Deleting one app can literally double your phone’s battery life

(This is my first post for Inc. Magazine.)

When I saw one popular app eat 47 percent of my phone’s battery I acted with maximum prejudice–but there are some less drastic steps you can take.

Last week I deleted Facebook from my phone, and literally doubled my battery life. Not just overnight, but instantly.

You can too — or, if that’s too extreme a reaction, there are a few simple things you can do to minimize Big Social’s impact on how often you need to recharge your phone. As an electric vehicle owner, I’m familiar with “range anxiety.” But I bought an iPhone 7+ specifically so my phone’s battery would last through the entire day. Every day, or so I hoped.

Recently, however, it wasn’t even lasting most of the day.

Get the rest of the story, including how to keep Facebook but minimize its battery drain, on Inc. Magazine