Getting the most from your battery

Poor iPhone, iPad or iPod battery life?

If you are experiencing poor battery life after purchasing a refurbished device, please read our handy battery life guide. This may help you!

Make sure you charge your unit up to 100% using a genuine Apple wall plug. (When units are charged via computers, in car chargers etc charging time will be longer as amperage is much lower this way.)

Remember, when a battery enters a lower percentage (i.e. 25%) it can still last a further 1-2 hours.

It is possible that software can cause a battery to drain rapidly. Sometimes a rouge ‘app’ can cause issues. Try backing up your data and then wiping the phone completely by carrying out a Factory Reset.

Getting the most from your battery.

  • Turn down your display brightness.
  • Check your memory allowance and delete any unwanted apps and data.
  • Update your settings. The newer settings are designed to further optimise your battery life. (this is not the case on older models of iPhone i.e. 4/4S and in fact can affect the drain on these units)
  • Ensure Wi-Fi Assist is turned off. This can be found in the settings menu at the bottom of mobile data page (iOS update dependant)
  • Turn off mobile date (3G/ 4G) settings when in Wi-Fi zones. Connecting to Wi-Fi drains less battery than connecting to your data network. Just remember to turn Wi-Fi off again when you leave a Wi-Fi hotspot. If your phone is continually searching for a connection this will drain more power.
  • Keep an eye on your network coverage. If you are in a low/ poor signal area then your phone will be working harder to connect thus draining the battery.
  • You can check what is draining your battery the most by viewing battery usage in settings.
  • Make sure you close your apps down fully. You can do this by double clicking your home button and swiping the screens away. Until you have done this your apps will still be running continuously in the background.
  • Turn off Bluetooth, Location settings and Background App Refresh.
  • If you do not need to access you emails continually then set them so they only update every 30minutes or longer. 
  • If you really want to reserve battery life then switch your phone to Airplane mode. Please note you will not be able to make/ receive calls when in this mode.


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