How To Extend Smartphone Battery Life Ahead Of Christmas Merry-Making

As Christmas fast approaches, and phones are poised for vines, tweets and Facebook posts about the merry-making it is important to have a few tips handy for how to extend your phone's battery life.

A chemical engineer told the that there are four main ways to preserve your phones charge, including: shutting down location services, turning off push notifications, stop apps running in the background and making sure phone doesn't get too hot.

However, one website has taken this a step further and released the ultimate batter-saving guide for almost every smartphone on the planet.

Published in October last year, liGo's words of wisdom still holds true for most phones.

The simple step-by-step guide points you in the right direction of what you should be doing. For example, if you choose

Apple, iPhone 6:

The options presented include - turning off AirDrop, which in "discoverable mode" puts a heavy toll on batteries.

If you're not an iPhone user however, don't worry. liGo also offers advice for those of us who own phones from Blackberry, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony.