LG Nexus 4: 5 Ways To Increase Battery Life

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The LG Nexus 4 is more than a phone and used for just about anything today. Unfortunately some functions and apps do sometimes drain down the battery faster than others. So here are some tips to you get the most out of your LG Nexus 4 battery.

The display of the LG Nexus 4 uses the most power and typically when battery life guidelines are given this is based on the screen being set at 50% brightness. If you can manage with it you could keep your display to around 25% to 30% brightness instead of using auto brightness. You should still be able to see the display and when its night time you can lower the display brightness even more.

Wireless radios drain the battery down, so if you are not using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth you may want to turn these off. The majority of handsets connect to Wi-Fi by default instead of the cellular network and this is great when it comes to getting the most out of your battery. However if you are not in an area where you can get W-Fi then you may wish to turn it off. The same applies to Bluetooth, if you are not using it.

Notifications are all well and good but they wake the LG Nexus 4 up and sound an alarm. If you get a lot of them the battery can drain faster. You should be able to turn off the notifications or at least minimise them and this will allow you to save power.

Location services can be turned off it you don’t plan on using them. If you turn off GPS this will help you to save the most battery and you can turn off GPS as this takes the most power from your battery. Of you do need location services then keep Wi-Fi on.

Syncing email takes a large amount of data. The more the LG Nexus 4 checks for mail the more battery it will use. If you want to save battery you should turn off email and have it set on manual. You can then check for email at a specified time, such as every 30 minutes. You can also do this with apps such as Twitter and Facebook.

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