8 tips (+ 1 bonus tip) to make your iPhone battery last during Social Media Week

Text: Simone Jensine Høholt Larsen

Social Media Week is right around the corner, which means that you need to find a way to save battery if you want your phone to last the entire day. To keep yourself and others posted through Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram, you can follow these steps to make sure your phone doesn’t die before the last event.

This guide is mainly for iPhone-users, but the tips will hopefully be applicable for others too.

1. Close your apps
“Oldies but goodies”. Start by closing all the apps you’re not using to prevent them from using battery on background activity.

2. Make sure your phone is updated
By keeping your phone updated with the latest update, you save battery! You can easily check whether your phone is updated by going to:
Settings > General > Software Update.

3. Use WIFI instead of 3G/4G but…
You save some battery by using WIFI instead of 3G/4G when possible. Look for the password, when you get to a new location.
But, remember to turn of the WIFI-button when you’re moving between locations, otherwise your phone will use power to search for WIFI when you’re not in a WIFI zone.

4. Turn down the brightness
One of the easiest ways to save battery is by turning down the brightness on your screen. This can either be done manually or automatically. However, if you do it manually you’re sure that it won’t turn itself up again all the time.
Keep it down by swiping up from the bottom and then drag the brightness indicator.

5. Listen to music or podcasts offline instead of streaming
Streaming drains your battery within no time, so make sure to use your prefered music or podcast apps offline if you want to listen to music or podcasts in between the events you’re going to.

6. Turn off Bluetooth
You’re probably not going to use it anyways, so you might as well turn it off already. You can easily do that by swiping up from the bottom and hit the Bluetooth-sign.

7. Turn on flight mode
If you’re already in a WIFI zone, then turn on the flight mode to prevent your iPhone from using battery on unnecessary activity in the background.

8. Get a power bank
If you’re not into compromises and still want to use your phone, for the entire day, then go get yourself a power bank. A power bank is an extra battery, that you can connect to your phone and charge it on the go. (OBS! Remember to charge your power bank before you leave the office or your home.)

Bonus tip: You’re going to be surrounded by many interesting people, so grab a cup of coffee and have an interesting conversation with the people around you. It saves you battery and gives you the opportunity to network instead.

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