Battery life is increasingly becoming a problem for our digital life. With the growing futures of our iPhone and Android phones we spend more and more time looking at our screens. Downside? Our phone batteries can’t keep up!
For this reason we selected for you 8 tips and tricks that allow you to extend your battery life
1. Check which apps are using most of your battery reserve
Go to Settings > Battery You will be able to see which apps have been consuming the most energy in the last 24 hours and in the last 6 days.
You can then decide whether is worth keeping them or, well, get rid of them. Or maybe the next trick can be helpful as well.
2. Stop apps from using locations While NOT using the App.
Some apps use locations even when you are not using them! Stop them!
Go to Settings > Battery > App name > While Using the app This would allow the app to access your location just when you are using the app.
3. Cherrypick the app you allow Background Refresh
Some apps require you Background Refresh to provide you with an flawless experience, but not all the apps actually require that. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and deselect all the apps you wan’t to refrain from refreshing in the background.
4. Push or fetch emails
Checking for new emails can be quite battery consuming for your iPhone.
To check if your emails are pushed or fetched in Settings > Mails, Contacts and Calendars > Fetch New Data
Push ensures you get an instant notification when you get an email, but sometimes can be energy consuming. While Fetch checks your emails every 15, 30, 60 min, or manually, according to your preferences. If you use multiple email addresses you might want to disable push for the email accounts you don’t need instant notification.
5. Take advantage of the Low Power Mode
When you know you are going to have a long day far from power sources, you might want to activate Low Power Mode. Go to Settings > Battery Low Power Mode temporary reduce power consumption as it deactivates a few futures like mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic download, and some visual effects are reduced or turned off.
6. Take advantage of the facedown detection feature
iOS 9 introduced a new future that enables the iPhone to know the iPhone orientation when placed on a table. If your iPhone is placed face down, the screen is not going to be turned on in case of notifications, reducing the power consumption.
To take advantage of this future you just have to put your iPhone face down. It is that simple.
7. Turn off Automatic Update
App store now automatically installs app updates in the background. While this means that you don’t have to manually open the App store to update all the apps manually, it also means it consumes battery maybe in some situations you might really need it. To turn this off, go to Settings > iTunes and App Store > scroll down to Automatic Downloads section and turn off the Updates switch.
8. Disable Dynamic background
Dynamic Wallpapers is a future that allows graceful animations going on in the home and lock screen. They are pretty, only downside? They use CPU and consume precious battery power. To deactivate it go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose Wallpaper You can then choose either one of the Stills or one of your photos
This are just a few tricks that could be useful, if you have any other please tweet us @popcord
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