According to reports and statistics, Apple’s new iOS 8 has reached 47 percent of users. A lot of people have been left a little panicked due to the major issues that came with iOS 8.0.1 and many other fear updating. Those troubles seem to have faded away with the release of iOS 8.0.2 and there really are some great features to enjoy. Of course with this new software update you will find more battery being used and in this post we want to give you some tips on how you can save battery life in iOS 8.
Turn Wi-Fi Auto-Search To Off You can prevent your device from searching for networks all the time, which is a great battery saver and of course you can toggle it on via the Control Center when you do wish to connect to a hotspot. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Ask to Join Networks and toggle to OFF.
See Which Apps Are Using The Most Battery In iOS 8, Apple has made it possible for users to check battery use on an app-by-app basis. By navigating through Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage, you can quickly determine which apps are using your battery up the most, and either use them less, or even delete them altogether.
Turn off Parallax The Parallax feature first rolled out with iOS 7 and can be a drain on your battery. To disable it, go Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion, and toggle to ON.
Disable Background App Updates Apps automatically updating to the latest version is great, but if you’re out and about and worried about keeping your device alive, having the latest version of Facebook installed becomes somewhat less important. To save battery, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store, and at the bottom, simply toggle Updates to OFF under Automatic Downloads.
Stop Background Apps From Refreshing The great thing about disabling Background App Refresh is that it’s not all or nothing, so by going to Settings > General > Background App Refresh, you can pick and choose what you want to continue refreshing and what you’d like to kill off.
Location Services Many apps ask to see your location, which is not only quite invasive, but when an app uses location services, it also dips into your battery life. If you’re using, say, a navigation app, then obviously, Location Services are a must, but if not, Settings > Privacy > Location Services and remove those that you don’t feel need to know where you are.
Turn Off 4G LTE It may be quick, but 4G LTE is a battery hog so you should consider disabling 4G by going to Settings > Cellular > Enable LTE.
Disable Auto-Brightness & Dim Your Display Auto-Brightness is self-explanatory in that it automatically brightens up your display, but the trade-off, as with many useful iOS 8 features, is that more battery is used than necessary.In Settings > Display & Brightness, you can disable auto-brightness.
Turn Off Bluetooth Bluetooth is turned on by default in iOS 8, and it’s a feature which can take its toll on battery life if kept on for no good reason. Simply slide up Control Center, and tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it off.