Any 21st century girl (or boy) can empathise with the everyday struggles of the dwindling iPhone battery. The life altering convenience of ordering an Uber, YQ’ing a flat white or instantaneously transferring money (out of your savings – the ugly truth), is immediately erased by a dead battery. So, we’ve put together seven of the best life hacks to avoid those sticky no-phone situations (you’re welcome). Here we are, solving the ultimate first world problems, one iPhone at a time.
1. REDUCE BRIGHTNESS
We don’t want to teach you how to suck eggs here, but this is step numero uno in making sure your phone battery gets you home tonight.
2. TURN OFF LOCATION SERVICES
Same goes for wifi, data and Bluetooth. Whilst keeping you in touch with Caitlyn’s latest tweets and you BFF’s latest lunchgram, these suck serious battery power. Unless your sending life or death emails, switch them off.
3. DO NOT CLOSE APPS
Contrary to urban myth, the serial closing of apps does little to improve or extend battery life. Rather the opposite. The iPhone still suspend app function until it is reopened. So leave them be bitches, you’ve been told.
4. DO NOT DABBLE IN WEAK RECEPTION
It turns out your poor cell phone has to work a lot harder to maintain calls and send messages in weaker reception. So when on holiday in remote locations, refrain from mobile communications and instead, soak up the scenery.
5. SAY NO TO PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
We have a bizarre love/hate relationship with the little red dots, but if your serious about battery preservation, give them the flick.
6. SWITCH OFF VIBRATE
May sound like a no brainer but it had to be said. Making it shake is hard work.
7. AIRPLANE MODE
The ‘save it for later’ technique. Pop it on airplane mode to preserve battery. Especially if you need your three percent for that Uber home.