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5 hacks to keep your smartphone charged during a power outage – WFTV

5 hacks to keep your smartphone charged during a power outage – WFTV

Orlando, Fla. A smartphone can be a lifeline in a storm, but it is useless without power. Luckily, there’s never been more Ways to keep smartphone young,

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Here are some easy ways to keep your phone green if you lose power:

1. Charge every laptop in your house. If you lose power, turn on the laptop (but don’t unlock the screen) and use your iPhone or Android cable to charge your phone via the USB port. Most new laptops can charge the smartphone multiple times.

2. Put your phone on “Low Power Mode”. This setting will use very little juice. On iPhone, go to “Settings,” scroll down to “Battery,” and turn on “Low Power Mode.” On Android, swipe down from the top menu and find the “Power Saving” icon.

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3. Use your car to charge your phone. Most new cars have a USB port — or two. Even if your car has run out of fuel, you can still turn it on and charge it using the car’s battery. This is a last resort, but if you have a new car battery, it will easily charge a phone multiple times.

4. Buy if you don’t have external charger; Most drug stores have them. Portable smartphone battery chargers are becoming better and less expensive. Most drugstore chains keep them near the counter, but you’ll pay more for the convenience. But if you need one now, it’s a good place to look.

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Companies like Anker and Aukey sell high-quality, high-capacity chargers on Amazon. Consider buying one before the next storm. Something new has a capacity of 30,000 mAh, which is enough to charge a phone five times.

5. Still have power but want to charge the phone quickly without using the wall socket? Plug it into the USB port of your TV. Most new TVs have one.

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