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Tips for caring mobile battery

by jacksonbird03 / May 5, 2013 7:20 PM PDT

1. Turn the phone off.
2. Stop searching for a signal.
3. Follow the method of full charge and full discharge.
4. Switch the vibrate function off on your phone, using just the ring toneTurn off your phone's back light.
5. Avoid using unnecessary features.
6. Keep calls short.
7. Turn off Bluetooth.
8. Same goes for WIFI, GPS, and infrared capabilities, if your phone has these features built in.
9. Turn the brightness of the display to the lowest setting possible.
10. With a smartphone, avoid using moving or animated pictures or videos for your background.
11. Use a black background whenever possible.

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Good advice....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / May 5, 2013 11:43 PM PDT

....to those not previously aware.

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(NT) #1 is the one guaranteed to prolong battery life!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 6, 2013 6:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Good advice....
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No, ideally you do not have to completely discharge
by Pepe7 / May 6, 2013 7:27 AM PDT

That's OLD battery technology. Newer Lithium-Ion batteries last longer if you keep them more fully charged.

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