How to Extend Your iPhone’s Battery Life
We all know that Apple says the iPhone has 12 hours of talk time but, the amount of time we use it, it just does not equate. This is why I have included in this article what Apple’s tips are to increase battery life and what mine are. Enjoy!
Use location services only when needed (Settings > General > Location Services).
Turn off push notifications (Settings > Notifications)
Fetch email or other data less frequently (Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data).
Turn off push mail such when you don’t need it (Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and set Push to Off).
If you rarely use Wi-Fi or in a area where there is no Wi-Fi coverage then turn it off (Settings > Wi-Fi).
If you hardly use Bluetooth then turn off Bluetooth to save power (Settings > General > Bluetooth)
Turn on Auto-Brightness to allow the screen to adjust its brightness based on current lighting conditions.
Dimming the screen will also help in extending battery life.
If you’re on the plane or in an area where there is no coverage then use Airplane mode to increase battery life (Settings > Airplane Mode).
Turn off equalizer setting to song playback as it can decrease battery life (Settings > iPod > EQ).
As you might have noticed, you can use the iPhone for a longer time to surf the internet on 2G (up to 12 hours) as compare to on 3G (up to 5 hours). So you can turn off 3G to extend battery life (Settings > General > Network and set Enable 3G to Off).
At least once a month completely drain the battery and recharge it.
Turn off the vibration (Settings > Sound > Vibrate “off”)
Try to plug into the wall charger a much as possible
Use Push Gmail (Find out how here)
In Safari try to have only 1 page open at a time (Safari > Bottom Right Corner > “X” out of all pages until you see a “1″ in the box.
Stay in a call is you need emergency juice and cover the top left of your iPhone to activate the proximity sensor. This is great if you need to just send a quick e-mail or text.
[Find more ways to improve your battery life here]
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