Here are five tips to help preserve battery life:
Tip 1: Turn Off Extra SignalsPhones can burn lots of battery power trying to find cell, data, WiFi, and Bluetooth signals. If you’re in a place with poor or no network coverage, phones work even harder sniffing out those signals. So turn off the signals you don’t need.
Turn on Airplane Mode. This mode usually disables all the receivers on your Android device, except the GPS signal. But double-check all the phone's settings to make sure extra signals are turned off. We have recently seen some Android phones that leave WiFi on when in Airplane Mode.
Be aware that Airplane Mode on Apple devices shuts off the GPS receiver. Instead, go to the Settings page and turn off Wifi, Bluetooth, and Cellular signals. This keeps the GPS receiver on, so the TNP App can pinpoint your GPS location.
Tip 2: Run Fewer Apps in the BackgroundEach app running on your device uses precious power. Exit or kill as many apps as possible, especially social media apps or other GPS-enabled apps which can be big power suckers.
To shutdown other apps, long-press the Home button and swipe right to close apps running in the background.
We suggest three actions:
1) Double-press the Home button and swipe up to close other apps.
2) Check out what apps access Location Services on a regular basis. Go to the Settings page, select Privacy, and tap Location Services. Scroll down and select Never to shut down GPS tracking for other apps.
3) See what apps run or refresh content while in the Background. Go to Settings, select General, and hit Background App Refresh. Turn off apps you don't want running in the Background.
Tip 3: Adjust Your Screen SettingsScreen time burns battery power. Use the auto-lock feature on your mobile device to set the amount of time that elapses before the device locks or turns off the display. In addition, dim the screen or turn on auto-brightness to extend battery life.
Tip 4: Download Offline Maps
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