One of the main problems being faced by IPhone users is that of small battery life. Well, should we expect the IPhone to offer battery life comparable with the ordinary cell phone’s battery life? Those who have paid for it would say: Either they should have fixed all such issues or they shouldn’t have charged that high for it. Remember that everything has a cost. It might be the possibility that with what IPhone has to offer to its customers and with the tech we have now, it’s not possible to offer that much battery life.
There are ways to fix this problem to some extent, ways we would be talking about in short time. While some of them would be requiring turning off some features and applications, others wouldn’t be requiring any such compromise.
Tip # 1: Use IPhone’s Auto-brightness feature
IPhone’s display is one of the few things that consume most of its battery. The Auto-brightness feature ensures that the display is not consuming more power than is required, by adjusting the screen brightness to the light it’s being exposed to.
All IPhones come with ambient light sensors. These sensors react to the ambient light intensity and adjust the brightness of the screen in response to what they sense.If it’s darker around, your IPhone would react by setting the brightness to a lower intensity; this would not only help conserving the power but would also help making it easier for you to look at the screen by reducing the eye strain.
Tip # 2: Don’t leave your IPhone’s Bluetooth turned ON
Both transmitting and receiving data via Bluetooth consumes power. Turn it ON when you need to do so, keeping it turned ON at all times would only lower the battery life of your IPhone. To turn OFF the Bluetooth would require you to open “Settings”, find Bluetooth in “General” and move it’s slider to “OFF”.
Tip # 3: Turn OFF your IPhone’s 3G
To get the quicker data speeds and higher quality calls using your IPhone’s 3G requires power. Here’s a trade-off to make: Longer battery life on the cost of getting used to slower-than-3G EDGE network. To disable your IPhone’s 3G, open “Settings”, find “Network” in “General” and slide the “Enable 3G” slider to “OFF”. That’s it.
Tip # 4: Turn OFF your IPhone’s Wi-Fi
Your IPhone’s Wi-Fi is one of those major battery drainers that are responsible for its fast battery depletion. It may be allowing you to browse faster than you could with your IPhone’s 3G but keeping it turned ON in search of an open hotspot is not something that’s recommended. Turn OFF your IPhone’s Wi-Fi until you really have found an open hotspot and unless you really need to make use of it.
To turn your Wi-Fi OFF, go to “Settings” and slide the Wi-Fi slider to “OFF”.
Tip # 5: Use Auto-Lock for your IPhone’s screen
It does not take a technician’s understanding to get the hold of the fact that leaving your IPhone’s screen shining brightly is one of those factors responsible for lowering its battery life. Make use of the Auto-Lock feature of your IPhone; adjust the time you would like your IPhone to wait before Auto-Locking the screen and you are set. Set this timer to as less time as possible, this would make sure that you are saving as much battery as is possible without making any compromise with the use. Making the most of this feature would not only help elongate your IPhone’s battery life but would also save you the trouble that may be caused by accidental screen touch.
Tip # 6: Turn OFF your IPhone’s location services
One of the things that make your IPhone real fun is its built-in GPS; it not only helps you locate yourself but also makes it easier for you to get directions while driving. With the help of some applications, your IPhone’s location services also help you locate eating and meeting places in your area, like restaurants, bars and hang-outs. While being so much fun, these location services are one of those few that make up the list of real IPhone battery drainers.
Turn “Location Services” OFF when you are not using them. To turn them OFF, go to the “Settings”, find “Location Services” in the “General” sub menu and slide the slider to “OFF”.
Tip # 7: Turn data push OFF
Keeping this feature turned ON means allowing your IPhone to access wireless networks, automatically suck e-mail, other data you might be interested in and costing you your IPhone’s battery life. To reduce the number of times your IPhone connects to the network and thus elongate your IPhone’s battery life, turn data push OFF.
Go to the “Settings”, in the “Mail, Contacts, Calendar” sub menu, slide “Fetch New Data” bar to “OFF”.
Tip # 8: Turn OFF your IPhone’s equalizer
Your IPhone’s equalizer feature enhances your audio’s quality by adjusting its Bass, Treble and other such characteristics, the bitter fact attached to it is that it’s also one of those things that lower the battery life of your smart phone. By turning OFF the equalizer, you would not only elongate your IPhone’s battery life but would also elongate the time you could enjoy listening to your collection without being distracted by a “battery low!!!” warning.
To turn OFF your IPhone’s equalizer, go to the “Settings”, find “EQ” in the “IPod” sub menu and turn it OFF. That’s it.
Tip # 9: Get more battery
In case, all these tips do not work for you, make sure that you equip yourself with a battery backup. There are many 3rd parties out there like “Mophie” and “Kensington” that offer extended life batteries for your IPhone; the good part is that while they are offering really effective solutions, the price is not that high. Mophie’s Juice Pack Pro would cost you mere $129; look at the features it is offering and you would say it’s really worth it. It has got an impact resistant design with a battery capacity of 2500mAh, a standby switch allows you to choose when to charge while 4 LEDs at the bottom allow you to keep track of how much power is left in your Juice Pack Pro.