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How to improve battery life on your mobile phone




Now that the airlines no longer let you take extra batteries in your checked or carry on luggage it’s even more important to get that extra time out of your cell phone battery.

1) Turn off anything you are not using, especially the IR port and bluetooth.

2) Turn down the screen brightness.

3) Turn off IM clients when not in use, they are serious drags on your juice. Texting is more efficient on your phone.

4) Turn off error reporting and customer feedback if it is on your phone.

5) Remove your phone from the charger when the battery is 100% do not leave it sit on the charger over night.  (* This came from a reasonable source, I have not tested it to see how much, if any, difference it makes. )

6) WM phones adjust power saver settings in your registry. (See Battery Hacks for more information about what you are doing. ) You can use PHM Registry Editor to make the edits to the registry.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\AsyncMac1\Parms]
Default value type and value are
“DisablePowerManagement”=dword:1
Change to
“DisablePowerManagement”=dword:0

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\Irsir1\Parms]
Default value type and value are
“DisablePowerManagement”=dword:1
Change to
“DisablePowerManagement”=dword:0

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\PPTP1\Parms]
Default value type and value are
“DisablePowerManagement”=dword:1
Change to
“DisablePowerManagement”=dword:0

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\L2TP1\Parms]
Default value type and value are
“DisablePowerManagement”=dword:1
Change to
“DisablePowerManagement”=dword:0