1. Put Your Phone Selectively Into "Airplane Mode": Instead of going through what apps to switch off, and which settings to modify, a good way to manage your power usage on your smartphone is to simply put it into Airplane Mode. You should see a considerable increase in battery time, and you will be able to continue using most of your services, except the ones that rely on a 3G connection.
2. Wait to Upload Media: While the temptation is great to simply upload any new pics that you've taken immediately, if you're on a hike or trip, it might not be possible. I've grown accustomed to simply taking photos with my native photo app, and uploading them to Instagram and other services once I have access to a power source, like in my car or hotel room (aka #Latergram).More Expensive Battery Packs: If cheap isn't good enough, then you can check out our selection of higher performing battery packs, including the ones from Mophie, which will last you longer, but also cost more. Modify Location Services to Optimize Battery Usage: On iPhones, navigate to Settings > Location Services > System Services in order to check if the purple location icon is displayed in your status bar. If it is, then toggle off "Setting Time Zone". Your battery should last longer, from 30 to 50% more.
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