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 speakerphone.

  • 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.

You can choose when you want battery saver mode to be activated. Tap advanced.

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 screen > Screen times out after.

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, or even by request only. In every mailbox you have, tap options icon > settings > sync settings and set Download new content to manually.

  • Switch Bluetooth on only when needed.

  • Use NFC on only when needed. To switch the tap+send feature off, on the start screen, swipe left, and tap settings iconSettings > tap+send and switch NFC sharing to Off.

  • 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 > Wi-Fi, and switch Wi-Fi networking to Offtoggle off icon.

  • Stop your phone connecting to games. On the start screen, swipe left, tap settings iconSettings, swipe to applications, tap games, and turn 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.