In their Tek Tip series, local Apple Specialist retailer Tekserve (119 West 23rd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue) has just published a very helpful blog post on 9 Ways You Can Extend Your iPhone’s Battery Life. If you are like us, you are always worried if that iPhone charge will get you through the day, so you can be ready when you need your phone.
Here are 3 of the tips from Tekserve that could help extend that iPhone battery:
- Disable LTE: LTE is amazingly fast cellular data access that allows your iPhone to connect to the Internet with speeds that may well rival your home connection. But it also consumes more power than the older 3G data connections, especially when in an area with weak LTE coverage (since this may cause your phone to constantly shift back and forth). Turning off LTE (in SETTINGS > CELLULAR > ENABLE LTE) will make your data connection slower, but will help extend your battery without disconnecting you entirely.
- Disable Bluetooth: Are you using any Bluetooth devices with your phone? No? Then turn Bluetooth off altogether. No need to use power on a feature you don’t use. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access Control Center, and toggle the Bluetooth icon off by tapping it.
- Disable Wi-Fi (Maybe): Wi-Fi can be both a blessing and a curse for battery life. On the curse side, it takes power to have it on, and if you are on the move, having your phone constantly scanning for open Wi-Fi networks will drain your battery down. But, on the other hand, if you are staying in one place that has Wi-Fi, it may actually help to stay connected, since it generally uses less power to communicate with a router than a cellular tower. In fact, if you don’t need phone calls or SMS text messages for any period of time, you can always disable cellular completely, leaving you with Wi-Fi only, which will extend battery life even further. To do this, go to Control Center and turn on Airplane mode, then toggle Wi-Fi back on (otherwise staying in Airplane mode). All wireless but Wi-Fi will now be off. (You can do all data-related activities this way, just not phone calls or regular, non-iMessage text/SMS messages.)
Read all 9 helpful tips at http://blog.tekserve.com/tek-tip-9-ways-you-can-extend-your-iphones-battery-life/.
9 Ways to extend your iPhone battery life, from Tekserve,