Whether the iOS 5.0.1 update didn’t fix all your battery woes or you’re just looking to improve your iPhone’s daily lifespan, we’ve got a few tips that can help you squeeze a little more juice out of your iDevice. Some are easy, some require a little additional hardware. Either way, these tips should help your iPhone make it through the day (or longer).
Start With The Simple Stuff
There are a few things everyone should do when looking to get a little more power from the iPhone, which for the most part just involves understanding which features have a noticeable impact on the battery. Some are obvious and some are not, but if you turn them off or manage them better your device will stay on for a little longer each day.
Disabling Push Email
Turning off Location Services is another helpful battery saver. Your GPS loves sipping power, so if you keep your apps from constantly tracking your location your iPhone will last a bit longer.
Download over Wi-Fi instead of 3G. If you have any larger downloads, such as a software update, a podcast, music, video, or whatever, you’ll be better off letting Wi-Fi handle the download. First of all, it’ll generally download faster over a Wi-Fi connection so your phone won’t be actively downloading for quite as long. Second, your phone’s 3G radio tends to be a little more battery-hungry so it’ll cause more of a drain regardless.
Disable unnecessary notifications
Clear the multitasking queue so you don’t have an endless trail of open apps. Even though Apple designed multitasking to be battery-friendly, suspending a ton of apps still takes its toll. It can be frustrating to manually close a bunch of apps in the multitasking queue, but doing this on a weekly basis can help reduce unwanted battery drain.
Solutions For Power Users
Disabling a few features here and there will provide you with a little extra life, but the difference won’t move mountains. Additionally, you may want a lot of these features on because you need to use them. If you can’t make many (or any) of the sacrifices described above, you still have a few more options.
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Got any other tips for improving your iPhone’s (or other iDevice’s battery life)? Share ’em in the comments.