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How to Save Battery Power or Life on android phones – Nexus One, Motorola Droid

The Android operation system, an open architecture offering features and functionality that threatens to blow away other mobile operating systems in market. All these major features can drain your battery very quickly. So to get better battery life we users of andriod operating system need to be act intelligently.

To save battery power or life, we need to keep in mind, ‘Use only when needed’.

Following are few tips to save battery power life:

1) Reduce your display brightness.

Go to Settings -> Display -> Brightness.

Touch Brightness and reduce to suit your needs.

2) Use Wi-Fi when needed.

Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi – Fi

uncheck wi-fi option, to turn off wi-fi

check wi-fi option, when you need it again.

3) Use Bluetooth when needed.

Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Bluetooth

uncheck Bluetooth option, to turn off Bluetooth

check Bluetooth option, when you need it again.

4)   Use 2G mobile network, when hi-speed data network is not required.

Go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile Networks -> Use only 2G networks

check ‘Use only 2G networks’ to enable 2G mobile network.

uncheck ‘Use only 2G networks’  to use 3G mobile network.

5) Use GPS when needed.

Go to Settings -> Locaiton & Security -> Use GPS satellites

Uncheck ‘Use GPS satellites’ to turn off GPS.

Check ‘Use GPS Satellites’ to turn of GPS.

Turn your android phone, iPhone into a scanner

Present generation smart phones such as android phones,  iPhones and all otherwindows Mobiles can be turned as Scanners.
If you are on travel and want to scan a page/photo and send it to somebody. Instead of searching for scanner around the place you can simply use your smartphone such as Motorola DROID, Google Nexus One, Apple iPhone to scan documents.
This trick works if you install an application called ‘Scan2PDF‘ on your phone.
‘Scan2PDF‘ is a brilliant application, which scans any document provided your phone is equipped with camera with more than 1 Mega Pixel. After scanning you can convert it to PDF and can even mail.
‘Scan2PDF’ is available in Andriod Market and iPhone App Store. Very soon it will be available for Blackberry phones also.
Free version of Scan2PDF writes a watermark on scanned documents,  still it is a better choice as it saves us from searching a Scanner/Photocopier/Fax machine.
Ofcourse there is a paid version also.
More information how to use Scan2PDf is present at http://burrotech.com/scan2pdfmobile/advanced.php