Checking email drains smartphone battery


EQ Forum Admin
Staff member

I really hope this one would be common sense, but a couple facts:

Yes, several smartphone email apps, when configured to aggressively check your accounts for new email, can drain your phone battery.

No, it is not possible to quickly recharge your phone battery using a microwave.

Yes, I saw that posted. Yes, it's ridiculous. No, I really hope no one tries to do that.

I don't know exactly what would happen, but I'm sure it could be potentially dangerous. :eek:

If you really are having problems with battery life verify your apps are not doing too much in the background.

There are plenty of inexpensive phone battery chargers, wall & cigarette lighter adapters, etc. Please use those if needed.