Changing just a few settings can bring some life back to your phone, but it won't bring back Mark.


Smartphones and tablets are incredibly useful, helpful, and fun, but if users have one common complaint, it's definitely battery life. If you notice you can't make it through the day on a single charge, try some of these battery saving tips:

Turn down the screen brightness.

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Keeping the brightness turned up all the way on a smartphone screen will eat up battery life quickly. If you notice you lose power quickly, try dimming down the screen as well as turning off any auto-brightness features. You can always turn the brightness back up when you need to show off your favorite photos, like that one of you and Mark you always look at.

Turn off location-tracking apps.


Lots of apps use your GPS data for handy location-based features. However, some apps will constantly track your location to update in real-time. If you don't need constant updates based on your location, turn off the GPS functions in the app's settings menu. Cut back on checking your GPS location while on the go. You don't always have to know how far away you are from Mark's apartment. Chances are you won't even run into him, anyway. This city is huge, Jennifer.