Your iPhone is doubtlessly the most beloved gadget of yours and the different social networking, entertainment and business apps force you to use it all day long. Everything has a price and to do enjoy all these apps, your iPhone should stay ‘Alive’. We love to spend our time with the gadgets but feel lazy when it comes to charge their batteries. Same is the case with iPhone; no matter how much advanced technology is used, our demands will keep on increasing and we will find the ways to maximize battery life. “Battery life” means the time your iPhone will run before it must be recharged. iPhone battery is used whenever iPhone is awake, i.e. whenever you receive call, send text message, browse web pages or enjoy any auto-update app. We need a solution where we can enjoy our iPhone apps and can save battery life as well. In this post, we have listed down a few simple tips that will surely help you to save your iPhone battery life.
1- Turn off Push Notifications and Mail:
Push Notifications add more spice to your social networking passion. However, applications that rely intensively on push notifications may drain out your battery. So, you may need to turn off Push Notifications at times to save battery power.
Settings -> Notifications -> Set Notifications to Off.
Similarly, if you have a push mail account like Yahoo or any other services, turn them off when you do not need them.
Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and set Push to Off.
An acceptable solution of this problem is to set the global fetch time interval. Increase the fetch interval or fetch data manually to ensure longer battery life.
Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap your preference (Manually or Hourly).
2- Turn off 3G and Wi- Fi:
We like to enjoy internet connectivity on our gadgets, everywhere, whether we need it or not. Almost all the latest iPhone apps have the charm of being continuously updated due to constant internet connectivity. A lot of comfort is guaranteed with iCloud when you are working and need to switch between your devices. It has now become a necessity to stay connected with cellular phone networks, 3G or Wi-Fi. But these high speed networks require more battery to assure the high speed, consequently eating up your battery life. I (personally) do not prefer switching off my Wi- Fi but at critical situations when you need your iPhone alive and there is no charging point around, it’s always recommended to turn them off. Note that if you frequently use your iPhone to browse the web, battery life may be improved by using Wi-Fi instead of cellular data networks.
Settings -> General -> Network -> Set 3G to Off
Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Set Wi-Fi to Off
3-Turn off Bluetooth:
Bluetooth provides wireless networking and is useful at times when you want to share data with your colleagues, mates, and friends or even between your own gadgets. Unlike Wi-Fi, you certainly do not need Bluetooth all the time. So, there is no point of celebrating Bluetooth connectivity all time long and extracting juice from your battery for no reason. Turn it on only when you are ready to share or transfer the data and turn it off again, after sharing.
Settings -> General -> Bluetooth -> Set Bluetooth to Off.
4- Turn On Auto – Brightness:
You must be familiar with the ‘Screen Brightness’ settings in your laptops or notebooks. It helps you save battery power and maintain the brightness as required. Same is the case with your iPhone, the ambient light sensor adjusts the brightness of the screen based on the light around it. Turn on Auto- Brightness and relax yourself from adjusting it again and again.
Settings -> Brightness -> Set Auto-Brightness to On.
However, sometimes you may need to set the brightness to a level less than the default. The brighter the setting for screen, the more battery it requires. Dim the screen brightness by:
Settings -> Brightness -> Move the slider to the left to lower screen brightness.
This is really simple and obvious, that you should lock your iPhone when it is idle. Of course, you will be receiving calls and text messages but it would not do anything if you touch the screen. To lock iPhone, press the Sleep/Wake button. The sooner your beloved iPhone sleeps the lesser power it consumes. Again, you can set Auto-Lock to a suitable time interval to do the task for you.
Settings -> General -> Auto-Lock -> Set the time interval.
These were a few simple techniques that can help you maximize battery life. The most important thing is to keep your iPhone at a suitable room temperature. Do not expose it in the sun or the hot car because heat will degrade your battery’s performance the most. Also, make sure to charge your battery to 100% and completely run it down, once per 15 days. We will continue our discussion regarding iPhone batteries in upcoming posts. Till then;
Stay i-tuned! Stay blessed!