settings for good battery life

anonymous4a

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Some have posted impressive battery life figures with iphone 6 , anyone mind sharing what settings they have ? I'm getting 6 hours usage on a full charge..
 

Makala

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I usually don't set up my phone to preserve battery... But if I'm right blu tooth and brightness take up battery. Make sure you close programmes you're not using too, that takes away battery life.
 

willmtaylor

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Hal~9000

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Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Turn off almost everything

I only keep on Cell Network Search, Compass Calibration, and Traffic (who really cares about eating up your battery via GPS for 'location based iAds?).
 

willmtaylor

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whats an example of an app using background refresh, I have never completely understood this feature
Weather or Facebook fetching data so that it's updated before you check it or can push notifications to you. (As opposed to updating the info when you check it).

(I believe).
 

Hal~9000

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Is it better to have auto-brightness on or off to conserve battery ?
Well that depends... are you outside in sunny daylight or inside in controlled lighting most of the time?

A good rule of thumb for battery life is to keep the brightness at 40% or less if you can.
 

wxman2003

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Under system services, turn off everything but Find my iphone. All the other stuff is meaningless.
 

mnsportsgeek

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I leave everything on except for annoying push notifications.

It's a top of the line phone with top of the line features. I'm not gonna turn off stuff to save the battery if I spend at least 20 of the 24 hours in my day at my house, in my office, or in my car where I have a power cable within arms reach.

Kind of sad when you think about it how much time I spend in those 3 places, but it's reality for too many adults.
 

deviant

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I leave everything on except for annoying push notifications.

It's a top of the line phone with top of the line features. I'm not gonna turn off stuff to save the battery if I spend at least 20 of the 24 hours in my day at my house, in my office, or in my car where I have a power cable within arms reach.

Kind of sad when you think about it how much time I spend in those 3 places, but it's reality for too many adults.
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