Let?s face it, iPhone fans, lovers and users. Our favourite, beautiful, gem of a device from Apple has its own serious flaws, and the iPhone battery life problems are the most glaring and frustrating ones. Heavy usage saps the iPhone so much that you need to charge the device up, twice a day. This is not fun.
Luckily, we?ve figured out some ways to mitigate this frustrating problem. It?s important that you know what?s draining your battery and how to fix them. Here are the top 6 things that give you iPhone battery life problems:
You have a ton of ??services running in the background.
Press the Home button twice in rapid succession to bring up all the apps that are currently open. Swipe up to close the apps you aren?t using. Keep in mind that some apps like Facebook, iMessage and Safari work better when left on in the background while your Camera app and other services need to be closed.
You have activated push notifications too frequently.
Go to Settings>Notification Center. From there, deactivate everything you do not use every hour. Depending on your usage, you might want to turn off stocks, Today summary, Calendar Day View and a host of other apps at the bottom.
You?ve left your Bluetooth and Personal Hotspot on.
Go to Settings>Bluetooth and deactivate your pairing capabilities. For the personal hotspot, make sure you go to Settings>Personal Hotspot and deactivate that function as well, especially if you aren?t supposed to be broadcasting your internet connectivity to others.
You?ve set your apps to refresh in the background too often.
Go to Settings>General>Background App Refresh. We suggest you leave it active, but choose judiciously which apps you want to enable. Look at the list presented and deactivate everything that you don?t want hourly updates on.
Your iPhone screen is too bright and your notification sounds are too loud.
Go to Settings>Wallpaper & Brightness to lessen your screen brightness. Go to Settings>Sounds and toggle the settings there as well, to something that is adequate for your usage. Disable keyboard clicks and lock sounds.
You haven?t updated to the latest iOS firmware.
Keep in mind that this could be a hit or miss. Sometimes, new updates can bungle the way your iPhone uses up power. Always check the web for reports on the latest update before you download and install it. Always backup your device before updating it as well. Go to Settings>General>Software Update and download the latest iOS firmware.
Another great tip is to download a battery app that can manage and analyse your power and memory usage. Most of these apps are free so it?s just a matter of choosing which one best suits your preferences.