Over the past few years, the use of Smartphone has become a very popular trend. There was a time when people used to shy away from Smartphones. I can say that because I used to too and now, I proudly own a Smartphone. Back then Smartphones used to drive people away because of their high prices or the technical complications that most of us felt were undesired and today, Smartphones repel people for the sole reason of their battery life issues. Along with many functional features of a Smartphone, its one big flaw is its low battery life.
Sitting in an office in the middle of a day or trying to survive a boring lecture at school, killing time at a clinic or waiting for a friend at a café, you want to take a picture of that gorgeous dress or have an urgent call to make and your smartphone pops a message ‘Battery Low’. You can literally feel life shooting out of you. At that moment and many others this question must have crossed your mind, what drains your Smartphone battery?
One of the primary reasons behind our Smartphone battery drainage is the number of applications we use. It is one of the many incredible uses of a Smartphone that it offers access to a wide range of applications. However, what most of us are unaware of is that these applications especially the free ones consume a lot of energy and what we are left with is a ‘Battery Low’ message popping out of our Smartphones.
Multitasking also causes the battery of a Smartphone to drain. The more number of applications are running, the higher the energy is consumed and the sooner the battery gets drained. Hence, it is always suggested as a power saving tip to monitor the running applications via Task Manager and closing the applications that are not being used.
The use of Internet, be it Wi-Fi or Mobile Internet, is another one of the Smartphone battery life killers. WLAN and GPRS/EDGE consume more power and for as long as we use it, the battery gets sucked at a very rapid pace. To minimize this cause, what we can do is that whenever we are not using internet, we make sure that it is not connected. Other than that, Wi-Fi consumes comparatively lesser amount of battery as compared to Mobile Internet, so if you have a choice always connect via WLAN. (more…)