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Six Tips for Extending the Life of Your iOS Device's Battery In Between Charges

Whether you're using an iPhone or iPad, there are a handful of things you can do to help extend the battery life of your device while you're on-the-go, including the following:

  • Make sure you upgrade your iPhone or iPad's operating system to iOS 5.0.1 (or later).
  • When not using a Wi-Fi Internet connection, turn off the Wi-Fi feature from within Settings.
  • If you're not using a Bluetooth accessory with your iOS device, make sure the Bluetooth feature is turned off from within Settings.
  • Using your iOS device's 3G Internet connection uses a lot of battery power. Refrain from using Maps or other apps that rely heavily on Internet access, or from streaming audio or video content from the web.
  • If you go out of range of a 3G network on your iPhone or iPad, place your device into Airplane Mode. Otherwise, your device will waste battery power constantly searching for a nonexistent 3G network. The "No Service" or "Searching…" message will appear in the upper-left corner of the screen when no 3G network is present.
  • Turn off the Push feature of your iOS device and set the Fetch feature to Manually. The Push feature uses up battery power by consistently checking for new emails. If the Fetch feature is turned on, it will automatically check for new emails every 15, 30, or 60 minutes, unless you select the Manually option.
  • To adjust the Push and Fetch features, launch the Settings app from the Home Screen; tap the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option; and then tap the Fetch New Data option from the Mail, Contacts, Calendars menu screen. When the Fetch feature is set to Manually, you can check for new emails at your discretion and conserve battery power.

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