TECHNOLOGY: Fast tracking your charge

James Stoner
James Stoner

Our mobile phones are used for such a variety of applications nowadays it is becoming a common problem to find that your battery is on five per cent and you are nowhere near a charger.

Luckily there are a few things you can do to make that last minute charge go a bit further and ensure you’re not left out of touch when out and about.

Firstly, always use the official branded charger. Cheaper models may be appealing price wise, but they are often not thoroughly tested for safety and can run the risk of overheating, damaging your phone or even catching fire.

In addition to this, cheaper chargers often do not work as efficiently and may not transmit the maximum amount of energy meaning your device will charge slower.

Another way to ensure your mobile is getting the maximum power surge is by using a power outlet as opposed to a USB port.

Charging your phone through your computer might be convenient but it is not efficient.

It also makes sense for your phone to be expending minimum energy when carrying out an emergency charge. If you can, turn your mobile off.

The best alternative is to shut down as many open apps as you can and switch the device onto Airplane Mode.

If you have a question for JSPC, email it to {mailto: questions@jspc.co.uk| questions@jspc.co.uk|questions@jspc.co.uk}, and if you require further advice, support, or a computer repair, call JSPC Computer Services on 01903 767122, visit www.jspc.co.uk, or visit them at 2 Seadown Parade, Bowness Avenue, Sompting.

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