Whether you're new to windows donate or have been -- it -- twenty eats well it is never a bad time to make sure you're getting as much battery life as possible. Big freezing right now has been disabling live hi when you're not using it are a couple of obvious ads but -- also some other settings buried in the system and they could be seriously draining your battery. -- had a settings and follow along most of we're doing is disabling unnecessary features but if you actually use one keep it enabled obviously. And it first go to Wi-Fi and tap advanced and uncheck these two boxes. Now higher phone won't waste energy always looking for hot -- now back in settings click on the top and send and turn it off. Okay there are few more things you should treat in the system settings menu. Go to email accounts and for each account I just speed download new content option to the lowest frequency you're comfortable -- If you can it choose it manually otherwise go for hourly. Now headed back and go to back up. Backing your data is really important but it'll be less of a drain on your battery if you did it manually. So turn off each backup option and then -- when you do wanna back up your data. Enabling and hit back up now. And finally go to phone update and uncheck automatically download updates. Now higher levels still tell you there's an update but it won't download it automatically. Switches -- words when you're trying to be careful about your battery life. A -- -- in the settings menu swipe over to applications. Here we'll take a few important things. Under background tasks you'll see out without permission to run in the background. Go through this list and block any apps you don't absolutely need. Now the good games and turn off connect with Xbox and it seemed game requests again if you use these features -- leave them enabled. Head back and go to music plus videos here and turn off connect with Xbox music is -- -- this cloud collection feature if you don't use it. With these changes you should see a significant increase in your phone's battery life. And if you want even more battery saving tips that check out the -- guide on CNET how to CON if you haven't tip of your own it don't be shy let me nine's -- For CNET I'm Sharon vaknin.
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