SpinCount founder Kimberly Sinclair shares her expert tips from 10 years of Music Publicity!
You’ve got your conference registration, packed your bags, made your schedule, checked it twice, and downloaded the conference app - you are ready to hit the showcases, but is your phone?
No matter the brand, it seems phone batteries drain extra fast at music events - there is nothing worse than the dreaded “red level of battery %” “shutdown is imminent” notice that comes upon all music lovers right at the peak of the hottest band you’ve seen or best speaker you’ve heard at a key note.
But never fear, for this reason, I’ve created these 10 tips to save your battery, so you won’t miss a thing!
PLT: Do these while on the plane or in the car on the way to said event.
@KimberlySinc @SpinCount 10 Tips to save your battery life.
1) Change your wallpaper and phone lock screen to black & white images. Color uses ALL your pixels and brightness, go old school and use B & W images. Besides, B & W looks super cool anyways.
2) Turn off the “background app refresh” settings. Otherwise, unbeknownst to you, your phone is constantly updating apps, even if you aren't using them.
3) Close ALL of your open apps - This is that thing where you double click your home button and swipe every app open away. Do this often, like a few times per day.
4) Check what is sucking up your battery life, and adjust your setting accordingly. Via Battery Life
5) Close ALL of your browser tabs - when you open a browser (Safari, Chrome) on your phone, chances are, you are opening a new tab and you won't even notice, so close those things!
6) Turn your phone off at night. Seriously, when was the last time you turned your phone off? Everything needs to rest and revitalize, even a phone battery... your phone will thank you in the morning.
7) Stop the charge before 100% (around 95% works perfectly). That’s CRAZY TALK, you say! Why, you ask? Because after your phone charges fully, the battery gets hot. And it stays hot as long as it is charging (overnight, anyone?) This can alter the amount of charge your battery can hold in the long run. And every % counts during festival season.
8) Turn your brightness way down. This not only helps your battery life, it is also courteous to the artists on stage and your fellow audience members.
9) Use “LOW POWER MODE” - ALWAYS.
10) Set your lock screen for a super short time.
Bonus PLT: Use keyboard shortcuts to key in phrases you will use during the course of the event - such as the HASHTAG for the event or twitter, instagram handle, etc. These are especially handy saving you from typos and dim lighting.
Hope this helps, it surely has helped me. BUT I will still have my charger on me, should anyone get desperate - hit me up @kimberlysinc or @spincount and I will come running :)
Enjoy the music!