Type "welll" (3 L's) and the iPhone will auto correct to "We'll"
Type "Helll" (3 L's) and the iPhone will auto correct to "He'll"
Type "itsa" and the iPhone will auto correct to "It's"
Type "weree" (2 E's) and the iPhone will auto correct to "We're"
(In general, repeating the last letter will tell us its a contraction. The "itsa" is an exception since it could go either way. Think "it's a..."
No need for jumping over to the secondary keyboard at all for the apostrophe.
Page down. When not using a zoomed-in display, double-tap towards the bottom of the screen. The page will re-center around your tap. Make sure not to tap a link!
Jump to the top. Double-tap the very top of the screen, just below the time display to pop back to the top of the page. (Thanks John C)
Zoom onto a single picture. Double-tapping images in Safari zooms them to fit your iPhone display. If the picture is linked to a URL, this can prove a little tricky but it works great for non-linked images. Double-tap again to return to the unzoomed display.
Zoom a column. You can zoom text columns as well as pictures. Double-tap on the column to fit it to the display. Double-tap again to return out of the zoom. Not only does Safari zoom block-quoted text independently of regular text but if you move your finger after the first double-tap-to-fit, it interprets the next double-tap as a re-center page command rather than a return-to-previous-zoom. Smart.
Stopping a scroll. After flicking a page to get it to scroll, you can tap the page at any time to stop that movement. Don't forget, you can also manually drag the screen display to reset the part you're viewing.
Manual zoom. This is probably one of the most-advertised Safari features (along with the flip-the-phone-on-its-side-trick) but it's worth mentioning again. To zoom into a Safari page, put your thumb and forefinger on the screen and move them apart. To zoom out, pinch the fingers together after starting with them apart.
Examining the URL. To peek at a link's destination, touch and hold the link for a few seconds. You can also do this with images to see if they are linked. If a link appears and you don't want to activate it, just slide your finger away until the destination text disappears.
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The iPhone has an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness of the screen based on the light around it (darker in dark places, brighter when there's more ambient light) to both save battery and make it easier to see. Turn Auto-Brightness on and you’ll save battery because your screen will need to use less power in dark places.
Find it in the Settings app -> Brightness -> Auto-Brightness On
2. Reduce Screen Brightness
You can control the default brightness of your iPhone screen with this slider. Needless to say, the brighter the default setting for the screen, the more battery it requires. Keep the screen dimmer to conserve more of your battery.
Find it in Settings -> Brightness
3. Turn Bluetooth Off
Bluetooth wireless networking is especially useful for cell phone users with wireless headsets or earpieces. But transmitting data wirelessly takes battery and leaving Bluetooth on to accept incoming data at all times requires even more juice. Turn off Bluetooth except when you’re using it to squeeze more juice from your battery.
Find it in Settings -> General -> Bluetooth -> Move Slider to Off
4. Turn Off 3G
The iPhone 3G and later models can take advantage the speedy 3G cellular phone network. Not surprisingly, using 3G requires more battery life to get the quicker data speeds and higher-quality calls. It’s tough to go slower, but if you need more battery, turn off 3G and just use the older, slower EDGE network. Your battery will last longer (though you’ll need it when you’re downloading websites more slowly!).
Find it in Settings -> General -> Network -> Slide Enable 3g to Off
5. Keep Wi-Fi Off
The other kind of high-speed network that the iPhone can connect to is Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is even faster than 3G, though it’s only available where there’s a hotspot (not virtually everywhere like 3G). Keeping Wi-Fi turned on at all times in hopes that an open hotspot will appear is a sure way to drain your battery life. So, unless you’re using it right this second, keep Wi-Fi turned off.
Find it in Settings -> WiFi -> Slide to Off
6. Turn Off Location Services
One of the coolest features of the iPhone is its built-in GPS. This allows your phone to know where you are and give you exact driving directions, give that information to apps that help you find restaurants, and more. But, like any service that sends data over a network, it needs battery power to work. If you’re not using Location Services, and don’t plan to right away, turn them off and save some power.
Find it in Settings -> General -> Location Services -> Slide to Off
7. Turn Data Push Off
The iPhone can be set to automatically suck email and other data down to it or, for some kinds of accounts, have data pushed out to it whenever new data becomes available. You’re probably realized by now that accessing wireless networks costs you battery life, so turning data push off, and thus reducing the number of times your phone connects to the network, will extend your battery’s life. With push off, you’ll need to set your email to check periodically or do it manually (see the next tip for more on this).
Find it in Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendar -> Fetch New Data -> Slide to Off
8. Fetch Email Less Often
The less often your phone accesses a network, the less battery it uses. Save battery life by setting your phone to check your email accounts less often. Try checking every hour or, if you’re really serious about saving battery, manually. Manual checks means you’ll never have email waiting for you on your phone, but you’ll also stave off the red battery icon.
Find it in Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendar -> Fetch New Data -> Select Your Preference
9. Auto-Lock Sooner
You can set your iPhone to automatically go to sleep – a feature known as Auto-Lock - after a certain amount of time. The sooner it sleeps, the less power is used to run the screen or other services. Try setting Auto-Lock to 1 or 2 minutes.
Find it in Settings -> General -> Auto-Lock -> Tap your Preference
10. Turn off Equalizer
The iPod app on the iPhone has an Equalizer feature that can adjust music to increase bass, decrease treble, etc. Because these adjustments are made on the fly, they require extra battery. Turn the equalizer off to conserve battery. This means you'll have a slightly modified listening experience - the battery savings might not be worht it to true audiophiles - but for those hoarding battery power, it's a good deal.
Find it in Settings -> iPod -> EQ -> Tap off
11. Do Less-Battery-Intensive Things
Not all ways to save battery life involve settings. Some of them involve the way you use the phone. Things that require the phone be on for long periods of time, or use a lot of system resources, suck the most battery. These things include movies, games, and browsing the web. If you need to conserve battery, limit your use of battery-intensive apps.
12. Sleep and Wake Less
Constantly putting your phone to sleep and waking it up will drain battery life. Of course these functions are common parts of using the phone, but you can also be judicious in your turning on and off of the phone and save battery life at the same time.
13. Buy an Extended Life Battery
image copyright mophie
If all else fails, just get more battery. A few accessory makers like mophie and Kensington offer extended life batteries for the iPhone. If you need so much battery life that none of these tips help you enough, an extended life battery is your best bet. With one, you’ll get days more standby time and many hours more use.
14. iPhone 4S & iOS 5: Turn Off Other Location Settings
Use this tip if your iPhone 4S or devices upgraded to iOS 5 are burning through battery life too quickly. It's probably a software bug, so Apple may fix it and this tip may go away, but in the meantime, here it is.
A number of additional location services introduced in iOS 5 seem to be draining battery too quickly. Turn them off and you should regain some battery life.
Find it in Settings -> Location Services -> System Services -> Turn off Diagnostics & Usage, Location-Based iAds, and Setting Time Zone
According to the Apple official saying, the battery specification of iPhone 5 is: 3.8V，1440mAh 5.45Whr, equipped with A6 chip and iOS6 system. Thus iPhone5 is able to run a whole day with sufficient power. Web browsing time can be up to 8 hours via cellular network, talk time 8 hours, video playback 10 hours and theoretical standby time 225 hours.
However, the lifetime of iPhone 5 cannot always match official saying in practical use. Therefore most of Apple fans will be concern about how to extend iPhone 5 battery life. Anyway, Apple fans can consult the following tips help saving iPhone 5 power.
Tips for Extending iPhone 5 Battery Life 1. Go to "settings"→"Privacy"→"Location Service"→"Systems Services", keep only "Traffic" on and off others.
All those are not practical applications. If you don’t turn them off the GPS will keep sending and receiving data which is quite battery consuming.
2. Go to "Settings"→"General"→"Date &Time"→Off"Set Automatically".
Otherwise your mobile phone terminal will keep searching your current location and adjust the time automatically according to your location.
3. Go to "General"→"About"→"Diagnostics & Usage"→ Tap "Don’t send".
This option will pop out while being activated. Normally we choose "Don't send" otherwise your mobile phone will automatically record all the occurred systematic malfunctions and send to Apple Server. It is suggested to turn off since it’s one of the major battery draining causes.
4. Go to "Settings"→ "Brightness & Wallpaper"→ Off "Auto-Brightness".
This is also a quite practical function, users can choose to off or on in their own will.
5.Go to "Wi-Fi" and off "Ask to Join Networks".
6. Lock your iPhone 5 when you're not using it. Go to "Settings"→ "General"→"Auto-Lock"
7. If LTE service is not provided in your location, then switch it off. Go to "Settings"→"General"→"Cellular"→"Enable LTE".
8. Go to "Settings"→"Notifications"→"Weather Widget/Stock Widget"→Notification Center and manually set push notifications.
Last edited by nancygeorge; 05-12-2013 at 10:25 PM.