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Reduce the screen’s brightness, and five other ways to make your phone battery last longer

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IT’S amazing how mobile battery technology is still underwhelming despite a number of us carrying the latest top-notch gadgets.

Your phone’s battery will last depending on which model you’ve got and other factors.

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But here are six tips to keep any phone running for longer especially when you’re out and about.

1. Turn down the brightness of your screen

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It seems obvious, but the lower the brightness, the less battery usage and it really does make a difference.

All you’ve got to do is go to your settings and turn the brightness to Auto-Brightness which adjusts to indoor and outdoor lighting.

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Or you can even manually dim it to a level you’re happy with.

2. Shorter screen time-out

Set the screen “time-out” to take effect after the shortest amount possible

On iPhones, it can be found in Settings > General > Auto-Lock.

3. Use Airplane Mode

If you know you’re in an area with no signal, you might as well put your phone on Airplane Mode.

4. Turn off Bluetooth

Bluetooth drains your battery fast, so only use it when you need to.

5. Close unused apps running in the background

They’re the biggest culprits of using up your battery life even when you’re not using them.

So turn them off when you’re finished.

For those with iPhones, just double tap the home button and swipe up on the apps to turn them off.

6. Turn off vibrate

Believe it or not, the vibrate function uses more battery than a ringtone.

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The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

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