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5 Phone Charging Myths, Debunked

5 Phone Charging Myths, Debunked | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Here's what you should actually know about charging your phone.
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I sort of knew pretty well all of this however it is good to have things confirmed.

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Quitting Apps in iOS Can Actually Worsen Battery Life

Quitting Apps in iOS Can Actually Worsen Battery Life | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
It's long been prescribed that when your iPhone's battery is running poorly that you close out all the running apps to help preserve battery life (we've mentioned it before). That makes sense if you're using a computer, but as writer (and former Genius Bar technician) Scotty Loveless points out, that's simply not the case in iOS.
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Interesting though I'm not all that sure that the difference in battery usage over a day would be all that critical, it's a bit like the discussion surrounding turning off or leaving on fluorescent lights.

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How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs out of juice.
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This post debunks a couple of previously held "truths" and provides sensible advice on what you need to do to ensure your battery capability is maximised.

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6 Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life That Actually Work

6 Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life That Actually Work | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
6 Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life That Actually Work
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Most of these also relate to an iPad so it might be worth working through there also.

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Fuel: The world's smallest cell phone charger

A keyring sized charger that can power up your cell phone for extra talk time whenever you need. Fully rechargeable. Long battery life.
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An interesting little peripheral to look out for

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Tips And Tricks For Saving Battery Life On Your iPhone And iPad | Cult of Mac

Tips And Tricks For Saving Battery Life On Your iPhone And iPad | Cult of Mac | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

This list from the Cult of Mac looks at how to maximise your iDevice battery

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The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it

"I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone's battery was draining.

 

I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends."

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This is a potentially really useful list of tips for managing your iOS battery.

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How to Charge Your iPhone Faster

How to Charge Your iPhone Faster | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
There's no secret sauce, unfortunately, but there are a few tips and tricks you can employ to get your gadget's battery from flat to phat sooner.
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Worth a look at though I wonder how many of us will modify our ways to take advantage of these tips.

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12 ways to maximise your iPad's battery

12 ways to maximise your iPad's battery | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
How to maximise the iPad's battery So you got yourself a shiny new Apple device, but you’re so addicted that the battery is running out way too soon. What you need are some tips to keep your battery running for as long as possible.
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A neat post which has lots of annotated screen grabs it has all of the usual tips to make your battery last a little longer.

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Hack Tricks: iPhone

Hack Tricks: iPhone | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
Did you know that simply switching to 'Airplane Mode' will enable your iPhone to charge twice as quickly? Simply connect your phone to its charger and then make the change -- but don't forget to switch it back once the charging has completed.
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This could be a lifesaver in certain situations, neat. (I presume it might also work with iPads too, shall have to test it out.)

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How to maximize battery-life when you travel | Macworld

How to maximize battery-life when you travel | Macworld | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
If you take an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook along when you travel, you know how much of a challenge it can be to keep your device powered up all the time. Here are a few tips for supplementing and extending your gadget's power supply.
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How to become a battery miser: tips for saving battery life on the iPad

How to become a battery miser: tips for saving battery life on the iPad | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
The iPad has a solid track record when it comes to battery life, so why worry about making a battery charge last? Sometimes being a miser can save you from a hairy situation, so Ars is sharing several tips on making your iPad battery last longer.
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