Apple’s iOS 7.1 update came with some features and refinements which made the OS more snappier. But unfortunately, it also brought along some unwelcome bugs and battery drain.
As a iPhone user, after updating to iOS 7.1 my iPhone 5 eats up lot of juice. Like, 1% down in a minute of camera use and 5% drain while browsing safari for 5-7 mins. So if you are one who faces issues like this , the below guide will help save battery.
Cellular Signal :
If you’re in an area of weak signal, or at the edge of LTE or 3G support, your iPhone’s radio could be working on full power just to stay on the network, or switching between connection types, and wasting a lot of power. So , turn off radio at places where you find your iPhone struggles to get signal. This really saves a lot battery.
Push notifications :
Too many push notifications from different apps can significantly drain battery life. So turn off push notifications for apps that you don’t want, ( like for AppStore ).
To turn them off, go to Settings, choose Notifications, then select the apps you want to disable and tweak your notification settings for each.
Pick from the following:
— Change Alert Style to None.
— Turn Badge App Icon off.
— Turn Sounds off.
For mail ,
Go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Fetch New Data -> and turn off ‘Push’. Ideally, set the accounts to Fetch new messages during a particular duration, or if a particular mail account isn’t important anyway, set it to Manual.
Location services :
Go to Settings, Privacy, Location Services, and turn off any app and system service you really don’t need tracking or using your location.
Also , turn off frequent location in the system services.
Quit apps :
If you are done using any apps , double tap home button to enter multitasking view and fling up to close the app. Running too many apps uses up a lot of battery.
Also, if you use an app continuously , for instance Whatsapp , don’t close those apps from app switcher. Closing and re-opening an app eats a little more battery. So avoid it.
Siri’s “Raise to speak” :
Unless you use SIRI a lot, you could turn that off.Turn off “Raise to Speak” feature, which lets you take the phone to your ear which automatically activates SIRI. That keeps another sensor active all the time, eating up battery. If you aren’t going to turn SIRI off, at least turn off the Raise to Speak feature to save battery power. ( Settings>General>Siri> Turn raise to speak off )
Other small usual tweaks include :
•Turn off Background app and content refresh.
•Turn of Notification Center widgets(Stock and Weather).
•Lower down brightness.
•Turn off spotlight ( Settings > general > Spotlight> untick which you don’t need) Indexing eats up battery much.
•Parallax effect :
Turn off parallax effect , Settings > General > accessibility > Reduce motion > ON .
Or , if you want the animations but not the parallax effect on wallpapers , switch perspective motion OFF while choosing wallpaper , with Reduce motion turned off.
•Airplane mode :
This may sound stupid , put your phone on airplane mode when you don’t use it, if you are so desperate about battery life.
Reboot/reset your device :
If you haven’t rebooted in a while, give it a try. There could be a process or something else doing what it shouldn’t be doing, and a restart can often fix that.
Reboot : ( hold power + home button for few secs , until you see apple logo )
Restore your device :
After a software update , always make a hard reset by restoring your device through iTunes and Set up as new iPhone . DONT RESTORE FROM BACKUP. Clean install always helps.
Calibrate your battery :
If tweaking settings has not helped you , try Calibrating your battery.
Nothing above helps, visit Apple Store, where apple geniuses could help you.
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