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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has come up with a set of tips and advices to help iPhone 4S’ users “squeeze more out of each charge”.
1. Readjust screen brightness (Settings > Brightness): the default settings are practical when the iPhone used outdoors, otherwise, the screen light can be dimmed.
2. Auto-Lock the screen (Settings > General > Auto-Lock): To conserve the battery life, you can turn off the screen after a short while of standby. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes suggests one minute or two.
3. Adjust connectivity settings (Settings > General > Network / Settings > General > Bluetooth / Settings > WiFi.): enable just what you need. While adjusting WiFi, don’t forget to turn off Ask to Join Networks. You can enable this feature again when necessary.
4. Switch to Airplane Mode (Settings): the easiest way to disable all the radios at once. With this mode active, you can selectively turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, if needed.
5. Turn off location services you don’t need (Settings > General > Location Services). The Location Services brought by iOS 5 “uses GPS along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations to determine your approximate location”, as Apple announces. You can imagine the effect on battery.
6. Manage Notifications (Settings > Notifications). ZDNet reviewer recommends two steps for doing that. First you should switch off Notification Center, then switch off View in Lock Screen to control apps visible on Lock Screen.
7. Disable diagnostics (Settings > General > About > Diagnostics & Usage). The setting on this should be “Don’t send”.
8. Avoid the cloud (Settings > iCloud). Yes, this is a sacrifice but synchronizing to iCloud eats a lot of battery life, keep it to the minimum with only the apps you are actually use.
9. Manage apps. Is a well known fact that the more apps are running in the background the more power is drained. Be merciless; kill whatever apps you don’t need on regular basis.
10. The toughest step of all: turn the handset off. Press and hold the top button until the “Slide to power off: instruction appears, then slide to power off.
It never fails… you’re expecting an important call when you realize that your iPhone battery is nearly dead! How do you keep your battery running longer? The secrets are here…
One thing Apple has become infamous for is the implementation of a built-in battery in the iPhone and iPod. This means that when the battery finally passes away you are not just in the market for a new power source, but instead an entirely new piece of hardware requiring a hefty fee. The best way to avoid this is to take special care to extend the life of your internal battery.
The battery itself is a lithium-ion battery designed to be repeatedly recharged. One of the biggest enemies of this type of battery is excessive exposure to hot temperatures. This does not mean you should leave it at home when going for a day in the sun, but try not to leave it in sweltering locations. When it is at home try and keep it in a cool place, not in direct sunlight from a window or near warm appliances in a bathroom or kitchen.
Use Proper Chargers
Only use official Apple chargers. Apple has successfully marketed itself to a point where it has a monopoly on anything to do with Apple central products. Avoid car chargers and after market devices for your phone. Since the phone itself should come with a charger you should be fine, and any iPod charger will do as well.
Don’t Overuse the Battery
Overuse can also drain the battery consistently, wearing it out prematurely. The more devices you have running, the faster your battery will drain. Try shutting down the 3G network, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi when you are not using it. Also try locking it and putting it into sleep mode to lower the consistent battery tap.
It is important to follow other maintenance guidelines to help lengthen the life of your original battery. Keep your iPhone clean and do not let it accumulate too much residue. Obviously it is critical to avoid any major damage to the device as this can further attack the battery (dropping it on pavement or in the toilet is a no-no). Keep unused applications out of the phone and make sure the operating system is updated consistently.
Battery Replacement Option
Though it is expensive and quite a hassle, there is an option for when it inevitably dies. You can purchase a battery replacement from Apple. Fair warning, if you wait too long to replace it, you may get to the point where the battery is too weak to power your phone at all.
Apple has stated that only twenty percent of the batteries permanent life is used after “400 charge cycles,” which would equal out to being over five years without a needed battery replacement. I wonder if it’s even possible to reach that amount of time without buying a new product, but try these tips and see how close you get. If you have any additional tips, or if you’ve gone 5 years without a replacement, please share in the comments.
Your iPhone is an investment, and you surely will not want to destroy it by not maintaining it, or allowing it to get covered with scratches. Protect your iPhone with these tips, and you will be able to enjoy it for much longer!
One. Keep your iPhone away from things that could scratch it. If any case you are going to placed it in your pocket or purse, dont placed it in the same pocket you keep your keys or your coins, as either one is likely to scratch it.
Two. Get a cover. There is a plethora of types of covers available for you to use to protect your iPhone. Some of them include flip cases, slip pouches, gel skins, rigid covers, weather resistant cases, and leather covers. You can get sports covers for when you do not have a pocket or a free hand. Sports covers are armbands with an attached pocket or sleeve for your iPhone. If you’re fashion conscious, you could even get Gucci and other designer iPhone covers. You can get cases that look like coin pouches. Iphone cases come in every color imaginable. Some cases fit so tightly round your phone, leaving the screen available for you, that they look like the phone itself. So whatever your preference in a case, you can find one that you like, and it could keep your iPhone looking super new.
Three. To keep dirt and smudges away from the screen, get a couple of screen protectors. These bits of film stick to your screen, commonly by static, without clouding your view. You use your iPhone screen like normal, right through the screen protector.
Four. Some other selection for protecting your iPhone from dirt and scratches is an Air Jacket kit. The air jacket is a fine layer of protection only one millimeter thick. It is near invisible, even so it still protects your phone. The air jacket gives you zero protection for if you accidentally drop your phone, but it would keep away the grease, smudges, and scratches which spoil your iPhone’s finish. The kit comes with the air jacket, a fine crystal film, and an anti glare film for the LCD.
Five. There are also things you could do to preserve your iPhone’s battery, and extend its life. First and foremost, keep your iPhone away from heat. Don’t leave it in a hot car, or anywhere else in the sun. Heat is the worst thing for your iPhone’s battery, and may destroy it speedier than just about anything else. Also, you may go through one charge cycle per month to perserve the battery. To do this, charge it up to a hundred percent and then let the charge drain entirely down to 0%. keypad lock your mobile phone when youre not using it, and keep power-draining activities, such as gaming, to a average level. Performing these things can keep your battery operating at an optimal level.
Six. Part of preserving and protecting your iPhone is cleaning it. To clean it, begin with turning off your iPhone for safety purpose, then use the cleaning cloth that come with it. If that is not available, you could use any soft, lint-free cloth. Get it slightly damp, but not too wet. Do not use any cleaning solvents, alcohol, household cleaners, window cleaners or abrasives. Be sure you don’t get any moisture in any of the openings.
A clean, well maintained iPhone will look good, and make you look good. It will work better with more efficiency. And it will be there to bring you ease, convenience, and fun entertainment for a very time to come. Have fun!!
Two latest additions to the Apple product line are the iPad and the iPhon4 What a lot of people noticed during the unveiling of the iPhone 4 is that it is actually powered by the very same A4 processor. Although they have similarities, they have differences that make them appropriate for certain uses. The biggest difference between them is their size (pun intended). The iPad is almost 7 times bigger than the iPhone but is slightly thinner. The bigger device allows Apple to put better specs into the iPad.
For one, the iPad has a 9.7 inch display while the iPhone has a 3.5 inch display but with only a slightly higher resolution. Despite that, the bigger screen of the iPad makes it much better when watching video or browsing the Internet. You can still do the same with the iPhone but you need to make do with the smaller screen and very frequent zooms when online. The iPad is also equipped with a bigger battery, to provide the same amount of video viewing or browsing time. The iPad has bigger power requirements and installing a battery with identical specs to that of the iPhone would mean lesser available power.
Although the iPad has some advantages over the iPhone, there are also roles that only the iPhone can play. The iPad is not able to make calls or send text messages like the iPhone; after all who would want to hold the iPad to their face to make or receive a call. The iPad was also not equipped with a video camera, so you cannot record videos or even take pictures with it. The iPhone 4 actually has 2 cameras, one on the rear for pictures and video and one in front for video calling.
The iPad only has a few of the sensors you would find on the latest iPhone. The most important sensors right now is the gyroscope which allows for better motion sensing than the accelerometer.It should open up new possibilities for game controls and other stuff. Sadly ,the current iPad cannot run those apps since it lacks the gyroscope of the iPhoneSummary:
The iPad is much bigger than the iPhone
The iPad has a bigger battery than the iPhone
You can make calls on the iPhone but not on the iPad
The iPhone has a camera but not the iPad
The iPhone has more sensors than the iPad
Hong Kong might be the country that is most difficult to buy iPhone 4S in. Because many bots and applications to resellers that flooding Apple’s online system in seconds, the company now requires consumers to register and passport number. The whole procedure for the sale of iPhone 4S requires users to register daily page of Apple, then draw raffle and retrieved names receive vouchers to purchase equipment. Initial registration form was pretty simple, but once it turned out that normal users gain access to it, had to be changes made. Before online registration does it require the Apple store in Hong Kong also be closed because of the huge crowds wanting to buy a phone.