Ken Colburn Special for The Republic Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Aug 6, 2018 QUESTION: My iPhone battery is almost dead by the middle of the day most of the time and I suspect some new apps I installed recently might be contributing. Is there a way to check them? ANSWER: In the early days of the iPhone, Apple essentially paused third-party apps that were running in the background, but that all changed years ago with iOS 7. Starting with iOS 7, third-party apps were allowed to do much more than simply send push notifications when they were running in the background with a feature called "Background App Refresh." Giving third-party apps the ability to check for and download new information in the background can certainly consume both battery life and your data plan. Apple didn’t give app developers carte blanche to do whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, but it’s not a surprise that many app developers took advantage of this new feature even for apps that … [Read more...] about Wondering what’s draining your iPhone battery? Check this setting
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close Video Apple announces fix for iPhone battery throttling CEO Tim Cook says an update to the iOS operating system will give users more information on the health of their smartphone's battery and also let people turn off any software slowdowns. It's easy to blame Apple for your low iPhone battery — but before you draft that complaint to CEO Tim Cook, think about taking a second look at your settings. You may be draining your power without even realizing it. So, before you panic about finding available outlets or stocking up on portable power banks, take a look at this list and see if you're really the cause of your iPhone battery woes. Here are seven ways you're destroying your smartphone's battery life. APPLE'S SIRI IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR POTTY MOUTH Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Usage to see what apps are draining your battery. (Fox News) 1. Using battery-burning apps You may have a battery hog on your hands. To check which apps are … [Read more...] about iPhone battery dead again? 7 surprising ways you’re draining power
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What to do now if your iPhone's battery still won't make it through the day It's 2 p.m., and your phone is out of power. Apps and email pushes may be the problem. Here's how to extend battery life on iPhone and Android. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA Today Published 10:07 a.m. ET April 25, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Battery drain issues never seem to go away. You get a new smartphone, it seems awesome for a little while, and then before you know it, you’re back to barely making it through the day before it sputters to a stop. Is … [Read more...] about What to do now if your iPhone’s battery still won’t make it through the day
(CBS) - The iPhone 4S was released a little over two weeks ago, but there are already massive complaints about the smartphone's battery life. According to complaints at the Apple Support Communities forums, users are claiming battery drainage at rates that range from 1 percent every 3-4 minutes to 10 percent overnight on standby. Light usage has users claiming their batteries drain at about 12 to 35 percent every 30 minutes. Yikes! That means full drainage in only a few hours. Full coverage of Apple on Tech Talk Siri gets spoofed by Conan O'BrienHow to get the Steve Jobs biography for freeCNET's Josh Lowensohn pointed out that the battery issues affected iPhone 4 users, as well, meaning it is likely an issue with the iOS 5 software. Oddly enough, when CNET Labs tested the iPhone 4S' battery life their results were not in sync with other users. As a matter of fact, they achieved 9.2 hours of talk time on a single charge, as well as 8.2 hours of video playback and 64 hours of audio … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple iPhone 4S battery drain has people crying “antennagate” all over again
Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 10:30 AM EDT If you're like the majority of iPhone addicts, you're constantly scanning for outlets the second you walk into a room, hoping to find a spot to charge your phone before it dies... again.But before you find yourself stuck without a cord, available outlet or portable charger, you may want to consider taking a more proactive approach to preserve battery life.Here are 7 ways you could be draining your iPhone's battery without even knowing it:1. Plugging your iPhone into a computer that's not activeWhen you've misplaced your charging block, plugging into a computer seems like an obvious alternative. But if your device is connected to a computer that's turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, that can cause problems. To avoid battery drain, make sure your computer is plugged in and powered on while charging.2. Exposing your phone to extreme temperaturesToo hot: Avoid exposing your iPhone to temperatures higher than 95° F. When your phone is … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo 7 ways you’re completely killing your iPhone battery
This is part of CNET’s “Tech Enabled” series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. David Grissam was worried he’d have to quit his job. Grissam had steadily been losing his hearing, which was a serious problem for the 911 dispatcher based in Norman, Oklahoma. It had gotten to the point where normal hearing aids didn’t work anymore. But then Grissam — who has been deaf since the age of six — got the Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor, a hearing device that’s implanted in his skull. Connecting the Baha to his iPhone via Bluetooth lets the 44-year-old stream emergency calls directly to his ears, cutting out background noise and giving him crystal-clear sound. “With me missing the audio coming in, I was really concerned I was going to miss one of my friends screaming for help because he was shot,” Grissam said. But now, “I’m able to hear more than others in the room because of that … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple iPhone tech helps reinvent the hearing aid
Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it once did. Of course, you might also experience odd battery behavior on a relatively new iPhone, where the battery conks out before the meter hits zero. Here are three common battery problems -- short battery life, shutting off unexpectedly, getting warm while charging -- and how to fix them. My battery dies quickly There could be any number of reasons for why your iPhone's battery is draining quicker than usual, but the first place to start your investigation is Settings > Battery. Under Battery Usage, you can peruse a list of your apps and see how much battery each has consumed in the past 24 hours or seven days. If you can live without a battery-hungry app, then delete it. Before deleting an app, make sure you read the fine print and see if underneath its name in the above list, you … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo 3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them
If you're wondering if your iPhone's battery has been running out more quickly since you downloaded iOS 11, you're not alone. Researchers have found that the initial release of iOS 11 drains iPhone batteries more than twice as fast as the previous operating system iOS 10 did. The analysis from mobile security company Wandera claimed the average battery decy for an iPhone running iOS 10 under constant use is 240 minutes. For devices that have upgraded to iOS 11, the decay time is just 96 minutes. However, recent patches to iOS 11 appear to have limited the battery drain. Wandera analysed the battery decay of 50,000 iPhones and iPads on its network that were used moderately to heavily. It compared the average battery drain over three days and estimated the average. A drop in battery life is fairly common on older devices that upgrade, since new operating systems often use more power than previous ones. They also have early bugs that are fixed in … [Read more...] about Is iOS 11 draining your iPhone battery?
Your cell phone is only as good as its battery. Once its power source runs out, so does your ability to call, check email, and pinpoint your location on a virtual map. Almost everyone has run unexpectedly low, frantically searching the local Starbucks for an open socket.It could be the way you are charging your phone. You’re not supposed to leave it plugged in all night. Learn the right way to charge your phone and get the most out of its battery.If your smartphone’s battery keeps tapping out before the day is over, there are a few tweaks you can do to help it along. Certain functions in your smartphone are constantly draining your battery. Most of these features you don’t necessarily need and turning them off can do wonders for your battery life.Now, if you have an older iPhone, it could be the battery itself. Apple is offering to replace some iPhone batteries for $29. Check to see if your iPhone battery should be replaced for better performance.Note that the steps … [Read more...] about Get the best cell-phone life with some quick battery adjustments
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Hiawatha Bray Globe Staff January 11, 2018 Remember when people lined up at Apple stores for new iPhones? These days, the crowds are back, but to turn their phones in — for a few minutes at least, while Apple gives them a new battery, and their used phones a new lease on life.That’s ominous news for Apple and the entire smartphone industry, which need us to keep buying millions of new phones each year. Now Apple has given all of us a very good reason to hold off.Apple phones, dating as far back as the 2014 iPhone 6, are entitled to a new battery for a mere $29, instead of Apple’s usual replacement fee of $79, or for free if the phone is still under warranty. Advertisement This is Apple’s way of acknowledging that it deliberately made older models run slower, to ease the strain that certain apps would place on their batteries. Otherwise, … [Read more...] about Will Apple’s battery bombshell drain smartphone sales?