Extend battery life

Find the balance between getting the most out of your phone while getting the battery life you need. There are steps you can take to save power on your phone.

  • Always charge the battery fully.

  • Mute unnecessary sounds, such as key press sounds.

  • Use wired headphones, rather than the loudspeaker.

  • The camera viewfinder can be a power drain, so after you've finished taking photos, press back key.

You can set your phone to automatically save power when the battery charge level is low. To check the battery status, and switch battery saver mode on, on the start screen, swipe left, and tap settings iconSettings > battery saver.

When your phone goes into battery saver mode, you may not be able to change the settings of all apps.

To save power, you can also do the following:

Set the phone screen to switch off after a short time

On the start screen, swipe left, and tap settings iconSettings > lock+wallpaper > Screen times out after.

Use a dark theme

On the start screen, swipe left, tap settings iconSettings > theme, and under Background, tap Dark.

Lower the screen brightness

On the start screen, swipe left, and tap settings iconSettings > brightness. Switch Automatically adjust to Offtoggle off icon, and select the level you want.

Use network connections selectively:

  • Set your phone to check for new mail less frequently.

  • Switch Bluetooth on only when needed.

  • Use a Wi-Fi connection to connect to the internet, rather than a mobile data connection.

  • Stop your phone scanning for available wireless networks. On the start screen, swipe left, tap settings iconSettings, and switch WiFi to Offtoggle off icon.

  • If you're listening to music or otherwise using your phone, but don't want to make or receive calls, switch flight mode on.