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Keep Your Smartphone Available When You Need It Most by Bypassing These Three Habits

Nothing is convenient about your day-to-day routine when your smartphone dies. You rely on the device to make calls, answer text messages, and browse the web. Therefore, if you’re stuck without a charger during the day, you should do your best to preserve your smartphone’s battery life and keep this vital means of communication completely open. The basics of battery preservation are a given: watch the brightness of your screen, monitor your phone’s storage, etcetera. Believe it or not, there are a plethora of factors that contribute to a dead battery, including these three we have provided below!

Your application alerts are to blame.

Check your phone’s notifications bar, and you’ll probably see tons of updates from any and every app you currently have downloaded to your smartphone. Most apps — unless you opt-out — will send you to push notifications that often aren't necessary. And, every time you receive one of those unnecessary alerts, your smartphone battery suffers a little more because each app requests that your device periodically check for new updates. Turn off the alerts you don’t use and watch your battery life increase.

Your Bluetooth is turned on.

If you use your phone to connect to other devices – like speakers, your car stereo, and the like – you probably have your Bluetooth turned on at all times, without even realizing it. Though you might think little of it, Bluetooth capabilities can drain your battery, because Bluetooth is an active application that requires power from your device to work. Your best bet is to keep it off until you need it, so save it for your next drive or block of free time and spare your smartphone battery!

Your apps are constantly tracking your location.

These days, many apps rely upon GPS tracking information to provide users with the best service possible. Store apps, belonging to companies including Walmart, track your location so that they can show you the nearest store. Social media apps, like Snapchat and Facebook, gather this information to display it to your friends or unlock location-specific features. Either way, this constant data gathering will drain your battery. Go to your phone’s settings tab and turn off “location enabling” to fix the problem.

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