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5 Ways To Make Your iPhone’s Battery Last Longer

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5 Ways To Make Your iPhone’s Battery Last Longer

Both active iPhone usage and background activity deplete the battery of your phone. The suggestions in this article will help you get the most out of a fully charged battery and keep your phone going a little longer when it’s almost dead.

1. Use Low Power Mode

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This feature does an awesome job of 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.

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.

2. Manage Your Screen Brightness

5 Ways To Make Your iPhone’s Battery Last Longer

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.

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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.

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.

3. Switch to Dark Mode

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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.

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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.

4. 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.

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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.

5. 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.

 

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How To Reset Your Nintendo Switch

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How To Reset Your Nintendo Switch

If your Nintendo Switch is playing up and having glitches, or if you’re about to sell it or give it to someone, you might want to reset it.

There are a few different ways to reset your Switch with slightly different results, and we’ll run you through each in turn, down below.

Since all of Nintendo’s Switch models run the same software, these steps should work on original Switches, Switch Lites and Switch OLED models in the same way.

How to hard reset your Switch

If you want to keep all your data but perform a total reboot of your Switch (for example, if it’s not turning on), the steps are quite simple.

  1. When the system is powered off, hold the power button for 15 seconds
  2. Release the power button then press it to power on
  3. If your console boots, the reset has been completed
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How to factory reset your Switch

If you’re instead looking to wipe your Switch completely clean, ready for a new user to set themselves up on it without access to any of your data, you’ll want to factory reset the console. Do that by following these steps:

  1. From the console’s home menu, select Settings
  2. Scroll down to System on the left menu bar
  3. Scroll to the bottom of these options and select Formatting Options
  4. Select Initialize Console then hit OK
  5. Wait for the process to erase your data
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Once this is over, your console will be like new and all data will be gone. Back up anything you want to keep, first!

If you can’t do the steps above you can go a more in-depth route, with the steps below.

  1. With the console powered off, hold down the volume up and volume down keys, then hold the power button
  2. Hold these buttons down until Maintenance Mode starts
  3. From here, select Initialize Console to erase your data (an option is there to keep your saves instead)
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Either of those routes should let you factory reset your console, as desired.

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How To Activate Samsung Easy Mode

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How To Activate Samsung Easy Mode

Samsung’s smartphones are some of the very best on the market, and rightly have a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what a phone can do.

That means they can be a little complicated to get your head around if you’re not an experienced smartphone user, though. Thankfully, there’s a very useful mode that you can toggle to make things simpler – easy mode. Here’s how it works and how to turn it on.

What is Samsung easy mode?

What Samsung calls easy mode is effectively a setting on its smartphones that makes its display significantly easier to read.

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It works by making your app icons a bunch bigger, as well as all buttons and fonts, to make it easier to read what’s on your phone’s display.

This is perfect for those with visual impairments but also for those newer to smartphones, like older people.

It also simplifies your home screen and adds an “Apps” button to make it obvious where to find your apps list.

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How to turn on Samsung easy mode

Turning on easy mode is relatively straightforward – follow these steps to activate it.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your display and tap the gear icon at the top right corner
  2. Select Display in your settings
  3. Scroll down until you see Easy mode and tap on it
  4. Toggle the setting on using the switch

Underneath the toggle when it’s on you’ll see some extra settings to customise, including the tap-and-hold delay and high contrast keyboard colour settings.

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Now when you go to your home screen it’ll have larger icons and new shortcuts to add contacts straight to your home screen, too.

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This Right Deal Here Is The Samsung Galaxy A14

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This Right Deal Here Is The Samsung Galaxy A14

Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy A14 has appeared in leaked press shots and it looks pretty good for a budget handset, too.

The phone, which is expected to come with a large 6.8-inch Full HD+ display, has been shared by leaker Evan Blass. He says that these images are the real deal and will be used by Samsung for press purposes, rather than the unofficial renders that had been shared before now.

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These images show the front, back, and side of the phone including a trio of cameras around the back alongside an LED flash. The main camera is expected to be a 50-megapixel shooter, with a 13-megapixel camera handling selfie duties around the front.

On the inside, we’ve been told to look forward to an as-yet-unknown Exynos chip and a 5,000mAh battery.

The phone itself is expected to be “quite aggressively priced” while Blass also expects that carriers will offer “numerous ways to take it home for free”.

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As for when Samsung is expected to finally take the wraps off the Galaxy A14, we still don’t have any concrete information. However, the report by Blass appears to suggest that it isn’t too far out, saying that Samsung will announce it after “people have already done their holiday shopping” as part of the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday festivities.

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