5 Ways to Improve iOS 7’s Battery Life

information iconTips to help iOS 7 users preserve their battery life

It’s a little over two weeks since iOS 7 came out and a week since Apple released an upgrade (iOS 7.0.2). Through all the praise, jeers and shouts, one question stands out in all iOS 7 users’ minds: How can I make the battery life longer? No matter which device you’re using, Apple’s gadgets have always had an issue in maximizing battery life. So, here are a few tips to help extend the battery life on your iOS 7 updated devices:

Turn off the moving background

Although it’s one of the cooler optical features offered with the iOS 7 update, the moving background runs through the battery a little more quickly than you might expect. To make iOS 7 easier on your battery, unless you are constantly looking at your phone’s background, turn it off to help conserve power. To turn it off, go to Settings, then General, move to Accessibility, then Reduce Motion.

Turn down screen brightness

This one is pretty straightforward. The brighter your device, the more battery it runs through. Since screen brightness is usually at a high quality, it’s unlikely you’ll need more than half its capacity. Try using your device at a lower brightness setting (your battery will thank you)—not to mention a lower brightness will be easier on your eyes.

Click the link to read more:  via 5 Ways to Improve iOS 7’s Battery Life.

I hope this is helpful 🙂

Apple’s New Competitive Edge Technology

canstockphoto10246406From what I’ve read about the Touch ID, it seems that Apple has the competitive edge with its new fingerprint sensor.  In fact, it can identify your finger when the phone is in any position.

In a recent article, which included a review of the new hardware, some of the key attractions of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor are:

  • The sensor is built into the Home button; however, in addition, you must setup a passcode as a backup. If a finger match fails three times, the phone offers an opportunity to use your passcode.  If the finger ID fails 5 times the passcode “must” be used.
  • Did you know you can use more than one finger? ! Yes, you can!  A brief training session for each finger is required.
  • Apple says the odds are 1 in 50,000 that another person’s finger would work.

computer bugOne bug that needs to be addressed:  the phone does ask for a password when trying to use the finger to authenticate an online purchase. You can read the article details by clicking this link via iPhone 5S Review: New Touch ID for iPhone – WSJ.com.

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Use the link below for instructions on how to set up Touch ID on your phone.

iPhone 5s: Using Touch ID Learn how to set up and use Touch ID.via iPhone 5s: Using Touch ID.

I hope this is helpful 🙂

iOS 7: AirDrop video walkthrough


If you’re interested in how the new AirDrop feature works with Apple’s new operating system, check out this video I found on YouTube.  Just click the link below. In addition, check out the ultimate Safari guide , which has very useful Tips!

iOS 7: AirDrop video walkthrough via iOS 7: AirDrop video walkthrough.

I hope this is helpful! 🙂