Tips to Improve your iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c’s Battery Life
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c come with a slightly bigger battery than the iPhone 5, which Apple managed to cram into the jam-packed internals of the device by shrinking the size of the, as seen in teardowns.
But it may be possible that despite the increase, you’re seeing lesser than expected , and here are some tips to reduce battery drain and improve battery life.
The iPhone 5 had a battery rating of 3.8V, 5.45 Whr (1440 mAh), and Apple improved upon this in the iPhone 5s by including a battery rated at 3.8 V, 5.96 Whr (~1570 mAh), and in the iPhone 5c by including a battery of 3.8 V, 5.73 Whr (~1507 mAh).
So we take a look at how to manage your shiny new iPhone 5s′ or your colorful iPhone 5c’s battery life and also provide some tips on how you can extend it.
Understanding Your Battery Usage:The larger mAh size translates into an improvement of 25 percent in normal usage, as reflected in this usage chart:
It is important to understand that your battery life will vary as per your usage, so if you listen to your music locally from the Music app and not stream off LTE/3G/Wi-Fi, your battery life would last much longer.
You can the usage and standby time since the last full charge via the Settings app (Settings > General > Usage and scroll down to Time since last full charge section). You can also navigate to Settings > Cellular Usage to find out how much time you were on calls, and how much have you used, broken by app-usage.
Usage is the amount of time iPhone has been awake and in use since the last full charge. The phone is awake when you’re on a call, using email, , browsing the web, or , or even during certain background tasks such as auto-.
Battery Percentage:By default, iOS displays the battery level in the top right corner of the . You can keep track of the charge remaining in your iPhone more easily by enabling the battery percentage indicator, which displays the battery left in percentage. To display the battery percentage indicator, navigate to Settings > General > Usage and scroll down and tap on the Battery Percentage toggle to enable it.
Some tips to extend battery life:
Apple added a lot of new features to the Notification Center, including Today Summary, Next Destination, Tomorrow Summary in addition to the Stocks widget. You can squeeze the extra bit of battery by turning off all these features by going to Settings > Notification Center > scrolling down to the Today View and turning off whatever you don’t need.
Optimize Settings based on your usage:The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c offers tons of features, but some of the features comes at the cost of battery life, so it is prudent to turn off things that you’re not using.
These days most apps use Push Notification service to alert you of new data, which can impact battery life. We tend to blindly say “Yes”, when an app asks us if it can send Push notifications. So it is a good idea to review the apps that have push notifications enabled. Go to Settings -> Notification Center and disable notifications for select apps. Please note that it doesn’t prevent new data from being received when the app is opened.