Battery life: What to turn off for optimal battery life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tripleh3lix, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. tripleh3lix macrumors 6502

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    Just curious. I haven't had an iPhone in a year, so just curious as to what I need to do to get the battery life great on my 6. I didn't end up getting a plus as they were shipping in november.
     
  2. bryancee macrumors regular

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    Background app refresh off.
    Brightness lowered to a little less than half.

    Sure some others on here will have some tips. Always search too :)
     
  3. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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  4. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    That's amateurish. What you really need to do is keep the phone turned off. Forever.
     
  5. cg006, Sep 22, 2014
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    Tone brightness
    Turn off airdrop
    Background app refresh=OFF
    Limit location Services to apps.i.e facebook is set to always.change to only when open
    Bluetooth as well if you're not using it.
    I always leave wifi on though...

    Airplane mode def nice if you're riding underground trains. The phone uses alot of juice when it has a very weak signal.
     
  6. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I always go in to location services and I turn off a bunch of stuff that doesn't need to be running unless I say it's okay.

    makes a difference for me.
     
  7. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's everyone getting so far under screen usage?
     
  8. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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  9. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

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    This. Poor network signal drains the battery extremely fast. If you are traveling through remote areas with poor or no network signal or riding underground; put it on airplane mode.
     
  10. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Since iOS8, and it's features like instant hotspot, handoff and continuity, I have everything on, always.

    My battery life has been fantastic.

    My pebble is always connected, apps like Dark Sky are always aware of my location, Airdrop is always on, everything, always on.
     
  11. FloridaGary macrumors regular

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    Turn off Bluetooth if not needed and location services for the apps don't require it. My battery has been exceptional compared to all previous iPhones I've owned.
     
  12. iWozinator macrumors member

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    This exactly. Why bother having a smartphone if you turn everything off.
     

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