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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Jul 22, 2020

Emergency Charging Tips

With every new feature that gets added to our phones, a potential burden gets added to our batteries.

If you’re constantly on the go, you have to make sure you think ahead so you don’t run out of battery power when you need your device the most.

One emergency tactic when you are in a pinch and can only charge for a short period is to turn the device completely off while charging.

If that’s not an option, shutting off as many of the energy-sucking radios as possible, like wifi and Bluetooth, or switch to airplane mode.

While traveling, you may find yourself in a situation where you have more devices that need a charge then you have outlets. That’s when you should remember that most of today’s TVs have a low power USB port you can use in an emergency.

It will take a lot longer to charge anything, but it’s at least an additional option to keep in mind.

It’s hot these days, so remember that heat is one of your battery's worst enemies, so avoid putting your smartphone in direct sunlight or leaving it inside of a hot car.

It’s also a good idea to avoid charging a phone that is hot to the touch - wait until it cools down to room temperature before plugging in the charging cable.