Every iOS 8 user would want their devices to have longer battery life. And since every software has its own share of flaws and enhancements, the newest iOS 8.2 update has been reported to be a stable one so far, giving the iPhone 5 a more solid battery life. However, if you notice that your device’s battery life is consuming more than it should, you might want to check out the following tips on how to prolong your iOS 8 device’s battery life with just a few tweaks, third-party apps installation, or a simple change in its settings.

1. Turn them off — Location Services, Background App Refresh, and System Services

It’s high time to go into your device’s Settings section and adjust these hidden settings that eat up a significant amount of your battery power. Turning off settings like Location Services will greatly save on your battery life. You can also scroll down to System Services and do the liberty to toggle off each function on the list. This process is a bit tricky, since these functions will still run in the background even if you already turned them off. Last, but not the least, go to Background App Refresh and perform the same procedure.

2. Use Battery Management and Diagnostic Apps

Battery Doctor by Cheetah Mobile Inc. is one of the popular battery management app for Android. And even though it has a good ranking in the Google Play Store, it can also be installed on iOS 8 devices to help you systematize charging times and monitor charging cycles. You can also try the System Status Lite app to serve as your battery and device management and diagnostic app.

3. Perform a Hard Reboot if Your Battery Gets Too Hot

If the temperature of your device increases during the charging time, a hard reboot will help cool it down. The increase in temperature can be attributed to intensive CPU activity. To regulate the device’s overall functionality, press the Power and home buttons simultaneously until you see the Apple logo during the restart process. Give it a few seconds and observe if the battery of your device goes normal. It is also recommended to allow your device to breathe a while by taking out of its casing while charging. According to Apple, there are some cases that may generate heat when the device is being charged, which can greatly affect the battery capacity.

4. Decrease Auto-Lock Time and Adjust Display Brightness

It’s better if you can change the setting to “1 Minute” so that your device will automatically turn off the display when it’s left idle. It’s also a good way to save battery by dimming the display, as well as turning off notification banners that keep on popping up, thus activating your device’s display. Disable your device’s Auto Brightness feature and just manually adjust the brightness to save more battery life.

5. Switch to Airplane Mode

If you’re currently connected to a Wi-Fi spot and you’re mostly communicating via social media and other instant messaging apps, you can just turn off your cellular data network to avoid your battery from getting drained quickly, and then switch to Airplane Mode. Setting to Airplane Mode is also a useful way of charging your device in a much faster time.

6. Stay Away from Dynamic Wallpapers

Though they really look cool on your iOS device’s screen, you need to know that they are also taking up the device’s accelerometer and graphics processor, which adds up to the internal process and eats up battery power over time. So if you want to conserve battery, stick to the simple ones instead.

Another cool and useful update included in iOS 8 is the ability to view the battery usage and shows the user the apps that are consuming a significant amount of battery. We hope these tips will help you extend, as well as maximize your iOS 8 device’s battery life.

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This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:52:20 AM and is filed under Tech Tips & Tricks.

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