We all get tired of plugging in our phones every other night to charge or trying to charge them between stops in the car. The Nokia E50 blog recently posted 7 tips on extending your battery life. Here they are:
- Turn off your Bluetooth – I find Bluetooth to be the most power hungry application; turn it off when you don’t use it
- Disable sounds and vibrating alert – you don’t really need keypad tones to be on, do you? What about vibrating? It is surely useful on the meetings or in a cinema but most of time you’ll do just fine without it; I usually set up a vibrating profile to be used in places like cinema or theatre and in all other profiles I have vibrating turned off
- Brightness – lower the brightness of your screen; not too low, otherwise you’ll destroy your vision
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- Setting the Power saver time-out and the Light time-out to the low values will help too (you’ll find them in the display settings)
- If you are not using an application switch it off – you’ll get a list of all active applications by long pressing the menu button; this is a general rule that can be applied to any device
- Games – it’s fun to play games on your way to school but they are power-hungry beasts; I can’t tell you not to play games but think about your battery when you are playing
- Turn off your phone when you don’t use it – I know that for many of you this is not an option and I’m not sure if turning it off and on is even good for your battery but I heard this tip from so many people that I just had to mention it.
I don’t know if I can handle not playing Bejewled while on a layover and turning my phone off usually isn’t an option, but other than that the tips seem reasonable. I did have a friend in the biz tell me recently you should turn your phone off once a day to reset. Supposedly, it will help with mobile connection speed. None of the above would be an issue if you bought the new Motofone F3, shown as #5.