Get 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.
Select only the sounds that you need
Mute unnecessary sounds, such as key press sounds.
Use wired headphones
Use wired headphones, rather than the speakerphone.
Use the battery saver
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 > battery saver.
When your phone goes into battery saver mode, you may not be able to change the settings of all apps.
You can choose when you want battery saver mode to be activated. Tap advanced.
Change the phone screen settings
Set the phone screen to switch off after a short time. On the start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings > lock screen > Screen times out after.
Use double-tap to wake up your phone only when needed. To switch the feature off, on the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings > touch, and switch Double tap to wake up phone to Off.
Lower the screen brightness
Stop apps from running in the background
Close the apps you are not using. To close most of the apps, press .
Some apps may run in the background unnecessarily. On the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings, swipe to applications, and tap background tasks. Tap the app you want to block, and tap block.
Use location services selectively
If you want to keep location services switched on, but don't want to use check-in services, on the start screen, swipe left, and tap Settings. Swipe to applications, tap people, and switch Use my location to Off.
Use network connections selectively
Set your phone to check for new mail less frequently, or even by request only. In every mailbox you have, tap > settings > sync settings, and change the setting for Download new content.
Switch Bluetooth on only when needed.
Use a Wi-Fi connection to connect to the internet, rather than a mobile data connection.
Tip: To keep the Wi-Fi connection on even when the phone screen switches off, on the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings > Wi-Fi > advanced, and tap the Keep Wi-Fi on when the screen times out check box.
Stop your phone scanning for available wireless networks. On the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and switch Wi-Fi networking to Off.
Stop your phone connecting to games. On the start screen, swipe left, tap Settings, swipe to applications, tap games, and switch all relevant settings off.
If you're listening to music or otherwise using your phone, but don't want to make or receive calls, switch airplane mode on.