Good battery life is becoming an increasing concern for smartphone owners: a working phone = happiness. So many of our everyday functions are now conducted with the swipe of a finger. Tasks like shopping, paying bills, playing games, creating music and interacting with friends are now normal things to do on a smartphone… and those are just a few of the things you lose when your battery goes dead. A recent survey done by SwiftKey shows that out of 23,000 smartphone users surveyed, 59 percent of those looking to buy a new smartphone thought good battery life was essential. Just how important was that? Only 32 percent of the group said price was an essential decision maker.
The amount of data used by the average smartphone user grew by 89 percent between 2010 and 2011 — from 230MB to 435MB — with Apple and Android smartphone owners using significantly more data than consumers on other operating systems. But which tasks are the most battery draining? You’ll find the answer to that below, along with 10 tips and tricks for extending the battery life on your phone… keeping you happily connected.
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