Friday, July 18, 2008

Maximize iPhone Battery Life

Do you wanna have longer battery lifespan and battery life for your iPhone? The most important thing is to keep your iPhone out of the sun or a hot car (including the glove box). Heat will degrade your battery's performance the most.

"Battery life" means the time your iPhone will run before it must be recharged. "Battery lifespan" means the total amount of time your battery will last before it must be replaced.
iPhone Temperate Zone.
Your iPhone works best from 32° to 95° F. You should store it in environments of -4° to 113° F. That's 0° to 35° C and -20° to 45° C for the metrically inclined. Keeping your iPhone as near room temperature as possible (72° F or 22° C) is ideal.
The tips below apply to an iPhone running iPhone 2.0 or later software and may help extend your battery life.
  • Turn off 3G.
  • Minimize use of location services.
  • Fetch new data less frequently.
  • Turn off push mail and lower email accounts auto-check.
  • Minimize use of third-party applications.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
  • Use Airplane Mode in low- or no-coverage areas (wouldn't be able to make/receive calls).
  • Dimming/Adjust the brightness.
  • Turn off EQ or equalizer setting to song playback.
  • Lock Your iPhone
  • Turn off Vibrate in Games.
  • Limit use of A-GPS tracking.
  • Use programs with 3D less often.
Mostly taken from http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html and How To Maximize Your iPhone 3G's Questionably Adequate Battery Life.