The more functionality we pack into our smartphones, the more power they need to run. It’s been over a year since J.D. Power surprised no one by revealing that poor battery life has the biggest impact on consumer satisfaction. Running out of juice is still the number one annoyance for smartphone owners. We’re not much closer to long lasting smartphone batteries, because we’re still reliant on the same old technology.

How do you make that battery last? What are the essential tips for saving smartphone battery life that will see you through the day? We’ve already looked at how to maximize your iPhone’s battery life, but in this article we’ll run through some general tips that will work for any smartphone. Then, we’ll take a look at advanced tips, accessories, and apps that could help.