Usually, you do so much on your smart gadget that it eats up the battery life almost immediately. To help you prolong its battery life, here are some very useful tips:

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Smart devices are great. They’re pretty much considered as pocket-sized computers – well, most of them. But the point is that their multi-tasking capabilities make them handy substitutes to your desktop computers. You no longer need to carry around a bulky and heavy laptop with you. Smart gadgets are like your all-in-one device. And this is the reason why most of them run out of battery life quickly. You do so much on them that it eats up the battery life almost immediately. You’re lucky if your smartphone can last a whole day without needing recharge.

So to help you prolong your smart gadget’s battery life, here are some very useful tips:

  • Shorten the screen’s “sleep” time. Instead of waiting for an entire minute of inactivity before your screen goes black, shorten the “sleep” time. The ideal duration would be 30 seconds, but if you could set it to 15 seconds, the better.

  • Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, or 4G when not in use. Aside from keeping your device’s battery from getting drained, turning off these connectivity options can also keep your device safe from prying eyes and malicious hackers. This is especially needed if you’re also using your smart device as a business phone. Don’t give anyone instant access to your smart device, especially if you’re using it for highly personal or sensitive matters.

  • Exit out of apps when not needed. As mentioned earlier, smart devices are capable of multi-tasking, so that means several apps can run in the background all at the same time, which can easily drain battery life. If you don’t need them, exit out of them properly before returning to the home screen.

  • Turn off keypad sound. Aside from the fact that it’s annoying, keypad sounds can also eat up battery life. You don’t really need it anyway, right? So why use it? Just turn it off.

  • Reduce screen brightness. Your screen’s brightness also has a direct effect to your device’s battery life, so it’d be better if you reduce the brightness. If possible, choose wallpapers that don’t have colors that are too bright as well. If you’re using Android, skip using the Live Wallpapers. Static wallpapers can save you more battery life.

  • Turn off GPS when not needed. Again, if you don’t need it, shut it off. GPS can help you navigate roads when driving or commuting, but if you’re not going to use it, turn it off. Aside from saving battery life, turning off your device’s GPS can also protect your privacy and security.

  • Charge your device properly. Read the instructions in the manual. Normally, however, most smart devices’ battery (when used for the first time) needed to be drained first before you can recharge it. Also, when recharging your device, unplug it right away once it’s fully charged. Although there are smartphones that automatically stop recharging once the battery’s full, it’s still better to be safe. Never leave it charging overnight or longer than necessary.

Author’s Bio:

Henry Conrad is a 29-year-old game developer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aside from gaming and being a tech junky, he also dabbles in creative writing, which allows him to create great storylines and backgrounds for his characters. . Follow me on Twitter and join me in Google +