Right when you need it most, when you’re about to send that all-intriguing photo on your FB, for instance, or delete some undesirable tweets you’ve hastily made to some NBA expert wannabe you’ve come to despise, your iPhone goes dark. Yeah, it literally dies on you.
Yes, you’re not alone. Welcome to the club. This is how notorious iPhone’s battery life could be. Though, this little monster of a disaster could also happen to your i-tablet especially when you’re busy tinkering on its iPad keyboard case. Here are 3 steps to longer staying power.
1. Shut Battery Drainers Off.
This advice is simple but it could go a long way. Your iPhone is like a top notch athlete, if you send him to do unnecessary errands he won’t be able to deliver.
For instance, why keep your Wi-Fi always on if you’re out for a volleyball practice? Turn it off, for Pete’s sake. Because if you don’t, your precious iPhone is bound to search for Wi-Fi signals, draining your battery as time progresses. Moreover, if you’re going to be disconnect for awhile, out in a subway for hours, get into Airplane Mode. Saves you a lot of energy.
While you’re at it, you may also turn Siri off. Just go to Settings, then to General and to Siri. Just toggle it to the left to deactivate it. And also, if you don’t really have to, turn auto app updates off. Head to Settings, then to iTunes & App Downloads. Toggle Automatic Downloads.
2. Pick the Right Charger.
Ok. Instinct will tell you to get the cheaper one. But read our lips. Get the right charger. True. They come out more expensive than any knock-off you find. But think about it. An original charger will charge your iPhone faster than the fake ones. Sadly, it’s easy to be duped. Fake ones look exactly like the originals. But here’s a word of caution for you: Many users have been reported to have been injured by the fake ones. Moreover, Apple was offering people cash incentive should they exchange their phony chargers. So step right up.
3. Have an Extra Battery in Store.
Ok. If your iPhone simply refuses to hold a single charge no matter what you do, then perhaps it’s high time you keep an external battery to keep things going.
One viable option is utilizing the magic of a charging case. Not only do you get to charge, you have also something that protects your fave smartphone. A perfect candidate for this job is Mophie, makers of popular iPhone battery cases aptly named a juice pack.
For instance, if you’re looking for 80 percent battery life you may want to check out the $79.95 Morphie juice pack for your iPhone 5 or 5s. The price even goes higher for greater percentages.
You can also try an external battery like Anker. Yeah, these will cost you. However, if you’re serious about that sweet, sweet charge, you’ll do what it takes to get the job done.