How To Extend The Battery Life Of Your iPad, iPhone
It’s undeniable that the iPhone is connected to our lives. We need it to be functional all of the time. The device however is useless without its power. Sad to say, the iOS phone is also known to be needy when it comes to its battery. Here are steps you can do to help extend its battery.
1. Adjust the brightness of your screen
It’s not necessary to set your screen to its brightest. That will only speed up the battery consumption of your iPad or iPhone. Set the brightness of your screen to lowest by going to your phone Settings and tapping on Brightness for adjustment.
2. Prioritize the use of WiFi over 3G
Browsing the web or downloading apps using your 3G connection is one big factor why your battery will deplete fast. The reason for that is your phone uses huge amount of its power searching for a signal or connection. Using WiFi will definitely minimize your energy consumption.
3. Disable GPS tracking used in apps
Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram use tracking app to locate the user for tagging purposes. Geotag or GPS location eats up a huge percent of your battery. If this feature is not that serious and important to you, turn off your GPS.
4. Disable the Push and Fetch feature of your iPad or iPhone
It’s really lovely to set your Apple handset to fetch or push updates on what’s going on with your apps. A lot of Facebook lovers use this to keep track on what’s happening in the social networking group. This feature however is not good when you’re not home and you need to save your phone battery.
You can probably put a little discipline on yourself and prioritize what matters most like important business calls or text messages that you can’t miss. Disable your “fetch” option by manually going to Settings, Mail, Contacts and Calendars, and Fetch New Data. You may also turn off your “push” feature for e-mails and calendar by manually going to Settings, Notifications, and then switch to off.
5. Turn off your apps after using
A lot of us just leave our apps open after using. We don’t mind turning those off. This should not be the case if the battery of your Apple iPad or iPhone is important to you. Running apps in the background are still using your battery, and the more apps are open; the more percentage of power is consumed.
The simplest thing to do is to disable the apps after using them. You can shut them down by doing a double tap on your home button to enable the app drawer. Hold the apps that you want to shut down. The apps will wiggle and the X button will be visible. Tap on it so shut down your selected applications.