How To Make Your Phone Last A Long Flight
If you are a person who travels a lot and also cannot do without a smartphone, then this is a must read article for you. Using your phone while waiting for your flight can drain your phone’s battery. Here are a few tips that would help you in using your mobile without eating a huge amount of your battery and taking it to your destination safely.
Keep your Phone Charged:
Although many flights offer seat-back USB charging ports, but sometimes they do not work. Similarly,many times the charging spots at airport terminals do not work either. So it is extremely important that you keep your phone charged especially if your boarding pass is in your smart phone. For that you need to carry an external battery or an additional removable battery if your phone supports it. Many phones like LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can let you change your dead battery for a fully charged battery. If you cannot avail this option, you can always go for a portable USB battery. It would keep your phone charged for quite a long time without the need of a wall outlet. There are many new Android phones that support Qualcomm QWuickCharge. You can use Samsung’s 5,200mAh Fast Charge battery with any USB-powered phone.Itssmall size is very convenient as you can easily place it in your jeans pocket. It has sufficient power to charge a phone to its maximum capacity. If you would like to charge multiple devices at the same time then you should definitely go for Aukey’s 10,000mAh Quick Charge battery.
If you cannot make use of the above mentioned options, then just save your phone’s battery by turning down the backlight and using Wi-Fi or just use your phone’s power saving mode.
Pre-load the Content:
If you want to listen to music or watch movies during your flight, then do not rely on in-flight Wi-Fi. You should just pre-load your preferred music or movies beforehand. Google Play Music and Spotify offers to offload your music cache to a microSD card, so you can also benefit from that option. You can even clean your phone of the unwanted apps, photos and videos to free up space.
Simon Dyer, owner at Swift Contract Phones recommends installing Pocket prior to your flight and filling it with articles to read during your flight. “If you don’t like books, then I’d give Pocket a go and schedule some articles to read a week or 2 prior to your flight. Remember to cache them for offline reading!”
Invest in a Phone Case:
Your phone can get damaged or get scratches as you have to move your phone in and out from many security bins during your flight. The best way to keep your phone safe is to buy a phone case even if you don’t use a case during normal days.
Always Carry an Extra Charger:
Anything could happen to your charger, so it is better to play safe and keep an extra charger when you are traveling. If you are an Android user, you might have an extra charger that came with your previous phone. If not then just go buy a new charger because you won’t be able to find a charger especially if you use Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or OnePlus 2 in the wild.
Author bio: Nuur Hasan is a software developer, web developer and a technical writer with more than seven years of experience. He believes that sharing knowledge can do wonders and that is why he likes to blog. His other interests include politics and sports.