Posted by Bryan Liu

World Cup season is near. For people who don’t have a TV or will be out of the house during the game, they are likely to use their phones to watch the game directly. With a Wi-Fi connection, smartphones can easily broadcast the World Cup wherever you go. Yet, smartphones can only last for about 9 hours and when videos are playing, the battery drains out even quicker. To avoid this hassle caused by batteries all used-up, there are two ways to solve this problem. One is to save your smartphone’s battery life, the other is to juice up it with a power bank.

Method One: Save Smartphone Battery Life

There are various ways to save smartphone battery life, the core of them lies in limiting certain functions and disabling background apps. Specifically speaking, there are six tips.

First, keep the screen timeout short. You can find an option labeled “Screen Timeout”, “Sleep” or something similar under the phone’s display setting menu. Android’s general screen timeout time is 15 seconds. If you want to save more battery life, the fewer minutes, the better.

Second, dim the screen brightness or use auto brightness. The colorful and bright screen may be nice to view, but you will never imagine how consuming they are to your smartphone. By setting auto brightness, the phone can adjust its brightness to a probable degree and ensure the normal brightness. Generally speaking, the weaker the light is, the longer the battery life will be.

Third, turn off Bluetooth and GPS. Bluetooth can bring enjoyment in listening to music, yet if you turn it off you can add an hour or more to your phone’s battery life. GPS is required by many apps for monitoring location, which seems unnecessary when at home. By a click of settings and location, you can easily turn off it and save battery life.

Fourth, disable the background app, such as push email, communication app. Having a continual connection to Wi-Fi or mobile data consumes to battery very fast. Disabling these will help save battery life.

Fifth, enable power-saving modes. Enabling power saving mode can limit many functions of phone and automatically reduce battery consuming to a great degree. It might, for example, prevent apps from updating in the background, dim your screen, reduce the screen timeout setting, disable on-screen animations, and turn off vibration.

Sixth, reboot your phone from time to time, rather than leaving it in sleep mode all the time. Experts suggest that turning your phone off can help preserve your battery for longer. But don’t bother turning off your phone if it will only be off for a short period of time.

Method Two: Use Your Power Bank

Disabling to many apps may disturb the normal daily work and bring inconvenience. Sometimes you have to get yourself prepared with a durable power bank so as to enjoy the World Cup and keep in contact with outer world. Here are some suggestions.

Zendure A3 Portable Charger

Zendure A3 is a compact and lightweight power bank. Designed with 10000 mAh capacity, it can easily extend your phone usage 3-4 times. There are two USB outputs on the frame, which allows your alternative device to get juiced up. This portable charger is available in silver and black colors.

Zendure A3TC USB-C Portable Charger

The A3TC is outstanding for its effectiveness and performance. It includes a USB-C input/output and USB-A output for versatility and performance in a small form factor, each of them goes at fast speed, 5V 3A output. It is lightweight and compact. With 10,000 mAh capacity, this little thing extends your phone usage 3-4 times.

Zendure A5 Portable Charger

Zendure A5 is also a portable charger weighted at 11.4 oz. Designed with 16750 mAh capacity, it becomes one of the best sellers among users who have more than one power-hungry device. This portable charger is even great for an emergency preparedness kit. Zendure A5 is the best choice, for the A-Series battery can maintain up to 95% of its charge after six months without use.

Though World Cup may drive you crazy while watching, but your low battery phone can break your heart entirely when the screen just shuts off mid-game. To get an enjoyable experience of watching World Cup, you should make efforts to save battery life as much as possible and prepare a mobile charger.