[Tutorial] Boost battery life.

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  1. Seb

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    How to increase your iPod Touch/iPhone's Battery life.


    This will increase game play time, increase video playback, increase audio playback, increase talk time, increase net browsing time.

    So lets start shall we?

    Turn off Bluetooth
    When turned on, Bluetooth will continuously search for devices and use power. Torn off Bluetooth if it is not required and save power.

    Settings > General > Bluetooth


    Turn off Brightness
    A brighter screen will consume more battery. Lower your brightness to save power.

    Settings > Brightness


    Turn off Wi-Fi
    When turnd on, Wi-Fi will search for avilable networks and consume power. Turn off Wi-Fi to save power.

    Settings > Wi-Fi


    Turn on Auto-Lock
    Set Auto-Lock to 1 Minute. This will ensure your device is locked after a short period of inactivity.

    Settings > General > Auto-Lock


    Turn off 3G
    Using 3G to load data will use more power. Use 3G only when you require the additional speed.

    iPhone:Settings > General > Network


    Fetch New Data less often
    Reduce the interval at which new data is fetched to save power. Optimally, fetch new data manually.

    Settings > Mail > Fetch New Data


    Turn off Push mail
    With Push enabled, new data will be sent to your device from the server as they arrive. Turn off Push mail to save power.

    Settings > Mail > Fetch New Data


    Enable Airplane Mode
    Airplane Mode will turn off all of your iPhone's radios including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular network connectivity. Use this feature only if you do not require any of those connections.

    iPhone:Settings > Airplane Mode



    Charge Cycle every month
    With lithium-based batteries it is recommended that you do a Charge Cycle every month.

    A Charge Cycle involves charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down to 0%.


    Update to Latest Software
    Keep up to date with the latest software. Newer version may improve battery performance.

    NOTE: I wouldn't recommend this if your device is jailbroken because it maybe will remove your jailbreak. Check if it's save to update before doing this.

    Update your device through iTunes.


    Turn off Sounds
    Turn off all sound effects to conserve power.

    Settings > Sounds



    Thanks for reading my tutorial, I hope this helped you. If i find any new discoveries that will save power, I will add them to this tutorial.
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    dam ^ you beat me to it
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    how much time wil this save battery energy? 10 minutes?(only)
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    Don't forget battery packs, and There's a case that has a built in Battery pack, forgot what it was called.
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    Already a thread, plus all you said basically was "Turn everything off"
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    Hey guys thanks for the nice words. It took me some time to write this guide. When I noticed that there were another thread I felt like I created this for nothing. I hope still this is helpful..
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    Nice guide.

    It doesn't essentially "boost" battery life, but rather makes it live up to it's expectations (Apple's battery times).

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