Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to troubleshoot battery life in iOS 6 and iPhone 5

iphone 5 ios 6 battery life 621x350 Cómo solucionar problemas de duración de la batería en iOS 6 y en el iPhone 5

Every time Apple releases a new version of iOS or a new iPhone, it seems that the battery life is affected. If your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 6 loses battery power too fast, or if your new iPhone 5 is draining before your eyes, here are some tips that you can try.

First: you are using it more?

The first thing you have to do is make sure you're just not using more than usual your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad . I know it sounds silly, but when you have new features like Flyover or turn navigation, you can be playing with them and be depleted battery simply because you're using a lot more than before. With iOS 6 more notifications, location capabilities and other features that use more battery power than before, and the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen and LTE, which may affect consumption.

Before doing anything drastic, stop using your device and make sure this is not the cause of the excessive consumption of battery that you noticed.

Second: is there a problem with the operating system or device?

If, in general, the battery life of your device has always been short, here are some things you can try:

  • Restart or reboot your device. If you have not restarted in a while, give it a try. There could be a rogue process or something else doing what they should not do, and a reboot or reset the device can often fix.
  • Battery cycle. Approximately once a month, and even more so if you're having problems, it's best to let the device battery drain completely (reaching out) and then load it until it is completely full.
  • Restore the device. The main cause of the problems of battery life with iOS devices occurs when restoring backups and not when configured as new devices. A clean installation is often the best solution for most problems of battery life (albeit a painful solution). It is the most radical, and you'll have to configure everything again and lose the saved data, but the battery life is better than ever.
  • Go to an Apple store. Sometimes your iPhone or iPad may have a hardware problem that only Apple can solve. IRS you've tried everything and can not get to go to fix the Apple store nearest you, or get it fixed, or you change the device.

Third: What are you connecting?

It may seem silly, but it should shame us connect our device to the mains. If you are using a lot of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you have to recharge it whenever you can. At home, at work, in the car, there are plenty of opportunities to recharge the battery.

This is a bit more complicated in the iPhone 5, as the Lightning use the new connector means we have to buy new cables or an adapter for old cables, but if you work in an office or on road may compensate you buy.

Fourth, what have you disabled are not using?

Anything that you run on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad using battery. So if you've tried everything else and believe that your device still consumes more battery than it should, you may need to make some tough decisions. You'll have to stop using some of the new features that really do not need. The more things turn out, the longer the battery.

  • Disable Siri. Go to Settings-General-Siri. Some Internet users report that after disconnecting this option have noticed a significant increase in battery life.
  • Turn off location services. You have to go to Settings-Privacy-location services and disable any application that does not really need to use the location.
  • Turn off push notifications. You have to go to Settings-Notifications and disable any applications that you do not need warnings command.
  • Disable widgets notification center. Stocks, particularly weather widget, seem to cause a lot of battery power. Since now the weather shows it based on your location, it is normal that spend a lot of battery widget.
  • Mata-consuming applications. Double-click the Home button to activate the multitasking bar and check your open applications. To close, as you know, you just have to let down on the application and when it begins to move him to the "x" that appears in upper left red.

Here you have also some old tricks:

  • Adjust the automatic screen lock to 1 minute.
  • Turn off extra sounds like keyboard clicks.
  • Turn off the iPod equalizer.
  • Use headphones instead of speakers if you listen to the audio or music.
  • Reducing the screen brightness.
  • Turn off Bluetooth when not in use.
  • Turn off WiFi when not in use.
  • Turn off the LTE in the iPhone 5 when not in use.
  • Disable the downloads for mobile network.
  • Disable Push email, calendar and contacts.

Bonus tip: If you're really desperate for the battery of your iPhone or iPad, put it in airplane mode and normal mode activates only when needed. Another option, of course, is off and on only when ready to use.

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