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  • Set your screen to timeout after inactivity
    • Screen backlights use a lot of energy. 30 seconds is recommended.
  • Turn OFF your GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you’re not using them.
    • When they're on, your phone constantly searches for your location and open networks; this has a big impact on battery life.
  • Turn down the screen brightness
    • Some devices automatically adjust screen brightness based on the light around them. To conserve battery you can turn this off and manually adjust the brightness when required.
  • Close your applications
    • On smartphones, returning to the ‘home' screen doesn’t close your apps; they just keep running in the background. You have to close apps fully to save power;
      • for iPhone and iPad devices, double press the home button to bring up all your active apps – then ‘exit’ from there to close them.
      • for Android devices, press the Application key and either press ‘Close All’ or manually close each app you don’t want running in the background.
  • Use Power Save Mode on your Android device.
    • Devices such as Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel have a ‘Power Save Mode’ you can set permanently, or on a timer. Check your device manual.





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