Here are five free apps that will help you extend the battery life of your smartphone.
“My phone is about to die.” Thanks to my job, this harrowing low-battery experience is something I am used to and always prepared for. I take my charger with me everywhere I go and keep an extra one at work.
Yes, our smartphones are “smart” and enable us to video-chat, play games, take pictures and navigate the world. Unfortunately, battery life has yet to catch up with the rest of the technology. If you also have trouble making it through the day without charging up, you can do the basic tricks such as reducing screen brightness and disabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
One of the biggest power drainers, in my experience, is the vibrate function. And consider switching off key tones. You can also set your ringtones to a low volume to save extra juice.
Beyond that, here are five free apps that can also help extend battery life.
Battery saver: Does your iPhone or iPod Touch feel a little sluggish? The Battery Saver app can accelerate it by automatically clearing up memory.