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5 battery killing mistakes you’re making right now

5 battery killing mistakes you’re making right now
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Recently, we at komando.com talked about how to make your phone battery last longer or even protect them from overheating and exploding.

We recommend not leaving your phone in hot environments, storing your device with at least 50 percent charge and not draining your battery all the way down before plugging it in.

We know, with all the functions a smartphone can do, it is really difficult to get it juiced up to even last one whole day but of course, there are a few tweaks that will help.

Here are a few battery killing mistakes that you might be making right now:

1. Turning on location services for every app

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Using your phone's GPS radios for location tracking is a big battery hog. You can disable your phone's location services altogether but that may limit the functionality of a number of apps.

Obviously, location sensitive apps such as mapping/traffic guides, outdoor running/hiking workout trackers, and social media check-in apps like Facebook, Yelp or Foursquare will require location services to be turned on to take advantage of their specialized tracking features. If you don't really care for or rarely use any of the location-based functions of these apps, then go ahead and turn off your phone's general location services to save juice.

Another not too drastic method is to limit location services depending on the specific app. Most apps don't need location tracking turned on all the time and some apps don't need location tracking at all to function properly.

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