Turn off Bluetooth
Many Iphone users have their bluetooth enabled when they do not realise. Bluetooth is a major battery hog! Bluetooth on Iphones are not very unneccessary unless you are using your bluetooth headphones 24/7. To turn the bluetooth settings off, once you |open your iphone, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and press the “B” icon and once it is grey, you have successfully turned off your bluetooth. To turn it one, take the same steps but once the B is blue, it is ready to go.
Manage Brightness Setings
Apple has now made most iphone brightness settings better than there MacBooks. Therefore, since the iphone is a lot smaller and less powerful than a Macbook. High Brightness settings will reek havoc on your battery life. To lower the brightness, open your phone and swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You will see a bar going from left to right, drag the little dot backwards to make it dimmer untill it is still bright enough for you to see your phone.
Reduce Unnecessary Notifications
Most lock screen notifications are needed like text message and even Facebook messages, but of course; some are not. Notifications like games and others are unnecessary and ofcourse eats away at your battery percentage. To fix this problem, go into your settings menu, go down to your list of apps and disable notifications on ones that are not that necessary… I am talking to you Farm Heroes.
Battery Draining Apps
Thanks to the latest IOS, we are able to now see how much battery specific apps are draining. To check, go to Settings>General> Battery to view the list of apps that are draining the juice. You will not be surprised to see Safari and Facebook to be one of the main battery thief. There is no way to reduce the amount of battery drain these apps have o your phone except to generally not use the apps as much. Instead of browsing Facebook for 8 hours a day, why not only 3?
Low Power Mode is Bae
Iphone has now created a life saving tool called “Low Power Mode.” This mode option will not pop onto your phone screen until your phone has reached 20% but once it does and you click on it, it gives you a whopping 3 hours of battery life. The reason why it’s so effective is that it shuts down unnecessary background apps. Thanks Apple!
Written by Jayd Sissons, Phone & Laptop Technician at Sparkle Phone Repair