Steps for saving battery life on Apple iOS 8
With the launch of the new Apple iOS 8,many users have upgraded, but If after the upgrade, your iPhone’s battery life is going downa faster than you might consider usual, here are a few tips to help avoid battery drain.
The new Apple Upgrade iOS 8 comes with many features that improve your mobile experience but also quickly drain the battery life. While iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus users are less likely to see increased battery drain, all users can take a few steps to extend battery life.
Follow the steps below for making your battery last longer.
1. Start first with the offenders.
You need to determine the biggest offenders by heading to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage and identify the apps using the biggest percentage of the battery.
2. Check “Background App Refresh.”
The background App Refresh is set to “on” by default. While “on,” your apps can run in the background and might drain your battery faster. While for most apps might be necessary,few are also not needed. To change the settings, visit Settings > General > Background App Refresh and make changes.
3. Check “Notification Widgets.”
iOS 8 has widgets that display in the Notification Center. To manage the widgets, tap “Edit” at the bottom of the screen and turn off/on the widgets you will actually use.
4. Disable Apple’s parallax/motion feature.
Noticed how your apps behind your wallpaper appear to move when you move your phone? Many complain this feature is dizzying, but the truth is it also drains your battery. To disable this feature, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and switch Reduce Motion to “on.”
5. Check location-tracking apps.
The location-tracking apps on your device are nice when on maps, however other apps ask to track your location by default. Those apps can drain your battery. To change this, head to location-tracking apps by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and carefully select the apps you want to track your location.
6. Manage Brightness!
To adjust your device brightness, go to Control Center (by swiping up from the bottom of the screen) or visit Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness. Then, disable Auto-Brightness and decrease the setting manually.
7. Avoid using fetch.
The Fetch option on your email is one of the biggest offenders for iOS 8 batteries, especially if you receive dozens of emails each day. To manage, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data.
8. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
When not making use of them, try to turn them off.
9. Keyboard clicks
Keyboard clicks are annoying and drain your battery. Turn off by going to Settings > Sounds > Keyboard Clicks.