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Tips to extend iOS 8 battery life

Tips to extend iOS 8 battery life

by Raoul Celdran2015/06/27

Having your phones battery draining fast is quite frustrating. The latest iOS 8’s new features, which comes with a lot of new fancy animations could suck a lot of energy in a short amount of time, especially if you’re using older phones, such as the iPhone 4, 4S or 5. Apple has acknowledged the battery life of the iPhone 5s and is even planning on replacing it. These simple tips might help refrain draining a lot of energy from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

  • Turn off Parallax

Parallax, as you may know is the one responsible for making your apps and icons appear to be floating above your wallpaper. It may look cool, but it eats a lot of battery life. To disable, go to Settings and tap on General>Accessibility, and turn on ‘Reduce Motion’.

  • Disable Auto Updates for Apps

It is good to think that your apps are updated and is being taken care of by your device, but it can cost you a lot of battery life. Turn it off by going to Settings, and tap on General>Background App Refresh, then slide the bar turn it off.

  • Use Airplane Mode

It is suggested that if you are in a place right now that has low-coverage, then it is better to use Airplane Mode instead. To do this, swipe up and view the Control Center, and tap the airplane icon, or you could open Settings and turn on Airplane Mode by sliding the bar.

  • Set Autolock

Set your phone to automatically lock for a shorter amount of time than what is in the default setting on your phone, like one to two minutes.

  • Charge up at to at least 50 percent

If you are planning to leave your phone unattended for a long travel time, it is better to charge it halfway before turning it off to store a sufficient amount of energy when turning it back on.

  • Adjust your screen brightness

Swipe up and go to the Control Center, open Settings>Brightness and dim your screen.

  • Use Wi-Fi

Minimize using your cellular 3G, 4G LTE data as much as possible if there is Wi-Fi available in your location right now. It can save a lot more battery life than using mobile data.

  • Block GPS tracking

It is unnecessary to keep your GPS locator on when you don’t need them working. You can keep it off on the Control Center if not needed.

  • Close unused apps

You might not want to make a habit of going back to your home screen after you’re done using your apps without closing them. Simply double tap the home button, and swipe up the application window.

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