Keep Your iPhone Battery From Dying

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We, as humans, are capable of so many accomplishments -- just like iPhones. If iPhones are constantly running ahead as fast as they can, they will lose battery life very quickly. It's often frustrating to look down at your iPhone when you're getting ready to do something, and realize the battery is already completely dead.

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Rather than put yourself in the position where you're repeatedly running around, desperately searching for an outlet or trying to find someone around who has a charger you can borrow, you can exercise some very easy things to make sure your iPhone battery never dies when you need it, or at least dies at a slower pace.

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Instructions

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    Make sure you have turned the brightness down.
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    Watch What Types of Apps You Download to Your iPhone.
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    Try Downloading a Battery Saving App.
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    Turn Off Your WiFi Connection.
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    You Can Turn on Airplane Mode.
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    Get Rid of the Location Services.
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    Don't Use Your iPhone to Retrieve Your Email.
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    Reduce Push Notification Apps.
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    Put Your Accessories to Work.
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Turn the Brightness down on your iPhone

Turning down the brightness on your iPhone is one of the easiest ways to prolong your battery life. This seems like an obvious thing to do, but it has been shown by lowering the brightness, really does make a difference. If you are not doing this yet, it may be a good idea to make the change now! Another thing you can do is turn on the "Auto Brightness" so your screen will automatically dim if you are in a dark setting. Follow the steps below to change the brightness on your iPhone:

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    To get to the home screen, tap the home button.
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    From the home screen, slide the "slide to unlock" bar to the right to unlock your phone.
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    Find your settings app and tap it.
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    Choose from the next menu "Brightness & Wallpaper".
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    Slide the bar to the left to dim your brightness.
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    Turn on "Auto Brightness".
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Watch what types of Apps you download on your iPhone

There are so many popular apps that are notorious for guzzling your battery, especially the ones that are heavy on graphic and/or audio features. Video games are the main culprits, especially free versions with ads. Save the game Angry Birds for a time when you are near an outlet. Don't forget to close your apps when you are finished. Minimizing them does not close them. You will need to do the following to close your apps:

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    Tap the home button twice to see what apps are running.
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    Hold the icon you want to close until it starts wiggling.
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    Tap the - sign in the top left corner of each app icon you want to close.
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Try downloading a battery saving App

Okay, so you've quit playing some games cold turkey, but you are still seeing your battery life drain. There could be some less obvious apps draining your battery. Here are two apps you can try which will track your phone's performance over a couple of days. They will also analyze which apps are your battery's biggest problems. The apps are listed below:

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  • BetterBatteryStats
  • Battery HD+

Turn Off your WiFi connection

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Changing the airplane made to "on" is not just for those times you are flying. It is a good way to conserve your battery quickly. There is a downside to this. You will not be able to make or receive calls or text messages or even connect to the web, but it is a great way to conserve your battery for when you really do need it. Airplane mode is great when you are in a situation without any service. Example, underground on the subway. This way your phone will not drain itself looking for a signal. Below are the steps you will need to follow to turn "Airplane Mode" on:

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    To get to the home screen, tap the home button.
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    From the home screen, slide the "slide to unlock" bar to the right to unlock your iPhone.
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    Find your settings app and tap it.
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    Airplane Mode will be at the top of the list on the settings screen.
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    Turn it on.
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Turn Off your Bluetooth

Bluetooth devices are very useful device due to the reason that it can transmit data from smartphone to another device that has a Bluetooth in a wireless networking. Leaving Bluetooth on to accept incoming data or to send outgoing data at all times will drain the battery life of your phone so witch to turn Bluetooth off when it is not actively being used.You can follow the Steps that is provided below on how to turn off your Bluetooth.

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  1. 1
    To get to the home screen, tap the home button.
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    From the home screen, slide the "slide to unlock" bar to the right to unlock your iPhone.
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    Find your settings app and tap it.
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    Find and tap the Bluetooth, it is located under the "WiFi" section.
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    tap and hold to slide the slider to turn On or Off the Bluetooth.
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Get rid of the Location services

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As you may know, location services use GPS technology to find your precise location. Letting your iPhone find out where you are is great if you are navigating in an unfamiliar area or checking in on Foursquare, but it can be a battery-drainer. Be sure your location service setting is disabled and turn it on only when you really need it. Following is how you can turn off your location services on your iPhone:

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  1. 1
    To get to the home screen, tap the home button
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    From the home screen, slide the "slide to unlock" bar to the right to unlock your iPhone.
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    Find your settings app and tap it.
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    Tap privacy from the settings screen.
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    Turn off location services which is the first option.
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Reduce how often your iPhone checks Email

If your iPhone is constantly checking for new email, it runs your battery down pretty quickly. Save your iPhone some work by giving it a break by having your iPhone check from email less frequently. Following are the steps you can use to change how often your iPhone checks for email:

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    To get to the home screen, tap the home button
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    From the home screen, slide the "slide to unlock" bar to the right to unlock your iPhone.
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    Find your settings app and tap it.
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    Tap the option "Mail, Contacts, Calendars".
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    Tap on "Fetch New Data".
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    Turn off push notifications.
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    Tap on the option under "Fetch" called manually.
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You can reduce Push notification Apps

Do you really need to know when you have a new Facebook messages or Twitter message? If you receive a lot of them, your battery longevity will pay the price. Turn the notifications off or limit them to apps that are really important. Below is how you turn push notifications off:

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    To get to the home screen, tap the home button
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    From the home screen, slide the "slide to unlock" bar to the right to unlock your iPhone.
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    Find your settings app and tap it.
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    Tap the option called notifications.
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    Under the "Notification Center," you will see all your apps.
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    Tap the app in which you want the notification option to be turned off.
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    Change "Notification Center" to off.
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You can put your Accessories to work

Consider investing in a case that will double as a phone charger. There is a wide selection of cases that hold a full charge of power and can double the life of your battery. You can turn them on for a burst of power whenever you need it.

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Tips Tricks & Warnings

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  • When you want to turn off notifications "ONLY" on certain apps, you will need to go to each app individually to turn them off.
  • You can splurge on something that can be connected to your iPhone at all times that will fit in a purse, briefcase, bag, etc.
  • To have battery longevity, simply follow all the instructions given above.

Questions and Answers

Is there anyway I can increase my battery on my iPhone 4, my charger isn't working and my phone is on 42% and I need it charged?

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Before you replace the battery (batteries age and lose maximum charge over time), try the methods below.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Scroll down and tap on "Battery".
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    Optional:
    tap the "Low Power Mode" toggle to make it green (turn it on).
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    Tap "Last 6 Days" under "BATTERY USAGE".
    Read the notes under each application for clues.
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    Tap on any application name or the clock icon above the application list.
    You will see how many hours or minutes the application worked on background or on the screen.
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    Tap on the back "Settings" arrow.
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    Tap on "Cellular".
    Tap "Voice & Data".
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    Tap on "3G" or "2G" instead of "LTE" or "2G" instead of "3G".
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    Tap the back "Cellular" arrow.
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    Scroll down and tap on enabled toggles on applications that should never use the Internet (Stocks or News, for example).
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    Tap on "WiFi Assist" to disable it (it should turn gray).
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    Tap on the "Settings" back arrow.
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    Tap on "WiFi", disable WiFi by tapping the toggle, and tap on the back arrow.
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    Tap on "Display & Brightness".
    Tap on "Auto-Brightness" to disable it. The toggle should turn gray. Tap on the back "Settings" arrow.
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    Tap on "General".
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    Tap on "Background App Refresh".
    Tap on the applications that you do not need to be refreshed on the background and tap the back arrow.
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    Tap on "Siri" and then "Spotlight Search".
    Disable 'Allow "Hi,, Siri!"', "Siri Suggestions", and tap on all of the application to disable "SEARCH RESULTS". Go back to "General".
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    Tap the back arrow to go back to "Settings".
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    Tap "iCloud".
    Disable iCloud. Go back to "Settings".
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