If you are an iPhone user, you already know that iOS 6 consumes iPhone battery too much. I have seen many forums where users are complaining about the battery backup problem. It is true that battery drain faster in iOS 6 than older versions. We all want to have a smartphone with good battery life. We expect it to run a full day at least. If you have an iPhone and you think its battery draining faster. You can adjust it by stopping unnecessary apps, avoid playing games and reducing number of tasks iPhone needs to perform.
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Here, we will see few things which you can do to maximize your iPhone’s battery life.
Turn off location services when not needed
iPhone has built in GPS support that locate you on the map. It helps you to find things around you. But you are not going to find things around you all the time. So, you can turn of GPS when it is not needed. You can do this by going to settings–> Privacy–>location services and turn off it. If you need it again, follow the same path to turn it on.
Turn Off Data Connection When not needed
iPhone supports 3G and LTE connectivity. This connects you to internet when you are away from any Wi-Fi hotspot. But you can turn it off when you think you do not need it any more It will save your battery and data as well. Connectivity consumes enough data with a fast consumption rate. So avoid it when not in use.
Turn Off Bluetooth
Like in data connection, Bluetooth also consumes enough battery if it is turn on. So, always turn off Bluetooth when you are not using it. If it is turn on, it will monitor any Bluetooth signal and this will drain your phone’s battery. So, turn off Bluetooth by going to settings –> Bluetooth when you are not using it.
Turn off Wi-Fi
Wi-fi is the fastest way of data connectivity but it also drains battery very fast. If you are not in the range of any Wi-Fi hotspot, switch it off. Leaving it in on state when it is only searching for network consumes battery too much. Go to Settings>Wi-Fi and slide to turn off.
iPhone can detect the ambient light around you. So, it can adjust the brightness of screen according to the light around you. You can enable auto brightness by going to settings –> Brightness & Wallpaper and turn on Auto-brightness. If you want to dim the screen, it will save more power.
Stop Background Apps
We all have habit to open apps but hardly we stop them. Always take care of it and make it your habit to close background apps. Double-tap Home, press and hold an app and tap ‘-’ to close background apps.
Use Sleepy time
When phone is active, it consumes battery. Best way us to set auto lock in the phone and send it to sleep in shortest time. 1 minute is good idea. Go to Settings>General>Auto-Lock to set this timeout time.
Of course you can dig deeper to save more battery by other ways. But these are the common ways which you must follow to save battery of your iPhone and increase battery life.