The iPhone continues to make great waves as more and more people today are switching to the mobile device. At present, iPhone apps programmers are constantly looking for ways to build smart and highly useful applications that suit the different requirements of users, whether individuals or businesses.
When it comes to iPhone app development and the performance of the mobile device itself, it has become important for an iOS app development software and even for a freelance app developer to make the battery life last longer. Apple however has said that it throttles performance as a precautionary measure. The iPhone uses lithium-ion batteries, which degrade over time. Furthermore, the tech giant says that if it did not throttle performance, there will be a bigger risk of the internal components being damaged and phones unexpectedly shutting down. Fortunately, there are some steps to take to boost the battery life of the iPhone.
THE GREAT COMPANION, THE IPHONE
The iPhone is a great companion, which provides plenty to do, unless the battery is dead. It is sometimes frustrating to make the battery of an iPhone last between charges and nobody wants to be looking for an outlet more often than required. Fortunately, the tips would buy some extra time. There are best portable chargers that money could buy to keep the device working on the go, but there are some great tips however to make the battery life last longer and boost the use.
STEPS TO TAKE IN IMPROVING THE BATTERY LIFE
- Simplify notifications. Without the notifications, the phone would not be half as useful as it is. Nevertheless, there are several recommendations from TV streaming application for example that a user could probably live without. Disabling notifications for some applications could actually extend the battery life of the phone. In the settings menu, tap notifications and decide which applications are not necessarily needed to receive notifications from.
- Disable auto-sync. Some applications, like social networks and emails, run constantly in the background, even when they are not in use, to ensure that a user will see updated information and updates when they are opened. It could be switched off however by going to Settings, general and background app refresh. Nonetheless, since auto-sync is truly useful, it’s recommended to disable it when running very low on battery life.
- Stop force quitting applications. Force quitting applications where they could be swiped away could be tempting when one stops using them, but actually it is a bad idea. This is because idle applications do not use a lot of resources, and when one wants to open them again, they could pick up quickly from where one left them off. Force quitting an application, on the one hand forces it to start over afresh when launching it again, which is more intensive.
- Turn off location services. GPS is as great drain on the battery of the phone. Furthermore, the fact that more and more applications are using the location data to tailor the experience is not making things easier. Unless trying to find the way around with a Maps application, one should be able to get by with switching it off. To turn GPS off, go to Settings, Privacy and Location Services.
- Uninstall applications. Some applications drain more battery life than others. It’s worth finding out which ones one could do without. For instance, Facebook is known to have a huge impact on the phone’s battery. This could be eliminated by deleting the application and using the social network via the web browser instead. A user could see the processes and apps affecting the battery by going to Settings and Battery. From there, consider working out what could be deleted or replaced with a less-demanding option.
- Lower brightness. The phone’s display is responsible for the largest impact on the battery life. It’s easy to limit the energy that it uses up. Auto-brightness is convenient, but it often sets the screen brightness to a slightly higher level than it has to be. Turning off auto-brightness, setting the displays’ brightness to a lower level and adjusting when needed is less convenient yet far more sensible.
- Disable vibrate. Vibrate is a good middle-ground between a possibly disruptive ringtone and complete, uncertain silence. However, it also uses up the most batter life of the three options. Go a step further by disabling tap feedback as well, which is a reassuring feature, but ultimately not necessary.
- Sacrifice Siri. VA’s are getting more capable and thus increasingly important in the eyes of tech companies. Not all consumers however share their enthusiasm and seldom, if ever use them. Whether one uses Siri or not, it is always by default listening for trigger words, and this uses up battery life. Fortunately, it could be switched off by going to Settings, Siri and Allow ‘Hey Siri’.
- Switch connections off. If connected to a Wi-Fi network, switch off mobile data, and vice versa. In the same way, don’t forget to turn off NFC and Bluetooth when not in use.
- Use Airplane mode. The airplane mode is not just for when one is an airplane. If a user won’t have or will not need signal or a Wi-Fi connection for a good amount of time, it is worthwhile to enable the Airplane mode. Otherwise, the phone will use up battery life by aimlessly attempting to connect to a network.
There are so many benefits that users of an iPhone enjoy. One benefit is the choice of more than 800,000 applications, most of them free available for download to the device from the App Store of Apple. Another benefit is Siri, which is a voice-activated virtual assistant that could help with anything, from opening an application to locate a mechanic nearby to finding a restaurant and making a phone call. The iPhone has enhanced retina display with 326 pixels per inch for a crisp, bright image. The iPhone is indeed a great device to simplify day-to-day tasks. To make the most of the mobile device, it is important for each and every user to boost the battery life by following the steps mentioned above.
Dhrumit Shukla has been working as Business Development Manager in a software development company named TatvaSoft since 5 years. He is profoundly skilled and well experienced in providing software development services on various technologies ranging from Microsoft .NET to JAVA, Salesforce, BizTalk, SharePoint, PHP, Open Source, iOS, Android, Pentaho and the list goes on.
Dhrumit has the true potential to manage client from a wide range of Industries like BFSI, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Retail, Hospitality etc. Another aspect that makes him a trusted technical advisor and IT solution partner in the eyes of his clients is his effective communication skills. He keeps track on status of each Project during SDLC and provides extended support to clients to make sure Project deadline is matched and delivered within the budget.