Thursday, October 11, 2012

Battery Tips - Drain Issues Resolved

When I purchased my iPhone 5, I was amazed at the great battery life I
was getting. My phone would not complain about a 20% battery life
until between 7:30pm - 9:30pm with very heavy use. I mean checking
several email accounts all day, watch video via YouTube or NFL Mobile,
streaming Stitcher Radio to start and end my commute. Of course I find
many apps to download, update or play throughout the day.

Suddenly this week I noticed that my iPhone 5 would be 30% or so by
3:30pm - 4:30pm. Normally I would not see these numbers for a few
hours more.

Last night I went through the battery saving steps that have practiced
over time:

Set brightness levels down and turn off auto brightness in Settings
Turn notifications off for apps
Change email to manual update instead of push
Turn Bluetooth off (I left this on because I use this all day)
Turn off Wifi
Turn off Location Services
Turn on Limit Ad Tracking
Turn off Raise to Speak
Turn off Send Diagnostic to Apple
Podcast -
Change auto lock to 1-2 minutes
Close open apps in the fast-switching tray

Today I got to work with 100% at 8am. When I left today at 3:20pm, my
battery is 85%. Wow back to the way it was prior to this week; if not

I think the biggest drain was location services and notifications.
Many app add notifications without you knowing. If you simply hit the
top toggle of notification, you are only turning off one portions of
the notifications.

Locations can be turned on when you need it and then turn back off
after use. You will be surprise how many apps using location services.
How many are working in the background when your device is idle.

Why some of these are iPhone specific, most can be applied to the iPad too.


Carl W. Brooks
Check out my iPad/iOS/Mac technology website

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thanks for the tips! I never thought to do many of those and it has really helped my power too. ;)


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