iOS11 is a new release of the popular Apple mobile operating system. The new version has received mixed reviews, with some people praising it for its improvements in security and performance, while others are not as happy with the changes or lack thereof in the mobile phone’s interface. In this article I want to highlight some of the more significant battery saving tips for users of iOS11. Some of these may prove to be useful to you depending on your use of your mobile device. So if you feel that your phone’s life is being limited by performance issues, or just want to prolong its lifespan, then read on!
You might think that apps that require you to manually switch the settings on and off every time you use the app will add to the overall drain on the battery. But this is not true. Many apps that automatically open when the device detects that it is switched on, and those that constantly remain active by using the camera’s built-in mechanism for moving the image around the screen. By enabling these apps to perform less work, you can actually extend the life of your device. This trick was first demonstrated by Apps such as Cappuccino on the iPhone 4 and has since been adopted by many users to extend their device’s life.
One example of an app that needs to perform less work is the game controller. Games that require users to physically move the character on the screen can easily take up a lot of power, so it is useful to let the app to perform some of the more elaborate tasks on a short notice, to free up the system resources for other more important jobs. There are also games that allow you to run a simulation of an activity for a shorter period of time, which can also use up a lot of resources.
Some apps are designed to use the system memory only. Such apps, though they may appear to perform well, are actually eating up a lot of memory that is not being used. By allowing such apps to run in the background, users will have the illusion that they are enjoying a longer phone call, but in fact, their app is running in the background draining the phone’s memory. There is an option to turn this off, but it would not be beneficial to users who regularly use the device. The battery life will actually be reduced.
Not all apps can be disabled from the start. Some apps, like the Compass, need to be set as the default search engine. While users can change this setting, they may not always remember to do so. In this case, it would be easier to disable the search engine app until they can get used to another one.
Certain apps can be downloaded onto a device, but then left uninstalled. Unfortunately, some apps drain the memory right away. When this happens, users will notice that it takes longer for the app to load and start working. This is also why users often have to restart the app they just uninstalled.
The first steps involve downloading the latest updates for any programs or applications that have not been updated to iOS11. Users can also perform a system scan to see if any of the devices necessary to run the latest version of the operating system is missing. If so, then these items can be reinstalled. Users can also get into the habit of setting a reminder not to leave their phones on overnight or during heavy work periods. This could mean a longer battery life for these devices.
As new features are added to the iPhone, there are likely to be more ways that apps can drain the battery life. Users can take steps to make their devices work harder by using them only when needed. They can also turn down the volume of the sound, so they do not have to constantly focus on what they are doing. Turning down the volume of an app can save it from using too much battery power.