What You Should and Shouldn’t Do to Extend Your Phone’s Battery Life ➝

The Wirecutter:

One of the biggest complaints people have about their smartphone is that the battery doesn’t last long enough. For many people, just making it through the day can be a challenge, which is why you see so many “How to make your phone’s battery last longer!” articles in your friends’ Facebook feeds. But many of the claims in those articles are specious at best, and some of the tricks they suggest could actually shorten your battery life. So which ones should you try?

We partnered with The New York Times to find the answer by testing, on both Android and iPhone smartphones, a slew of procedures that people, publications, and—in some cases—smartphone manufacturers suggest for getting more use time out of your phone. The article on the NYT website includes a summary of our findings, but if you want to know more, read on for our extended recommendations.

This is a great read, but I would specifically direct your attention to the Battery-saving myths section. It’s filled with information that every smartphone owner should know.

(Via David Chartier.)

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