Learn how to prolong your smartphone’s battery charge

smartphone settingsThe New York Times tech advice column has some good tips on prolonging your smartphone’s battery life:

  1. After making sure your phone’s operating system and apps are up to date, restart the phone.
  2. Keep your phone cool. Don’t let it sit in temperatures that are higher than 95 degrees. Remove the protective cover if necessary.
  3. Close apps that operate in the background.
  4. Turn down the screen’s brightness.
  5. Switching off wallpapers, putting the phone in Airplane Mode or disabling its Location Services feature can also add more minutes to your battery’s charge.