Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Power management tips and tricks

  • How to maximize your battery life:

  1. Extreme temperature affects:
                              For enhancing your battery life try to avoid your iPhone from extreme temperature i.e higher than 96° F or 36° C and form low temperature.
     Using your iPhone in very hot conditions can cause permanent damage to your battery, whereas cold temperature can denature your battery temporarily.
  • Updating your iPhone regularly:
        Try to keep your all iPhone software up to date to ensure your phone has latest battery performance maximization technology, which will help you in your long battery life.
  • Optimizing settings:
           To ensure a long lasting battery try to keep your screen brightness level on 30% or less, it will save your battery and your iPhone will probably work for longer hours.

  • Least use of your WiFi: 
            If your iPhone wifi isn't in use try to turn off it because WiFi will drain up your battery, for best performance of your battery turn down when not in use.

  • How to lock/shutdown/force quite/reset:
       You’d be surprised to know how many people don’t know how to turn their phone completely off. I’m not talking about “locking” the phone where you simply press the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your phone.
For a while, I was under the false impression that locking the phone was equivalent to putting your Mac to sleep. But when your phone is locked, the screen turns off but the app that’s running at the time continues to run. For instance a relaxation app is able to continue playing sound but save battery power with the screen off. So, locking your phone is actually more like “display sleep” on your Mac (⌃⇧⏏ or Control-Shift-Eject for those of you who can’t read Macroglyphics).
So to ensure that your phone is using as little battery as possible, you’re best off always pressing the Home button before locking so that no app remains running.

Note: Most apps do nothing while the phone is locked but I’ve seen too many apps where this isn’t the case, so I say “better safe than sorry” and usually quit before locking.

To turn your phone completely off, press the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds then drag the red slider that appears.

When should you turn your phone completely off? The two situation that I usually do this is when I’m almost out of battery and when my phone is acting kind of wonky.
If your battery’s almost dead and you’re nowhere near some way of charging it your best bet is to turn it off if you’re going to need it to make a call or check something on the ‘net (assuming you can forego and incoming calls/SMSs).
And if your phone’s been acting flaky, where apps are starting to get really slow or behave unexpectedly, turning your phone off then back on usually gets things back to normal.
Have you ever been using an app and it’s become very unresponsive or completely frozen? You can force quit it by pressing the Home button for at least six seconds.
And finally, if your phone seems to be completely frozen where attempting to turn it off or force quit the current app does nothing, you can force a reset of your phone by pressing both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds. Note that while Apple technically calls this a “reset”, it’s actually more like a “reboot” and none of your settings will be changed.