Every user would want their mobile phones to last, at least for a day. The smarter the phone the more battery it will consume and if you are a power user then you may need to re-charge your phone battery quite often. It does not matter if you use an iPhone, Android or just about any other phone, you can tweak the setting to increase the battery life and get the most out in a single charge.

I have listed out some of the areas that consume a lot of power but an optimal setting can help you increase battery life.

Mobile Phone Screen Brightness and timeout mode

Almost all of the phones today come with a battery saver option that can automatically switch off the screen (Timeout) after few seconds of inactivity. If your phone has this feature make sure it is enabled and set it to less than 15 seconds.

Some Mobile Phones even give you an option to adjust the brightness levels. Remember the brighter your mobile screen the more power it will consume. Adjusting the brightness level to as low as possible can increase your phone’s battery life by up to 20%.

Smartphone’s can automatically adjust the brightness levels based on the surrounding environment. Use that option if you constantly move around or travel a lot, but in case you spend a lot of time indoor or hardly spend any time in the sun, disable this feature and manually set the brightness to the minimum setting.

Switch off the phone or enable flight mode at night

This rule may not apply for everyone but if you are the lucky one who has no problem switching off the mobile phone at night, it can almost double your battery life.

You can either switch off the phone completely of enable flight mode which will help increase battery life. Remember by doing so you phone will be out of reach in case someone wants to reach you. Make sure you have an alternate option such as a landline phone, just in case.

If you are using a Smartphone you can make use of software’s that can automatically turn flight mode on at night and switch flight mode off in the morning.

2G / 3G / GPRS / EDGE

If you are using an Android powered phone you get the auto sync option that can automatically check your Gmail for any new email periodically using GPRS / EDGE or 3G. This option can drain your battery faster. It is advisable to switch off this feature and manually update when required.

If you have a 3G phone and are not using any 3G services you can use only the 2G network and manually enable 3G when required. 3G drains a lot power.

Power Saving Option

If your phone has this option make use of it. Some phones even give you an option to adjust settings when in charging mode and when on battery mode.

Haptic feedback (Vibration)

If you are using a touch screen phone you may be aware of this function. As soon as you touch the screen a light vibration or what is called a forced vibration occurs along with beep that acts a confirmation that the key was pressed.

There is no harm using this option but if you text a lot you are draining extra power. My advice is to switch it off.

So that’s it try out these options and am sure you will get more juice from your battery from a single charge.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in