You know the scene. You succumb to your elementary-aged child begging to play Candy Crush on your phone. Ten minutes later, your phone is down to 50% and it’s only 11:00 am. You’re rushing to a lunch meeting and as you hand your child back to your spouse to take an urgent call from a church member in need on the way there, you discover that your phone is suddenly down to 25% by the time you get to Panera. It’s only lunchtime and you have visits and errands before making it back to your desk where you can plug in. You could join a support group for pastors with old smartphones that don’t hold a charge well, or you could employ some of these helpful smartphone battery-saving tips:

1-Keep your phone cool (I store mine in a lunchbox with a chill pack when it’s above 90 degrees.)

2-Reduce the screen brightness (doesn’t affect that much anyways)

3-Keep the screen timeout short (it’s annoying, but worth it)

4-Turn on the power saving mode (before you’re down to 10% – do it when you have a full charge)

5-Turn off wireless communication (who needs the Internet, anyways?)

6-Don’t use live wallpapers (I don’t even know what these are.)

7-Turn off phone vibration (it’s a little too kinky anyways, you’re a pastor, remember?)

8-Charge it properly (umm, I’m not sure I’ve ever followed any of these charging rules correctly.)

May God grant you extended phone battery life and give you peace!