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Smartphone Tips Following a Storm

As hurricane season continues, chances are you’ll be using your phone as a means of staying connected in the event a storm does indeed wreak havoc and cause power outages. Just like any other electronic device, even your phone will eventually require power to charge its battery. How do you maximize the battery usage to make it last longer?

Use power-saving mode. Whether it’s an Android or iPhone, all phones have a mode intended to increase battery life by reducing brightness, turning off unnecessary connections, or limiting app usage. Depending on the phone, you can choose how much battery you wish to conserve.

Don’t use Facebook. The Facebook app is notorious for its heavy battery usage. Once you’ve informed your friends and loved ones that you are hopefully safe from the storm, refrain from using it or better yet, stick to using the mobile website, which uses far fewer phone resources.

Turn down the brightness. Your phone’s sharp display is also one of the biggest battery drainers and it will use more battery the brighter the screen is. Consider turning the down brightness a little and you can add more life to the battery.

Use external power. External batteries can charge your phone several times before requiring a recharge, just make sure they’re fully charged before the storm hits. The ones with the most power can be expensive but they can be quite useful. Many of them also have LED lights to help illuminate things if there is no electricity.

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