Friday, December 16, 2016

Fixes for Smart Device Battery Draining Way Too Fast

A smartphone battery typically lasts about a day. But every once in a while, you might see where your phone's battery drained in a couple of hours. While there can be many causes of the sudden battery drain, replacing the battery or re-booting the phone most often will solve the problem. If you have a phone with a removable battery, it is better to try just re-booting first. Otherwise, if you change batteries, and the problem is solved, you won't know if the problem was the battery itself or something else fixed by the re-boot (e.g., "un-sticking" background apps that got "stuck"). This is known in statistical and empirical terms as a "confound," i.e., where you have two independent variables and cannot unscramble them as causative agents, and you can see now why statistics not only is helpful in everyday life, but a beautiful thing.

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