Thursday, May 16, 2013

How To Make Your iPhone Battery Last Longer


I've got some information that will change your life.  Yes it is that good.  Don't you hate when you are only halfway through the day and your iPhone battery is already at 50%?  Well recently I was having problems with my iPhone battery dying before the day was even close to over and that was just not going to work for me.
So I made an appointment with my BFFs at the Genius Bar and I learned something that nobody had ever told me before.  How is this even possible?  I've had an iPhone since the beginning of iPhones and nobody ever told me this important info that would greatly prolong my iPhone battery?!  Well now that I know this little secret I'm going to share it with all of you.  It is your lucky day!!

 On your screen find your "settings" app.  Mine is the gray one - top row.  Open it.

 Now click on "notifications."

Now you want to look at the items under "In Notification Center."  All of the things listed in this section are basically open on your iPhone.  They are running in the background even when you aren't using them b/c they are set to send you notifications, alerts, etc.  By closing the majority of them (since you really don't need most of them open at all times) you will increase your battery life.


I had already closed the majority of mine but I put Words With Friends back so I could show you what to do (by the way the guy at the Genius Bar told me Words With Friends when "open" is a huge battery drain - who knew!)

Open the app you would like to close - in this case Words With Friends.

As you can see all of the "alerts" are on.  This is bad b/c it means the app is constantly searching for alerts and using battery power to do so.

You will need to go through and click "off" for everything.  You will also need to select "none" under "Alert Style."  Your screen should look like this when you are done.


Now you will notice when you go back to your "Notifications" screen that Words With Friends is not listed under "Not In Notification Center."  You will need to go through and close each app that you do not want/need alerts.

As you can see in the photo above I left 7 "open" b/c they are things that I want to get alters for - like phone, text, calendar, etc.  I did not leave my email open b/c I just check that as needed.

I've noticed such a big difference in the battery life of my iPhone since doing this.  It is great.  I suggest you take a look into your settings and see if you can make any changes.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Good Luck!!












16 comments:

  1. Um, how did I not know this?? It makes complete sense though! Thanks Jodi!

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  2. You rock. Thanks for sharing. I just updated all of mine!

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  3. Holy crap, I just looked and had no idea how many things were in there! Thanks for the tip - making changes now!

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  4. Well I had a TON of apps open in my notification center. Thank you so much for this tip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. I tend to leave my phone charging at the office so I can play music but gosh do I run that battery out quick at the ballpark!

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  6. I'll definitely use this for my iPad! :)

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  7. these are SUCH great tips!! thanks!

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  8. I didn't know this either! I definitely went through and did this! Thanks for the tips!

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  9. WOW!!! Who knew?!?!?! Thank you for these most fabulous tips! I just updated mine now!!!!

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  10. You are awesome. I just went through and closed about 10 apps!

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  11. I so needed this post. My phone dies all the time and it annoys my husband more than anything!

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  12. Thank you....I needed this....I will tell others about it too. This is called an informative post that is needed

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  13. My husband actually told me about this a few months back, isn't it crazy how many things can be running without you even knowing?

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  15. Epic info! I run through my batter like nobody's business!

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