ATLANTA, Ga (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
There’s a lot of hype around the iPhone’s updated operating system, as well as its new apps and services. However, all the new bells and whistles can take a toll on the phone’s battery life. Knowing how to make adjustments on the phone can make a big improvement on the battery. Gadget insurance brand, Protect Your Bubble, provides some helpful tips to save on battery life and help make the most of the iPhone’s new features.
One of the advantages of the iPhone 5 is the bigger and brighter screen. But, keeping the iPhone at its brightest will eat up the battery. Try toning down the brightness by dimming it a bit. This can be adjusted by going to “Settings,” and tapping on “Brightness & Wallpaper.” Start by scaling back the brightness scale to about midway. Then, Protect Your Bubble recommends disabling the “Auto-Brightness” function.
Switch Off Auto Time Zone
This feature, available on most iPhones, keeps the time zone updated automatically through data connection or through the phone’s network operator. This is really only useful when consumers cross into new time zones and chances are that this isn’t something that needs to be activated until traveling. To adjust this setting, go to “Settings,” and then go to “General.” Next, tap “Date & Time” and then switch “Set Automatically” to the “Off” position.
Disable Location Services
This feature requires Wi-Fi or 3G connections to pin point the user’s location. This allows for location-based functionality and features on apps. While this is useful, it’s not always necessary and will use up a lot of battery. To disable this feature, go to “Settings,” then to “Location Services” and switch the feature to “Off.”
Wi-fi and Bluetooth
Here’s a very impactful tip: turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Wi-Fi is a heavy user of battery life, even when it’s not connected, because it’s constantly scanning for a new connection. In addition, Bluetooth should be switched off when it’s not in use for security reasons. Both of these options are available in the first section under “Settings.”
Disable Push and Fetch Features
Push notifications from apps can be useful in getting real-time information. Some examples include receiving an alert about Instagram activity, updates about getting outbid on eBay and new email alerts. These scenarios require data and use battery life because they require internet access. Protect Your Bubble suggests adjusting this feature. Go to “Settings,” then to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.” Next, tap “Fetch New Data” and slide “Push” to “Off.” Then, underneath, tap “Manually.” This will only fetch new data when accessing the email account. Finally, visit “Settings” and then “Notifications” and be sure to tap “Manually” under “Sort Apps.” This will make a big impact on battery life.
The iPhone 5 truly is a remarkable device and a must-have for techies or anyone who is due for an upgrade. While carrier subsidies offer heavy discounts, the cost of replacing the phone if lost, stolen or damaged is upwards of $650 without the subsidy. That’s why iPhone 5 insurance is so important. ProtectYourBubble.com offers iPhone insurance and coverage covers loss, theft, accidents and damage and provides replacement devices in 24 hours. For more information, visit ProtectYourBubble.com.
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