Mobile devices have become more and more popular. The only problem is their usefulness often hinges on battery power. Should you run low, here are a few things you can do to preserve what’s remaining.

  1. Adjust the brightness of your screen. A brighter screen will cause your battery life to decrease faster. If you are running low on power, try turning the brightness of the screen down as low as it can go while still remaining visible.
  2. Activate your device’s battery saver mode. Many devices have a built in battery management feature that allows you to enable different profiles based on how you’re using it.
  3. Unplug connected devices. Many USB devices you plug into your main device like hard drives, mice, phones, etc. are actually powered by your main device. Therefore, if you are running off of the battery, you will likely see increased drain if devices are plugged in.
  4. Close unnecessary apps. When working on the computer, many of us will have more than one program open at the same time. Some of these programs aren’t 100% necessary to the task at hand, and keeping them open will usually increase the drain on battery.
  5. Try simplifying what you are doing. What I mean here is focus on one task. If you are writing a blog article, close everything not related to writing including communication apps like email, instant messaging, etc.

These simple tips will help you to extend your battery life, if needed.