5 things that every iPhone user should start using now
|5 things that every iPhone user should start using now|
iPhone has become an internal part of our day to day life. We use our iPhone in many ways and try to fetch maximum out of our devices. There are many tips and tricks which we read across the web and try to leverage that on our device.
But we feel that in order to find the maximum sometimes we as a user forget to iPhone basic features. Today in this article we bring you the five basic tips every iPhone users knows but don’t use on daily basis.
Background App Refresh
This is another big one that has serious implications on battery life and needs to be revisited from time to time by all iPhone users. In Settings, go to General and then Background App Refresh to see a list of every single app with the ability to refresh in the background. Slide the toggles to off next to every single app that has no reason to be doing anything in the background.
Why do you need to revisit this one periodically? Each new app you install will have Background App Refresh enabled by default.
This is a simple one, but it can have a huge impact on battery life despite its simplicity. Open the Settings app, and inside Display & Brightness toggle Auto-Brightness to on. Many people have disabled this setting over the years because the iPhone has historically been terrible at setting the screen to an appropriate brightness level based on ambient lighting. Apple has tweaked it to perfection in iOS 10 on newer iPhone models, though.
This is another thing that seems so simple, but almost no one does it as often as it should be done. You know all those old apps on your iPhone that you haven’t opened in years? Delete them. Right now. Beyond decluttering your home screens and folders, you’ll also be clearing up storage space — you’d be surprised at how much space is being occupied by some of those old apps and games you never touch anymore.
Last but not least… for the love of all, that is good in this world… reboot. iOS devices aren’t like old Windows PCs that get tripped up unless you reboot constantly, but they are computers. Things go wrong on computers, and they need a fresh start. I can’t tell you how often friends and family come to me personally with iPhone problems that are solved with a simple reboot.
Apps use GPS and cellular location data to enable a wide range of awesome features. I don’t even remember what life was like before Dark Sky gave me hyperlocal weather alerts as I move between locations, or before the August smart lock app began unlocking my front door as I approach it each time I arrive home. Location indeed opens up a whole new world of possibilities, but location data is also extremely sensitive.
Do you even know which apps are tracking you or what they’re doing with your location data?
In the Settings app on your iPhone, go to Privacy and then Location Services. On that screen, you’ll see a list of every app on your iPhone that has ever requested permission to access your location data. Scroll through that list right now. Each app that shouldn’t have access to that sensitive data should be set to “Never.” If there are apps that you do want to access location data but only when they’re in use, set them to “While Using.” Only apps like Dark Sky and August that need constant or periodic background access to your location information should be set to “Always.”