We’ve all been there: you’re frantically trying to arrange to meet your mates ahead of the must-see Glastonbury headliner set on the Pyramid Stage when suddenly the dreaded “low battery” warning notification pops up on your phone screen. Disaster! You’ve still got over 48 hours of festival to get through, and those ill-advised selfies snapped at 4am at the Stone Circle won’t take themselves.
Luckily, help is at hand. We’ve got a number of options to make sure your smartphone doesn’t run out of juice over the weekend, as well as some tips to maximise battery life during the festival.
Pop in to the EE Recharge Tent
It’s been a lifesaver for many a festival punter over the years, and the EE Recharge Tent is back for Glastonbury 2019 and boasting more chargers than ever before. It’s completely free to use, no matter which network you’re on, and is open from 10am to 10pm every day of the festival from Thursday 27 June. Wireless and USB C charging stations will charge compatible phones in under 30 minutes, meaning you can rush back and see your favourite acts safe in the knowledge that you’re back on full charge and ready to spam your Instagram followers with your festival highlights.
Bring a Juice Tube Power Bar, and swap it when it runs out of juice
The Juice Tube Power Bar is a must-have festival accessory, letting you charge your device on the move. It’s compact enough to fit in your pocket but powerful enough to provide you with one full charge for your smartphone when you really need it. And best of all, when it runs flat you can swap it for free once a day for a fully charged replacement at the EE Recharge Tent or EE Exchange Cabin. At Glastonbury 2017, EE swapped 40,000 of the portable chargers, and the service is likely to prove just as popular this year.
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Take these simple steps to maximise battery life
Hopefully you won’t be on your phone the entire weekend – you’ll probably want to catch some bands at some point too! There are some simple steps which you can take to conserve battery, both before and during the festival.
Before the festival begins:
- update all your apps. The Latest versions will usually be less of a drain on your battery
- turn off push notifications for all apps (with the possible exception of the EE Glastonbury app!)
- turn off your location services
While you’re at the festival:
- switch on airplane mode when you’re not using your phone
- switch to low power mode throughout the weekend
- disable WiFi and Bluetooth when you’re not using them