For as much freedom as your amazing iPhone and iPad give you, you're still limited by one very frustrating reality: Battery life. Regardless of how great your data plan, how many gigs of storage you have or how big or bright your screen, it all comes to a screeching halt when your battery dies.
What's worse is the fact that poor battery life isn't a sign that you picked the wrong gadget. Even the best smartphones and tablets on the market still won't last more than a hard day of use. That's because that all of the high-powered processors and blazing-fast RAM come at a very high power cost. The only way to hold on to your gadget's battery life is simply to use these energy-sucking features less. Or follow these little known secret tricks!
In today's Apple tip, we're going to teach you how to stretch out your iOS gadget's battery life.
1. Upgrade your battery
The iPhone 7 or 6s under heavy use will go about 5 hours, and older iPhones running iOS 10 will get maybe 4 hours. The 7 and 6s Plus gets an extra hour, but that's still not all that much time before you'll need to recharge.
You can stretch that out by keeping gaming, video watching, using the Wi-Fi and other energy-intensive tasks to a minimum. But even with light use, after 10 to 12 hours you're going to reaching critical battery levels. When you're traveling or not near an outlet, that's a problem. Fortunately, there is a solution.
Grab a portable external battery. An external battery can easily be carried in a purse, backpack or jacket pocket and can massively extend your gadget's battery life. We sell several in the Komando Shop.
The Portable Charger & Backup Battery can fully charge a drained iPhone 2.5 times before the external battery has to be charged.
If you're after something for camping or other rugged activities, the Weatherproof Charging Pod Power Bank can charge your gadget 3 or more times, and it's rated against dust and water.
If you're outdoors, another great option is the Solar eCharger Electronics Charger. It uses solar panels to charge an internal battery, which you can use to charge your gadget. As long as you the sun, you'll never run out of power.