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    How To Save iPhone Battery Life.

    Was having problems with my iPhone battery life and looked on the apple website for some help and found this list. I thought i would share it as my battery life has increased slightly and clearly lasts longer than before i made some of these changes:

    See first post.

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    Original Poster

    [COLOR=Red]Minimize use of location services:[/COLOR] Applications that actively use location services such as Maps may reduce battery life. To disable location services, go to Settings > General > Location Services or use location services only when needed.

    [COLOR=Red]Turn off push notifications:[/COLOR] Some applications from the App Store use the Apple Push Notification Service to alert you of new data. Those applications that extensively rely on push notifications (such as instant messaging applications) may impact battery life. To disable push notifications, go to Settings > Notifications and set Notifications to Off. Note that this does not prevent new data from being received when the application is opened. Also, the Notifications setting will not be visible if you do not have any applications installed that support push notifications.
    [COLOR=Red]
    Fetch new data less frequently:[/COLOR]
    Applications such as Mail can be set to fetch data wirelessly at specific intervals. The more frequently email or other data is fetched, the quicker your battery may drain. To fetch new data manually, from the Home screen choose Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Manually. To increase the fetch interval, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Hourly. Note that this is a global setting and applies to all applications that do not support push services.

    [COLOR=Red]Turn off push mail: [/COLOR]If you have a push mail account such as Yahoo!, MobileMe or Microsoft Exchange, turn off push when you don’t need it. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and set Push to Off. Messages sent to your push email accounts will now be received on your phone based on the global Fetch setting rather than as they arrive. If the global Fetch setting is set to Manually, you will not be able to locate your iPhone using the MobileMe Find My iPhone feature.

    [COLOR=Red]Auto-check fewer email accounts: [/COLOR]You can save power by checking fewer email accounts. This can be accomplished by turning off an email account or by deleting it. To turn off an account, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, choose an email account, and set Account to Off. To remove an account, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, choose an email account, and tap Delete Account.

    [COLOR=Red]Minimize use of third-party applications:[/COLOR] Excessive use of applications such as games that prevent the screen from dimming or shutting off or applications that use location services can reduce battery life.

    [COLOR=Red]Turn off Wi-Fi:[/COLOR] If you rarely use Wi-Fi, you can turn it off to save power. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and set Wi-Fi to Off. Note that if you frequently use your iPhone to browse the web, battery life may be improved by using Wi-Fi instead of cellular data networks.

    [COLOR=Red]Turn off Bluetooth:[/COLOR] If you rarely use a Bluetooth headset or car kit, you can turn off Bluetooth to save power. Go to Settings > General > Bluetooth and set Bluetooth to Off.

    [COLOR=Red]Use Airplane Mode in low- or no-coverage areas:[/COLOR] Because your iPhone always tries to maintain a connection with the cellular network, it may use more power in low- or no-coverage areas. Turning on Airplane Mode can increase battery life in these situations; however, you will be unable to make or receive calls. To turn on Airplane Mode, go to Settings and set Airplane Mode to On.

    [COLOR=Red]Adjust brightness:[/COLOR] Dimming the screen is another way to extend battery life. Go to Settings > Brightness and drag the slider to the left to lower the default screen brightness. In addition, turning on Auto-Brightness allows the screen to adjust its brightness based on current lighting conditions. Go to Settings > Brightness and set Auto-Brightness to On.

    [COLOR=Red]Turn off EQ:[/COLOR] Applying an equalizer setting to song playback on your iPhone can decrease battery life. To turn EQ off, go to Settings > iPod > EQ and tap Off. Note that if you’ve added EQ to songs directly in iTunes, you’ll need to set EQ on iPhone to Flat in order to have the same effect as Off because iPhone keeps your iTunes settings intact. Go to Settings > iPod > EQ and tap Flat.

    [COLOR=Red]Turn off 3G:[/COLOR] Using 3G cellular networks loads data faster, but may also decrease battery life, especially in areas with limited 3G coverage. To disable 3G, from the Home screen choose Settings > General > Network and set Enable 3G to Off. You will still be able to make and receive calls and access cellular data networks via EDGE or GPRS where available.

    Tell people not to call, that should also increase the stand-by time.

    If i did all that then i may as well swap my iPhone for an old brick phone. :lol:

    Original Poster

    Syzable;7111564

    If i did all that then i may as well swap my iPhone for an old brick … If i did all that then i may as well swap my iPhone for an old brick phone. :lol:



    There are still a few things on the list that can be lived without:p

    Syzable;7111564

    If i did all that then i may as well swap my iPhone for an old brick … If i did all that then i may as well swap my iPhone for an old brick phone. :lol:



    SUMMONER;7111407

    Tell people not to call, that should also increase the stand-by time.



    LOL...you two are relentless....:p

    399out;7111634

    There are still a few things on the list that can be lived without:p



    True. :-D Bluetooth is going off and location services are rarely needed :-D

    Original Poster

    StevenA2000_uk;7111638

    LOL...you two are relentless....



    I try to help and this is what i get! HMPH! :x

    ;-):p


    Syzable;7111667

    True. Bluetooth is going off and location services are rarely needed :-D



    Glad i could help :-D aha

    Cheers M8 appreciated :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;7111880

    So basically stop using all the features that add anything over a normal … So basically stop using all the features that add anything over a normal phone?



    Look.. These are from are the apple website.
    Nobody is forcing you to do all these things! It is for people that WANT TO make changes because they are having battery problems. It doesn't say do all these things...

    So if you don't want to make any changes, good for you. Just don't tell me because i'm only trying to help people that will appreciate it.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;7112053

    I don't need to, I have a phone that I can use and only charge once a … I don't need to, I have a phone that I can use and only charge once a week. It's a 2006 model, but it's good to see technology is advancing and not going backwards.....oh wait.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/545132/will-apple-replace-iphone-3g-if



    Your point being....
    Like i said. It is for people that want help and appreciate it.
    By posting that link you have just backed up by point

    Anyway i'm not 12 so don't want to argue with ungrateful people.:whistling:

    StevenA2000_uk;7111638

    LOL...you two are relentless....:p



    You two (see avatar) are awesome!!! :w00t:

    Helped me get it to update my email automatically :P

    Original Poster

    Met-Cast;7113243

    Helped me get it to update my email automatically :P



    Haha glad it was sone help to you buddy!! :thumbsup:

    399out;7113260

    Haha glad it was sone help to you buddy!! :thumbsup:



    Lol I;ve had the same problem btw battery, I made a thread before too lool. The wi-fi being off really helps my bluetooths off most of the time anyway


    Repped and sent your case today btw

    Original Poster

    Met-Cast;7113343

    Lol I;ve had the same problem btw battery, I made a thread before too … Lol I;ve had the same problem btw battery, I made a thread before too lool. The wi-fi being off really helps my bluetooths off most of the time anywayRepped and sent your case today btw



    Nice one mate :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Bumping up to hopefully help some more people :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Can hopefully help someone else... :thumbsup:
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