Keep your iPhone running in a power outage

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With Hurricane Sandy knocking out power along the East Coast, many iPhone owners may find themselves unable to charge their phone. Whether you’re caught in the storm or planning to take an extended camping trip, though, there are a few ways you can extend your iPhone’s battery life if you don’t have access to electricity.

TechHive recommended common sense measures such as dimming the screen and limiting usage. This doesn’t mean avoiding the phone, necessarily, but you may want to minimize power-hogging tasks such as streaming video and making calls. Social media can be updated via SMS, TechHive noted. You can disable cellular data entirely and only use your phone for calling and texting. Disabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are also ways to keep your phone from searching for signals that are down.

CNN recommended downloading a battery management app such as Carat, as well as using a laptop or a car as a backup power source. There are also a number of battery-powered or solar-powered backup chargers.

It’s important to keep your phone safe from water damage in a storm, particularly. TechHive recommended putting gadgets and chargers in plastic bags as protection. If your phone does get waterlogged, you can turn to iPhone repair from iResQ to get it running again.

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