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5 Tips To Help You And Your iPhone Battery Survive Christmas Day

Monday 24/December/2018 - 10:26 AM
Sada El Balad
edited by: Basant Ahmed
It's the most wonderful time of the year...except when you're traveling to your in-laws and know that not only are you going to have to come up with enough small talk to ensure that you never have to discuss politics، your iPhone battery will be toast well before anyone carves the roast beast، Forbes reported.

Spending the day on your iPhone is sometimes a necessary avoidance maneuver. Here's how to make sure your iPhone holds out as long as you do.
It’s been true as long as iPhones could hook up to Wi-Fi networks - poor Wi-Fi drains your battery quicker than almost anything else. Even with a new X، XS، or XR، if you're ducking in and out of public Wi-Fi، or you're on a network that's straining to keep up with the amount of traffic (like when your parents' 10-year-old router is suddenly exposed to a tsunami of users)، your phone can end up gasping for life in just a few hours. If your cell signal is strong، then kill Wi-fi while you're there (if your signal isn't strong، keep reading).
Launch the Control Center by pulling down from the upper right-hand corner.
Toggle the Wi-Fi icon.
That's it! This will disconnect you from the network to which you're currently connected and won't try to connect to it again for 24 hours.
This is going to be a hard one، because، what exactly are you supposed to do for four hours in the bathroom while everyone else tries to hack their way through Grandma Mildred's "should have been taken out of the oven three hours ago، it's so dry" turkey? It's second nature at this point to play a quick game on our phones، but they're graphic-intensive، full of flashing effects، and almost always have an online component that they're pushing data to or pulling data from. In other words، they're battery hogs.

It's time to get in touch with your literary side. And it doesn't even have to be traditional books. Marvel Unlimited will let you download individual issues. Comixology uses local storage whenever you want to read something you've purchased. There's also the Amazon Kindle app، iBooks، or your library's Libby app. Spend some time today and get whatever comics or books pique your interest. Then download them all right now. Don't wait until tomorrow. Because trying to download gigabytes of comics over a shaky internet connection will kill your iPhone X as fast as anything else.
"Dark Mode"
I can't believe that macOS got a dark mode before iOS. Remember that unofficial Dark Mode that I said you could activate in iOS using Accessibility? If you have an X، XS، or XS Max، it's even more useful. The model X OLED screens consume a lot of power when displaying white - i.e. the background color for 99% of the social media and internet pages you consume on your phone. Switching the background to black by activating Invert Colors in the Display Accommodations section of the Accessibility settings uses only about half of the battery you would otherwise use! You'll have to deal with pictures looking funky and some funhouse colors، but it's still better than having to come out of the commode to discover the only desert is mincemeat pie.

Power Saver Mode
Hey everyone! It's your ol' pal Power Save Mode! He reduces brightness. He quiets yappy apps trying to get data every couple of seconds. He finds all the little random settings on your iPhone that are destroying its sweet، sweet battery life and toggles them off for you.

As soon as you undock your iPhone this morning، turn this on. It means you'll get less in the way of notifications، but it will save you tremendous amounts of battery in the long run. If you have the Control Center button enabled، you can toggle it on there. Otherwise، this lives in Settings > Battery.

Airplane Mode

Now you've done it. You're on 10% and you can tell that the politically-laden argument in the dining room isn't dying down any time soon. You're left with the nuclear option. That's right، Airplane Mode. Hopefully you have a good book downloaded، or you've saved a few long articles to read for later in Safari، because while Airplane Mode is great for keeping your iPhone X from wasting any energy trying to pull in data، it means you're stuck with whatever is currently on your device to entertain yourself.

So make sure your iPhone is placed securely on your wireless charger tonight and rest up. You and your phone are both going to need all the energy you can to power through.

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