YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS! IT ACTUALLY WORKS!!
If, like me, your iPhone is getting a little older you may well be finding that battery life has become an issue. All those apps, background refreshing, using up your precious battery, using up available processor time and essentially killing you.
Well, I figured out how to fix the problem!
Before I tell you, let me explain a little further. I was finding that I would charge my phone over night, unplug it in the morning, go to work, do the usual stuff and by about 10am I would be at 60% battery. By lunchtime (midday ish) I was at 40%. At this point I would be panicking, would the phone last until I could get to a charger? I got so paranoid that I actually got hold of a second charger and had it at work so I could charge it. I would also throw it on charge in the car on the extremely long (10 minutes or so) drive home from work. By this time I would be at 10% or so of my battery. On a bad day the phone would be dead.
So, how did I fix it? Well, there’s a couple of benefits to this fix.
I UNINSTALLED ANY APPS TO DO WITH FACEBOOK!
Yep, it’s that simple. I took my phone off charge at 6am today, as I write this at 1800 I still have 51% of my battery life, no charging during the day or in the car!
Oh, the other benefit? Well, I talk to people instead of checking Facebook every time I get a few minutes spare, my productivity has (marginally) improved and I am no longer wondering a) what all the cryptic “well that’s just bullshit” style status updates mean or b) watching an auto-played re-share of a re-share of a re-share of that really cute puppy struggling to walk in socks on the tiled floor.
There you go, I told you it was easy!
Want to improve your battery (and social) life? Uninstall the Facebook* app.
*Disclaimer: This doesn’t just work for Facebook. That app you keep checking every 10 minutes (Google+, Instagram, Grinder etc), get rid of it. I guarantee that your favorite app is your battery killer.