Whether you have an iPad, an iPhone or an iPod, maximizing battery life is always a priority. Here are some tips that can help you keep that charge for as long as possible.
If you have a 3G or 4G connection, you are able to connect to the web at any time provided there is coverage in the area where you are. However, whenever possible, it is best to connect to a Wi-Fi network. This saves power because the device isn’t roaming for a signal.
If you are in a spot where Wi-Fi signal is hard to come by, but you still wish to access items such as music, books, apps and your camera, it is best to go to settings and change your phone or tablet to airplane mode. Your device won’t be searching for signals or accessing the internet, and this also saves power.
Your screen brightness also affects the battery charge. If you lessen the brightness of your screen, this can help lengthen the life of a battery charge. You would be surprised to find how much brightness can affect the battery charge.
Many apps ask for your location, and you’ve probably seen those annoying pop-ups as you access this app or that app. You can go to Settings and under the Privacy section, you will find Location Services. You can turn off Location Services for all applications or just for certain applications and this can help preserve battery life. You can also turn off Push Notification and this can save a bit of battery as well. As with Location Services, you can turn off notifications for all apps or keep it for some and turn others off, whatever best suits your needs.
Your phone or tablet also might be continuously searching for new emails and alerts, and this takes away from the battery, as well. You can keep the device from fetching mail as often by going to the Mail settings manually.
Making recommended updates might seem time consuming, but not only does a software update increase security and fix bugs, it also can install improvements that make the device work more efficiently and thus your battery life will be extended further.