Power-saving tips for iOS 7 devices

Power-saving tips for iOS 7 users

Power-saving tips for iOS 7 users

Mobile devices, especially those from Apple, are notorious for its short battery life and updating your iPhones and iPads with iOS 7 will not make it any better. Many iOS 7 users complain about how Apple’s latest mobile OS could suck their batteries dry.

But there are ways to make your iOS 7-enabled devices to last longer. Mashable has able to compile some of these power-saving tips:

Turn off “Background App Refresh” – This new feature in iOS 7 drains your device’s battery the most and you do not even realize it. This function allows your apps to run in the background as you multitask and it keeps on refreshing its content via WiFi or cellular connections. You can disable this feature by gooing to Settings > General > Background App Refresh. This function can be turned off or you can just disable specific apps that you do not want to refresh automatically.

Turn off Location Services – Many iOS apps — including Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps, and the iOS camera — track your location all the time. Turn this feature off by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services or just disable the location tracking function from individual apps. Mashable recommends the latter, so you would still be able to make use of vital location-based functions like Find My Phone.

Turn off iOS 7’s Parallax feature – The new mobile OS comes with an array of new animations feature, including the parallax function that makes the wallpaper seem like it is moving behind the apps. However, not only the parallax eats up battery power, users have also complained of getting dizzy because of it. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then turn Reduce Motion option “On” and be thankful of this power-saving tip.

Power-saving tips for iOS 7

Disable automatic app updating – iOS 7 downloads app updates automatically so users won’t have to visit the App Store. While this feature saves you a lot of time, it eats away your phone’s battery life significantly. You can disable this feature by going to Settings > iTunes and Apple Store, then uncheck the Updates option.

Turn off AirDrop – This feature allows you to share files with other iOS 7 users, but you do not have to keep this on all the time. Open the Control Center and switch the AirDrop off from there.

Tone down the screen’s brightness – This power-saving tip has been relayed to many mobile device users, and iOS 7 is no exception. Go to the Control Center to turn down the display brightness or visit Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness, disable the Auto-Brightness feature, and decrease the setting to your preference.

Customize the Spotlight function – Apple devices have so-called Spotlight, a fancy term for its internal search functionality. The iOS 7 update now makes Spotlight accessible from any screen. However, since it keeps on indexing new data, Spotlight consumes significant amounts of battery life as well. Visit Settings > General > Spotlight Search and disable what do you do not like events and podcasts.

Source: Mashable

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