How to increase your iPhone’s Battery Life

We love to use a lot of applications on our smart phones most of the time but managing them with the battery span before you have to plug into the wall socket or the USB charger can be annoying.

What we have here is a few tips that can help you get the maximum use of your battery. They might sound pretty obvious but they can make a big impact if you practice them often.

First things first, remove all the applications you downloaded just to try or you no longer use. True this doesn’t sound logical except for some space gain, but it’s just to make sure you don’t have unwanted apps running behind the scene eating your battery life.

Once you are done with that try the following tips;

Tip #01: Minimize the use of Location Services

This is one of the very costly services that run on your iPhone, therefore make sure to use them only when you really need them. You can disable the services by going to Settings > General > Location Services

Tip #02: Turn off Push Notifications

Some of the applications installed in your iPhone may use Push Notifications to inform the user whenever there is a change in the service, especially if you use social media applications or mail services. To disable push notifications go to Settings > Notifications and set Notifications to Off. Note that this does not prevent the iPhone from receiving new data. This may not appear on the settings if you are not using any push notification supported services.

Tip #03: Reduce the data Fetch frequency

Some applications installed on your iPhone such as Mail can be set to check for new mails at specific intervals. More frequent you allow the phone to do this automate this for you more it will drain your battery, therefore set it to a higher interval or do it manually. To fetch new data manually, from the Home screen choose Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Manually. In order to increase the fetch interval, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Hourly. Note that this is a global setting and applies to all applications that do not support push services.

Tip #04: Auto-Check few mail accounts/ Turn off push mail

You can save power by checking fewer email account. To turn off an account, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, choose an email account, and set Account to Off or to remove an account, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, choose an email account, and tap Delete Account.

If you have a push mail account such as Gmail or Microsoft Exchange, turn off push when you don’t need it. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and set Push to Off. Messages sent to your push email accounts will now be received on your phone based on the global Fetch setting rather than as they arrive, which most probably be sufficient unless you are waiting for a mail.

Tip #05: Turn off Wi-Fi / Bluetooth

If you rarely use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices attached to your iPhone simply turn it off so that it will not waste energy on searching for new devices or wireless connections.

To switch off Wi-Fi go to Settings > Wi-Fi and set Wi-Fi to Off or to switch off Bluetooth go to Settings > General > Bluetooth and set Bluetooth to Off.

Tip #06: Adjust brightness

Dimming the screen can also save a lot of battery. Go to Settings > Brightness and drag the slider to the left to lower the default screen brightness. In addition, turning on Auto-Brightness allows the screen to adjust its brightness based on current lighting conditions.

Tip #07: Turn off Equalizer

Applying an equalizer setting to song playback on your iPhone can decrease battery life because it consumes a lot of processing power. To turn EQ off, go to Settings > iPod > EQ and tap Off. Note that if you’ve added EQ to songs directly in iTunes, you’ll need to set EQ on iPhone to Flat in order to have the same effect as Off because iPhone keeps your iTunes settings intact. Go to Settings > iPod > EQ and tap Flat.

Tip #08: Make use of Airplane mode

It may use more power in low- or no-coverage areas since your iPhone always tries to maintain a connection with the cellular network. Turning on Airplane Mode can increase battery life in these situations. In addition if you do not want to use your phone to receive. To turn on Airplane Mode, go to Settings and set Airplane Mode to On.

Tip #09: Turn off 3G (GSM only mode)

Using 3G cellular networks loads data faster, but may also decrease battery life, especially in areas with limited 3G coverage. To disable 3G, from the Home screen choose Settings > General > Network and set Enable 3G to Off. You will still be able to make and receive calls and access cellular data networks via EDGE or GPRS where available.

Tip #10: Lock the screen

This might sound a bit awkward but this is one of the easiest ways to save a lot of energy because it prevents the phone from reacting if you touch the screen. You can also set the Auto-Lock interval so your iPhone will turn off more quickly after a period of inactivity. To set Auto-Lock, go to Settings > General > Auto-Lock and set the interval to a short time, such as 1 minute.

In addition to above tips, try to always use the latest apps and also to use official software released by the vendor since they put a lot of efforts all the time to improve the performance/efficiency of the application.

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3 thoughts on “How to increase your iPhone’s Battery Life”

  1. Thomas says:

    Very nice, i suggest webmaster can set up a forum, so that we can talk and communicate.

  2. John Doe says:

    nice, so in other words, if you keep the phone off, it will last longer?

    1. Hope the manufacturers will find a solution for battery life soon…

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