4 Tips To Help Save Energy Using Our Phones

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Earlier this week, Apple introduced a new Clean Energy Charging Feature in its latest software update for iPhones. This is a welcome addition to many smartphone users seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re also interested in saving energy using your phone, this feature may have you wondering what other tips are available. Here are some useful suggestions.

1. Charge your phone with a lead

When it comes to charging your phone, using a cable is typically more energy-efficient than wireless charging. This is because wireless charging often involves the use of a charging pad or stand that consumes energy to function. Additionally, there can be some energy loss during the process of transferring energy wirelessly, which means it may not be as efficient as charging your phone directly with a cable. By contrast, charging your phone with a cable involves a direct connection between your phone and the power source, meaning less energy is lost.

2. Daytime charging is better than overnight

Charging your phone overnight while you sleep can actually be detrimental to your phone’s battery life over time. Additionally, the charging process will continue even after your battery is fully charged, leading to energy wastage. A better alternative is to charge your phone during the day when you are awake and can monitor the charging process. This means you can unplug your phone once it is fully charged, avoiding excessive energy usage and prolonging the lifespan of your battery.

3. Reduce how often you need to charge by:

– Play around with your phone’s battery settings to see how you can save power. For example, on an iPhone, you can use the Optimised Battery Charging feature; on an Android device, you can try using the Adaptive Battery feature.

– Closing background apps that are not in use.

– Reducing screen brightness

– Turning off keyboard sounds/vibrations

– Monitoring apps that consume a lot of energy and limiting their usage.

– Minimising our screen time; As well as conserving battery life, this also offers health benefits such as increased mindfulness, allowing you to be more engaged and present in the world around you.

4. Purchase Emerald’s Electricity Advisor to;

– Visually monitor and track your homes energy consumption through your phone with real-time reports and graphs

– Take control of your energy budget with the handy energy calculator

– Stop electricity bill surprises with alerts to keep you on track to reach your energy goals

– By combining with LiveLink and AC Link (coming soon), you can remotely monitor and regulate your air conditioning’s energy consumption in real-time, from anywhere. This allows you to stay in control of your energy usage even when you’re away from home.

Saving energy with our smartphones can lead to a happier, healthier and more affordable lifestyle for both us and the environment.

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