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Gone are the days of charging your Nokia 3210 once a week, but so is the lo-fi ignominy of an almost complete lack of data connectivity and only Snake to entertain you.Pic: Agencies
It's amazing that the mobiles we all carry around today pack more processing power than the machines that gave rise to the personal computing boom of the eighties, the systems that prevent air disasters and the technology used to land a man on the moon.
But the upping of the processing power ante has meant an increased strain on the cells that power our little bundles of consumer tech.
Gone are the days of charging your Nokia 3210 once a week, but so is the lo-fi ignominy of an almost complete lack of data connectivity and only Snake to entertain you. But with that comes the nightly ritual of plugging in your charger and allowing your expensive electronic pebble convalesce during the hours of darkness.
But surely there must be a way to avoid this and get more for your increasingly expensive electricity?
Well, yes there is. Several to be exact, and here we list some of the ways you can make your charge go for longer…
Change the screen brightness
Most smartphones come replete with powerful, high specced screens which, whilst making for an immersive, wow-inducing experience when watching video content or gaming, will drain your charge in a flash. To combat this, try going into the settings menu on your device and altering the screen brightness to a lesser level.
The majority of Android devices also feature an 'auto-brightness' option which will optimise the screen to the lighting conditions you find yourself in. If you happen to own an iOS device (iPhone/iPad), this option can be found in the settings menu under the 'Brightness and Wallpaper' sub-menu.
Whilst we all like to be connected to our digital world — be it the ubiquitous Facebook and Twitter accounts to which we're all enslaved pinging work-related emails our way — being continually hooked up to the web can cause your device's little metaphorical legs to go like the clappers and as such, tire it out.
If you don't have to be patched in to several social networks and can go without receiving updates from your favourite news and weather apps, turn off mobile data and connect to Wi-Fi whenever you can.
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