Your iPhone Will Be Thanking You For These

Your iPhone Will Be Thanking You For These
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With the rising popularity of power banks, not many really bother to take the time in saving battery on their phones.

But wouldn’t be a lot nicer if you didn’t have to carry an extra accessory in your bag all the time? Yes, it actually would. And it’s not only that, by following these simple hacks, you’ll not only need less time charging your phone, you’ll prolong its battery life too.

If your iPhone could actually talk, it’ll thank you for it.
Here are some of the things you can do to avoid over-exhausting your iPhone—or any mobile phone for that matter.

 

1. Keep it away from the sun.

Even clothes and car paints wear out eventually if you keep leaving them under the bright sunlight. Your phone is not any different. Besides, Lithium-ion batteries— the batteries manufacturers use to power mobile phones— actually work best at temperatures slightly lower than room temperature.

Your iPhone Will Be Thanking You For These

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2. Turn down your phone’s brightness.

On iPhones, doing this could be as simple as swiping from the bottom of your phone’s screen, going towards the top— from there, an option to lower the phone’s brightness is readily accessible. For all other phones, this option should be on the ‘settings’ menu.

Your iPhone Will Be Thanking You For These

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3. Don’t leave the screen on if you’re not using your phone.

Not only are you wasting battery, you’re also leaving an open invitation for thieves and prying eyes to get their hands on your phone.

Your iPhone Will Be Thanking You For These

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4. Do not put it on ‘vibrate’ mode.

Most people check their phones every now and then anyways, so there’s really need to put it on ‘vibrate’ mode unless absolutely necessary. The ‘silent’ mode will do just fine.

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5. Do not use animated screen savers.

Sure, they’re all nice to look at, but they’re all unnecessarily eating your phone’s power away.
6. Close all active apps that you’re not using.

Or better yet, close ALL active apps when you’re not using your phone.

Your iPhone Will Be Thanking You For These

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7. Turn down your ringtone, and all other alerts.

Especially when your eyes are glued to your phone most of the time. It’s unnecessary.
8. Turn off the Bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi.

Whenever there’s no need for them, it’s best to keep these features off to avoid unnecessary battery consumption.

Your iPhone Will Be Thanking You For These

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9. Keep the ‘voice control’ feature off.

Siri’s taking too much power from your phone.

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10. When your phone’s nearly dead and you desperately need to keep it alive…

Turn off both the 3G and 4G feature of your phone. It can last twice as long as it normally would.

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But if all else fails, you can always get a juice pack.

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4 Comments

  • oraclemay says:

    Ok, this is a really informative post. Some I was aware of, but not all. I will certainly take action on my phone and preserve my battery. It will be interesting to see what type of battery savings I get after making a few changes.

  • TommyVercetti says:

    Nice tips all around- not just for iphones, but for all smart phones and even some other similar electronic devices. There is a sort of golden guideline for handling electronics, and one of the most important ones is to keep them cool; in other words- high temperatures are a no-no. Also, the task manager function on most of these devices is a godsend. RAM and processor allocations are equally as important.

  • blackcanary says:

    I was pleasantly surprised to see that I already do most of these! In fact my phone is on silent the majority of the time so that’s two already.

    The only ones I think I don’t do is turning off my wifi when I don’t need it and turning off 3G when I’m trying to conserve battery, I’ll definitely have to keep that one in mind.

    I need to apply this to more of my devices too, the wifi for my laptop is basically always on even when I’m out and there’s no wifi available!

  • Diane Lane says:

    I had that temperature alert before on my iPod touch. I’ve used iPod touches for years, and usually have mine with me, but one day in particular, I set it down just for a few minutes, on the balcony, and saw that alert. I didn’t realize the voice control thing would use up so much battery, and am going to turn mine off. Thanks for the tip about the screen brightener/dimmer, as I need to dial mine down a tad. An easy way to turn off extraneous battery drainers is to turn on Airplane Mode.

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