The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are supposed to last a lot longer in your pocket with improved battery life, but that doesn't mean that iOS 8 will be that friendly on your older iPhone model. All of those awesome new features could be killing your battery, but with some simple twe ...more
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One of the biggest causes of smartphone battery drain is the mobile data connection—particularly if you live in an area with poor reception. But, chances are, you don't actually need this connection most of the time, because you're probably connected to Wi-Fi for a good chunk ...more
When you're actively using your phone, a certain amount of battery drain is to be expected. But, if your device is just sitting in your pocket draining its battery, that's when you need to take action. Among the biggest screen-off battery draws are the various connections tha ...more
Performance boosters generally get a bad rap, but that doesn't mean they should all be dismissed—particularly when they're as well thought out as the latest work from developer Danijel Markov. After recognizing a few inefficiencies in the way Android handles memory management ...more
The AMOLED display on the Nexus 6 wastes no power to show black pixels. This is because pixels on such a screen emit their own light, and black can be easily achieved by simply not lighting any given pixel. But with Android Lollipop's bright and colorful motif, black pixels a ...more
Is the battery on your Motorola Droid 3 getting drained fast? If you're tired of running out of battery life when using the Verizon Wireless smartphone, try out the Battery Manager located in the settings menu on the Android device. The utility features several different profi ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to use a battery widget to improve and bettery manage the battery life on a Google Android smartphone. Whether you own a Google Android smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to find much to take away from this bri ...more
Battery life is a constant problem with cell phones today, and the Droid smartphones running Android software are no exception. If you want to learn how to get the most out of your Droid battery, then check out this helpful video that provides 8 tips on cutting battery-eating ...more
Battery life is often a big problem with new smart phones. In this tutorial, learn how to change the settings on your brand new HTC EVO 4G so that the battery lives longer on the 4G network. Don't get stuck with a dead phone- check out this clip and keep it alive!
Want to know how to check the battery life on a Nexus One smartphone? Whether you're the owner of a Nexus One Android phone or just covet one, you're sure to enjoy this Nexus One owner's guide from Nexus One Hacks, which presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of how to ...more
The Evo 4G does a lot of fancy things. Unfortunately, a lot of those fancy things are power-intensive. Interested in getting the most out of the HTC Evo 4G's battery? Whether you're the owner of an HTC Evo 4G Android smartphone or just covet one, you're sure to enjoy this Evo ...more
Battery drain is one of the biggest issues with Android phones, but with proper power management it is possible to do something about it. Advanced Task Killer is a free app with customizable settings that shuts down apps that are no longer being utilized. This informative vide ...more
Whether you just got a brand new laptop or you've had an old notebook for several years, it's in your best interest to maximize your laptop battery life so you get the most out of your computer. Make sure you "work" the juice in your laptop batteries by unplugging your laptop ...more
This video describes how to increase battery life on most of the LG phones", for that first we have to enter into the service by typing the numbers "##77647269700" and then clicking the call button. Now it will ask for 6 digit "service code" to enter into the service. Just typ ...more
Are you looking for a way to increase the storage space and the battery life on your Photo Storage Viewer? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to upgrade the hard drive and battery life on the Epson P-2000. The tutorial goes through the disassembling and upgr ...more
Tired of worrying about where you can get your next charge? Watch this video to learn how to save your Android phone's battery life. Don't let your phone charger become a ball and chain, use the techniques shown here to conserve your Android device's battery life.
Your iPhone may be great, but like any other mobile device, it might be wasting more battery power than it needs to. If you want to learn how to conserve your battery life, there's plenty of precautions you can perform. So what all can you do? Best Buy has answers. The Best Bu ...more
The battery manager is a tool in the settings of the Droid Bionic Android smartphone. With it, you can create profiles that help you increase the battery life on your Droid Bionic with presets such as "Maximum battery saver", "Nighttime saver", and "Performance mode." Pick the ...more
Learn how to recalibrate the battery reading of your mobile device, so that you don't get stuck with a dead battery. This video explains how and why to calibrate your phone, music player, tablet, or laptop. Watch and learn how to improve your battery life.
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Can't stand your iPhone going dry so quickly? Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to extend your iPhone's battery life. Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at some techniques to help you stretch the iPhone battery so it lasts through a long day.
Watch this iPod tutorial video to learn how to extend your iPod's battery life by using disk defrag so your iPod doesn't work so hard. This how-to video offers tips that will have you listening for longer very quickly.
Need some help getting the most out of your notebook computer's battery? With the right habbits, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial from CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just under three minutes and a half. For detailed instruction ...more
Tired of always having to charge your phone? Don't want to pay for an expensive upgrade? This tutorial shows you how to get the most out of your phone's battery life. Make sure your data and Internet features are under control, those will suck the most juice.
Battery life is a precious thing on your BlackBerry. You use your phone for all types of tasks, so you need your battery to keep up with your pace. But how? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how you can save battery life by closing applications that are r ...more
A video from Droidborads.com that shows how you can configure you Motorola Droid smart-phone to minimize battery usage. The main theme of this video is use to the configuration options provided within the phone. It is understood without saying that minimizing battery usage wi ...more
Isn't it annoying how fast the battery dies on your iPod or iPhone? It seems like you charge it for hours, only to have it die in half the time. Well, in this tutorial learn a few tips and tricks that will increase the battery life of your phone. By making a few tiny changes y ...more
If you find yourself recharging your HTC EVO from Sprint more than once a day, you might find these tips from CNET more than helpful. In this video, CNET shows you how to maximize the battery life on your HTC EVO running the Android software. These tips can also be applied oth ...more
Five simple tricks to keep your laptop running longer.
In this quick tip from the folks at CNET TV, you'll learn a few steps you can take to maximize the life of your iPhone's internal battery. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPhone 3G or perhaps just considering picking one up second hand, you're sure to benefit from t ...more
The new Android enabled phones can take up a bit of power, so knowing the best way to manage your power settings is crucial in having a fully-charged cell phone all the time. The biggest key is making sure your screen brightness isn't more than it should be. Best Buy has answe ...more
Want to keep an eye on how quickly you're draining your battery? Curious how much longer you can last before replacing that battery? This is just the thing.
Avoid the heartache of an unexpected shutdown. In this home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla, you'll learn a method for monitoring the charge of your laptop battery directly on the cursor. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-b ...more
The new iOS 11 was just released by Apple, and you can install it right now. Overall, it's got some great features, but how does it fare battery-wise on your iPhone? And how can you increase daily battery life for more juice and less charging every day? No matter the iOS vers ...more
Smartphones have otherworldly specs these days, so it's relatively uncommon that you hear someone complaining about display resolution, build quality, or general speed and performance. At best, these are secondary concerns, with the number 1 issue almost unilaterally being bat ...more
One thing Apple users universally complain about is battery life, whether it's on an iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch. Apple did include a Battery Usage feature in iOS 8 to help us monitor which apps suck up the most energy, but it's too big a pain to deal with. Now, in iOS 9, the ...more
When purchasing a new phone, one of the most vital features to consider is battery life. Everyone wants to know how long they can use their device without needing to hug a wall. Increasingly, more and more manufacturers ship their devices with some variation of a "battery savi ...more
So, you've gotten (or are getting) a shiny new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Congratulations! It's got great new features including the new A11 Bionic chip, wireless and fast charging, and portrait lighting. And let's not forget a much better battery ... right? Wrong. The iPhone 8 mode ...more
How To : Extend Battery Life by Seamlessly Managing Wireless Radio Connections on Your Samsung Galaxy S3
You don't need to be a robot to be overly concerned with battery life, especially if we're talking about Terminators, which have nuclear or hydrogen fuel cells that keep them running for years straight. It will be a long time before smartphones get that upgrade, so in the mean ...more
Increased battery life is easily one of the most sought after improvements to a device and often drives intrepid users to root their phones, flash new ROMs, and try out experimental kernels. Of these modifications, a new kernel is most likely to yield noticeable battery benef ...more
Apple has begun selling their new iPad mini at stores around the world starting today. The mini, a smaller and cheaper alternative to the larger iPad, has a starting price of $329 and is expected to sell around 1 to 1.5 million units in the first weekend, far below the 3 milli ...more
With Sprint already rolling out their Jelly Bean updates to Samsung Galaxy S III owners here in the United States, international users have already had a chance to check out Android's newest OS on their S3, but all is not gravy. It seems that folks have been noticing an incre ...more
It doesn't really matter what kind of cell phone you have—battery life is one of the most important features for any electronic device. We've written tons of articles on how to get better battery life from your Android, iPhone, Kindle, and more, but we've never really covered ...more
The Nexus 6 is one of the few devices on the market that sports a 1440p "QHD" display. This means that the amount of pixels displayed is higher than almost any other smartphone, which sounds great on the surface, but is not without its drawbacks. For one, most apps and games ...more
It's been over two whole years since the Samsung Galaxy S3 was released, so let's face it—our beloved GS3, once an iconic heavyweight in the tech arena, is almost as washed up as Sylvester Stallone. Mine has been suffering from bouts of lag, and the battery just isn't lasting ...more
There are so many things to love about the Nexus 5, from timely updates to newer versions of Android to a terrific blend of price and specs. But while mobile phone tech keeps churning along, battery technology isn't quite up to snuff yet, and I find myself wishing that my phon ...more
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ isn't yet available for consumers to buy, but that isn't stopping tech reviewers from discovering what the phone is capable of. Turns out, the S8+ has a good battery—just not as good as the iPhone 7 Plus. PhoneArena released the results of their battery ...more
Most of us who use laptop suffering form Battery problem. Here are few tips or measures for increasing laptop battery life. If you follow these steps you will surely enhance the lifespan of Battery. See the video. Video: .
While the Apple Watch does have up to 18 hours of battery life each day on a full charge, your results will vary depending on how often you use it and what you're actually doing with it. If your Apple Watch isn't lasting all day long, we've got some battery-saving tips you ca ...more
Many modern Android devices use a display technology called AMOLED. These screens differ from traditional LCD displays in that each pixel emits its own light, so a backlight is not required. Even better, when rendering a black element on the screen, AMOLED displays simply don' ...more
Battery life is extremely unpredictable on an Android. Finding the right ROM and kernel combo can make or break having the kind of battery that will last you all day long. Even if you do find the perfect pair, you then have to worry about apps, widgets, and other processes con ...more
There were some pretty amazing things included in the Android 4.4 KitKat update, but unfortunately, most of them were left inactive on our Nexus 7 tablets. Some, like full-screen immersive mode and the hidden battery percentage status bar icon, could be enabled on rooted devic ...more
The iPhone has a feature that lets you see how much juice is left in your Bluetooth headphones, but most Android phones are lacking this ability. Thankfully, there's a simple app that'll close this gap in functionality. To be clear, some custom ROMs and manufacturer-skinned v ...more
An app can request a wakelock to prevent your Android device from entering sleep mode so that it can sync data in the background. This obviously drains your battery, because instead of running in low-power sleep mode, your processor is fully activated while it performs its tas ...more
Figuring out exactly which apps on your phone are eating through resources and battery life can be a difficult task. Though some information can be found in Android's battery menu, the charts and graphs provided here pale in comparison to what's offered by the GSam app. If you ...more
Like most Android devices, the Nexus 7 suffers from its fair share of battery gripes. Nobody wants to see that dreaded "connect charger" warning pop up on their screen. NOBODY. Yet it probably happens to you every day nonetheless. What can you do about it besides charge, charg ...more
No matter how far technology advances, battery life continues to be an issue. Powerful new hardware is introduced each year, but smartphone batteries only get a few extra milliamp-hours to compensate. There are several power-saving Android apps that aim to help with this issu ...more
Contrary to what you may think, clearing or swiping away apps in the Recent Apps view on your Android device does not necessarily stop app activity or running tasks—and these running processes can actually be eating away at your battery life. Depending on the app or process, i ...more
The battery in the Samsung Galaxy S4 may pack 500 more milliamps per hour than the old S3 battery, but that doesn't necessarily mean more battery life. High-powered devices need lots of juice, and the S4 is definitely more powerful than its predecessor. The new battery can han ...more
Greenify is a terrific app that allows you to put battery-hogging apps into "hibernation." Effectively closing the problematic apps and preventing them from running until you explicitly launch one of them, hibernation is a great way to save battery life while you're not using ...more