Is your cell phone battery running out?
Whether you use an iPhone or an Android, there are ways to mitigate the problem.
Apple has several tips on its website that iPhone owners can use.
Update to the latest software
Make sure your device is using the latest version of iOS by going to Settings, General, and then Software Update.
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Optimize your iPhone settings
Dim the screen brightness by opening Control Center and toggling the Brightness slider. Or, go to Settings, Accessibility, tap Screen & text size and turn on Auto-brightness.
Also, when you use your device to access data, a Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a cellular network. Turn on Wi-Fi by going to Settings and then Wi-Fi to access a Wi-Fi network.
Enable low power mode
Introduced with iOS 9, Low Power Mode is a simple way to extend the battery life of an iPhone. Enable it by going to Settings and then Battery.
When the phone recharges, low power mode automatically turns off.
View battery usage information
Manage a device’s battery life by monitoring the proportion used by each app, including background activity, location and background location, home and lock screen and no cell coverage and low signal .
To view usage, go to Settings and then Battery.
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Plug in and turn on your computer to charge your device
Make sure your device is charging if it’s connected to a computer. Make sure the computer is not turned off or in sleep or standby mode.
Android also has a resource for interested users. Notably, some of the steps only work on Android 13 and later.
Choose the correct configuration
According to Android, users can turn on a dark theme, remove unused accounts, turn on adaptive battery, restrict battery-intensive apps, turn off keyboard sounds or vibrations, set screen brightness to change automatically, and let the screen turn off sooner.
Use the correct power adapter
Other power adapters and chargers may charge slowly or not at all and may damage an Android and its battery.
Avoid situations where a phone may overheat
Batteries discharge much faster in hot weather, even when not in use.
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Every now and then it drains the phone battery
“You don’t need to teach your phone battery capacity by going from full charge to zero, or from zero to full. We recommend that you occasionally drain the battery below 10% and then fully charge it during the night,” Android says.