Push mail is the biggest battery eater. Every second your phone is connecting to your email server and asking, “Is there new mail?” it is using battery power. This constant flow of data drains batteries faster than any other function.
Location services also drain a battery. This built-in service is constantly tracking your location – even when you might not realize it. To reduce this usage, limit which apps are allowed to track where you are.
To prolong battery life during use there are a number of things you can do, including turning off Wi-Fi, push notifications and Bluetooth. Ensuring these features are off when you don’t need to use them will significantly improve the life of your battery.
This is part of the Verizon Wireless “#FactOrFiction” series.
Sheldon Jones is a public relations manager for Verizon Wireless. You can follow him on Twitter at: @VZWsheldon.