Some Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life

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  • Push
  • preferences
  • Some additional tips

As many of you know, I am a very enthusiastic fan and user of the iPhone (some say too much). Without getting into arguments or trying to sound like a fanboy, I think this is the best smartphone you can buy these days.

One of the most common problems, not only with the iPhone (probably with any mobile device) is the short battery life and so we start looking for techniques, settings and « tricks » to extend it. After a few years and dozens of combinations, changes in phone preferences and many other things, I have compiled a personal list of tips that I would like to share with you all:

Push

The more push services you have enabled, the less battery life you have (I'm not saying that, Apple says it). This is a universal law and we cannot do anything to avoid it, because each application or service needs to have a permanent connection with an internet server, this consumes a lot of battery.

The two services that consume the most battery due to push connections are email and any instant messaging program. Email is especially hard on the battery when it's via Exchange.

In my particular case, I synchronize my contacts, my calendars and my emails via the service Exchange Since Google. Since I didn't want to lose the first two functions, I disabled email and activated a separate account. IMAP to download emails every 30 minutes. This gave about 6 hours more life to the iPhone.

Next, I looked at all the apps I installed with push notifications and turned off any that aren't essential for my work or daily activities. The surprising thing is that (in my particular case) I only need two or three. There I saved about 3 or 4 extra hours of battery.

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preferences

Phone preferences are also important:

  1. Lower the screen brightness as much as possible, while remaining comfortable. Also activate automatic brightness regulation.
  2. Enable automatic screen lock after 30 seconds of non-use, as it turns off as quickly as possible.
  3. Disable automatic scanning of Wi-Fi networks.
  4. In fact, turn off Wi-Fi when not in use.

Some additional tips

  • While it's important to turn off Wi-Fi when not in use, it's far better to turn it on when you're browsing the web. It consumes much less battery than 3G.

  • Do not let the phone completely discharge except once a month.

  • try to have the iPhone connected to the charger as long as possible, it turns out that when it reaches 100% charge the phone stops working on the battery and only works with the electricity that comes from the charger, it is good not to use the battery always and all the time.

I hope this is helpful to you and your iPhone last much longer between charges.

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