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Do and don't to keep iPhone battery life long

Although this is not a technical site, we've needed our iPhone to last as long as possible. Being there for social media and also being on the road most of the day means you need your mobile devices to last as long as possible. So we took some time to tweak our iOS 7 settings in order to optimize how long the battery would last, so to able to be on the road more and carry out our business.

Same story will be happening to many people so here is what we found ( and collected over the web of course, but also we tried a few things ourselves ) that made our iPhone 5 battery last almost 36 hours with no problem and 3G connection alwasy on!

Notification Center applications

The most important part of iPhone battery life is the notification center and which apps are running in the background. Applications running in the background ( for the not-techy people ) consume battery as they occupy the phone's processor and other circuits in order to provide you with information or push notifications. Such application is i.e. the weather application, or the email application or other apps you found in the app store. So your first check would be to go to Settings - > Notification center and see what is in the "Included" list like below :

Those applications in the "Include" list will be running in the background and doing stuff for you. Each user now has different needs so keep only the apps you really need. For instance, I did not want facebook to run all the time as I'd rather open it up myself. Same for other apps. What is normal is that you will have a lot of apps on your phone. In the Include list should be only about a dozen. 

In order to set how an app is managed by the notification center, you can tap on it and go to the next page like the one below which we got after tapping on the App Store in the "Include" list : 

To remove an application from the notification center, switch off everything in this screen and you surely got it.

Control Center, WiFi, 3G and more

A second place to look is the Control Center which in iOS 7 you can bring up by scrolling up with your finger starting just above the home button to get the screen below : 

What you need to pay attention to here is firstly the bluetooth, turn it off if you don't need it. If you activate AirDrop then Bluethooth will be required to be on so keep that in mind. Next is the screen brightness which is automaticaly adjusted but keep an eye on it as we think iOS 7 keeps it high for some reason. Also, know that 3G or LTE or 4G in Settings -> Cellular, has a high impact on bettery life on the iPhone. Cellular Data is not part of the Control Center ( and we are still wondering why ) so when you are somewhere with WiFi coverage then go and shut the Cellular Data off, relying only on WiFi. This will save you battery.

So follow all those steps iPhone social media managers and let us know how those work for you. 

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