It is no surprise that we are big fans of Android phones. Their efficient typing schemes and multimedia functionality allow phones like the HTC Incredible or Droid X to stand out in the crowded smartphone market. But if there is any major complaint/criticism we have heard about Android phones, it probably has to do with their short battery life.
There is nothing worse than needing to make a phone call and realizing that your cellphone ran out of juice. We came across a great post from Lifehacker (via HowToGeek.com) that explains how to save your battery life. While these tips come in handy for all Android users, there are a number of reasons why cutting down on battery life might be useful for specifically seniors.
"Adjust the Backlight to be Less Bright" - Backlight takes up a lot of battery power so fiddling with the brightness levels can help save your phone some juice. This is not a bad suggestion for seniors who are sensitive to bright lights in general. However, one shouldn't make the lights too dim because that might preclude being able to read the content on screen.
"Disable Animated Wallpaper" - Animated wallpaper might enhance the background's visual appeal but you might want to change that background to a more basic, bear-bones setting. Not only does animated wallpaper suck up good battery life, but also serves as a visual distraction of sorts. For seniors who have trouble with spatial reasoning and spatial recognition, adopting a more modest wallpaper design should do the trick
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