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iPhone Battery Problems? Here are some suggestions.

Updated on December 13, 2012
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Tap on Mail, Contacts, CalendarsTap on Fetch New DataChoose Hourly or ManuallyLower your brightness in "Brightness & Wallpaper"Turn off Bluetooth
Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Tap on Fetch New Data
Tap on Fetch New Data
Choose Hourly or Manually
Choose Hourly or Manually
Lower your brightness in "Brightness & Wallpaper"
Lower your brightness in "Brightness & Wallpaper"
Turn off Bluetooth
Turn off Bluetooth

The iPhone's battery life has always been an issue with consumers. With so much functionality, more and more people are using their iPhones constantly throughout the day, putting a huge strain on battery life. However, there are some things you can do to improve your battery life that you might not have thought of.

First, if you don't need to use your Bluetooth, make sure you turn it off in settings. Second, your brightness should be set to "Auto" for the best use of your battery. However, if you really need to squeeze out a few more minutes of battery life, you can turn off "Auto-Brightness" and slide the bar to its lowest setting. You may not be able to see the screen as well in the sunlight, but it will save you some juice. Third, if you enter a building where you get no cell reception, you should turn on "Airplane Mode" in settings. When you find yourself in a location with no cell signal, your iPhone will continue to search for one. This can also drain your battery. So, if you know you'll be in this type of location for a long time, it's best to use this feature.

Lastly, you should check your mail settings. If you have multiple email accounts set up, some may not support "Push". These account will fetch data from the servers every 15, 30 or 60 minutes. I have my accounts set to fetch data every 30 minutes. However, if you are having battery issues, you may want to change your accounts to fetch every hour. You can also set them to "Manual", which means you will only receive new email messages when you manually refresh the account in the mail app. You can even customize each individual app's setting in the "advanced" section.

These are just a few suggestions of how you can save just a bit more battery life on your iPhone. It's a tough area in the technology world. The more functionality you add to a device, the more power you need to run it all. So, as the iPhone gets better and better, the battery has to improve as well. Hopefully, for the real power users (no pun intended), Apple will give us a battery that we can really be happy with.

Do you have any other battery life saving suggestions? Please add them in the comments section. Thanks!


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    • mdcarattini profile image

      Michael Carattini 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for the additional suggestion!

    • rfmoran profile image

      Russ Moran 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Thanks for your excellent suggestions. Batteries tend to blank out at the worst time. You asked for any other suggestions, so here's one. Every time, before you click the phone onto standby, double tap the home button. The open icons will appear in "bouncing" mode. Tap the close bar on each program icon. Leaving open programs is a battery drain. Good hub, voted up and useful.