Battery Draining Quickly On Your Smartphone – Whats Using It

So why do our batteries run down so quickly on our smartphones and what is using our battery life. Well both iOS and Android can show the apps that are using up your battery. On iOS open the Settings app and tap on “Battery.” You’ll see a list of apps which will show in order of how much battery they’ve consumed either the last 24 hours and over the last week. There’s also a clock icon to the right that will tell you exactly how long each app has been running on screen and in the background. When you go to the bottom of this screen, you’ll see the total usage time since the last full charge and the time that the phone was in standby. Android users should open the Settings app from the app drawer and open the “Battery” option. This tells you the apps that have consumed battery, but device services as well, how much power was used by the screen, Wi-Fi, operating system, Google Services, and more. One thing that does not show up is if the phone is in a low signal area and is constantly hunting for a signal that can drain the battery as… Read More

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Issues With Your Computer , Tablet , Smartphone – The First Thing To Do

Restart – yes – Restart If you are having any issues with either your computer , tablet or smartphone – restart the device. I increasingly come across people that do not ever restart their devices for weeks or months on end – this is not right. Tablets or smartphones at least once a week , computers – Windows 7 – every day , Windows 10 every couple of days – Apple Computers – every couple of days So what can restarting fix : Software & Operating system updates Network issues Software not starting Multiple issues When in doubt restart

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Hell Has Frozen Over – I Have Moved To The Samsung S8 Plus

I have now been using my new smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus for a week now and it is time to pass an opinion. I have used an iPhone 7 Plus since its release but over the last few years I would get the Samsung Galaxy smartphones – test them – then pass it on and go back to my iPhone. This time around though I have kept using the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and have no intention of giving it up. Here is why: It is a gorgeous device – surely the best designed visually appealing smartphone they have made The screen is superb – really superb , with the wrap around screen – and it goes to the edge of the device Battery life is excellent – I can use the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus all day – not charge it – then get up the next day and still have 25% – 30% left It is quick and snappy and have not noticed any lag at all which does seem to plague so many Android devices The camera is great , both front and back – the front camera has autofocus which works well There is… Read More

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Ways To Stay Secure When Using Android

Lets look at ways to keep your Android phone / device secure Lock your phone – create a pin or use the fingerprint reader Practise using the Android Device Manager to locate your phone Make sure the “ unknown sources “ is disabled in your Android settings as this will not allow you to install from “ third party sites “ that maybe shady Keep your phone updated , both apps from the Google Play Store and system updates Turn on Google Chromes Safe browsing feature in Chrome on your Android device and don’t use the other browsers –  To check if you’re already using it, just head over to the Settings -> Privacy menu in Chrome on Android.

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