The latest devices in the iPhone range are really something. However despite the tons of features and perks; one thing remains the same; power issues. No matter how high-end or spectacular the device is; sooner or later you have to endure that low battery warning tone and join hands in prayer that you get to complete your tasks BEFORE its night night. Enough of what is in the now; let’s get to how you can overcome this minor setback.
Before implementing anything; it is a good idea to ensure that your battery is running normal and not having any special or latent defects. E.g. you may have some apps running which are preventing the phone from going into sleep mode. You can do a little test with the Usage and Standby times in settings at Battery Usage. This will help eliminate any free radicals in your experiments and fixes ahead.
Once you know everything in the background is in order; let’s move to running apps. In case you’re wondering why we’re stressing on apps so much; the reason is that apps require memory use which in turn runs off heavy juice (aka high battery consumption by the processor). In the same menu, scroll down to find the apps which form the major proportion of battery consumers. If you see any apps you can do without; now is the time to use them wisely or delete altogether.
Once apps are in check; let’s come to the direct power consumers. Ensure moderate brightness levels for maximum battery duration. Powering a display running at a whopping 1136by640 pixels is no joke and every fraction of brightness reduced can deliver noticeable gains. You can also set brightness at auto rather than keeping it at high levels all the time. Taking the screen power conservation a step further; you can set a low auto-lock time so the phone doesn’t linger with an on screen during idle periods. It is even better if you get yourself into a habit of locking it yourself after use.
Moving on; we have the radio. Automated as the iPhone is; its many sensors are always on the lookout for Wi-Fi, data coverage and networks. The airplane mode option doubles as a great standby tool here. E.g. if you know your journey is through a low signal coverage area; spare your phone the trouble and switch to airplane mode in advance. With all those sensors and constant searching processes at rest; you’ll see huge gains in battery time.
Apart from this; you can have notifications turned off from unimportant apps; your phone will be in standby and at ease more. Moreover if you’re not into the eye candy and visual effects; then switching to a simple layout such as static wallpapers and minimized animations; all these can combine to make a difference.
On an ending note; you can get a battery pack case if you’re a heavy user and needs demand it. One battery pack can double your time at no extra cost; except lugging some extra weight and a onetime purchase cost!