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      BRIAN ROSS

      Tech Expert

       

      When you spend most of your day running around campus on a quest for power outlets to charge your phone, you know it’s time to upgrade your device. Unfortunately, sometimes that isn’t an option, so you’ll need to find ways to conserve battery life. Technology should free us, not tether us to a wall.

      Depending on the kind of device you own, there are simple ways to extend the battery life of your phone. First, turn it off while you’re in class. You’re there to learn and your teacher will appreciate it. That said, here are some tips for our most popular offerings.


      iPHONE (iOS)

      While iPhone battery life is good, there are always ways you can keep that battery life icon in the green:

      • Turn off background apps
      • Turn off auto-brightness
      • Access your battery usage under Settings, see which apps are using the most battery life, adjust accordingly
      • Turn off location services
      • Turn off fitness tracking

      SAMSUNG, SONY, LG (ANDROID OS)

      When it comes to mobile phone battery life, it seems all platforms are equally vulnerable. So, here are some simple tips to increase mobile battery life of your Android smartphone:

      • Use your settings to see which apps are using the most battery power. Adjust accordingly
      • Reduce e-mail and social media refresh
      • Use the Power Saving mode setting if you have it
      • Turn off Automatic Brightness and turn down the brightness when you can

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      WHICH SMARTPHONE IS THE WISEST WITH YOUR BATTERY?

      If you use these simple tips we’re confident that every phone we offer provides you with more than enough battery life to get you through a day of classes or an evening with friends.


      ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP PLAN

      No matter how many power saving measure you take, it’s virtually inevitable that you’ll one day find yourself in a situation where your battery life is down to 4%, which means your social life might plummet (temporarily of course) to 0%. For those moments, investing in portable power sources could save you. Click here for a complete list of available portable batter power.

      Click here for a complete list of available portable battery power.

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      NOW YOU KNOW SO WHERE DO YOU START?

      Whatever you're interested in, you'll find what you need at The Source. So, start shopping for your new smartphone and smartphone accessories by clicking here.

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