Despite the wild popularity of the iPhone, some folks have discovered perplexing setbacks of this powerful smartphone. One of the major selling points for the iPhone are the premium apps available at the touch of a finger, but many users have observed this luxury comes at a price: battery life. There are ways, however, to conserve iPhone battery life. Take note of the brilliant tips below to extend your iPhone’s power, without daily charging, and stay connected to the worldwide grid.
- Prevent Background App Refresh
One of the unique designs of the iPhone 6 is the Background App Refresh, a feature designed to make your phone smarter and more convenient to use. This app recalls the apps you use the most often, at the time of day you use them, and automatically updates them before your next use. Although advantageous, this drastically drains battery life.
To turn it off:
- Tap the Settings app
- Select General
- Tap Background App Refresh
- Select disable feature or disable for specific apps
- Turn Off Apps That Drain Battery
According to Apple Store Genius, Scotty Loveless, email settings or a particular app in use are responsible for draining battery life more often than a faulty iPhone battery. In order to discern which apps are the biggest battery drainers, follow these steps.
- Go to Settings
- Select General
- Tap Usage
- Select Battery Usage and scroll down to see which apps have used the most battery in the past 24 hours, or last 7 days.
- Apps that you don’t use often can be turned off or removed
- Turn Down Brightness
The iPhone 5s pixel resolution is similar to that of a MacBook Air and consequently results in power drain. Lighting the retina display requires a great deal of energy. In testing, MacWorld discovered excessive screen brightness was the single biggest iPhone battery killer. At full brightness, an iPhone 5 lasts 6 hours, 21 minutes while playing 720p of video. When screen is set to half brightness, the phone lasts 9 hours, 48 minutes. To turn down brightness, follow steps below.
- Select the Settings app
- Access Display and Brightness or Wallpapers and Brightness in iOS 7
- Turn Auto-Brightness off
- Return to main screen
- Swipe up from bottom to access Control Center
- Select slider and adjust brightness
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