What good is a phone you can’t use? Making sure your handset is always charged up is the name of the game, especially when traveling, not to mention that many people spend a lot of time on their phones. By now you probably know that portable battery chargers are great for giving your device extra juice on the go, but there are other ways to prevent your phone from depleting its energy in the first place. Here are three of the easiest procedures to action.
Don’t wait until your phone pops up a warning to turn on low power mode. Instead, flip it on from the start. On iPhone, open the Settings app and navigate to the Battery section. Switch on the second option to put your phone in its energy conservation mode. On Android, you can swipe down from the top of your screen and tap Battery Saver (or Power saving) for the same effect.
Not all who wander are lost, but you might be. Get ahead of any accidental detours by making use of Google Maps’ offline mode. Open Google Maps and click the top-left hamburger menu, then “Offline Maps” and then “Local” or “Custom map” to get started. You’ll be able to either download the area around you or choose how big a map you want to save on your device. With the map saved it can be accessed without the necessity of going into data. (Be aware though that you are using up a certain amount of your device’s space).
However, maybe the easiest of all to do is, when the phone is not in use (and of course is not in your pocket or bag) is to leave it lying face down. In this state the cellphone is using the minimum amount of power. But be warned, this may not work on all cellphones.