Is your iPhone battery tired?

Is your iPhone battery tired?

I have had an iPhone in some version or another for quite some time now. The longer I own each one, the faster the battery dies. So I may be the only person who didn’t know this, but when I mentioned it to a friend one day, he said, “Make sure you turn your apps off.”

i phone faceGood advice, to be sure . . . if you know what it means or how to do it. In total frustration because I was constantly having to charge my phone, I finally Googled something about turning off your iPhone apps. If you know how, no need to read any further. But if you, like me, are clueless, you’re going to be so excited.

From your main screen on your iPhone, press your Home Button quickly two times (two times quickly?) Across the bottom of your screen will appear your app icons. If you slide that bottom bar, you will see that there may be more than one or two. (Yes, I have some embarrassment factor in having had 62 open.)

Gently hold any key for a second or so until the icons do that cute little iPhone jiggle. In the upper left corner of the icon will be a minus sign in a little red circle. Touch the minus sign to close apps that are not currently in use. When you’re done with that, just press your Home Button and it will return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Voila! I have gotten in the habit of doing it each evening as I plug it in to recharge the battery. I promise, the battery is lasting a lot longer.

By Mimi Foster

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