5 steps you can take to increase battery life on an iPhone running iOS 8






Battery life has been a sort of bane for smartphone users ever since the inception of smartphones. No one actually is ever satisfied with the battery life of their mobile devices and everyone wants more juice. Though its not possible to increase battery capacity hardware wise, yet we can take some steps to ensure that the battery lasts long. Today we are listing 5 steps you can take to increase battery life on an iPhone running iOS 8. However, be cautioned that these will not improve battery life dramatically rather each step would provide a marginal improvement thereby adding up to enhance battery life on the whole.

These screenshots have been taken on an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.4 and will remain the same for all other iPhone versions.

Here are the 5 ways.

1. Switch off Bluetooth
2. Switch off unwanted notifications
3. Switch off Background App Refresh
4. Decrease brightness to as low as you are comfortable working with
5. Disable Location Services

Here is how to do each one of the above.

1. Switch off Bluetooth



Go to iPhone home screen and locate Settings app.



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Click Settings app.

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iPhone settings are displayed. Click Bluetooth.

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As you can see, Bluetooth is switched on. Slide the toggle to the left to switch Bluetooth off.

2. Switch off unwanted notifications



Go to the main Settings page.

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Click Notifications.

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Notification settings are displayed. Click the app that you are comfortable switching off notifications for. For example, Messages.

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The app's notification settings are displayed. Slide the toggle in front of 'Allow Notifications' to the left to turn off notifications for this app. Similarly, you can turn off notifications for more apps that you do not frequently use.

3. Switch off Background App Refresh

Go to the main Settings page.

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Click General.

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General settings are displayed. Click Background App Refresh.

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Background App Refresh settings are displayed. Either you can slide the toggles to the left to turn off background app refresh for individual apps or you can do it system wide. For maximum battery life benefit, turn it off system wide by sliding the main toggle to the left as shown below.

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4. Decrease brightness to as low as you are comfortable working with



Go to the main Settings page.

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Click Display & Brightness.

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Display & Brightness settings are displayed. Slide the brightness slider to the left as much as possible for you but keeping it too low can harm your eyes so adjust accordingly. Toggle the Auto-Brightness slider to the left to turn it off.

5. Disable Location Services



Go to the main Settings page.

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Click Privacy.

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Privacy settings are displayed. Click Location Services.

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Location Services settings are displayed. Either switch off the location services system wide by sliding the toggle in front of Location Services to the left or manually set it for each app to 'Never' or 'While Using'. 

These are the 5 steps that you can take to prolong your iPhone's battery life. If the above steps helped you increase your iPhone's battery life, do hit the like button on our Facebook page as we will be posting many more tweaks, news and reviews all related to technology.


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