People use smartphones to make calls, send and receive text messages, take picture, shoot and view videos, play games, and use various applications. For this, no need to say, considerably drains the phone’s battery. If you do not take the right steps and modify your phone’s settings appropriately, your phone will need to charge frequently.
As Apple launched iOS 5 for its devices, a number of users have complained about the iPhone 4 battery life. So here are some small tweaks to improve the battery life.
1. Turn Off Bluetooth
As we know Bluetooth is used to transfer data from or to your phone. Activating Bluetooth discharges battery quickly. Therefore whenever you are not using Bluetooth, turn it off. Moreover, if you have a choice between transferring the data between the phone and your computer, choose the phone’s cable instead of the Bluetooth connection.
2. Turn Off Automatic Time Zone Update
By turning off the ability for iOS to automatically update its time zone may be the key factor to improving the battery life on the iPhone 4S. After turning off the “Setting Time Zone” toggle within the “System Services” section of “Location Services” (in the Settings app) has nearly doubled your phone’s battery life and increases standby time nearly three-time.
3. Turn off push e-mail
Instead of forcing your iPhone to check for new mail every 15 minutes, tell friends and co-workers that if they need to reach you urgently, send a text. As frequently mail checking reduces battery life and can kill your productivity too.
4. Lower the Screen Brightness
Higher the brightness of iPhone screen higher the discharge rate of your phone battery. If your brightness setting is set to maximum, knock it down to 50 percent and feel the difference with in one hour. You will get longer battery life.
5. Turn Off GPS and Location Services
A lot of apps tap the phone’s GPS when they don’t really need to and we know GPS is one of your phone’s application that uses the battery most. All apps that have ‘checking in’ or location services use GPS. Hence disabling these applications and by disabling GPS you will considerably improve the phone’s battery life.
6. Turn Off Notifications
All the notifications like unnecessary sound, alerts, Home badges, vibrations turn it off. Therefore disabling the unnecessary sounds and vibrations will also enhance your phone’s battery life.
7. Keep Up your iPhone Updated
Always apply the iOS update whenever Apple issues an update to iOS. By doing this the new features of Apple often makes pinch that will have a positive impact on battery life and other apps.
8. Reduce the Auto Lock Time
If your phone gets auto locked in short time then phone screen turns off at an earlier time. Each time you follow this rule your battery life is enhances.
9. Secret Advice!!!
Always keep your iPhone out of your trouser’s pocket. Battery life reduces gradually as your iPhone gets hotter by keeping in pocket due to body heat. It’s good to clamp your iPhone to your belt or briefcase.