Yes, the iOS 8 has released and with it has come a flurry of questions about the battery backup changes that have been established and sorted out. There have been a few issues with the battery performance of the iPhone 5 & 5S and this has made it to the top few concerns of the new iPhone 6.
The fact is that the battery is not as good as it should be and users have often complained that iOS 7 drains out battery very quickly. Most reports suggest that with the iOS 7, battery backups have been as low as 15 hours. So, the good news is that iOS 8 is out and there’s bound to be an improved performance. How can you make it a little better though? Here are a few tips to improve battery life of iOS 8 devices (when you upgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 8 or upgrade from iOS 8.0.1 to iOS 8.0.2).
1. Manage your connections better: Disable 4G/LTE and switch off Wi-fi in poor range areas. This drains a lot of battery and can be a significant change for your phone. Also, turning off Bluetooth, Airdrop and Personal hotspot when not required is a must. Lastly, when your phone battery is on its last legs, pulling out location services is a great idea.
2. Display drains iPhone battery too: Managing screen brightness by choosing the auto mode can be quite helpful. Similarly, reduce screen brightness and disable dynamic backgrounds to minimise battery consumption. Setting auto-lock to about 1 minute would also mean a quicker lock time and lesser display time. The more your display is on, the more battery that gets used up. In case you are in desperate need for a little longer battery need, bring down battery usage to the minimum.
[Tip: If you’re an Android user, you can also save your Android device’s battery life.]
3. Apps bringing you down? :– Yes, we have an urge to keep installing apps that are new – but remember to uninstall apps that you do not use often. Those notifications from such apps attract battery too – switch off notifications from apps that are not critical or those you use often. Turn off background app refresh, it drains battery even when you are not using them and always ensure you do NOT auto-update apps. The moment you are updating your apps on a regular basis, you are bound to lose battery backup quickly. This would also be the case if you have kept notifications on from each of the apps installed.
4. Keep the right phone settings: Turning off vibrations is a good way to keep battery a little longer. While the Apple Siri function is applauded as a huge feature, it isn’t very good when it comes to saving battery- remember, it does use mobile data and hence can help battery backup if switched off. If not possible, try to atleast switch off the ‘Siri Raise to Speak’ function of your iPhone.
Apart from these points, try to keep your iPhone away from direct sunlight and ensure that you keep charging your phone when it is between 40% to 80% of battery. All these iOS 8 battery saving tricks will help your iPhone 6 to get a longer battery life. The above tips are surely going to reduce the number of times Apple is going to be confronted with the question “How to boost iPhone’s battery life?”