Monday, August 4, 2014

Simple Tricks to Improve your iPhone's Battery Life.

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Simple Tricks to Improve your iPhone's Battery Life.

Want to improve your iPhone's battery life? Sick of running out of juice around 8pm? Follow these tricks for all-day iPhone battery life

What is the most essential technology to any smart phone? It’s not the screen quality or size. It’s not the storage space or looks. It’s the battery backup. Because without a good battery backup it doesn’t matter how advanced your phone is, because if won’t work for too long. That’s the reason why iPhone is the most awesome device in the world for the first half of the day, and a great trouble for the latter.But I’ve started using a number of tricks to make my battery life last longer.

These tricks will not only enhance you battery life, but also improve the general performance of your much-loved iPhone. Most of the tricks listed below are simple to put into practice and should.

Here are few Simple Tricks to Improve your iPhone's Battery Life.

Those Motion Effects. Stop them.

The parallax effect is the name given to the faintly moving icons and notifications in iOS 7 when you move your iPhone. Apple fashioned the parallax effect to give the flat icons some depth. On the other hand, as with any process that requires movement, the graphic capabilities needed to do this suck up battery life. In order to disable this effect go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > and toggle the switch to ON (green).

Disable the Dynamic Backgrounds.

An additional motion feature in iOS 7 is the dynamic backgrounds. These are the wallpapers that have slight motion in them. They look great, but that motion is sucking into your valuable battery life. It’s most excellent to use a still image for your wallpaper. To do away with of the dynamic images go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > Choose a New Wallpaper and select a wallpaper from the “Stills” selection.

Turn on the Auto-Brightness.

Increased screen brightness takes up a great amount of battery life. This is because the added light required to light up your screen requires a lot of energy, exhausting your battery faster. Screens commonly require less light in darkness and more when it’s bright outside. To adjust your iPhone’s brightness levels automatically go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > and toggle the Auto-Brightness switch to ON (green).

Or Reduce the Screen Brightness Manually.

 If Auto-Brightness isn’t doing great for you, you can always set the brightness levels on your own. Go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > and decrease the brightness level by adjusting the slider. This will help you in a big way to save your battery backup up to a great extent.

Turn Off the Bluetooth.

The most recent iPhones have Bluetooth 4.0, also known as Bluetooth Low Energy, or BLE. And while BLE uses a lot less power than previous versions of Bluetooth it still takes up power unnecessarily when you leave it on and don’t plan on connecting to any Bluetooth devices. To quickly switch Bluetooth off simply bring up the Control Center. Click the Bluetooth button so it turns black. This disables Bluetooth.

Turn Off Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi is another connection tools we usually don’t need when out. It’s more essential when we are in our home or office, as using Wi-Fi doesn’t drain into our data plans. But keeping it enabled all the time means our phones are frequently looking to join Wi-Fi networks as we roam across the city or take a trip on the train. The result is low battery backup. To quickly switch Wi-Fi off simply bring up the Control Center. Click the Wi-Fi button so it turns black. This disables Wi-Fi.

Stop Background App Refresh.

Background App Refresh is a feature in iOS 7 that enable apps to learn when you regularly check them. This allows the apps to calculate when you'll next check them and sees them craving their servers right before you do so they can pull the latest data and have it ready and waiting for you when you open the app. It’s a really versatile feature with the exception that it leads to draining your battery since these apps are running in the background.

To disable Background App Refresh go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh >  and toggle the switch to OFF (white) or toggle individual apps ON or OFF.

Switch Off App Location Services.

Location Services allows apps to know where you using GPS coordinate or Wi-Fi triangulation. This is helpful for a number of apps, but it sucks all the battery power.

To save battery go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > and toggle the switch to OFF (white) to turn off all Location Services (not recommended) or toggle individual apps access ON or OFF.

Turn Off System Location Services.

Just because you’ve tweaked every app access to Location Services doesn’t mean you can’t get some further battery savings from disabling the feature in other places. The core of iOS uses Location Services for many other purposes and some of them are absolutely meaningless. You don’t need them! So turn them off.

Settings > Privacy > Location Services > and scroll down until you see System Services. Tap that and toggle the switches to OFF (white) to disable individual system Location Services. I suggest disabling Diagnostics & Usage and Location-Based iAds.

Turn Siri Off.

Siri is always functioning in the background as a default on iOS 7. She’s just sat there waiting for you to speak to her meaning she’s always using up a little amount of battery in the background. It’s not helpful, particularly if you don’t use her, plus it isn’t hard to just turn her on by yourself.

You need to head into Settings > General > Siri and then turn off the Raise To Speak feature. Now you can’t call her to get into Siri but you can still do it with the home button.
There is an option to switch your iPhone battery to display as a percentage in its place. It’ll facilitate you keep a proper eye on the battery you’ve got left on your phone and know when to act with the tips above.


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