How to Boost Battery Life on iPad, iPhone & iTouch (Part 1)

If you want to boost battery performance in your iPad, iPhone, or iTouch, there are some simple ways to do so. In fact, you can tweak the battery from various aspects and sides; not only limited to one operational factor only. Don’t worry; these tips are applicable to all versions in iOS – the new or the old ones.

Turning off Background Application Refreshing Feature

The iOS has the ability to refresh the content whenever it is connected to cellular or WiFi service. Not many people know that this ability can actually drain out battery life, so you’d better turn it off to prolong the battery performance. Keep in mind, though, that the Navigation service won’t be working.  Here’s how to turn it off:

  • Go to Settings
  • Choose General
  • Choose Background App Refresh and set it to be off

Moreover, you should also use Multitasking Switcher to close all the apps that you don’t use. To do so simply press the Home button twice. Swipe the app preview up and then out from the list.

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Turning off the Auto Updates and Downloads

Apple devices have the ability to update apps automatically, but it can take serious effect on the battery. To turn it off, here’s how to do so:

  • Go to Settings
  • Find iTunes & App Store
  • Turn all auto downloads off

But if you want to still get updates on the apps, enable the auto app updates while keeping the cellular data off.

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Reducing the Brightness

Of course, you can’t completely shut the brightness off because you won’t be able to see a thing, but you can always reduce or limit the brightness. You can even disable the auto brightness feature so your device won’t check the surrounding light and choose the best brightness suitable for its operation.

  • Simply to go Settings
  • Choose Wallpaper options
  • Choose the level of brightness you want by scrolling it further left or right.How to Boost Battery Life in iPad iPhone iTouch (3)

Controlling the Push Notification

The iOS has been designed to boost the battery when the push notification feature is used. However, when the notif causes your device to vibrate and the screen to turn on and light up, the length of your battery life will be seriously affected. Some notifications can be set not to trigger the alert system. Simply go to Settings and choose Notification Center. There are options of alert style: None, Banners, and Alerts. Choose None for the setting.How to Boost Battery Life in iPad iPhone iTouch (5)

Disabling Email Push Feature

The email push technology is handy to notify you whenever there is a new email coming, but it drains your battery quite a lot. You can set this setting so you can fetch the email yourself in the manual mode.

  • Go to Settings
  • Choose, Contacts, Mail, Calendars option
  • Be sure that the Push option is off in the Fetch New Data page. Choose the Manual Fetch system instead.How to Boost Battery Life in iPad iPhone iTouch (6)

Disabling Dynamic Moving Wallpapers

Moving wallpapers quite lots of power when compared to regular wallpapers. To turn it off, go to Settings, choose Wallpapers & Brightness, and you will see two different wallpaper options: the Still and the Dynamic. Choose the Still.

Of course, there are still a lot of ways to boost battery from different usage and applications. If you want to know more, go browsing some of the tutorial sites that provide such info.

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  • Daniel

    Great tips Leon! If your iPhone has location services enabled, it can eat up a TON of battery life as its always tracking you. You should add that to the list.

  • JasonHunston

    Just turned off background app refresh and I can already see how much better my battery life has been, thanks alot Leon.

  • Aaron

    I actually never knew about Dynamic Wallpapers until now. There not much of a selection, but its cool that they move!

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