Gone are the days of charging your mobile phone once a week. As smartphones become more intelligent, they use more power. Juice hungry iPhones are always dying on us – but there are things you can do make them last longer. Read our 10 tips to increase iPhone battery life.
We’ve all once had a phone battery die on us, just as we were about to make that ever so important call. We then frantically search around for the nearest energy source, as though it’s a life saving device that is needed to revive our loved one. When we find it, our blood pressure and heart rate returns to normal – once again we able to communicate with the outside world.
Here are our top 10 tips to increase iPhone battery life.
Less than 10% battery and you didn’t turn down the brightness? You've only got yourself to blame when your phone dies. Even a novice iPhone user understands the correlation between screen brightness and energy consumption. If you ever see somebody desperately squinting at their dimmed screen, you know that their iPhone battery is nearly dead.
Generally an iPhone will update emails 4 times per hour. However, we don't always need to be bombarded with information, especially if most of it is junk. Try changing updates to every hour instead to give your iPhone battery a bit of a rest. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and set Push to Off.
After exiting an app, it doesn’t properly close. Unlike Windows, where there is a handy ‘x’ to click to close down a program, Apple offers no such option. In actual fact, having multiple apps open in the background doesn’t affect the iPhone battery life too much. The device is designed to keep them open without draining performance levels. That said, clearing them once in awhile can save your phone those all important last drops of juice.
Each time you get a new message, an internet connection is used to tell you about the notification. Turn it off if you don't need it by going to Settings > Notifications.
If you know you’re not near a Wi-Fi hotspot , your phone doesn’t need to keep hopelessly searching. Turn if off to save power by going to Settings > Wi-Fi
We rarely use this one. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure it’s off.
Your phone can often feel like a personal tracking device, constantly aware your exact global position. Whilst this is sometimes useful for directions, or to let your Facebook friends know that you’re eating at KFC, it’s not always essential. To save your iPhone battery, you guessed it, shut it down. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
Using 3G or ‘LTE’ (for iPhone 5 users) is a massive battery drain. Normally we don’t want to keep connecting and the disconnecting all day. However, if you're low on battery, it’s a good idea to switch it off. Go to Settings > General > Cellular.
This is to do with the sound that your device makes. By turning it off, you'll save power as you phone will have one less thing to think about. To do so, go to Settings > Music > EQ.
A bit of a cheat, as it’s not really stretching battery life, rather adding more. This one is great for travelling though, and some of the better ones can double your phone’s battery life.
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