What Can Most Commonly Affect a Phone's Battery Life?

Environment

Answer

  • Charging connection and habits
  • Display Settings
  • Wireless settings
  • Installed applications
  • General usage
  • Signal strength
  • Network performance

All smart phones are designed to operate at the minimum required power level to maintain a link with a cell tower. If the phone is having trouble finding a tower or maintaining a link with a tower, it will automatically boost its power slightly to establish a reliable connection. Higher power does mean shorter battery life.

As signal strength decreases, battery consumption increases. 

  • Connecting to WiFi often in areas of low cell signal strength can improve battery life.

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