The older you get, the more likely you are to find yourself with a broken smartphone. Here’s what happens when you know your smartphone is about to die: You will get lost in the endless chain of notifications, you will miss calls and messages, and you will be unable to make or receive calls or messages from some of your contacts. You will also find that your battery will drain faster and faster, eventually leading to a dead phone.

With the way things are going, it’s becoming harder to be productive on the go. We live in a world where our lives are constantly on the go. Whether we travel for business or pleasure, our smartphones are with us at all times. So with the advances in technology, our phones are becoming more and more powerful.

The power demands are ever-increasing, and battery life is dropping.

So, here are 10 simple ways to increase the lifespan of your smartphone.

Never limit the time watching a video on your phone

Smartphone users spend a lot of time on their phones. Some might argue that the time is not well spent, while others will claim that you can learn a lot by watching videos on your phone. For example, taking care of your phone battery can have a huge impact on its lifespan. But, many smartphone users don’t know that and don’t bother to drain their battery before charging it, allowing it to run out of juice once they are done with the day.

Turn off the GPS tracking

As smartphones become more sophisticated, so do the apps that use them. Nowadays, it’s easy to find apps that keep track of your health, show you cool little widgets and news alerts, or play games. And some of them have the capability even to track you when you’re not using them. The problem is that many of these apps send the exact coordinates of where you are to your server, which means that the authorities can easily find you. They say that the best defense is a good offense. That is why many people are turning their smartphones into little GPS trackers, like a Fitbit for your phone. If you think about it, there is no reason you need a GPS to track your position, and there are plenty of other more accurate ways to track your location. If you need a GPS, you use it, and once you’ve used it, you turn it off. If you don’t need a GPS, you don’t need one, and you certainly don’t want one on your phone.

Avoid playing games on your phone

A good way to maintain the life of your smartphone is to avoid using it as a game device. Yes, it’s true that a lot of us love playing games on our smartphones, especially when we are bored, stressed, or just have time for nothing else.

Don’t use your phone while it’s charging, and no charging while you’re using it

Don’t use your phone for long periods of time when it’s charging.” Also, don’t charge your phone when it’s charging. It hasn’t been proven that overheating your battery is dangerous, but it’s just plain silly to plug your phone in when it’s not charging.

Charging your smartphone while it is being using is a bad idea, but many of us still do it anyway. A 2015 study found that more than 40% of smartphone owners charged their phones using a cable plugged into a wall socket, and more than a third plugged their devices directly into the charger. Even worse, 9% of smartphone owners charged their devices while they used them.

If you want to prolong the lifespan of your smartphone, use it with caution. Charging it up while it’s in use only puts it into more serious danger by increasing the power it draws from the charger. A smartphone can be left charging for hours, even days, and not suffer any long-term damage.  This is because the average smartphone battery can be recharged hundreds of times, and for the vast majority of smartphone users, the battery will be over 95% charged at some point in the day. Many people have zero problems keeping their phones charged for long periods of time, but the problem is that when you reach critical battery levels, the phone will shut down and require a full charge before you can use it again.

On the surface, smartphones are great to use. They never get tired, don’t get ill, and don’t age. But the truth is, smartphones aren’t perfect. They’re actually quite fragile and subject to a number of health problems. Most of these problems are caused by the batteries that power our smartphones. One of the most common problems is battery drainage.