You're Doing It All Wrong
Why you should stop closing apps to save battery lifeSharon Profis explains why closing your smartphone's apps does more harm than good on "You're Doing it All Wrong."
[SOUND] If you close apps on your phone to try to save battery life, you're doing it all wrong. You might think that when you close an app, you're saving battery life by making sure that app doesn't run in the background. But, here's the reality. When you leave an app, your phone actually pauses it, and it's Current state. So all those apps that show up on your task manager aren't actually draining your battery. They're just frozen, sitting in your phone's RAM or memory. That way, the next time you launch it, you can pick up where you left off. So when you kill an app, you're actually takin go it out of your phone's memory. Which means that the next time you launch it, your phone will have to do the work of putting it back in the RAM. A much better way to extend your phones battery life is to manage how much data they use. Go to your phone's battery tool and see which apps are draining the battery. Once you identify the biggest hogs that you have 2 options. First, cut back on any unnecessary notifications. On both iOS and Android you can do this by going to an app and finding the notification settings. Or if you want to disable notifications entirely You'll want to go to your phone's General Notifications settings. And finally, the best way to prevent any app from killing your phone's battery is to control how much data it uses in the background. On iOS you can do that by going to Settings then General then Background App Refresh and toggle your options here. On Android, the process will vary. But on the Samsung Galaxy S6, you go to settings, then data usage, find the app you want to restrict, and then toggle restrict background data, and now you're doing it right.