You love your new smartphone and everything it does: gaming, social media, turn-by-turn directions, streaming radio, and so much more. With a little maintenance, you can keep your phone running like new. Follow these helpful tips for optimizing battery, memory, and data usage.
|Boost your battery
To help extend your phone’s battery life, turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you’re not using them. On your handset go to “Settings,” select “Wireless & Network Settings,” then turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You can also turn down your screen brightness to extend battery life. On your handset go to “Settings,” select your display option, and then adjust screen brightness and timeout length.
|Optimize your memory
Get rid of temporary memory files that may come from web browsing. Restarting your phone regularly will maximize your storage capacity and keep your Android™-powered device blazing fast. Store your documents and photos online, rather than on your phone, with FREE services like Dropbox, Google Docs™, or SkyDrive.
|Manage your data
To make sure you’re getting the most from your data plan, check your current data usage by opening the “T-Mobile My Account” app on your phone. When downloading large amounts of data, such as your music library, connecting to Wi-Fi comes in handy. Accessing available Wi-Fi networks is simple: Open your app menu, select “Settings,” then “Wi-Fi” or “Wireless,” choose a desired network, and enter the password if prompted.