To tell you the truth, I’m thrilled with the battery life of my brand new iPhone 6. Obviously I know that it is something that depends very-much on the use made of the device , so it depends intrinsically on each person. For me, with my daily use, I get home at night without having to recharge.
Even on weekends, with more moderate use of the iPhone, I manage to get through it almost without having to recharge it. But let’s get to the point, for Apple it is very important the battery life of their devices and they usually include in their operating system features to improve it . Let’s see three simple tricks (more like reminders) on how to increase the battery life of your iPhone.
Yes, I’ve put as an example in the headline, the iPhone 6, which is the iPhone I have right now. But in fact we are in front of some common sense tips and also included in the latest version of iOS 8 . So whether it’s an iPhone 4s, an iPhone 55s5c that you have in your possession… You can also apply them.
Control Center is your friend
Yes, I know… You’re thinking, what’s this one going to tell me that I don’t already know? Yes, I know… I won’t discover anything new, but whenever I get into an article like this I like to remember it. Why do you want to constantly have the WiFi or Bluetooth connected if you are not using them?
We are no longer in previous versions of the system, where to activate or deactivate a functionality we had to unlock the phone and access the settings. Now we can activate and deactivate it with two simple thumb movements. So if you’re not going to use WiFi or Bluetooth for a long time, turn them off, your iPhone will thank you by staying on longer.
Find out which application is “bleeding” your battery
With iOS 8 we have the opportunity to learn more about the battery usage of the applications we have installed on the iPhone or iPad. For this we have an option within the settings that will give us clear information.
Accessing “Settings>General>Use>Battery use” will show us the applications we have used during the last 24 hours (or last 7 days) and the percentage of battery use they have had. If any of them we see that it has a particularly high usage and we are not using it (but it is running in the background) we can close it by pressing twice the home button and accessing the multitasking.
Controls alerts, widgets and application updates in the background
As you know, Push notifications consume battery power and so do notification center widgets . The reason is quite simple, they need to be constantly updated to give you instant information and for that they need to be connected, updated and therefore consume battery power. That’s why it’s convenient to decide which applications and widgets we really need, disabling the alerts for those that are not so critical in our day-to-day life.
Tres opciones para conseguir un extra de batería en tu iPhone
iOS learns from the way you use your phone, it gradually knows which applications you use the most and therefore which ones you need to access instantly at any time. To do this you have the background application update . Those applications that you use most, are constantly refreshed in the background when you’re not using them, so you can access them instantly when you need to.
Either in Settings>Notifications or Settings>Usage>Applications in the background we can define this. It’s about choosing the applications that we really need so that the system isn’t constantly consuming battery power for applications that we really don’t use that much.