shakes. This in turn leads to tripling of battery drainage.
  6. Lower Ringing and other message sounds. This too helps saving a lot of battery.
  7. Finally, do charge your battery before it gets drained fully. This enhances battery life.

[ Reader Contributions]

Betathetamu says “Another important factor is call volume. I have noticed that most people have the call volume set to maximum. I don’t have to actually check the volume bars because I can hear the other party as if the loudspeaker is on and is set to min. level. This not only shortens talk-time, but also drains battery faster than anything else. 50% call volume is usually more than sufficient to hear the other person clearly. If you work in a noisy environment, try using handsfree instead of maxing out call vol”.

Do comment and let me know your tricks on this.

Cheers,

Vaibhav

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16 Responses

  1. When my battery goes to red, I normally switch off the light in the display. You can still read what is in the display under some decent light while saving battery power

  2. OH, yeah, and clear out your rec’d/sent files, plus old #’s, all that takes memory = power = less power

  3. Definitely Joe,
    Switching off the light is one of the best power savers and usually in normal daylight conditions backlight doesnt matter at all.
    Vaibhv

  4. Thanks Transformedia for your comment. However, i couldnt get how the files sitting in memory will take up power ? 😦
    Cheers
    Vaibhav

  5. Another important factor is call volume. I have noticed that most people have the call volume set to maximum. I don’t have to actually check the volume bars because I can hear the other party as if the loudspeaker is on and is set to min. level. This not only shortens talk-time, but also drains battery faster than anything else. 50% call volume is usually more than sufficient to hear the other person clearly. If you work in a noisy environment, try using handsfree instead of maxing out call vol.

    – Betathetamu

  6. RE #7,

    Are you sure about this? Most cellphone batteries are Li-Ion which suggests that you never let it get empty.

  7. Hi Carl,
    Actually this post i intended to keep as a generalized one..Therefore whether the battery is a Li-Ion or of any other category, it should work 🙂

    Thanks for the comment and that info .
    Cheers
    Vaibhav

  8. Hi Betathetamu
    Thanks for that wonderful explanation. Defintely, call volumes are an integral part of saving battery and getting it work till the last minute 🙂
    Cheers
    Vaibhav

  9. Maybe I’m behind the curve, but it seems that any data maintained in the phone would require juice,no matter how small the amount, to stay in memory. Memory retention = power loss…..or am I off the beam ?
    HAGD – transformedia – read my blog if you have time – you may laugh…or not.

  10. @Transformedia: Well for that matter of fact, i must say that it actually doesnt work that way :(. Memory is kind of storage, so once you have your info in your memory, its not using any power, till you actually try to pull that data. In other words, your phone’s address book doesn’t suck up any power to stay there while your phone is off 😉

    btw, read your blog, pretty interesting one.
    Cheers
    Vaibhav

  11. Thanx for the info and the read….I’m glad to have that info RE: battery/storage….didn’t know that – best JDY

  12. Thanks for this great tips. This guide certainly helps me a lots as I am wondering how come my battery is getting shorter and shorter… 😉

  13. heh thanks guys the info really helps =)

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