How to Improve iOS 7 Battery Life – Tips for Both iPhone & the iPad!
- Crucial of all: close the running apps:
It's not only you if it took you a while in figuring out how to close running applications - that's the most frequently asked query about iOS 7. So, don't take tech hard on yourself. Like before, you double-press the Home button and it shows you a multitasking menu that actually looks a beautiful line of cards.To close any running app, fling the app up to close it.
This tremendously affect the battery life in any gadget especially if you are in a habit of keeping 20s of apps open!
- Let of radio communications when not needed:
- Disable background refresh:
Latest iOS 7 update brought a background refresh / multitasking feature to the iPhones and iPads. This helps the applications to refresh their data in the background while you are working on other things. You can improve iOS 7 battery life by turning this feature off - if you don't particularly need it.
Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and flip the toggle switch OFF. You can also select to disable specific apps rather than turning the entire service off.
- Disable location:
We don't necessarily need the location services unless we are using Maps or any other app using the location. It's easier to enable location when you are using any such apps. Consider turning it off otherwise to increase battery life.
- Increase device space: get rid of unused apps:
This is a very simple solution to speeding up your iPhone or iPad. If you are suffering from sluggish device after the iOS 7 update, try uninstalling unused apps. This will free up space on your device and run your gadget faster. Focus on deleting larger games which take up lots of space. For most of the games like Temple Run, information is still saved in the Game Center. Hence, if you decide to play them again, no worries of starting from scratch.
- Disable Notification Center options:
Receiving notifications for every single app is not only annoying but also eats up resources of both data, battery and the processing speed. Make efficient use of Notification Center and go to Settings > Notification Center to disable notifications for apps you don't require notifications for. From here, you can also adjust notification styles. As a helper, try to have more apps in Do Not Include list than your Include list.