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04/05/2013 04:53 pm ET Updated Jun 05, 2013

Minute Hacks: How To Extend Your Phone's Battery Life

You love your smartphone, and why wouldn't you? That little device in your pocket allows you to do everything, from getting directions, to pulling up restaurant reviews, to posting pictures of your new guinea pig on Facebook.

You have your smartphone with you at all times, but there's one downside to your favorite mobile device that leaves much to be desired: Its battery life.

Between all your texting, tweeting, and talking, the little battery in your smartphone sometimes just doesn't seem to cut it--and there are few things more frustrating than having your phone die when you need it most.

If a short battery life has got you down, today's Minute Hack video has got you covered: Learn some simple tips and tricks to extend the battery life of your smartphone, so you can stay connected longer. This Minute Hack video will clue you in to some quick tricks that even non-techies will be able to pull off. Tactics like adjusting your display settings, switching off your bluetooth, disabling notifications and more will save that precious battery juice for when you need it most. If you're tired of being the person with a cell phone charger plugged in at the bar, check out this Minute Hack and go mobile for real with an extended battery life.

Minute Hacks are presented in partnership with HackCollege.com. You can follow @HackCollege on Twitter, and give them a like as well on Facebook.