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  Is your cellphone always running out of battery? Do you find yourself always looking to charge your phone? Want some helpful tips to save batter life? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.       Adjusting Brightness level Go to your Applications and select Settings. In the Device section click on Display, and scroll down to Settings until you see Brightness Level. Then adjust!   Review Battery Usage From the Applications screen go to Settings. In the Device section click on Power management, and in the Power information section click on Battery Usage. This list shows you all the apps that are consuming your phone’s battery so you can control which ones you need and which ones you don’t.   Turning off Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Just go to Applications, then Settings, and then Wireless & Networks. Click on Wi-Fi & Bluetooth to temporarily disable them   Closing Active Programs & Apps From the Applications screen go to Settings. In the Device section select Apps and swipe right on the heading until you get to Running. From here you can stop any apps that you don’t need running in the background all the time.   Turning off GPS Start from the Applications screen and go to Settings. In the Personal section select Location and toggle it Off.   Animated Wallpapers and Screensavers Avoid using animated wallpapers or screensavers. We know they look pretty, but your battery will thank you if you get rid of them.
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  Is your cellphone always running out of battery? Do you find yourself always looking to charge your phone? Want some helpful tips to save batter life? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Adjusting Brightness level 1. Start by taking down the brightness level of your screen. 2. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 3. Select Display, and drag the slider under Brightness Settings to the desired level.   Adjusting Backlight Timeout 1. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 2. Select Display, and scroll down to Screen Lock and tap Screen Lock Timeout to select the time you want.   Monitor Battery Usage 1. To turn it on, tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 2. Then select App Manager and Device Monitor 3. Look at the Battery tab to see which apps are using up your battery.   Turning off Wi-Fi, GPS & Bluetooth 1. You can also try disabling your Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and GPS when you’re not using them. 2. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 3. Select Network Connections and toggle Wi-Fi & Bluetooth off, and select Location Services to turn your GPS off.   Closing Active Programs & Apps 1. If you’re already in the app, just Swipe Up from the bottom of the screen then tap X to close. 2. If you’re on your home screen, click on the Active Frame icon and then hit X on the apps to close.   Animated Wallpapers and Screensavers Avoid using animated wallpapers or screensavers. We know they look pretty, but your battery will thank you if you get rid of them.
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  Is your cellphone always running out of battery? Do you find yourself always looking to charge your phone? Want some helpful tips to save batter life? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Turn on Battery Saver 1. To turn Battery Saver on, swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings, then select Battery Saver.   Turning off Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Just swipe down from the home screen to bring up the Action Center, and tap either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to disable. You can tell they’re off because they look greyed out.   Turning off GPS 1. Swipe  left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings. 3. Select Location and then turn Location services off, then just turn it back on when you need it.   Adjusting Brightness level 1. Swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Scroll down and tap Settings, select Brightness, and turn off Automatically Adjust and set the level to low.   Adjust Screen Lock timer 1. Swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings, select Lock screen, and adjust the Screen times from the drop down menu.   Animated Wallpapers and Screensavers Avoid using animated wallpapers or screensavers. We know they look pretty, but your battery will thank you if you get rid of them.
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  Whether it’s tangled or damaged cords, or a constantly dwindling phone battery, here are ways to combat a few of the most common techie woes.     Damaged power cords   Cellphone and laptop cords take a beating, especially the end you plug into your device. The simplest way to protect your cords from splitting, bending and fraying is to secure a pen spring around them. Over time, constant tugging and pulling creates cord fraying, creating a potential fire hazard.   Disassemble a ballpoint pen by unscrewing the tip, pulling out the ink tube and removing the metal spring. Extend the coil spring and wrap it around your cord closest to the end that plugs into your device. This helps to ensure that the end of your cord is protected, and any existing minor frays, splits and bends are contained so they don’t become worse.     Dying phone battery   If you run a lot of apps or use Wi-Fi, your battery probably drains pretty quickly. When you need your device charged in a hurry, try this simple trick to turn your battery bar from zilch to full in no time.   Turn on   Airplane Mode   (turning on this function depends on your device; for iPhone, for example, go to   Settings   and toggle   Airplane Mode   to   on). Plug in your phone or tablet and charge as usual. (Make sure you turn Airplane Mode   off   to resume normal function on your phone once you’ve charged.)     Dirty headphones   Not only does cleaning them help your cans aesthetically, it eliminates germs and promotes a crisper sound by removing the dust that settles in the speakers.   Combine a solution of warm water and soap. Lightly dampen a cloth in the suds and gently wipe the earpieces and wires clean. 3. If your headphones have removable silicone covers, gently clean those separately with a toothbrush. If your headphones are particularly dirty, try cleaning them using some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip.   Tip:   Be careful – too much soap will leave a sticky residue and too much water or rubbing alcohol is, well, bad news.     Tangled cords   If you use a laptop, you likely have a number of cords you need to quickly use and/or unplug at your workstation. The easiest way to organize them is a handy little trick using sturdy   bulldog clips   that can be found at most dollar stores.   Clamp   bulldog clips   to the back of your desk or work area. String cables through the openings of the two squeezable metal tips. Your cords will easily slide through the clips’ handles without getting tangled.
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