Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Lifestyle: iPhone Battery Tips and Tricks Part 1
1. WiFi is better than cellular signal - when your phone is only using cellular signal, it is constantly searching for a signal which can drastically reduce your battery when you're in bad signal areas. Try to keep WiFi switched on instead when you're near somewhere you can connect to as the signal for WiFi will be stronger and therefore your phone won't have to continuously search for signal.
2. Turn off your app notifications / app refresh - sometimes apps will notify you of pointless news which drains your battery as they are constantly refreshing in the background. Apps such as games are usually the culprits as they send you notifications when you don't really need them. To solve this go to settings > notification > and turn off any apps that you don't want notifications from.
Similarly, turn off Background App Refresh (apps are always refreshing their content, even if you're not on them. Turn this off to save battery) go to settings > general > background app refresh.
3. Turn off parallax effect - you may notice that your home screen apps 'move' over your wallpaper, sort of like a 3D effect. I hate this and have had it turned off since I got my phone. Go to settings > general > accessibility > reduce motion.
4. Turn greyscale on - if your phone is in it's last 20% and you don't have a charger nearby, a good way to save a little bit of battery is to turn greyscale on. This makes everything turn grey. While it doesn't do a lot to the battery, it may save you that 1% that you need before getting to a charger. Go to settings > general > accessibility > greyscale.
5. Turn off location services - most of the time it's not necessary for you to have location services on, unless you're using maps. If an app is using your location, then it is using more battery trying to find out where you are. To check the apps that are using location services, and to turn them off go to settings > privacy > location services.
Let me know what tips and tricks you use to help with battery life, and look out for part 2!
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