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Sep 30 2010   9:28PM GMT

Battery life on the iPhone

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So last but not least on my review of the iPhone, is battery life. So far battery life has been great and it allows me to use it as both for apps and as a phone without killing the battery completely.

However, there is one point I want to mention. Many iPhone 4 users aren’t use to the multitasking and are leaving apps open. They don’t know how to close the apps and they are all running in the background. This continues to happen even through reboots of the iPhone.

This ends up causing the iPhone to run down it’s battery extremely fast and get very hot to the touch. This is because the iPhone ends up running literally every app that the user has ever clicked on and has forgotten to close. So how do you close these apps?

Double click the iPhone 4′s home button and it will bring up a task bar with icons. These are icons of every app that is currently running. To close them, select an icon by touching it and holding your finger there. This will cause the icons to start jiggling around and a minus sign in a circle will be displayed next to the icon. Then just click on the minus sign and it will close the app. Do this for all apps you don’t need running. I would encourage you to close all apps all the time and only leave them running if you are using them.

This will extend your battery life for quite a while!

-RP

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