Tips to Improve Your iPhone Battery Usage and Battery Life Span

Written By Sam on 2 February 2010

Apple’s iPhone is the most vigorous used handsets world-wide and all the users can extract optimal performance of their iPhone by following simple tips. This article lists all the terms and tips one should know in order to utilize your phone to its best.

Battery usage and Battery Life

First and foremost users understand that the typical terminologies “Battery Life” and “Battery Lifespan”of iPhone. Though both sound almost similar, one indicates the time your iPhone runs before it has to be recharged and the other corresponds to the total amount of time your battery will last before it must be replaced. This awareness will help the users to identify the battery life and hence strive to improvise it.

iPhone users can estimate the battery life of their phone using the iPhone usage statistics that clearly state the amount of time iPhone has been used and powered since last full charge. This information can be accessed under the Settings icon on the Home screen under a tab called General which is sub-divided into Usage and Standby options. The battery performance of the iPhone can also be improvised by keeping it away from the sun or a hot car (including the glove box) as heat will degrade the performance levels of the phone.

Upgradations to Latest Software

Apple released many upgradations with many enhancements for iPhone software and it is always recommended to upgrade your iPhone according to the latest software updates in order to optimize the device performance. The latest updates from Apple may include new ways to improvise the battery performance. These updates can be obtained from the iTunes.

Optimizing Settings

The battery life also depends upon the configurations of various applications in your iPhone. Following few basic tips the battery life can be enhanced, some of them are listed below:

  • Use the location services like Maps and Wi-Fi only when required coz they may tend to reduce the battery life
  • Turn off the push notifications like Apple Push Notification Service to alert you of new data as they may impact the battery life.
  • The more frequently email or other data is fetched, the quicker your battery may drain hence fetch new data less frequently and you can also save power by maintaining fewer email accounts.
  • Dimming the screen is another best way to save power of the battery.
  • Turning off the Bluetooth when not in use also saves power.

Regular usage and proper locking of iPhone

iPhone features lithium-based battery, and for such batteries it is suggested to charge them through one complete charge cycle per month in order to keep the electrons in it moving. Locking the touch screen when not in use also saves the power of battery thus enhancing the battery life. For auto locking your handset screen go to Settings -> General -> Auto-Lock and set the interval to a short time.

These are few simple tips and tricks which allows you to amplify the battery life of your iPhone.

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