One of the biggest complaints about GoPro is battery life. As soon as you start looking into getting one, you hear about battery drain and start to wonder how long does a GoPro battery last.

Here are three things that will shorten your GoPro battery life, in descending order:

  1. Too many features enabled: The more features you have turned on (WiFi, GPS, voice control …) the faster your battery will drain.

  2. Cold temperature: It will drain faster if the weather or the water is cold.

  3. Age: And the battery life gets shorter with age.

8 Tips To Make Your GoPro Battery Last Longer

  1. Don’t use the extra settings (WiFi, GPS, voice control).
  2. Keep your batteries warm in cold weather. Consider putting them in an inside zippered pocket of your jacket.
  3. Turn off the screen.
  4. Turn off extra lights.
  5. Don’t use a remote or smartphone app.
  6. Keep Protune off (I keep Protune on – because I prefer the better image quality over a slight improvement in battery life.)
  7. Use a wall charger (faster and better charge than USB cable from your PC).
  8. Download the latest firmware.

Of course, you can also try the telesin charging kit with 3 batteries. Click here to learn more.