Getting the most out of your cell phone battery (part one)

Cell phones are fantastic because they let us take our social lives with us wherever we go and let us communicate with friends, family and business colleagues while on the move.

But when your battery runs out of juice and you are without a working cell phone, it can often feel like you have been left stranded on a desert island.

If you find that your current cellphone is not going the distance, it might be a good idea to replace it with a newer model that can offer longer battery life.

If that option seems too expensive, perhaps you could compare phone plans amongst the available providers in order to switch to the best mobile plan available.

This way you can save some money on your monthly phone bills and start saving up for a longer lasting option.

If you would prefer to keep your old phone, then there are a few things you can do to improve your current battery life and ensure you stay charged for longer.

If you have a smartphone, the first thing you should do is review the amount of applications that you have open at one time and evaluate which ones are draining your battery the most.

By switching these off when not in use, you can ensure you get the most out of every charge.

It's a similar story with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which can both be a significant drain on power if you are not careful.

Posted by Eve Gillespie