How to Improve Your iPhone’s Battery Life
We understand how you consider your iPhone to be the most amazing technology in the World, but it’s nothing more than a piece of brick when out of juice. Thankfully, we know how to fix that. In this tutorial, we will show you how to make the most of your iPhone’s battery. This will not necessarily improve your iPhone experience, but will add some extra time to your battery life.
First thing you need to do is charge your iPhone to 100% and let it run its course. Once your battery is less than 20%, go to Settings, General, Usage, and open Battery Usage, and on the top of your screen you will see “Time Since Last Full Charge”. If your usage time is above 8 hours, you are doing everything right. If not, you’re in luck. Here are some ways you can improve your iPhone’s Battery Life:
1) Find out which apps are draining your iPhone’s battery:
If you go to Settings, General, Usage, Battery Usage, you will see a complete list of applications and the amount of battery it’s utilized in past 24 hours and 7 days. Be prepared to see Facebook and Twitter on the top, that’s very normal. But if you see any suspicious application using more battery than its supposed to be, change its preferences or remove the app if you do not need it.
2) Say no to visual effects:
One thing you can do is switch to static rather than dynamic wallpaper, you can change this from Settings, Wallpaper. Dynamic wallpapers are the iOS 7 stylized wallpapers that moves as you tilt your iPhone. Remember to turn off the “Perspective Zoom” when you change your wallpaper. You can also go to Settings > General > Accessibility and switch on “Reduce Motion”. This will turn off all parallax effects.
3) Notification centre:
Every time you receive a notification, your iPhone’s screen lights up and it plays a sound, which uses energy. You can simply turn off the notifications for applications you don’t want to be updated about. Go to Settings > Notifications Centre, and you will see the list of applications under the include section. Tap on each application you’re not interested in, and turn off the notifications.
4) Stop push email on your iPhone:
You can set your iPhone to push email as soon as it arrives on the server, and this can be handy if you don’t want to miss an email. But when your iPhone is running on fumes, it is best to turn this feature off and grab emails only when you need them. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap Fetch New Data and turn Push to Off. You can instead choose to fetch new emails, and choose from Every 15 Minutes, Every 30 Minutes, Hourly, or Manually so you only grab emails when you choose to.
5) Stop location services:
There are a number of apps that can utilize location services on your iPhone, which might drain your iPhone’s battery. It’s even more frustrating when it’s not obvious why some of them need to know where you are in the first place. To stop apps from using Location Services, tap Settings > Privacy > Location Services and deselect any apps that you don’t need to access your GPS.
While you’re here, make sure to check the last option “System Services”. You can turn off all services without a doubt, except “Find My iPhone”. You’ll probably thank yourself for this in case you lose your iPhone.