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The Fix: Get better life on your Android device

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The Fix: Get better life on your Android device

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Sharon Vaknin offers how-to tips to keep your Android phone or tablet running longer by adjusting just a few key settings.

You know and it's a pretty -- for having a short battery life. But I think he's been a few minutes of your phone's settings you can easily turn that around. Today I'm showing you a few tips using the nexus five running Android four point -- kit Kat. -- if you have any phone running four point one about musical idea -- For starters it honed down that GPS there are lots of ways it sucks up your battery life even when you're not using -- maps. So -- your phone's settings then at location. And -- location services from the bottom here. And you wanna disable both location reporting feline that location history chances are they're probably not using mountain. In another tip for GPS back -- -- location many don't. I don't Robertson mode and -- battery saving mode. We don't absolutely need to pinpoint location reporting this way your phone valuable lesson resources to find out where you are. And here's another really good -- -- Google now okay Google. Where -- the nearest pizza place. You might realize it's using a lot of your battery life so head on over to the bill now -- phase and scroll all the way up. So this magic wand -- top that. And from here you can see what a cool now is showing you if you've got -- sports team your stocks your places. The one and uses the most battery life are again the ones that rely on GPS so you go down to everything else. And disable all of the features that you really don't you like tracker reporting and nearby places. If you don't use those features you're just wasting battery life for absolutely no reason. And here's that everyone should know EU iOS and Windows Phone users. Why why in -- miserable always -- the lion's share your battery life. Of course you don't want to disable Wi-Fi Sony music but to soften the blow. Head on over -- your settings. And then it to Wi-Fi. And here -- -- anybody and go to advance. In this menu and disable scanning always available so it's not looking for networks when you're not trying to connect to Wi-Fi. For -- and make sure and got -- is disabled. And that you're adjusting your brightness manually to the lowest comfortable signing you'll be surprised how much battery is in CO. Finally -- -- -- maybe isn't apps that are draining your battery life with I don't even really I think it. So to find out what those apps are -- biggest -- -- your battery usage in data are all gonna setting of the -- battery -- in here you'll have a list of apps and services that are using your battery. With the top two almost always -- your screen and of course -- five. So there you have it hopefully is simple -- get a little more -- is I grand jury found.

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