Best battery saving tips? (for non-jailbroken)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wadawow, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. wadawow macrumors member

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    I'm pretty happy w/ my battery life but would love to hear tops for makin it even better. Thanks!
     
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Switch off 3G and wifi if you are not going to be using data for a while.
    Do not leave any GPS apps backgrounded.
     
  3. MasterTick macrumors 6502

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    -Turn the screen brightness down
    -Use WiFi instead of 3G if possible
    -Kill apps that aren't being used
    -Turn off WiFi, Bluetooth when not in use
    -Put phone in Airplane mode and turn on WiFi, use Skype or something else to communicate
    -Turn off Ping
     
  4. wadawow thread starter macrumors member

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    I went into restrictions and can't find ping

    I have a verizon iphone 4... followed instructions I found online but ping doesn't seem to be there. Am I missing something?
     
  5. wadawow thread starter macrumors member

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    (bump) seriously though does anyone know why

    I'm not seeing ping on my phone under restrictions? I want to shut it off but it's not there... only itunes.
     
  6. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    Settings > General > Restrictions > Ping

    You have to be on iOS 4.1 or later.
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Do I need to enable restrictions? It says restrictions are off does this need to be enabled for ping to matter? I had to put in a passcode
     
  8. TwiceNightly macrumors 6502

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    Yes you need to turn on restrictions to turn off Ping.
     
  9. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    you should calibrate the battery at least once a month. by that i mean completely draining the battery to 0% and then giving it a full recharge.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html

    if you scroll to the bottom you will see what i mean
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    So should i have restrictions on? and turn off ping?
     
  11. TwiceNightly macrumors 6502

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    Yes go to restrictions and turn them on, I think it then asks you for a passcode. Leave everything else alone but turn Ping off.

    Done and hopefully you'll see a big battery increase like I did.
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    really? didn't know about it all till i saw this thread

    it makes that big a difference?
     
  13. Kyotoma, Aug 11, 2011
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  14. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    Why is it that Ping drains the battery in such a manner?
     
  15. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    It could be because it tries to do a lot of intensive searching locally and on the net, especially if you have large music library ... (just a hunch)

    Anyways, I did some experiments on iOS5 Beta 5 and it seems (atleast for me) that iCloud with PUSH is the culprit ... as soon as I put it to Fetch 15 mins and then a hard reset ... i am now at 1% per hr usage only ..of course I still have done other things like disabled specific Location services and turned off itunes/ping
     

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