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How to Improve Battery Management on Android, iOS, Windows

15 Jul

Last I checked the leading issue on smart phones is getting through an entire day without not running to a source of power.  I know of many sweet gadgets that will allow me to reboot throughout the day but what can my “SMART PHONE” do?  There are always additional options for every smartphone or tablet.  Battery management is a great place to start, below I provide 13 recommendations to get you started.

TOP 13 BATTERY MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Email refresh rates should be reduced to 1hr if possible or manual.
  2. Disable vibrations
  3. Disable app specific notification content and sync rates.
  4. Use less widgets / tiles
  5. Use the home charger the smart phone / tablet came with.  This charger is optimized to function with your device for best results.  Note car chargers are typically universal meaning they are optimized for short burst of charging on any compatible connector.
  6. Disable WiFi prompts / disable unless at home or work.
  7. Disable Bluetooth unless constant connection to an ear piece, car sync, or regular transfer of files.
  8. Disable location when not in some search instances, navigation
  9. Auto Adjust is not needed unless frequent reading in dark areas.
  10. Avoid leaving smart phone / tablet in extreme temperature conditions, for this effects the performance of any battery.
  11. Toggle   between 2G / 3G and 4G networks when necessary
  12. Disable cellular data connection
  13. Power cycle device when signal has been an issue.

To properly complete a power cycle

You want to first take notice if information is being transmitted. If it is, keep in mind the first attempt to power down may take a bit longer to process due to the device “jamming up”.  Power off the device and leave it off for a very long 30 seconds.

 Take your time to power on the device

As the power up visuals appear, do not access any of the menus or attempt to make an outbound call, email or any message through various apps.  Your  device is transmitting through various channels, so let it do its job and communicate.  Emails, voice mails, text messages and so much more will begin to flood in to the notification bar.  If their are many email accounts and Social Media apps be extra patient the device is chugging through it all 🙂

GPS will also take a moment to position you, so let it chug and all will be better soon.  If these recommendations are not a quick fix for you please reach out to a consultant in your area, or tech support with the carrier.

Battery Management Applications for Android, Apple and Windows 8

Many portable devices now have a stock app which has battery management / saver options.  Please refer to your device for such an app prior to installing any apps to do the same thing.  You never want two apps attempting to complete the same exact task at the same time.  Counter productive if you get my drift.  This counter productivity is also hard on the device.  Apps NOT TO DUPLICATE Antivirus, Malware, and task killers!

Lookout image 1.1jpeg    Protect your Android or Apple device from data loss, theft, and other threats.  Continuous, over the air protection from viruses, malware, adware and spyware.

Log into Lookout.com from any computer or tablet to;

-Locate your lost / missing device.

-Sound a loud alarm to find your device if you think its nearby.

-Display a custom ‘lost’ message on the device’s screen complete with contact details (phone may not have a pass code enabled). swipe to call.

Android users download here

Apple users available via Apple App Store

Juice Defender-battery saver   Juice Defender – Battery Saver  Packed with smart functions, it automatically manages the most battery draining components, like 3G / 4G connectivity and WiFi. Android download here

Juice Defender-battery saver   Juice Defender-battery saver

System Status Lite   System Status Lite Monitor and optimize your iPhone and iPad performance.  Battery monitoring, CPU monitoring.   Apple downloads via iTunes

System Status Lite  System Status Lite

Apple users have a quick and easy process to shut down applications, simply double tap the HOME button.

ios7 close apps  You will be able to swipe from left to right and simply flick the desired “screen” up to close it out.

Battery Doctor  Battery Doctor HD Will display remaining usage time.  Apple downloads via iTunes

Battery Doctor

Battery+   Battery+  Perfect way to see battery status and remaining charge percentage on your main screen and lock screen.  Windows 8 download here

Battery+     Battery+

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iOS Clearing Browser History

21 Nov

All web browsers keep a log of web pages that you have visited you will want to clear various histories from the settings.  To trouble shoot apps that do not open properly…read more

iOS-Sync iPhone with iCloud

18 Oct

To get the most out of your SmartPhone: iPhone / iPad  sync up with the iCloud.  Getting synced up on your smart phone is easy with the iCloud features.  Use a Apple ID..read more

 

 

How to Add a Web Favorite / Bookmark to an Android SmartPhone

26 Sep

Entering in a URL can get old real quick, and not every web site has an app yet.  There are many ways to create shortcuts for your smart phone. If you have fallen short of creating a quick access to your favorite web site, read more

4G Coverage Update for Sprint Users

10 Sep

C Spire Wireless today September 10 2012 announced that its LTE 4G network is now available for the first time in several markets in Mississippi. McComb, Brookhaven, Meridian, and Greenville, Miss., are the first who have access to its LTE 4G network…  read more   The first 4G SmartPhone on Sprint’s network is the  Motorola Photon Q LTE 4G.  An Android with the talk time of 7.5 a non-removable battery 3.5 head jack, 8+ rear camera, 1.3 Front Facing camera, Video 1080HD 30fps, & 1.5 GHz processor Snapdragon dual-core, Android OS 4.0.  more info

A useful bar / drink app that includes recipes, shopping cart, & what you have in stock. Cocktail Flow is available on ANDROID, & APPLE/iOS smart phone/tablets. Click link to download for all DROID devices.

24 Aug

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Flash for Android dies today, long live the ‘full web experience’ | The Verge

15 Aug

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Play Store

6 Jun

Where does your smart phone gain its personality……?  There are so many options in the Play store formerly known as the Market place.  Depending on your lifestyle will determine which apps you will download.  If this smart phone is for your work, then you will find many options to make it easier to keep records while out of the office, and a little fun as well.  Don’t forget to….read more

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