Tips on how to save battery on your iPhone:
Saturday, 23 July 2016 13:50:50 Europe/London
Whether you own the very first iPhone or the recently released iPhone 6S, you can take advantage of these simple tricks and techniques that will get your phone to stay alive for longer before you have to charge it again: a) Turn off your automatic App Notifications Some apps will spam you with pointless news. How many of the notifications you get do you actually want to see? In most cases, very few. Every one of them is sucking down some battery life, so cut them off at the source. Go to settings > notification centre and tap on any apps you don't want notifications from. Then choose 'none' under the alert style, and turn 'badge icon' and 'sounds' off. b) Lower the brightness of your display: Set the brightness as low as you can and only adjust it up when needed and you'll save a decent chunk of power – although this might mean you can't always see your phone screen in direct sunlight. c) Change display settings: Your display is costly to power, so you want it to shut down quickly when you aren't using it. Go to Settings > General > Auto-lock and see if you can live with a shorter time before the screen auto-locks. d) Stop the dynamics: You don't need dynamic backgrounds and parallax, '3D' effects. They're fun but they're draining your power. Pick a static image or a favourite photo in Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness, then choose 'Wallpaper' and turn 'Reduce Motion' on in Settings > General > Accessibility. e) Check your emails manually There's some argument about the benefits of push email (arriving when sent) versus fetch (the phone checks at pre-agreed intervals), and it really depends on how much email you get and how often you have it syncing. Push should only send from the server when a mail comes in, and it will be more power efficient than checking every five minutes with fetch, but if you get a lot of email then push could drain the battery faster than fetch with a slower refresh time of an hour. Assuming you're only going to check your email once every couple of hours, getting it manually is going to save you power over both options… but you'll have to actually remember to do it! f) Avoid using location tracking Unless you're actually using the Maps app it's debatable how useful location tracking is for you. What isn't up for debate is the fact that it eats your battery. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and turn them all off, or just select apps you don't want tracking you. You should also look in Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services, and think about turning off 'Frequent Locations', 'Location-Based iAds', and maybe 'Diagnostics & Usage'. Assuming you're only going to check your email once every couple of hours, getting it manually is going to save you power over both options… but you'll have to actually remember to do it! a) Keep the temperature low Heat is really bad for batteries. Don't leave your iPhone lying in direct sunlight. If it gets really hot when you're gaming or when you're charging it, then remove the case, if you use one.
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