How to make your iphone battery last longer
What’s On has advice on how to make your iphone battery last longer. Get tips on preserving your iphone battery and how to keep your iphone battery going.
We’ve all been there, late in the day with so many more tweets to send, pictures to take and calls to make… but out iphone battery is in the red zone. We feel your pain. So, with the help of our friends at ‘good‘, we have enlisted the help of Tom Shambler, whiz kid and editor of Stuff, for his techy tips on preserving those vital bars.
Use Control Center
Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone’s screen and you get Control Center. This gives you a number of single-tap options for turning on and off different settings. Turning your phone on Airplane mode will save the most power, but your phone won’t be able to connect to networks. If that’s too brutal, try disabling Bluetooth and Airdrop when you don’t need them.
Ditch high-impact apps
Apple tests its batteries in a ‘typical’ scenario (listening to music while browsing the web on Wi-Fi) but more power-hungry apps are likely to chew through battery life much quicker. 3D games are major culprits, so avoid them when you need to save battery life. For a more precise battery readout, use Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage.
Reduce background activity
Multitasking is great on iOS7, but it also impacts battery life. Turn off background app refresh (Settings > General > Background App Refresh) for all non-essential apps. Turning on GPS is one of the biggest battery drains, so streamline location services down to only the most essential, like maps.
Fine-tune your iPhone
If your iPhone still runs out of juice too quickly, you can still eke out a little extra power. Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising and limit ad-tracking, and disable 4G if you don’t need the speed. You can also turn off notifications entirely, or prune them to the bare essentials. It might be the difference between your device getting through the day, or awkwardly deciding to go dark on a night out.