Improve your iPhone battery life

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Battery life is the bane of the smart phone user, so much so that ‘Battery Life paranoia’ has been well documented as people literally fear that a dead mobile phone will cut them off from the external world.

Many of you reading this are more than aware of this fear and can reminisce when you could take your mobile phone on a week long holiday – without the need for a charger. Nowadays the average smart phone user wouldn’t dare staying anywhere overnight without taking along a charger.

Although this article is designed to help Estate Agents save battery life, we do suggest reading the Top 5 photography iPhone apps to add a little dazzle to your photos.

Estate Agents, don’t leave it up to chance. There are things you can do to extend the battery life of your iPhone 4.

  • Turn off your phone

We all do it. We leave on our mobiles on overnight when we aren’t expecting any calls and even worse, some of us leave our phones plugged in the entire night which reduces the maximum battery life over time (not to mention that it wastes electricity and increases your carbon footprint).

Therefore try to only charge your mobile only when it needs it. Obviously the office is a great place to do this but you will need to remember to take it home at the end of the week!

  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Some of the biggest battery life drainers – 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are all useful but you won’t be using them every single second of the day. If you’re out of the office, turn off Wi-Fi. If you’re not using any apps, turn off 3G and personally I keep Bluetooth off until it is needed.

  • Reduce screen brightness

Screen brightness does help us see, but we don’t need to have it as bright as the factory setting. Reduce this and the phone will need to spend less power. Easy.

  • Fetch new data

Another big energy spender, it is a modern myth that every single email that will be forwarded to your inbox will be of vital importance. If anything, if people need you that badly they will simply call you.
Changing your mobile to receive emails manually not only saves battery life but will save your sanity (and maybe your hair!).

  • Multitasking

Mobile phones, such as the iPhone has a multitasking feature that suspends apps whilst you use another app. Many have claimed that each suspended app drains battery power than if you just keep only the essential apps in suspension.

To close all other apps on the iPhone all Estate Agents have to do is double tap the home button to reveal the multitasking bar and the hold your finger down till the apps shake and a red stop sign appears in the top left of each app. Pressing this stop sign will then completely close the app.

James Coyne eMarketing and Social Media Consultant