Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Energy Saving Tips
The Battery Life depends very much on the environmental Conditions
In my apartment I have only mediocre LTE reception (usually 2, at most 3 out of 5 bars). HSPA+ with full scale, but because LTE is well receivable, the mobile network is almost always in the most modern battery-saving standard with Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE).
The LTE reception is very good at work in a different part of Frankfurt, and my favorite restaurants in various parts of the city have excellent wireless network coverage with LTE (data rate in practice: 50 to 91 Mbit / s DL).
Increased Energy Consumption can be caused by Software
Due to very good coordination of hardware and software, the iPhone consumes little energy without any external software.
The iPhone is free of unwanted third-party advertising software (Bloatware).
You should avoid using free advertising apps because everyone is looking after your personal data, which is often transmitted several times a day to dubious advertising servers – mostly unencrypted!
Even free apps without ads can be hidden spyware, so you should be very picky when choosing the App Store. I mention this in the section energy saving tips, because unnecessary transmission of data is not only immoral to criminal, but also vigorously "pulls on the battery". So even for people who the privacy of their friends on the other side is over (keyword: address book copy to FB / WA!), It can not be entirely indifferent that someone secretly makes their battery empty.
I do not use Web 2.0 garbage - luckily it's not installed on iPhones ex factory.
If you have Facebook or other "Web 2.0" counting Apps installed and the battery is always very quickly empty, you delete these apps on a trial basis (previously Backup!) And watch the energy consumption for a week. You will be astonished. If you can not believe it, search for keywords in a search engine, and you'll find good tips like "Save energy by removing the Facebook app".
You do not have to manually stop Apps that you no longer need manually
It is a myth that persists stubbornly like Android: closing apps after use should save energy and make the smartphone faster.
But Apple's iOS also remembers which app has not been used for the longest time and ends it when RAM is running low (Source).
On smartphones with very little memory, the operating system terminates more apps even earlier than on devices with enough memory.
Settings that really help
- Display & Brightness: Reduce the display brightness - in buildings it is sufficient to set the minimum setting, ie move the slider all the way to the left. Only for taking pictures and pictures / show pictures brighter. Try combination with brightness automatic: automatic off, medium / high brightness, automatic on
- Automatic lock: lock screen when not in use after 1 minute at the latest and thus switch it off can save a lot of energy
- Location Services: Menu Settings / Privacy / Location Services: Turn on, but set all Apps to "When using". Delete Apps that do not allow this!
- Bluetooth: no Bluetooth headset, no Car Handsfree, no music streaming on active speakers / hi-fi system? Switching off saves very little energy
- Flight mode: activate in the evening before going to bed, if in the morning neither wake-up calls nor urgent text messages are expected (0–3% consumption!)
- Background update: allows apps to update content via Wi-Fi or mobile in the background. Disabling brings a lot depending on the app!
- Wallpaper: Background images with dynamic background and perspective. More or less unnecessary gimmick, but renunciation saves energy
- Power Saver: E-mail, Siri, background update of apps, automatic downloads, visual effects are reduced or disabled
- Disable vibration alarm, eats a lot of power and shakes the sensitive electronics unnecessarily (electronics can not handle vibration!)
- WLAN: only switch on, if absolutely necessary! Besides energy saving also a strong safety aspect!
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