“Owners of iPhones have long been doing things to make the battery last as long as possible,” James Kendrick writes for ZDNet. “While it’s not as big an issue with recent models of Apple devices, it can still be a concern, especially for business travelers trying to get through long days.”
“You can check battery consumption in settings — Settings>General>Usage>Battery Usage — and see how hard each app has hit the battery since the last charge. If you see an app you rarely use showing higher battery usage than expected it may be accessing location services in the background,” Kendrick writes. “To see what’s going on you should check it in settings.”
“Go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services where you find a toggle to turn off Location Services for everything,” Kendrick writes. “Rather than do this, you will probably find it a better solution to go through the list of apps and individually change the location setting where appropriate. For most apps you’ll find three options to update the location: always, while using the app, and never. With few exceptions, most will need the option to access the location while using the app.”
More info and screenshots in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: With our iPhone 6 Plus units, we’ve found that battery life isn’t really an issue, but this is a good tip for anyone who needs to eke out a bit more iPhone battery life.