How to extend the battery life of your iPhone 6 ? You can do it with another smartphone as well !
Apple made a killing with their two newly launched phones. Although it has great reviews iPhone 6 still has a battery that does not rise to the customers’ expectations.
It is quite an issue for the manufactures because the iPhone series does not have great battery life. Compared to other competing brands iPhone 6 is inferior from this point of view. Moreover the new operating system iOS8 is pretentious as well concerning power.
What solutions are there to the problem ? Here are some tips that can prove useful for other phones as well .
Identify which apps use a lot of power – one of iOS8’s characteristics is that it allows the user to discover which applications have the strongest impact on the battery.
More often than not an unclosed application is the source of the short battery life and closing them can significantly solve the problem.
You can check this by visiting Settings>General>Usage>Battery Usage.
Stop Push Email – you can turn it off by accessing Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch new Data.
Screen brightness – adjusting the brightness is an excellent way of preserving any Apple product’s power.
As seen on MacBook Pro the default mode is very bright so the best thing to do is to turn off the auto brightness and set it on a lower level to enjoy an extended battery life. You can do that by going to Settings> Display & Brightness.
Reboot – There are countless people that permanently use their phones so there are cases when they have never restarted the phone ever since they bought it. Restarting your gadget is one of the oldest tricks in technology and it is extremely relevant for smartphones so it includes the iPhone 6 by default.
Besides restarting it, you might consider powering your phone off, leaving it like that for a minute and starting it again.
Turning Background App Refresh off – this function allows applications automatically connect and update in the background once updates are available.It is a useful function but it takes its toll on the battery.
Going to Settings>General>Background App Refresh for turning it off it will extend the time in between charges.
Turn off 4G LTE – Of course every user wants to benefit from 4G network’s speed.
However, 4G consumes a lot more power than the Wi-Fi. Furthermore a lot more power is required when the user is close to exiting the network range therefore stopping this function is extremely beneficial for iPhone 6.
To do this view Settings>Cellular>Enable LTE>Off.
Use Airplane Mode – when you are not intending to use your phone for sending or receiving either text messages or calls and you’re not using your mobile data either, using Airplane Mode can help preserving the battery. This mode can be accessed from Control Center.
Reset all settings – the last two solutions are a lot more drastic.
Resetting your settings does not include erasing data on your phone and neither deleting your account but it instead refers to changing all settings to default, just like they were when the phone was out from the factory.
For this access Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings. For this process you might be required to introduce your PIN.
Resetting the system – this is the most dramatic solution there is. Almost every user who ever had a PC had to reset their system at some point and the equivalent for the iPhone 6 is resetting all settings.
Total reset should not be done lightly but it removes any problems the battery might have. It is extremely important to know that by doing this your smartphone will be completely erased.
If you are willing to do this then follow these steps:
1. Connect to iCloud.
2. Go to Settings>iCloud>Find my iPhone>Off.
3. Select Restore on your iTunes software. The process is supposed to last about 20 minutes.