Hi Lifehacker, Why does the battery life of my phone vary so much? Some charges last for a day or two and others last less than 12 hours. I’m certain that I’m not downloading anything in the background or doing anything that would drain the battery faster than normal. I have a Nokia Lumia 920. Any thoughts? Thanks, Drain Pain
Android: We all know that screen brightness has a huge effect on your phone’s battery life, but Android’s built in auto-brightness setting isn’t always accurate, and doesn’t offer anything in the way of customisation. Velis Auto Brightness on the other hand oozes customisability, and gives you in-depth control over your screen’s brightness.
iOS: In early October, mobile security tool Lookout updated its Android version with Signal Flare, a new feature that sends your phone’s location to Lookout’s servers just before the battery dies. That feature is now available to iPhone users as well.
Android: Battery life is the bane of every smartphone owner’s life. We’ve offered lots of suggestions to help Android owners deal with that problem, but Longevity Battery Saver adds one useful twist: identifying apps which are tough on battery life and warning users when they download them.