We are all super dependent on our smartphones. In fact, they are literally our personal windows to the rest of the world, handling everything from phone calls and instant messages to food deliveries, cab-hailing and movies. As a result, it is likely that you may be using your smartphone voraciously, and in process, end up exhausting your smartphone battery rather frequently. If that is what has been happening to you, here we discuss a few simple steps that you can take to make sure that your smartphone never runs out of charge, especially in crucial times.

Use fast chargers, as far as possible

With most modern smartphones featuring a fast-charging standard, try to ensure as far as possible to use fast charging adapters and the company certified charging cable—even if it means spending a slight premium to get the fast charging adapter. Quick chargers have often proven to be lifesavers, capable of charging devices for a good few hours of usage time within as little as 10-15 minutes. Even if you’re in a rush, this can be a boon for you.

Be judicious in choosing a power bank

It is imperative to own a power bank in today’s age, but be judicious in picking the right power bank for your needs. If you are an occasional user of power banks, opt for a high capacity power bank. These may take quite long to charge up, but once they do, they last quite long in one charge cycle. However, if you’re a regular user, opt for sleeker, smaller power banks. These may be good only for a single full charge back up, but can rescue you in urgent situations, and can also be charged very easily and quickly. Also keep an eye out for new, fast-charging power banks in the market.

Kill non-essential apps

Be sure to always exit or disable applications that consume too much battery on your smartphone. For example, the likes of social media and music streaming applications are typically high battery consumption apps. If you are out for work and have forgotten your charger in the meantime, be sure to exit any of these apps that may have been open in the background.

Adjust settings on the go

To be sure that your smartphone doesn’t run out of charge, turn off settings such as automatic brightness adjustment, and whenever possible, switch off your phone’s location sensor. Check your app permissions to disable needless access to any of your phone’s sensors for any app, and also disable push notifications. Restrict all background apps, and in new devices, opt for the dark theme that by default draws lesser power. If possible, also disable predictive Wi-Fi connections, as well as automatic voice assistant enabling, all of which consume significant phone battery without you knowing it.

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