Mobile devices are now a staple. From entertainment to work and communication, we rely on our mobile devices for so many tasks and activities. But like all electronic devices, they require power to function and the power source of a mobile device is its battery.
Here are 4 common battery-draining activities that you should avoid.
Playing Graphics Intensive Games
Mobile gaming has exploded in popularity, thanks to the ever-increasing processing power of modern mobile devices. But playing high-end 3D and racing games can be a real drain on your battery life. The processor needs to work harder to render the game’s graphics and effects. Also, your device’s display is also working harder due to the higher resolution of these games.
If you want to squeeze out more gaming sessions on a single charge, try sticking to simpler games that don’t require as much processing power. If not, lower the graphics settings of your game and limit the time you spend gaming.
GPS (Global Positioning System) is an incredibly useful tool for finding your way around in unfamiliar areas. But using it for an extended period will cause your battery to drain faster than usual because your mobile device needs to continually receive GPS data from satellites – and this requires a lot of energy.
Try limiting the amount of time your GPS is on. It’s also a good idea to switch off other apps that use location services; these put an extra strain on your battery.
Video streaming is one of the most popular uses of mobile devices. People stream everything from fishing expeditions to vertical turbine pumps in action. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the biggest battery hogs as streaming video requires your device to continuously download data, as well as process it and display it on the screen.
Try downloading videos ahead of time so that you can watch them offline to reduce the amount of work your device needs to do. If you must stream, consider lowering the video resolution.
Leaving Wi-Fi and Bluetooth On
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are two of the most important features of any mobile device. They make it easy to connect with other devices, transfer data and access online content. But if you leave them on for an extended period, your battery will suffer.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth both require a steady stream of energy to function properly, ultimately causing your battery to drain faster than usual.
Switch them off periodically to conserve energy and increase the life of your device’s battery. Particularly, keep your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings set to “off” when your device is in sleep mode; this will prevent them from drawing power while the device is not in use.
By avoiding these battery-draining activities, you can help keep your mobile device’s battery healthy and make sure that you get the most out of it. But if all else fails, remember: having a reliable portable charger on hand can save you from battery woes in a pinch. So, make sure to invest in one!