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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

6 Things That Drain Your Smart Devices's Battery and How To Keep Them Charged Longer

Dealing with battery drain on your smartphone and tablet can be a real pain in the butt. Doesn't matter if you own Apple or Android, or how old your smart device is, many of you (me included) feel like you should just leave it plugged in all of the time. Yes, smartphones and tablets are supposed to be mobile devices, but with all that we do on them, it's easy to see why our devices are constantly showing a that annoying low battery alert. Sick of dealing with a low battery? Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to make the battery on your smartphone and tablet last longer.

1. Low or Spotty Wifi or Cell Signal. When your devices struggle to get a good cellular signal or wifi signal, they have to work harder which means it needs to use up more battery life. The solution for a cell signal is to visit or download the open signal app for Apple and Android devices. The web site and app can let you know what areas have the best coverage from your cellular provider. When you enter areas will low coverage, put your device in airplane mode. If you have spotty cell signal at home, you can request a booster