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Our top 10 tips for making your iPhone battery last!

Ok, so you LOVE your phone, we all do.  After a few hours of tweeting, texting, emailing, surfing and shock horror maybe even CALLING you end up with the dreaded 20% beep!  Here at PowerPackXL we share your frustration, so here is a quick guide to keeping as much charge as you possible can!….


Dim Screen Brightness – Do you know if your iPhone dim the brightness to below half a bar you can conserve your battery significantly. You can change it in Settings> Brightness.

Wifi OFF – If you are not using Wifi just turn it off.

Turn off 3G functionality – If you are in an area without 3G coverage, turn off your iPhone 3G function will save your iPhone battery.

Set Auto-Lock to 1 minute – Settings> General> Auto-lock.

Turn off Setting ‘Fetch’ and ‘Push‘ – If you do not require facilities Push Mail, Push Set to “Manual”. This will save battery life, if you do not frequently use the email facility on your iPhone. Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data, turn off Push, and set Fetch to the longest interval you can tolerate (manual is best).

Turn off “Location Services” – Some applications may require the use of Location Services, but if you do not need it, just turn it off.
Disabling Bluetooth – Settings> General> Bluetooth> Off.

Turn off the music equalizer (EQ​​) – While this can improve the quality of your music, it also reduces your iPhone battery. If you do not require EQ, turn it off.

Use your iPhone until the battery is completely discharged and then fully charge your battery –Apple  recommend this to be done at least once every month.

Use Airplane mode – When in areas with no signal, turn on Airplane mode to conserve battery life. Also when you do not need a phone to call and so on, switch it on.

Change your phone to a decent model – no names mentioned but they are out there!


We hope you find these tips of use, having used an iPhone myself, I know how shocking the battery life can be for a busy person, so if you get fed up of having a flat battery all the time, consider a PowerPackXL – It’s a groovy little pack that fits into your pocket and will charge your phone 3-4 times over from flat!  Find out more at


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This entry was posted on March 8, 2013 by .


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