While we welcome new operating systems they often bring about glitches that need to patched up as they pop up. On popular problem that is usually linked to OS updates is its effect on battery life. This problem is not just limited to the iPhone and iOS as we’ve seen it happen with Android updates as well.
iPhone: 5 battery boosting tips
Apple released iOS 6 recently and this is when users of the iPhone began to complain that their battery wasn’t lasting as long as it had before they chose to upgrade. If you have made the move to iOS 6 you may wish to check out our tips to help you get better battery life out of your iPhone 5 or any other iPhone you have chosen to install the latest update on. Let’s get started.
Lowering down the brightness of your display can help a great deal. The display of the iPhone 5 is brighter than ever, which means that you can drop the brightness and still see the screen clearly. You can also turn off auto-brightness and lower the brightness of the screen all the way down, this way you will get the most out of your battery. However the downside to having it all the way down is that you may not be able to see the screen very well when outdoors.
Multi-tasking is great on the iPhone 5, but if you leave a lot of apps open, this can play havoc with the battery life of the handset, and more so if they rely on GPS. You can get better battery life with your iPhone if you close down some apps after you are done with them. To close apps just press and hold the home button and the multi-tasking bar will show. You can then hold down on the app that you wish to close off and it will start to jiggle. When this happens you can choose the close icon. You can do this for any app you wish to close off and when finished closing apps you then press the home button again to go back.
Keeping apps up-to-date is essential if you want to get the most out of your battery. Some older apps may not work properly on the new iPhone 5 and iOS 6 and may need updating; otherwise they will not be efficient. As iOS 6 was only recently released, developers are releasing updates to their existing apps as quick as they can.
Using the auto-lock function which is found on the iPhone 5 can help you to get the most out of your battery. This will turn off the display at a pre-defined time. This is also a great function to use if you are always forgetting to lock your device.
Finally, to save battery you can turn off radios that you are not using on the iPhone. These may include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G. These can be toggled in the Settings of your device. Only leave turned on what you need. This particularly applies to 3G as the iPhone has been found to have a bug which has it switching to mobile data more often than needed.