Ex-Apple Genius Pens Down The ‘Ultimate’ Guide For Saving Battery Life On iPhone, iPad
Keeping your iOS device’s battery sufficiently charged up is an ongoing, trying task, and often, you may feel as though you’re fighting a losing battle. Sometimes, there’s an underlying fault in the hardware that can cause battery to deplete, but in most cases, a little maintenance can do wonders. A former Apple Genius Bar member has delivered an extensive guide on how you can help your iOS device to better retain battery for prolonged amounts of time, and if you frequently witness percentage point reduction before your very eyes, you might want to check this one out.
Even though iOS devices bring the world to your fingertips, the broad range of features at your disposal can only be fully enjoyed if there’s not that lingering worry that the battery is about to let you down. Even if you don’t run graphically-intensive games or stream vast quantities of video content over cellular connections, there’s still a good chance that you’re mismanaging certain elements which, in turn, are giving you some pretty shoddy returns.
Scotty Loveless, former employee of the famed Apple Retail Store’s Genius Bar, will have seen every kind of battery-related issue, and in order to try and educate iOS device users, has produced an eight-step tutorial on how to get the very best battery performance out of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
The first thing to note about the guide is that it’s realistic. Some battery-related guides will simply tell you to deactivate or uninstall apps and features that you find useful, or even integral to the running of your device, but Loveless’ steps keep things simple, while also revealing some areas of significant battery drain that you mightn’t even have been aware existed.
He starts off by detailing how you can test for battery drain, which is essential to gauging whether you’ve a major problem on your hands. Running through his top tips, he then discusses the various misconceptions regarding battery retention, such as the notion that killing backgrounded apps all of the time will save you battery. As he elaborates upon further in the guide, constantly shutting down background apps can actually worsen things due to the excess RAM usage this process demands, and this is a fact that very few people are actually aware of.
Although some other tips, such as activating Airplane mode in areas of poor cellular connection, are a tad more obvious, it’s certainly worth a look if your device struggles to get through a full day without completely dropping out.