No need for your superhero suit, these tips are easy.
When it comes to saving the planet, there are a number of things you can do.
Recycle, volunteer, carpool and everything else in between. We’re often told that the little things can have a huge impact.
We use our mobile phones every single day and that got us thinking. How can we support the current environment crisis?
There are a number of things you can do to save how much energy your mobile phone uses. While they won’t stop the ice caps melting, it’s nice to feel a part of something bigger.
So, here are 8 of the best tips we could find.
1) Turn your phone off at night.
Many of us use our mobile phones for alarms, but on those rare weekends when you’re allowed a bit of a lay in, we suggest turning off your mobile while you sleep.
Afterall, it can’t use your energy if it’s turned off! If you can’t commit to shutting it off entirely, putting it on airplane mode will reduce your energy consumption.
This way, you won’t have to miss your alarms and you’ll get a better sleep.
2) Make use of low brightness.
Having your brightness super-high is only good in certain situations. Perhaps when you’re sending an email and don’t want any typos or likewise a text message.
When you’re browsing socials or watching a Netflix series on your mobile, having your brightness all the way up is sometimes too much for your eyes.
Using auto-brightness on your mobile will allow your phone to automatically adjust to your surroundings.
Using this setting will ensure you aren’t using too much energy by having your mobile at a ridiculous brightness setting.
3) Close those pesky apps!
It’s easy to gather a cluster of open apps on your mobiles. We switch between email, texting, browsing our socials, taking photos and making calls, almost every day.
If you’re not in a regular routine of closing unused apps, we suggest you give it a try. Closing the apps you’re not using, will mean you’ll save the energy that your mobile uses when running a number of different apps.
4) Turn off location services.
Some apps require your location services to be on. When you’re using maps or trying to find a great Indian restaurant near you, GPS is crucial.
However, it’s not always necessary to have location services on. If you’re scrolling through 15 second snippets on TikTok or have your mobile on charge, turning off your location services will reduce the energy that your mobile is using.
5) Be mindful of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
It’s difficult to imagine a world without Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. They’ve both changed the way we stream, browse, listen to and download music, plus so much more.
They’re both great features, when we actually need them. But how many times have you come to check something on your mobile and realised that you’ve had your Bluetooth switched on, ever since your sweaty gym session a few days before?
Likewise, your Wi-Fi. Most places have Wi-Fi now, but in those rare off-the-grid locations, like a nice spring walk, you’ll want to turn it off.
Turning off both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will help you preserve energy, and lets face it, will save your battery life too.
6) Do you need that notification?
We all love a game of Candy Crush, but do you really need that notification telling you to come play? We all know you’ll sit down with a coffee and go on it, so we’re not sure you need that extra prompt.
Disabling unnecessary notifications will actually help you save energy. Your screen won’t be forced to light up which uses up unnecessary energy – and your mobile won’t vibrate or make a sound too!
7) Change your screen timeout.
When you’re not using your mobile, but leave your screen on, you’re using more energy than you’d think.
By using your screen time-out, you can modify your settings so that you’re screen will turn off after a time frame of no use.
Low power mode on iPhone will automatically detect when you’re not using your mobile and will lock your iPhone.
Having your screen turn off, after say 30 seconds of no use, will allow your mobile to preserve energy. And if you do need to use it, you can simply unlock it again.
8) Keep it all homeostasis.
Maintaining your mobile’s temperature is a great way of saving energy. In the UK, we’re going to say you’ll want to avoid having your mobile in freezing temperatures.
They can’t put on their big coats and keep warm like we can and having it too cold can result in your mobile not performing properly – thus using more energy!
On those rare sunny, summer days in the UK, your mobile becoming too hot can have the same effect.
To help preserve energy, make sure you keep your mobile a happy temperature – and by happy we mean not freezing or roasting!
Saving the world, one step at a time.
These tips are super-easy to follow and while they seem like small changes, every little helps!
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