So one issue some of us have especially those of us with older iOS (iPhone 4 and 4S) devices, is trying to get through a day without our battery dying. This brief tutorial is meant to help you do everything you can to limit battery drainage.
Step 1: Turn Down Screen Brightness
If you are like me you like a nice bright screen. But I also found myself carrying around a charger, so don’t be like me, turn down that screen brightness. Doing this will help you conserve a good amount of that small battery. To turn down your brightness all you simply have to do is swipe up from the bottom of your screen, this brings up your control center to adjust your screen brightness. I would suggest at least adjusting it to the half way point which is about 50% screen brightness.
Step 2: Close your background apps
Whenever you open a app and close it, the app will still be running in the background. So if you have 5-10 apps open in the background, it can take up some of your battery to perform these tasks. To close your background apps all you need to do is double tap your home button which opens up your multitasking. Just swipe up on each app, closing each one till there is no more apps running in the background.
Step 3: Turn off location services
Location services can be of huge assistance when you need to find the nearest Starbucks or nearest Chipotle, but leaving it on all the time has a huge impact on how long your battery life will last. When you have location services on, it constantly is attempting to pin your location which takes up a good amount of battery life. To turn off location services open up settings, scroll down to privacy, then select location services, and toggle from on to off.
Step 4: Turn your data off
This is more of a drastic step, but if you really need to conserve your battery or your starting to lose your charge quick, turning off your data can save a good amount of Apple juice (sorry I had to add that somewhere in this tutorial). To turn off your data open settings, select Cellular, then toggle Cellular Data off.
Step 5: Don’t use your phone every minute of the day
Yes if you check Instagram every 2 mins your battery is not going to last very long. I’m number 1 guilty when it comes to heavy usage, but if you use your iOS device every 2 mins don’t expect your battery to last 12 hours. If you need to constantly be on your device throughout the day it might be a good idea to invest in a portable battery pack.
Following these 5 simple steps won’t make your battery last 5 hours more then it did, but it definitely can help make a difference in helping you get better battery life from your iOS device. If you benefited from this article don’t hesitate to share it with those who you think might benefit from these 5 simple steps to help you save battery on your iOS device!