So here’s the saddest story ever told: We recently departed for the airport. On our phone we’d downloaded three episodes of Mad Men, a new level of Candy Crush and eight installments of our favorite podcast. Half an hour (and one crush level) into the flight, our stupid phone died, leaving us with nothing to do but browse SkyMall, binge-eat gummy worms and impulse-buy Steve Carell movies.

Don’t let this happen to you.

Watch our handy video on how to keep your phone from dying (hint: turn off your GPS!) and never again feel the terror of that flashing “10%” warning.

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