Helpful Tips to Conserve Phone Battery While in The Outdoors

You've arrived just in time to witness the sunset. Then you set your portable chair facing the sun and ready your can of beer on the side. You took your first sip and watched as the horizon transition from day to night. It's Marvelous!

Then you thought: I would love to share this moment with my crew, so you grabbed your phone and... bummer! You're out of battery.

What a way to ruin a precious moment, am I right? Well, it happens to the best of us.

When traveling to remote areas, the last thing you want to do is draining your phone's battery for nothing. You have to be efficient when using your phone cause you'll never know when you'll be needing it the most.

In this article, we'll give you some tips to help you conserve your phone's battery while traveling or RV-ing. Let's get started!

Airplane Mode

If you're not going to use your phone for the next hour or so, set it to airplane mode. Although airplane mode was designed to prevent phones from interfering with airline communications, it is also effective in reducing battery usage. That's because the feature disables all wireless communications like Wi-Fi, Cellular, and Bluetooth -- which requires power even if not in use.

Adjust Your Phone's Brightness

The screen of your smartphone consumes the most power. You can hack your way around and reduce the screen's battery consumption by adjusting your phone's brightness. You can also enable the auto-brightness mode on your phone to automatically adjust the screen's brightness based on the ambient light.

Store Music Locally

If you're someone who enjoys the company of good music while driving or relaxing, then make sure to store your music locally. That's because streaming services require wireless connections to operate. Removing them by making use of offline music can help lessen battery consumption. Also, you're in a remote area; chances are, there's no cell service or reception available.

Make Use of Downloadable Maps

Just like what's mentioned above, Wi-Fi or Cellular services consume a lot of battery life. Since you're traveling to remote areas, maps are essential to know your way through. Therefore, make use of downloadable maps like and Google Maps. is a free app that stores all map data on your device. Once downloaded, the app will not require any connection to access. On the other hand, Google Maps requires connectivity when accessing, but you can opt for the Offline Maps feature. All you need to do is click the three-line menu button and choose Offline Maps then "select your own map" to narrow down results based on your area.

Power Banks

Of course, the majority of smartphone users own a power bank. This would go in handy when you're in the outdoors since you don't have quick access to electricity to charge your phone. We suggest going with power banks with a capacity of at least 30,000 mAh -- if you intend to use if for charging phones only. You can also opt for Solar Power Banks if you're a frequent gadget user. That's because they use the sun to charge itself; therefore, you won't be worrying about running low in the battery -- ever.

Conclusion: Alright! That's most likely it. There are a handful of ways to conserve your phone's battery life. What we highlighted here are the most common ones that are necessary when traveling outdoors. Always remember, your phone's battery life depends on how many times you use it. If the purpose is not needed, avoid unlocking them. Besides, you're up to see the wonders of mother nature; nothing can come close to the beautiful images she produces.

Carla Arbuckle
Carla Arbuckle

Carla is a staff writer for and She is an avid outdoors enthusiast and photographer. She can be found most weekends fishing and exploring the wilderness.