Recommended iOS 7 settings for a longer battery life

The number of iOS 7 users are gradually increasing day by day, and with the increase in the number of users there seems to be increasing reports about the poor battery life. Here we’ll be discussing some general ways which can increase the battery life by some percentage.

1. Turn off Automatic updates

iOS 7’s automatic updates keep running all the time in the background without you noticing it. I know, it’s really important to keep some of the applications updated, but if you’re going out somewhere and you’re not sure if you’ll be able to recharge your phone there, turning this Automatic Updates really help. To do so, head to Settings > iTunes and Apple Store, and disable the Updates option. And incase you wish to keep it permanently, do keep a check on the updates of your favourite applications manually.

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2. Background Application Refreshing

This feature lets background applications stay alive even while you are multitasking. The reason why we have included this in this article is that, by default all the applications are set to refresh, that leads to loss of battery due to no reason. To turn it off, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh, you can then turn off the updates for all the applications or choose to turn off the updates for some selected applications. I would suggest to keep the Application Refreshing on for the important applications that you use a lot.

3. Spotlight

You’re able to search for anything in your device in just a short span of time. It indeed saves time and add to productivity, but constantly crawling your iPhone for new data and them indexing it causes loss of battery. If you rely on Spotlight completely, this might not be a good option for you, but for the ones who can live with partially indexed files, this will help you a lot in saving precious battery. To disable it, go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search, and uncheck the items for which you don’t indexing.

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4. Location Services

You might be aware that a lot of battery is drained in the use of location services. By saying ‘Location Services’ I’m referring to the maps and applications that use your location for their proper working, like FourSquare. So, if you don’t use these services that often, it’s better to turn them off. For this, head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Scroll down and choose System Services. Some of these options are designed to improve your experience, but they come at the cost of battery life. Disable any options you don’t actually need and then head to the Frequent Locations feature, and disable that too.

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