The battery of an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch does not have a certain fixed rate of charge consumption, on the contrary, this value is variable and needs to be adjusted. And if you master the basic features and capabilities of devices running iOS, you'll gain power over power. Limited, of course, but very useful and allows you to extend the battery life between charges.
How to maximize battery life and manage usage statistics on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
- Set the battery charge display as a percentage.
The key to gaining control over energy expenditure is the ability to track energy expenditure dynamics. Not abstract averaged numbers, but the ones that correspond to the device in your hands. There is no control, there is no basis for analysis and development of new strategies. Lucky for us, Apple has taken care of the proper service.
Turn on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, open Configuration -> General -> Statistics, then find the section Using la battery and when activating the percentage load, you'll get a digital display of battery charge in the status bar instead of the typical striped battery icon - it's more convenient to analyze numbers than throw away.
You can also find useful statistics about device usage after last full charge. This means launching any application, checking mail, making calls, browsing the web, etc. In addition, things like background music playback and, in general, everything that happens to the device since you activated it with the Home or Power button are also taken into account.
The trick is that the apparently “asleep” device is not like that at all, it continues to live its quiet life and gradually consumes battery power. Based on these two parameters - the remaining charge and the time of the last active action - you can check the effectiveness of any of your manipulations in the direction of reducing the power consumption of the device. It's very simple: if they grow, the strategy is correct, if they freeze, the next maneuver turned out to be useless. And if they began to fall, it's time to return to the previous state of the settings.
- Adjust screen brightness
One of the important aspects of using an iOS device is to reduce power consumption without compromising the comfort of use. And the easiest way to practice in this direction is with the “Brightness” display parameter. Furthermore, Apple even officially recommends its setting as one of the most effective and simple methods to extend battery life. Let's try?
Go to Configuration -> glitter and wallpaper and feel free to move the slider to the left until your eyes get tired. A few careful manipulations back and forth, and you'll find the optimal level of brightness where what's displayed on the screen remains legible and the battery drains less.
The next step is to become familiar with automatic brightness, that is, the mode of automatic adjustment of the brightness level in relation to the lighting in the room. The switch should be in the same place, in the settings. After activating it, your Smartphone will automatically adjust to the light level of the room, the street, the interior of the car, etc., but without deviating too much from the reference value that we have set in the previous menu.
- Wireless: not always necessary
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi - all these useful services scan the air by default with enviable regularity to establish a connection with other devices. And they check for changes, even though they may not be due to certain circumstances. Each short session is a waste of power, so if you don't need network access at the moment, it's a good idea to turn off all parasites.
The easiest way to do this is to activate the Airplane mode in Settings, which will turn off all wireless connections on your device at once. Or you can go to the corresponding menus and rearrange the switches to the "Off" position, and selectively.
Remember that a disabled Wi-Fi or Bluetooth module does not permanently deprive you of communication: you can still take an important call, but you will not be able to access the Internet. In addition, Wi-Fi is used a lot, and by turning it off to save battery life, you risk losing access to the location detection service, the distance to the nearest cafes, etc.
- Disable push notifications in email and apps
Your Apple device is actually an amazing device whose capabilities are truly amazing. But, alas, you have to pay for everything, and in this case the battery charge is a bargaining chip to enjoy the comfort of using the achievements of the high-tech world.
The push notification system is undoubtedly something convenient, but it is not necessary at any time. The essence of the service is to receive notifications of new messages in applications without launching them directly.
If you don't need push notifications, you should definitely go to Configuration -> Mail, addresses, calendars -> Data download. Turn Push off and all emails, notifications and other valuable electronic junk will arrive only when you open your mail client on purpose or on a schedule.
But email is just the tip of the iceberg, and many apps like to receive notifications and delight you with messages about it on their own. You can access them through the corresponding item in the settings menu “Notifications”. There, clicking on the icons again and again, select what should be disabled and those programs that you can “give a voice to”. To achieve greater savings, configure the format of the signal itself by disabling the sound notification and showing the icon established for these cases by default.
Also, don't forget about the helpful service Do not bother.
- Disable Geolocation (location service)
The use of GPS and geolocation is used in critical services, including navigation, Find iPhone, posting to social networks and photos on Instagram, and much more. It is not advisable to turn off the GPS module and location function except for those times when it comes to taking care of battery safety. Because, in fact, this option consumes too much precious energy to simply ignore this fact.
We hope that our tips will help you save valuable percentages of the charge on your iOS device.