10 Tips to Improve iPhone or iPad Battery Life with iOS 7

Some tips to make your iPhone or iPad battery last longer

One of the main problems that today’s smartphones have is autonomy . Very few devices have a battery that is powerful enough to withstand our daily rhythms, which is why getting the most out of it is so important.

The iPhone’s battery is no exception and many would even dare to say that is one of the areas where the competition is doing the most damage to the Appl smartphone e. In the case of the iPad or the iPad Mini, things are different, since its autonomy is quite good, but you can still get a bit more out of it.

10 Tips to Improve iPhone or iPad Battery Life with iOS 7
10 Tips to Improve iPhone or iPad Battery Life with iOS 7

Following a series of tips can help us to get the most out of our iPhone or iPad’s battery and help us to increase its autonomy in our daily life.

Some of the advice we are going to give you seems very obvious and maybe we didn’t even need to indicate it, but we think it is important to comment on it for everyone who doesn’t know and is looking for a way to prolong the battery life of their iDevices .

Adjusts screen brightness

The screen is possibly the most power-consuming component of our iPhone (and also iPad or laptop), and the larger this screen is, generally speaking, the higher the consumption.

Adjusting the brightness manually can be an important aid in improving device autonomy. You can adjust it from the menu of Settings or from the bar in the Control Center. Setting it below 50% can help us save a lot of battery power.

Also, it’s not a bad idea to turn off the automatic brightness adjustment option.

Activates only the necessary notifications

For many of us, notifications on our iPhones are essential, but it is true that many times we abuse them and have more assets than we really need. Allowing only notifications for the apps that really interest us can save a lot of battery power.

We must think that every time we receive a notification the iPhone’s screen turns on, the speakers emit sound and the vibrator starts working so the consumption is quite important.

Disables push and automatic mail retrieval

Receiving a push notification or having your mail automatically downloaded every X minutes may seem very interesting, but this causes battery consumption to skyrocket. Disabling these options can save a lot of battery power and prolong the hours our devices will be on.

It will also allow us to rest and thanks to this we will not be so attentive to all the mail that comes to us . Let’s face it, of the bulk of the mail we receive every day, many do not require immediate attention. With this advice we can save some battery power and also reduce our stress level.

Do not allow the use of geolocation to all apps that request it

Many apps request access to our geolocation data. This means that every time we open them they will try to locate our location and that implies a battery consumption.

Unless the location in that particular app is really useful to us, permissions are not useful .

Disable WiFi, Bluetooth and AirDrop when not in use

This can fall flat, but having these features activated and not using them brings absolutely nothing but increased energy consumption.

Deactivating them means a small saving in battery consumption. It is not excessive, but if we want to hurry to the maximum its duration will be a help more. It all adds up.

Flee the dynamic backgrounds of iOS 7

One of the new features of iOS7 was the dynamic backgrounds. Yes, they look great and are very eye-catching, but as you would expect something that is constantly moving and you have to ask the processor and graphics chip for more power to display it it consumes more power .

Add a static wallpaper and you’ll save a little more battery power on your iPhone.

Disable automatic download services

Background services such as automatic downloading of content, automatic downloading of apps (when we buy from another device or iTunes) or automatic updating of apps consume battery power.

Disable these options and you will get a small increase in autonomy. This will be especially noticeable if you usually have your iPad or iPhone connected to WiFi networks, as otherwise no checks will be made.

Calibrate the battery

About once a month it is recommended to perform a battery calibration. This allows the device to “reset” and make more accurate readings of the actual battery life and can help us to get more out of its actual total capacity.

Restore your iPhone or iPad from time to time

It may seem a bit absurd, but after a restoration everything goes more smoothly and many times the battery performance increases.

Ideally, you should make restorations and set everything up from scratch, not dump a backup. This will also improve the overall performance of the device by removing all the “junk” that is stored during regular use of the device.

Change the battery

Lithium-ion batteries (the ones that mount the iPhone) wear out over time. Charging and discharging cycles cause their capacity to be lost and after some time using the smartphone they may not work properly.

Changing the battery for a new one is a process that should be done by a specialist or by someone who really knows what they are doing, as they do in Alertaphone, but it is a cheap operation (compared to what a new iPhone or iPad costs) and with which we will get the autonomy of our iPhone back to be like the first day or, sometimes, even better.

Do you know any other “tricks” to increase the autonomy of an iPhone or iPad?

These are our tips to increase the autonomy of an iPhone (it doesn’t matter the model and many can also be applied to the iPad or iPad Mini). It is possible that you follow others and that we don’t know them.

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