Save Your iPhone’s Battery Life
Jan 28th 2016
Battery life. Most of us can agree we need more of it. Trying to find somewhere to charge your phone while you’re out and about can be a mission, so we’ve dug up some tips that can help you preserve your mobile device’s precious battery life.
Battery Usage Percentage: First things first: know how much battery life you really have. Smartphones give you the option to turn on the “Battery Percentage” option. This will display the percentage of battery life you have left next to the battery icon on your screen. To turn on this feature on your iPhone, go to Settings, then tap on Battery, and lastly switch on the Battery Percentage option.
Backlight: Your phone’s backlight can suck up a lot of battery life. There are a couple of options to address this problem. The first is to manually turn down your iPhone’s brightness by going to Settings, then Display & Brightness. Once there you can slide your brightness level up or down however you choose. Your second option is to let your iPhone do this on its own. By turning on the Auto-Brightness setting, your phone will determine how bright to make your screen depending on how much light is around you.
Apps: Some apps use up more battery than others. Knowing which ones take up the most can help you sort through which apps you want to keep or delete. If you click on Battery under the Settings app, you will see apps listed under Battery Usage. This tells you the percentage of battery life each of your apps has taken up in the last 24 hours and in the last 7 days.
Low Power Mode: iOS 9 gives you the option to put your phone on Low Power Mode under the battery section in your settings. Low Power Mode reduces or turns off mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads and some visual effects. When you are finally able to charge your phone again, Low Power Mode will automatically turn off when your battery life reaches 80%.
Location Services: Many apps, like Yelp and Facebook, use location services to figure out where you are. Although this may be useful to you at times, if you’re trying to conserve battery life, location services can work against you. To turn off this feature go to Settings, Privacy, Location Services and switch off Location Services.
Follow these five tips and save battery life! For more information on replacement batteries and the other services we offer at Re-Tech, give us a call and speak to one of our techs!