Managing Cell Phone Battery Life

Managing Cell Phone Battery Life

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MOBILE, Ala. -

It's a common problem. For a lot of us, our phones are our lifeline. But, there's just not a battery that can keep up with how much we use our phones.

Colby Johnson from Grand Bay, Alabama says her battery life depends on how much she uses her phone.

"If I'm on Facebook or Twitter, then usually it will last about half a day. Then, I have to re-charge it," says Johnson.

If you're not a heavy user, your phone should last about 8 hours.

But, if you're on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, or other sites, you're only looking at about 5 hours.

Brandon Baker works at Verizon, and was able to give us some great tips for how to keep your battery charged longer.

"The first common thing, people are always, just like we are, leaving their wifi on. If you're not using wifi, constantly searching for a signal, just slide that wifi off," says Baker.

You should also turn off your Bluetooth when you are not connected to a headset.

Also, a lot of people like to have a bright screen.

Baker says, "If you do decide you'd rather have a longer battery life than a vivid screen, either set it to auto brightness, or drop it pretty low."

There are also tools you can buy that will keep your battery going.. car chargers, power rocks, and mofi cases will help double your battery life.

Another way to keep your battery lasting longer is to turn off all of your running apps. If you have an Android, you can do that by going into your settings. If you have an Iphone, just double tap the center button, and you can shut down your apps from there.

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