How to manage the Battery on your Nokia Lumia 625
The Nokia Lumia 625 is the largest member of the Windows Phone 8 family and comes with a bright and sharp screen, making it ideal for web browsing and watching video clips on the go. If this sounds like you, then managing battery life is vital – here we check out how to get the best battery life on your Nokia Lumia 625.
The Nokia Lumia 625 comes with a 2000 mAh battery, so even though it has a large screen you’ll find it also has a pretty good battery life for such a budget smartphone. However, as with any smartphone it’s only as handy as the battery life it delivers but there are things you can do to help get the perfect battery life.
The Nokia Lumia 625 has a neat little battery saver tool that kicks in when you’re running out of juice, meaning only the basics run in the background and your battery lasts longer. To activate the Battery Saver tool, open the main System Settings and then scroll down the list and tap on Battery Saver.
The battery information it presents are the level of battery life you currently have, as well as the estimated time remaining. You can then either set the Battery Saver to activate when power is low, or you can start it immediately.
However, there are a host of other things you can do to make sure your Nokia Lumia 625 stays running for longer.
Nokia Lumia 625: Latest software updates
Nokia and Microsoft are constantly looking to improve the Windows Phone experience, so it pays to have the latest software. Every update brings new features and improvements to battery life so make sure you’re not missing out. To check you have the latest software go to Settings>Phone Update and hit the Check for Updates button.
Nokia Lumia 625: Battery Saver
The Nokia Lumia 625, like all Windows Phone 8 smartphones, comes with a neat little battery saver app that kicks in when you’re running out of juice, meaning only the basics run in the background and your battery lasts longer. To activate the Battery Saver tool, go to Settings>Battery Saver and choose to activate either when power is low, or you can start it immediately.
Nokia Lumia 625: Screen Brightness
The 4.7-inch screen of the Nokia Lumia 625 is one of its most appealing but by dimming the display you can save battery power while still enjoying stunning image quality. To reduce the brightness of the display, browse to the Nokia Lumia 625’s Settings, then scroll down and tap on Brightness. You can then disable the Automatically Adjust feature and lower the brightness.
Nokia Lumia 625: Background Tasks
We all like apps to load quickly and keep us informed and to do this Windows Phone 8 allows apps to stay open in the background. To help free up memory so your Nokia Lumia 625 runs faster and more power efficiently it pays to switch some of these off. To do this go to Settings, then swipe left to the Applications screen and choose Background Tasks. Here you’ll see which apps are running and you can elect to close or keep them open.
Nokia Lumia 625: Email synchronisation
We all love staying in touch but the result of constantly sending and receiving emails can be a serious drain on battery life. You can reduce the frequency your Nokia Lumia 625 connects and checks for new email to 15 minutes or more, which will stop your phone constantly searching for them and make a big difference.
To do this go to Settings>Email+Accounts and select your email account. Next, you will find an option labelled Download New Content, which you can tweak to extend the amount of time between email downloads.
Nokia Lumia 625: Using HERE Maps
The large 4.7-inch screen of the Nokia Lumia 625 is perfect for finding your way around using HERE Maps. However, if your data connection is constantly updating your maps as you travel, it can use battery power that you might want to save for later. If you know you’re going to be travelling and will need access to Maps then make sure you preload your maps before you leave the house. HERE Maps is great as you can use it in Offline Mode to not only save money but also to save battery life, how’s that for a double win?
By using these easy tips, you can easily maximise the battery life on your Nokia Lumia 625. Have you got any more handy battery saving tips you’d like to share with us?