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Old Oct 2nd, 2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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Battery saving tips?

Hi All

I am looking for tips on saving battery time.
The iPhone seems to drain a lot faster than an ipod touch.
Any tips for making it last longer?
Using it may for ipod, web on wifi, and a few short calls right now.(pay as you go)
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Old Oct 2nd, 2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Is the iPhone receiving (push) email?
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Old Oct 2nd, 2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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Yes. I suppose I should turn that off?
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Old Oct 2nd, 2010, 01:34 PM   #4
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Turn off Wifi when you aren't using it. On iOS4 it seems to leave the WIFI running while its sleeping. On my iPhone 4 it almost doubles the potential standby time to leave Wifi off.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 01:04 AM   #5
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It would be nice if there was an app that could easily switch power modes. I hate having to go to Settings and then tweaking all features one by one to save power.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 10:57 AM   #6
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Hi All

I am looking for tips on saving battery time.
The iPhone seems to drain a lot faster than an ipod touch.
Any tips for making it last longer?
Using it may for ipod, web on wifi, and a few short calls right now.(pay as you go)

If your iPhone is jailbroken ...

Auto3g
ScreenSaver
Quicklock

available through Cydia
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 11:15 AM   #7
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Bluetooth seems to drain batteries really fast.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2010, 05:06 PM   #8
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Turn off Bluetooth
Turn off WiFi when not actively browsing
Turn off 3G if you don't need it
Turn on auto-lock for 1 minute
Turn down the brightness and turn on auto-brightness
Turn off push email if you don't need it (or if you have multiple accounts, you can granularly specify push/fetch per account)
If using fetch, set it for 1 hour or 30 minutes, not 15 minutes
Resist the urge to randomly turn on the phone just to see if it's still alive (like I do) because using it drains battery very quickly :P
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Old Oct 7th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #9
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I will say...I am disappointed with the battery life of the phone. For a smartphone, the battery life of it sucks big time. I shouldn't have to do all this tweaking just to make it through the day.
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Before I shut off my iPhone 4, I double click the home button and any apps running in the background become visible in a dock-like row at the bottom of the screen. Touch and hold any icon for a couple of seconds and a red minus sign will appear on each icon, Then touch each red minus sign to turn off that app. Turn them ALL off, including the phone app itself. I do this as a matter of routine now each time I turn off the phone and my battery life is 50% better.
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