iPhone/iOS 5 battery saver tips

iPhone/iOS 5 battery saver tips

Summary: Everyone wishes they could get more out of the battery built into their iPhone or iPad. Apple has set up the operating system with convenience in mind, and some of these settings don't necessarily give the best battery life possible. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to help you squeeze more out of each charge. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do.

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    Location, location, location! #1

    iO 5 bought with is a lot of Locations Services features, but all of these features have a negative effect on battery life.

    Settings > General > Location Services

    Either disable the whole lot, or selectively enable it for a specific set of apps. The more apps that can use Location Services, the more juice they’ll use.

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    Location, location, location! #1

    iOS 5 has some hidden tweaks too (hidden because you have to scroll to the bottom of the Locations Services screen and click on System Services to find them).

    You can keep Location Based iAds and Setting Time Zone off permanently (your time is set by the local carrier automatically anyway).

  • Notifications #1

    Another revamped feature in iOS 5 is notifications. The new Notification Center in iOS 5 gives you a greater overview of what’s happening, but that comes at the cost of greater battery consumption.

    Settings > Notifications

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