Monthly Archives: May 2017

How to Optimize iPhone Battery Usage After iOS 10.3.2 Upgrade

Many users may face the problems that their iPhone battery will not use as long as they upgrade the iOS to latest iOS 10.3.2, even the newest iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. Usually, every iOS update may fix some bugs or bring better user experience to iOS devices, but due to battery loss and other unexpected reason, you have to accept the battery drain facts.

There still some ways to save iPhone battery usage on iOS 10.3.2 or other iOS, here follow me and you will get some tips to extend battery life.

1. Switch “Location Service” to “While Using”

Many app may need to gain your location even if you do not use it, mostly, it’s not needed. Luckily, you can separately set the location service for every single app.

Steps: Navigate to Settings – Privacy – Location Services. Disable “Share My Location” and set the location privilege for every app.

location-service

2. Turn Off Background App Refresh

Some apps may need to running in background and refresh to update data, such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Email app will stay in background and keep your messages update.

Steps: Navigate to Settings – General – Background App Refresh, tap “Background App Refresh” to disable all or enable the app you needed.

background-app-refresh

3. Turn Off Raise to Wake on your iPhone

Reduce the screen brightness as much as you can, all screens are a power hog. So, just disable “Raise to Wake” on your device to avoid unintentionally wakeup. This tips will works on iPhone SE and iPhone 6s/6s Plus/7/7Plus.

Steps: Navigate to Settings – Display & Brightness, close “Raise to Wake”.

display-and-brightness

4. Do Not Close Apps, Just Keep it Multi-tasking

Many users may have a “Good” habit to close all apps when currently do not need it. But have you ever thought about what will happy if you need to launch it again? Your iPhone need to load the app data into RAM and that may need more power. In fact, apps are not running in background while it keeps in multi-tasking.

multi-task

5. Enable “Low Power Mode” If You Have No Other Choice

As you can see in settings, Low Power Mode will temporarily reduces power consumption until you can fully charge your iPhone. When this on, mail fetch, Hey Siri, background apps refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects are reduced or turned off.

Steps: Navigate to Settings – Battery, Enable “Low Power Mode”.

low-power-mode

6. Ultimate Solution – Buy a Portable Power Bank

8 Hottest Adblocker Compare & Review – Best FREE iOS Adblocker 2017

In Windows and Mac platform, many users usually install an adblock extention in Chrome and Firefox, which could block unwanted and annoying ads in website. You cannot insert a plugins in Safari when change to iOS. Nevertheless, Apple provide the content blockers to developers since iOS 9, here is when we can use an Adblocker in iOS.

There are dozens ad blockers or content blockers in App Store, which one do you really need? Here we installed 8 hottest iOS adblock apps and test them on iPhone 7 to show you the difference and abilities. Some of them are traditional adblock publish which do better in Chrome or Firefox plugins.

After the review, you can easily choose the one you like in the end of this article. First, let me look into what the basic requirements about adblock apps, here we review the 8 apps with following principles.

  1. Block ads for Safari: include Trackers, Popups, Site Widgets, and Adult Sites.
  2. Block ads for Apps: include ads in video, games and other apps.
  3. Personalize white lists for some favorite websites.

No matter what ad blocker you are using, there are 2 options to block ads in iOS:

  1. Enable a content blocker in Safari, which could only help you block ads for Safari.
  2. Block ads for apps such as games, video applications and other apps. This kind of ad blocker use a fake VPN network to judge what is ads or not, then you can only send out the network request, all ads network request will be blocked.

Now, let’s see the detailed information between the 8 apps.

App Name iCareFone Adguard Adblock Plus NeverAds Block Bear AdBlock for Mobile Adblock 1Blocker
iCareFone Adguard Adblock Plus NeverAds Block Bear AdBlock Mobile Adblock 1Blocker
Safari
Block Ads
Block Trackers × × ×
Block Popups × × ×
Block Cookies × × × ×
Block Adult Sites × × × × × ×
Block Special Fonts × × × × ×
No-image Mode × × × × × × ×
Apps 
Block Ads in Video × × × × × ×
Block Ads in Games × × × × × ×
Other
White Lists × × × ×
App Publisher Tenorshare Performix Eyeo
GmbH
Betternet TunnelBear BETAFISH Jennifer
Hernandez
Salavat
Khanov

After all, you can easily choose the adblocker you need for special requirements.