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Phone experts give tips for preventing low battery anxiety

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Low battery anxiety is caused when a phone is about to die from low battery. (WFSB) Low battery anxiety is caused when a phone is about to die from low battery. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Experts said Friday that phones with low batteries aren't just inconvenient--they also cause anxiety.

Low battery anxiety is caused when a phone is about to die from low battery.

Some phone users go to great lengths to keep their phones going.

"I shut the data off so that way if I'm not using it throughout the day it stays longer," said Guilford resident Stephanie Goldberg.

Phone expert Gary Blauvelt of Nerds to Go said a long battery life mostly has to do with charging.

"Make sure it gets to full, and if you can, if you're available to do it, unplug it, use it, that's what batteries are designed for is the mobility of the device," said Blauvelt.

Temperature also plays a big role in battery life.

"You don't want to charge your phone in sub-freezing temperatures and you don't want to do it when it's too hot," said Blauvelt.

He explained that the more comfortable people are in the temperatures, the more your battery will be as well.

When apps are open, they are also big battery-drainers.

"You gotta remember it's running all these programs in the background," said Blauvelt.

The more apps running means the more a phone's battery is being drained.

Experts advise consumers to swipe out of each app and close them down.

Brightness and sound volume are little things that take a big toll on a phone's battery as well.

Volume can drain a battery because the louder something is, the more voltage it uses.

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