All iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS owners who have upgrade to the new OS 3 firmware are noticing low battery performance. Though Apple doesn’t provide the option of having a spare battery, they do provide some advice on how to preserve your battery life. They are all pretty much common sense to turn off unwanted things, but some provide to be useful. Below are good iPhone battery conservation tips that will help you get more run time out of a charge:
- Keep your iPhone out of the sun or a hot car (including the glove box). Heat will degrade your battery’s performance the most.
- Always make sure your iPhone has the latest software from Apple, as engineers may find new ways to optimize battery performance.
Optimize Settings in your iPhone below.
Turn off Location Services, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth. Apps that need it will ask for permission and turn it on as needed (Settings > General > Location Settings > Off)
Turn off push email if you don’t use it (Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data > Push > Off)
Fetch email manually (Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data > Fetch > Manually)
Set screen brightness to 30% or less (Settings > Brightness) and set Auto Brightness to “On”.
Set Auto-Lock to 1 minute (Settings > General > Auto-Lock) and always sleep the phone by pressing the top button as soon as you are finished with it.
Minimize use of third-party applications like games that prevent the screen from dimming.
Turn off equalizer when listening to your song play lists ( Settings > iPod > EQ and tap Off )
Use Airplane Mode in low- or no-coverage areas so iPhone will stop searching for cellular network and will not use more power. ( Settings and set Airplane Mode to On.)
tip: It is true to make sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down). It’s important to keep the electrons in Lithium-based battery moving occasionally.
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