How To Get The Best Runtime Out Of Your Battery When Using A Cell Phone Tracking App
From time to time I get emails from people who want to install a cell phone tracking application on their phone but they are concerned about their battery being depleted too fast. To understand how to make a battery last longer before it’s time to recharge it again, you first need to understand what type of things can run your battery down in the first place.
If you own a smartphone, and chances are that you do if you’re reading this article, you may not realize that several things can be running on your phone at the same time. This is a great convenience for those of us who like to multi-task but this ability can also present some problems for users.
As a general rule, the more processes that are running on a phone at once, the faster the battery will run down. The reason for this is that each additional process is placing a demand on your phone’s inboard computer. The higher the demand, the higher the energy requirements are to sustain that demand which means shorter charge times.
Let me give you an example. Cell phone manufacture’s want to make a big impression on you when you turn your phone on for the first time. In order to do this, they often turn all the bells and whistles on for the phone to give you that wow factor when you first power it up.
When I first powered my new smartphone up, the first thing I noticed was that there was an animated weather widget on the main home screen. Whenever the weather updated, a cute little animation of clouds moving across the screen or something to that effect was displayed on my phone.
While these little bits of “eye candy” are cute, they do come at a cost and that cost is increased energy consumption which means shorter battery runtimes.
Step one For Increasing Charge Duration – Buy The Largest Battery They Make For Your Phone
This may seem like bit of a hard pill to swallow but I really do recommend that you buy a larger battery for your phone. They’re not that expensive and they really do make a difference. The battery that came with my phone was a 1400 mAh battery but for only about $30 I was able to purchase an additional 2750 mAh battery. That’s over twice the capacity of the original battery for just a little money. If you can believe it, there is actually a 3200 mAh battery available for my phone now!
Forget about the wimpy battery that comes stock with most phones, buy a bigger one and keep the original on hand in case you ever find yourself needing more power when you’re not someplace where it’s convenient to plug your phone in.
Step two For Making Your Phone Battery last Longer – Turn Off The Bells And Whistles
If you can disable the features that you don’t need, you’ll reduce the demand on you phone which will result in longer battery runtimes.
- The first thing I recommend doing is turning the automatic screen brightness setting off. This is another cute feature but it usually results in the screen being set brighter than it needs to be in my experience. Turning down the screen brightness will have a big effect on how long your battery lasts between charge cycles.
- The next thing I advise doing is shortening the length of time before your screen turns off. The setting for my phone was defaulted to two minutes. This meant that every time I stopped using my phone, the screen would remain lit for a full two minutes. This was very wasteful. I turned it down to 15 seconds on my phone and this setting has worked out well for me.
- The next thing I advise doing is turning off Wi-Fi when you don’t need it. If you’re out and about and you have Wi-Fi enabled, you’re phone will continually be searching for a Wi-Fi signal that is strong enough to connect to. This places a big demand on your phone and will run your battery down much quicker than if this feature is turned off.
- Next, I advise you to adjust how often your phone updates or sync’s. Most people have things like email, weather, sports, and stock updates delivered to their phone. If you really don’t need your phone to retrieve this data every 30 minutes, adjust the settings to a much longer interval and you’ll reduce the load on your phone and your battery will last longer between charges.
The End Result
By setting yourself up with the biggest battery that your phone can handle and adjusting a few settings here and there, you’ll be able to go much longer between charges with your cell phone. This means that running a cell phone tracking application in the background of the phone won’t have as much of an impact on your phone’s performance.
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