June 6, 2013 1 Comment
When I got my iPhone 5 the battery would last a day. Apple replaced it for that and other reasons, but I did some Googling back then on ways to extend iPhone battery life and it helped.
Disable location services where you can to avoid the drain of GPS
I left location services on for weather apps, map apps, Yelp, and Find My iPhone. That’s it. I turned off location services for everything else that wanted to know my location. For me, that was 11 apps, including headscratchers like Fruit Ninja and Photoshop Express.
Location services are under Settings:Privacy.Â
Disable Push and use Fetch
Push notifications come from Apple servers from a variety of sources. They’re sent to your phone automatically and require attention from your phone that uses up battery life.
To disable, go to Settings:Mail, Contacts, Calendars:Fetch New Data. Turn Push off. Turn Fetch on to periodically download notifications. If you choose the Manual setting, notifications will only be downloaded when you open that app (Mail, Facebook, etc.).
Kill apps running in the background
I just checked and I had 20 apps running in the background, including things like picture apps, maps, and good old Fruit Ninja.
To stop apps, doubleclick the Home button, press and hold any app, and click the minus icon on the app you want to stop. The apps will return the next time they’re used, so you’ll have to repeat this every now and then.