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Maximize battery performance

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Maximize battery performance

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Nowadays phones have a lot of built in features that couldsignificantly lower your battery time.


These tips and tricks shouldhelp you maximize battery performance.


Turning off 3G: If you don´t need a fast data connection or the ability to make video calls.


Turning off GPS: If you don´t need you GPS for navigation or geo-tagging of pictures or videos.


Turning off Bluetooth/IrDA: If you don´t use a Bluetooth/IrDA connection to a headset or any other device.


Turning off WLAN scanning: If you´re not currently looking for a network.


Lower screen brightness/timeout: Lower the screen brightness and timeout.


Keep phone´s FW up to date: FW updates could include better battery management.


Close unused applications: Try to have as few applications as possible running, especially those that use a WLAN or other network connection.


Turn your phone off (or change to "Offline" profile): If you're in an area with no signal for a long period of time. Smartphones (N97, 5800XM etc.) shouldn´t be turned off, because this´ll take more battery than to keep them on and change to "Offline" profile.


Fully discharge from time to time: There is no problem in charging the battery often, although you can improve your battery indicator and the the battery life, by discharging it every 15-20 charges in order recalibrate it.


Set a dark theme: Displays consume more energy when bright colors are shown. Use dark themes and wallpaper images in your device.


If there´s anything you´d like to add to this, feel free to contact me!

If you´re not sure on how to do it with your model just ask within the board, people there are always glad to help!


Thanks to users miamicx4 and phonehacker for their contribiution! 

Message Edited by illinjah on 02-Dec-2009 10:17 AM
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