iPhone Battery Life

by leeannm on March 26, 2011

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Since upgrading to iOS 4.3 you may have noticed the battery life on your iPhone has diminished substantially.   We hope that Apple will fix this in the upcoming release but in the meantime here are some tips that will keep your iOS 4 battery going for a wee bit longer.

Sure it takes away a lot of the functionality that actually makes the iPhone cool, however at least if you urgently need to do something on it you will be able to.

Lastly, we have recently checked out the Kensington Travel Battery Pack which is amazingly versatile as you can simply give your iPhone a boost of power without extra cables.   Pre-charge the battery either via USB or power, then just carry it around in your handbag or travel bag and when your iPhone is red-lining, plug it in and it will charge up your iPhone!

Image of Kensington Mini Battery Extender and Charger for iPod; iPhone 1G, 3G (Black)

Anyway, some tips to prolong your iPhone battery life

  1. Turn off your Personal Hotspot – This functionality arrived with iOS 4.3 at the same time as battery life walked out the door.  Turn it off if you don’t need it.
  2. Turn off Notifications – These are great when you have oodles of battery life, but if you don’t, we suggest you shut them down.
  3. Don’t listen to music.  If you need your iphone for e-mail or other work purposes, don’t deplete the battery just listening to music.
  4. Change E-Mail to manual – If you have your iPhone configured to push e-mail down to your phone real time, turn this back to manual to conserve battery life.  Do a manual pull of mail when and if you need it.
  5. Set autolock to 1 minute.  The longer the screen is turned on, the more it uses the battery.  You can of course just put into sleep mode immediately after use as well.
  6. Turn Bluetooth off if you are not using it.
  7. Reduce the brightness as far as you can without compromising your eyesight.
  8. Turn Wi-Fi off if you are not using it as this is a big battery drain.
  9. Turn 3G off and use the slower speed GSM settings if mobile data speed is not an issue for you.
  10. Turn off Location Services.
  11. Turn off Restrictions under Settings, General
  1. Turn sound off –If the phone has to make a noise or vibrate, it’s using battery life which you want to conserve.  So turn it off.

 

 

At least once a week try to run your battery completely down anyway then recharge your iPhone to 100%.  This will keep your battery in good condition.

 

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patricia March 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I have noticed that notifications have been the biggest drain on my battery life. This is pre- 4.3 as well.

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