Our Best Tips For Improving Your iPhone 5’s Battery Life
Seeing that red low battery message on your iPhone 5 in the middle of the day is never fun, especially if you’re in the middle of something important. Below are our top tips and tricks for coaxing a little more battery life out of your iPhone 5, plus one way to instantly double your battery life and be sure you never run out of power.
1. Reduce The Screen’s Brightness
The brighter your screen, the more battery power your phone will consume. Dimming your screen will ease up on the battery drain. Adjust the brightness of your iPhone screen in the Settings app. You might also consider turning on the Auto-Brightness feature, also located under the Brightness settings. Auto-Brightness uses the iPhone 5’s ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness of the screen based on the light around it. With Auto-Brightness on, you’ll save battery juice because your screen will use less power when you venture into those dark places.
2. Disable LTE
It’s super fast, but it’s also a battery sucker. If you don’t need to use your LTE connection, turn it off. Make the most of available WiFi when you can and/or consider gearing things down to the more battery friendly 3G.
3. Turn Off Bluetooth
While I’m working at my desk, my iPhone sits in my pocket carrying on a Bluetooth cocktail party with my wireless mouse and keyboard. I know this because often when I pull out my phone mid-morning, the battery is already down 20%. Turning off Bluetooth stopped my iPhone 5 from interacting with any nearby Bluetooth devices and ultimately made my battery a happy camper. The lesson — turn off Bluetooth when you don’t need it.
4. Shut Down Location Services
Your iPhone 5’s built-in GPS allows your phone to know where you are and provide exact driving directions or find nearby hotels and the best tacos in town. However, all that data coming and going over the network sucks battery power. If you can manage without Location Services, turn it off and save some juice for later.
5. Consider An iPhone Backup Battery Case
The tricks above are great for milking a little more out of your iPhone’s battery, but if you need to be certain your phone won’t kack out when you need it most, consider investing in a Backup Battery Case. The powerful 2200mAh built-in battery in most of these protective backup cases can effectively double the battery life of your iPhone 5, adding up to 8 hours of talk time and 10 hours of web browsing time. Simply wait until your phone runs down and needs charging. Then flip on the case and watch it recharge your phone.
4XEM has a number of slim-fit and lightweight protective battery backup cases for not only the iPhone 5, but the iPhone 4 and 4S. Check them out below: