While iPhones and Androids may dominate the market when it comes to cell phones, you may prefer the Windows phone. Enter the latest Windows Phones – the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X. You were probably pretty excited when these phones came out, but if you’re like other users, you weren’t too excited to see the poor battery life that also came with these top-of-the-line Windows phones.
Follow these tips to improve your Windows phone’s battery life. These changes can be found in your “Settings” options.
WiFi – Go into your phone’s Advanced settings and uncheck “notify me when new networks are available,” and “Send information about Wi-Fi networks.”
Tap + Send – This feature probably isn’t used much, so it also can be turned off.
Email + Accounts – This will allow you to decide how frequently your phone checks for new email. You can set it for anywhere from Manually, which will only send you new emails when you access your emails app, to Push, which will automatically send you new emails as they come in.
Backup – Backing up your phone is important, but not so important that it needs to be done constantly. To change your setting, disable each backup option. When you’re ready to back up your data, re-enable the option.
Phone Update – You can choose to manually download updates your phone by unchecking the “automatically download updates” option. You’ll still be notified that there’s an update available, but it won’t download automatically which can eat up your battery.