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9 pieces of advice how to extend your iPhone’s battery life

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOne of the main reasons for quick discharge of iPhone batteries is that default iOS settings are set to provide maximum use of the operating system’s functionality, not power-saving functionality. Here are some pieces of advice provided by experts how it is possible to help the device consume less energy.

Reduce display brightness to 30-40%. Default brightness is set to maximum. 30-40% is more than enough to see everything on screen. Turn off Auto-Brightness function, reduce display brightness to 30% or 40% and turn off the device for five minutes. You might not even notice the difference in brightness, but this will extend battery life of your device.

Turn Bluetooth off. iPhone automatically switches on Bluetooth after the first time it is booted. Bluetooth is also automatically turned on after every important update. If you do not have to synchronize your iPhone with your headset all the time, it is a good idea to make sure that Bluetooth is switched off when you do not need it.

Use Wi-Fi instead of LTE or 3G. High-speed internet has a significant impact on battery life. The more you use Wi-Fi instead of LTE or 3G, the longer your battery will function. There is no point in turning on LTE every day, but this can be useful for people planning long-distance travel. However, do keep in mind that public Wi-Fi access points may not be secure.

Set ‘Flight mode’ whenever you’re around places that are far away from mobile network broadcast station. Whenever iPhone has no network connection, it constantly tries to find those connections. This, however, eats a lot of energy. In order to conserve power, it is a good idea to turn on flight mode whenever you find yourself in areas with no network coverage.

Custom e-mail check mode. By changing e-mail check mode to custom, it is possible to significantly extend battery life.

Turn off push-notifications. iOS lets developers input notification function in their applications. In order to conserve energy, this function should be turned on only for applications that require it.

Use GPS only for specific applications. Getting accurate coordinates is a very power-hungry function. It is also worth mentioning that often data regarding your more or less exact location is not sent securely. This is why it is a good idea to allow access only for applications you trust.

Set Background Apps Refreshing settings to custom. This app lets other applications to update themselves in the background. Custom activation of this function will help you conserve power.

Turn off automatic downloads. Automatic downloads of films, music and updates can eat a lot of battery power. All of those things can be easily downloaded through Wi-Fi.

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