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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How To Get More Battery Life from Your Apple and Android Smartphones and Tablets

In the good ole days of flip phones, your battery would last days on end. All you needed was a car charger for those rare moments you had to plug your phone in to give it a jolt of power. With current smartphones, you're lucky if you can go a single day without charging your phone which leads most of us carrying around an assortment of charger cords and battery packs. One of the major questions people ask me is how to improve battery life on smartphones and tablets and as luck would have it, there is. Here are some of the top ways to improve battery life on your phones and tablets.

1. Lower The Screen Brightness. That bright screen on your device is the major reason why your battery drains so quickly. The downside to the higher resolutions that newer smartphones and tablets have is they require so much power. You can always go into the settings of your device and turn down the brightness. Apple and Android phones have an Automatic Brightness setting that will adjust the brightness of your phone depending on how much or how little light is in the area you are in. If you want to save some battery life, you should turn off that setting and adjust your screen brightness manually.