An hour can be a powerful thing. This is especially so for Earth Hour which takes place this Saturday 28th March at 8pm. Over the last six years Earth Hour has grown from an Australian national event to a worldwide movement of people making a conscious effort to power down.
Now, we’re no energy experts but we certainly have a few tricks up our sleeves when it comes to keeping our devices as efficient as possible. After all, the less battery your device uses the less power you consume and therefore the more energy you save. Simples!
Top Tips for iOS Users
- Adjust the brightness setting of your display, probably the easiest!
- With iOS 8 you can identify which apps are draining your battery the most. Identify the culprits and delete the ones you can live without!
- Your screen consumes power so make sure your device has its Auto-Lock feature enabled, this way your phone screen will turn off when it’s not in use.
- Bluetooth and Airdrop are big batter wasters as they need to seek out nearby devices – turn if off!
Turning off your notifications will do wonders for your battery life but it’s a tough one (how will you know when someone has liked your latest Insta post – trust us, we get it!). If you really can’t live without your notifications maybe start by turning off the sounds they make, baby steps!
Top Tips for Android Users
- Don’t use the auto brightness setting – don’t be fooled, it’s brighter than you need!
- Turn off Vibrate – it uses more battery power than plain old ringing!
- Set your screen time out to a low setting so you are conserving as much battery as possible
- Turn off fancy smart features like air gestures and smart scrolling, particularly if you’re a Samsung user.
- Don’t let the Widgets take over, you don’t need a lot of them so just delete!
Happy Earth Hour!
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