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Battery life on cell phones is a continuous struggle for most, and we want to help you make it last longer. This guide is specifically for iPhones.
iPhones have many features that are designed to make them smarter and more personalized to their owner. One of these features is Background App Refresh. This feature tracks the apps you use the most, the exact time of day that you use them, and then automatically updates them. This happens so when you next you open the app next, it will display the latest information for you. For example, if you always look at Instagram at 9:30 am, the iOS becomes aware of that and automatically updates your Instagram before 9:30 am. Clearly this is an awesome feature, but it will drain your battery fast!
To turn it off:
If you have iOS 7 or higher, it’s safe to say you’ll never have to manually update each individual app on your phone. When new versions are released, this feature automatically updates them. How convenient is that? Sadly, this is a huge drain on your battery. To only update apps when you want to, and thus manage your power better:
Suggested Apps, introduced in iOS 8, help your phone figure out where you are and what you are near by using your location information. It also suggests which apps; either installed on your phone or new on the app store, might be worth your while based on that location information. This does however it use extra battery life because it must constantly be communicating with the App Store, checking your location, etc. This used to be controlled in the Settings app in iOS 10, it moved into Notification Center.
Here’s how to disable it in iOS 10:
Needless to say, the brighter your screen is, the more battery your phone has to use because it requires more power. You are able to control the default brightness, and can set your iPhone screen dimmer to conserve battery.
Unless you’re at home, you may not be using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Because you are not on your home network, you might as well turn them off. Leaving them on will definitely kill your battery.
To turn Wi-Fi off:
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