Cellphone Battery saving tips
I know a lot of you guys have problems with you batteries. They don’t last that long!
I have an extra battery pack with me. Plus i always carry 4 types of chargers, the standard charger, car charger, universal desktop charger, and a usb charger. (all i want for Christmas is an all in one charger.. hahahaa)
So here are some tried and tested tips on how you can prolong the consumption of the power on your batteries.
1. Turn off 3G -Use GSM mode
3G only works if the area where you are has a 3G coverage (known as 3G hot spots). You see, here in the Philippines, there are only selected areas with 3G coverage.
I’ve experienced having difficulty getting a signal (either GSM or 3G). So i called up my network and they advised me to switch to GSM mode.
So just turn it on when you need to use the video call function of your phone.
Oh, I’m on GSM mode whenever I watch live TV on my nokia 6233.
2. When using the music player, always go to standby mode.
I don’t know the proper words to use here. But i hope you’ll get what i mean.
If your fond of playing music (mp3/aac) on your phone, i suggest that when the music starts to play, go back to the stand by screen. To quickly do this, just press the red button on your keypad after playing a song.
3. Disable screen saver
The screen saver is supposed to save your screen (well… the literal meaning). But it doesn’t.
Based from my research, i found out that like in computers, your monitors (LCD for cellphones) needs to rest. So if you put a picture as your screen saver, its still does act like your monitor is running. SO turn off screen savers and just leave a blank screen there. You don’t actually see the screen saver once the phone’s back light turns off anyway right?
4. Don’t put moving wall papers
Yeah it adds to the beauty of your phone. but doesn’t save energy. Its your choice.
5. Turn off vibra mode.
This is one feature you might not want to disable. But if you’re inside the office or at home, maybe you can just turn this off and only use it when you’re in transit or in a crowded place. Use “profiles” to manage this.
6. Disable extra tones
- key pad tone – Why do some people want to have a sound when they press the keypad?
- start-up tone – This one too. So that everyone will know that you opened your phone? (hahaha)
- if your not fond of using your phone for games, i suggest you disable the games and application sounds of your phone.
7. Use quicker tones
If its possible, use tones which are shorter in length. avoid using long tones/tunes. i know some people who use the whole song as ring or message tone!
8. Use the battery saving features of your phone (6233 and 6234. I’m not sure with other phones).
Menu> settings > display settings:
Power saver = on
Sleep mode = on
Active stand by = off
> I drain my battery at least twice a week and have it fully charged (while the unit is turned off). They say this will increase the battery’s life.
> Replace your Battery after 2 years of use. I think after this period, your battery has exceeded it usefulness. Well, I’m not an expert. this is just what i think.
> Only use original batteries. There are cheap batteries out there in the market. But will you risk damaging your phone? Why not buy an original. At least when something goes wrong, you can always sue nokia. Hahahaha.
These tips are specially useful to nokia 6233 and 6234 users. Our phones doesn’t have an option to change the back light settings. This is also one reason why the phone’s back light turns off quickly.. to save on batteries!
I’m high on the use of my nokia 6233 for mp3s, videos, live TV streaming, reading e-books, and i also use it as a flash disk/thumb drive.
(update: i changed the title. i replaced NOKIA with cellphone)