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How to Make Your iPhone’s Battery Last Longer



How to Make Your iPhone’s Battery Last Longer

How to Make Your iPhone’s Battery Last Longer

Active iPhone usage and background activity both drain your phone’s battery. The tips listed here cover both, allowing you to get the most from a full battery charge and keep your phone going a bit longer when it’s almost dead.

  1. Manage Your Screen Brightness

A brightly lit screen drains the iPhone’s battery a lot faster than a dim one. To reduce the brightness, you need to open the Control Center (swipe down from the top-right on iPhones with Face ID, or up from the bottom of your iPhone has a Home button) and drag down the brightness slider.

Disabling Auto-Brightness can also help save battery. Otherwise, the feature will automatically raise your screen’s brightness when necessary, such as when you’re outside under bright light.

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To switch this feature off, go to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size, scroll to the bottom of the page, and disable Auto-Brightness. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to manage your brightness more closely with this disabled. Don’t leave your phone at high brightness for long periods of time when using it.

    2. Switch to Dark Mode

For phones with an OLED display, switching to Dark Mode is beneficial for the battery’s life. Here’s a list of iPhone models that have this type of display at the time of writing (available on iOS 13 and higher):

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS/XS Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max
  • iPhone 12/12 Mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max

If you’re an owner of any of these iPhone models, switching to Dark Mode isn’t just for aesthetics. OLED displays are capable of turning off individual pixels, meaning that any black pixels don’t take power to light up.

Turning on Dark Mode is easy: head to Settings > Display & Brightness and tap on Dark. Alternatively, you can turn it on through Control Center by pressing and holding on to the brightness slider.

     3. Use Low Power Mode

This feature does an awesome job in saving battery life, but it has trade-offs to squeeze out more battery life. When you switch to Low Power Mode, some of your iPhone’s features are disabled, such as automatic downloads, iCloud backups, email fetching, “Hey Siri”, and similar.

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Your phone will ask whether you want to switch to this mode when the battery level drops down to 20 or 10 percent. But you can also turn it on manually. Simply go to Settings > Battery and toggle on Low Power Mode.

You can also add control for this feature to the Control Center for quicker access. Just open Settings > Control Center and tap the green icon next to Low Power Mode. Then you can toggle it without going to Settings every time.

      4. Turn Off Push and Fetch Emails Manually

If you receive a large number of emails daily, make sure that you disable push syncing, which updates your device with new messages as they come in. Instead, you can increase the fetch interval so it only checks for new emails on a set schedule. For a drastic change, you can fetch manually all the time so your phone doesn’t sync mail until you ask.

This can be quite inconvenient. But as soon as you can charge your iPhone or aren’t worried about the battery as much, you can change the settings back to usual.

To adjust this feature, head to Settings > Mail > Accounts > Fetch New Data. At the top of the screen, disable the Push slider, then at the bottom, tap on Manually or set a schedule.

After this, tap each of your accounts in the list to change the settings from Fetch to Manual as desired.

    5. Lower the Auto-Lock Timeout

Auto-Lock is a feature that locks your iPhone’s screen when you haven’t used it for a certain period of time. You can choose from 30 seconds all the way to 5 minutes before this feature activates. It’s best to choose the shortest amount of time if you aim to conserve your phone’s battery life.

To turn on Auto-Lock, head to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock. Select a period of time before your screen will go dark.

      6. Avoid Apps That Drain Battery

Your iPhone collects data about the apps you use that consume the most battery life. To check out this information, head to Settings > Battery. This section will tell you how much battery a certain app has used in the last 24 hours and the last 10 days.

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If you see Background Activity under an app’s name, it means that the app drained your iPhone’s battery while you weren’t actively using it. To prevent this from happening again, you should turn off Background App Refresh for the app under Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

Most of what you see on this screen should make sense based on your use. While all apps drain the battery by keeping the screen on, apps that need a lot of resources, like video streaming or heavy games, will use the battery much faster.

Most of what you see on this screen should make sense based on your use. While all apps drain the battery by keeping the screen on, apps that need a lot of resources, like video streaming or heavy games, will use the battery much faster.

    7. Reduce Notifications

When you receive a notification on your iPhone, the screen lights up, consuming its battery. By managing these, you can cut down on battery drainage.

Decide which app notifications aren’t important for you and turn them off. To do this, open the Settings apps and go to Notifications. Then select an app from the list and toggle off Allow Notifications to disable it.

If you don’t want to turn off an app’s notifications for good, turning on Do Not Disturb on your iPhone will also prevent notifications from waking your device. Use that when you need some extra battery.



5 Proven Tips To Promote Your YouTube Channel



10 Proven Tips To Promote Your YouTube Channel

There’s no better time to start thinking about how to promote your YouTube channel than right now.

But why “right now”?

For starters, YouTube is the second most popular website on the internet, and in an age when we spend up to six hours per day watching videos, the writing is on the wall.

If you want to stand out on YouTube, you need to take advantage of as many promotional tactics as possible.

Below we’ll go into detail on each of these tactics for promoting your YouTube channel and maximizing your viewership. Whether you’re just getting started or want to see your numbers tick further upward, these tips are all fair game.

Titles are make-or-break when it comes to your video’s performance. Ask yourself: are you presenting your content as “must-see” or “meh?”

Lists and question-based YouTube titles can help you score more viewers

The key to crafting killer titles is grabbing your audience’s attention without resorting to clickbait headlines. People crave content that’s entertaining, and they likewise want to know what your video is about from the word “go.”

For example, you can take a page out of the playbooks of YouTube giants like BuzzFeed and WhatCulture. Such videos often rely on listicles, question-based titles or hyperbole (“insane,” “…of all time”) to rack up the views.

With any type of content you produce, you want to make sure it’s aligned with what your audience wants. Whether you’re writing a blog post or creating a video, start by getting to know your audience and what type of content they want to see from you.

If you’re just starting to promote your YouTube channel, take a look at your competitors or other video creators in your industry. Look at which of their videos get the most views and engagement. This will give you an idea of what topics your audience wants to learn about and what style of videos they prefer.

Another solution is to look at your YouTube Analytics if you’ve already uploaded videos. YouTube gives you detailed information on audience demographics, location, engagement and other helpful stats. You can also take your strategy a step further with YouTube reporting in Sprout Social and see how your content stacks up to another social video you’ve produced.

One of the simplest yet effective tactics to promote your YouTube channel is creating custom thumbnails.

Think of your title and thumbnail as a sort of one-two punch to grab a viewer’s attention.

By default, YouTube snags a screenshot from any given video and uses it for the thumbnail. Unfortunately, sometimes the image it grabs will be a blurry shot of you adjusting the camera or a transition.

Not a good look, right?

Creating thumbnails yourself not only makes your videos look more appealing at a glance but also signals a certain sense of professionalism.

Thumbnails don’t have to be rocket science, either. You can even create a template with a particular font and style to make it more consistent and on-brand. This is made especially easy with the help of image creation tools such as Canva.

Chances are you’re covering similar topics on YouTube that overlap with each other.

To squeeze more out of your older content, make a point to cross-promote your videos when it makes sense.

For example, you can drop links in the description of a video and encourage viewers to check them out as a sort of call-to-action. Although some might be disappointed by the recent removal of YouTube’s annotation system, linking in your description encourages viewers to watch your videos all the way through without clicking away.

As noted, YouTube is totally killing it when it comes to SEO.

And while you shouldn’t totally create content for search engines versus people, you should promote your YouTube channel with SEO in mind.

Specifically, product reviews, how-to’s and long-form (10+ minutes) videos covering keyword-specific topics tend to rank well in search engine results pages (SERPs). If you’re strapped for content ideas or want to capitalize on a trending buzzword in your industry, consider how you can do so through your YouTube channel marketing.

One of the best ways to promote your YouTube channel is by paying attention to your videos' SEO elements


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2022 Toyota Tundra: All You Need To Know About This Ride



2022 Toyota Tundra: All You Need To Know About This Ride

2022 Toyota Tundra: All You Need To Know About This Ride

Starting at GH¢229,645.64, it’ll go on sale later this year with a new twin-turbo V-6 engine and suspension setup. The hybrid’s price won’t be announced until later.

2022 toyota tundra sr

Toyota redesigned the Tundra full-size pickup after 15 years with the hopes of making it more competitive with American trucks from Chevy, Ford, and Ram, all of which currently outsell the Tundra. It added features like a new coil-spring rear suspension, which should improve its ride, and a 14.0-inch touchscreen, the largest in its class. Those upgrades come at a cost, though, because the new Tundra’s starting price comes in at GH¢229,645.64 thus $37,645, higher than the domestic pickups.

That starting price is for the SR work truck model (pictured above) in standard extended-cab configuration with a 6.5-foot bed and rear-wheel drive. Toyota Tundra buyers have the choice of an extended- or crew-cab configuration with either a 5.5-, 6.5, or 8.1-foot bed depending on model, and four-wheel drive is available for an additional GH¢ 18,300.89 $3000. The Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500’s base work trucks all come in cheaper than the Tundra’s base price, but the Ford and Chevy have smaller regular cab options. The Ram, like the Tundra, is only available in extended- and crew-cab configurations. Comparing similar configurations, though, the Tundra is still more expensive, but the Ford reaches higher prices in its top-of-the-line trims.

The next step up from the base model is the Tundra SR5. It starts at $42,450 and comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, though the larger 14.0-inch unit is available, an analog gauge cluster, and cloth seats.

2022 toyota tundra trd pro

The Limited model costs $50,595 and is distinguished by chrome trim and gets the 14.0-inch touchscreen standard with synthetic leather seats. The Platinum model adds dark chrome exterior trim and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster along with a standard JBL sound system and leather seats and starts at GH¢ 350,817.46 thus $58,685. The 1794 model, which is available in Mesquite brown and either a cream or brown leather interior, starts at GH¢ 359,917.46 thus $59,385.

All of these starting prices are for Tundras powered by the new twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 making 348 hp and 405 pound-feet of torque in the base SR and 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the higher trim levels.

A new 437-hp hybrid i-Force MAX powertrain using the twin-turbo V-6 is available on the Limited model and above and standard on the off-road TRD Pro model. Toyota says it will announce pricing for the hybrid models closer to their on-sale date early next year.

Various equipment packages are available on the 2022 Tundra. A TRD sport package, only available on the SR5 model for $2190, lowers the truck and equips a TRD grille, black 20-inch TRD wheels, and a TRD leather shift knob.

The TRD Off-Road package is available on the SR5, Limited, and 1794 models, priced ranging from $1120 to $3085. It adds 20-inch wheels (18-inchers on the SR5), a TRD grille, Bilstein dampers, skid plates, mud guards, and the TRD shifter.

2022 toyota tundra trd pro

Four-wheel-drive models with the TRD Off-Road package add an electronically controlled rear locking differential and Toyota’s Multi Terrain Select drive modes. An air suspension, which can raise or lower the bed of the truck, is available for $650.

The 2022 Toyota Tundra will arrive at dealerships by the end of the year. Trucks equipped with the hybrid engine will arrive early next year.


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How To Keep Your 1% Battery Power To Last Longer



How To Keep Your 1% Battery Power To Last Longer

How To Keep Your 1% Battery Power To Last Longer

When it comes to Smartphones, battery capacity is an important component that we take into account.

The Constant Fear of Being without a Phone and Low-Battery Anxiety

In today’s post, I’ll discuss some of the reasons why your smartphone’s 1% battery may survive a long time.

Now, one reason why your 1% battery may last a long time is that your phone is playing it safe. It has 1% battery remaining for you to utilize wifi, Bluetooth, stream a movie, or download a software update, but if you’re just browsing through your feed, 1% can last a long time.

Herein lays the argument that the 1% behavior is also influenced by psychology.

Modern batteries, by the way, cannot be fully charged or entirely discharged. Your smartphone contains a battery-saving protective circuit.

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When your phone shuts down and indicates it has 0% battery left, there is actually a small amount of energy left in there, but your gadget is not built to use it.

If a current battery mysteriously depleted to 0%, you would be unable to charge it again and would be forced to purchase a new phone.


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