Stranded in a storm?

Whether you’re stuck in your car or at home or elsewhere, know how to extend your cell phone’s battery life, advises the Auto Club Group.


In an emergency, do this:

•  Turn the phone off. Only turn it on when you are expecting or making a call.

•  If you’re in an area with no reception, turn off the phone to prevent it from constantly searching for service. Even with automatic power-save features, this function can take up to 30 minutes and it is depleting your battery.

•  Limit use of the vibrate function on your phone. Use a ring tone because it uses less of the battery’s power.

•  Don’t use extra features such as the Internet, WiFi, GPS, a camera, and a hands-free device.

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