As technology keeps evolving, so does battery technology but it doesn’t evolve quickly enough to keep up with new technology, apps and gadgets. As for the iPhone, as its design gets slimmer, less space is available for battery. Any merely intensive iPhone user will charge their phone every couple days (if not daily). Here are some tips to help you optimize:
1-Disable Push notifications from Apps
Most apps will send you notifications that frankly you don’t need. To disable go to Settings > Notification Center. Under the include tab you will find all the apps for which you receive notifications. You can customize your notifications settings to best fit your needs.
2-Turn off Bluetooth
Unless you are using it, Bluetooth doesn’t need to be on. Via the Control Center, you can turn off Bluetooth (1st row, 3rd icon).
3-Turn off LTE
It’s not surprising that LTE loads data much quicker but at the expense of your battery life. Turning on LTE only when you need more power will improve battery consumption, Settings > Cellular. Slide the Enable LTE off. When LTE is off, the iPhone falls back on the 3G Network of your service provider.
4-Turn on Auto-Brightness
You’ll be saving lots of battery juice by turning on auto-brightness. Your iPhone will adjust the screen brightness based on the lighting around it: Settings > Display & Brightness. Slide the Auto-Brightness on.
5-Reduce Auto-Lock time
Putting your iPhone to sleep sooner rather than later will use less power. Setting your phone to 1 or 2 minutes is optimal, Settings > General > Auto-Lock.
6-Disable Automatic App Updates
There’s a feature that allows for automatic app updates. Updating your apps at your own discretion will help you preserve battery life, Settings > iTunes and App Store. In the Automatic download, you can opt out of updating apps.
7-Turn off Your iPhone Location Services
Many iPhone apps use Location Services to give you directions, suggest restaurants and attractions in your surrounding area. It’s also used to show your location on a Facebook post or a tweet. Most of the time when you first run a newly downloaded app, it prompts you to enable Location Services, and many agree to this without even thinking it’s really needed or not.
The downside of location services is that your iPhone is constantly fetching data based therefore using up lots of battery juice. It’s easy to turn off Location Services for specific apps, or disable Location Services across all apps on your iPhone. I use the location services for my Google Map only. You can find it by tapping on Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
If you have more tips and tricks, feel free to leave some comments below!