Battery Life

Must-Have Accessories

Must-Have Accessories
Must-Have Accessories

Did you get a new device this holiday season?  Perhaps it was something that you purchased for yourself - a tablet, a phone, a TV, laptop, etc.  But your question is: now what do I do with this?  How can I accessorize my new favorite device and utilize it for all its worth? Let’s take a look at some of our favorite accessories for your holiday devices.

Cables

Most of your devices came with a cable, but let’s face it, you can never have enough of them. If it’s for your phone, you need one in your bedroom, the car, your purse, next to the computer, and an extra one because you know one of them might grow legs and simply walk away.

Getting extra lightning cables for your iPhone/iPad is a no brainer, but consider trying out the Moshi lightning cable for a little style and have the same one-year-warranty as the Apple brand.

You got the new Apple TV but it didn’t come with a HDMI cable and you need one to make it work. Did you know that when you AirPlay to the AppleTV it doubles your local traffic? Get yourself an ethernet cable to connect your AppleTV directly to your router for the fastest speed.

Battery Pack

Your new iOS device has a nice battery life, but it won’t always be like that. If you plan on going camping, traveling on a plane, or going beyond the range of an outlet, then you’re going to want to get some power on the go. The Moshi Ionbank 5K comes with an integrated Lightning cable to charge your iPhone, and a USB cable to charge itself. The extra USB port on IonBank 5K allows for a second device to charge, whether it be another iPhone or even an Android device.

Protection

Your new device looks pretty sweet and you should keep it that way.  With the i10 Pixel glass you can keep the glass scratch-free as it reaches to the top corners of your phone from the bottom corners. For full phone protection, look at the cases from Moshi.  They range in design from sleek to rugged, and even offer a wallet folio case. These cases keep your devices safe and in style.

Your computer should be protected from scratches as well. The Speck see-thru lets your Apple logo light glow through the case and gives it the protection needed from daily wear and tear, like sliding it into your full backpack.

What about a folio for the businessman/woman to look professional and have protection? The Tucano Palmo and Leggero are a great protective solution with a style that says, "Look out, I look good, I look important, I am successful." If you are looking for a folio that has a keyboard, look no further than the Moshi Versa Cover with keyboard; this bad boy turns heads.

Headphones

You’re probably going to lose these in a pocket, in the wash, in the car, leave them at a friend's house... you get the idea, you're going to lose them. And the headphones that came with you iPhone are average at best. The Moshi Mythro headphones are your answer to the average headphones; they're only $29.95 and according to CNet, they are the best headphones under $50.

Cleaning

No one likes fingerprints on screens, and the germs on your computer aren’t very attractive either. Apple Juice screen and device cleaner provides you with cleanliness, and it smells like apples.

Learning curve

You have the devices but don’t know all the ins and outs of how to utilize them most effectively. Understanding the benefits of iCloud seems beyond your grasp, and how to make a document look like you hired someone to make it is something weighing on your mind.  ME.Training can give you the advantages you’ve been looking for. Sign up for a private class with a trainer and get the undivided attention you deserve.

iPhone Battery Replacement Program Info

Due to the high volume of iPhone 5 battery requests: batteries may not be available for immediate replacement. For our iPhone technicians to perform Apple-required diagnostics, you must make an appointment at MacExperience.com/iPhones. [hr]

How do I determine if my iPhone 5 is eligible?

Apple has provide this link to assess whether your iPhone is among the models included in the battery replacement program.  Simply type your serial number in the provided space and Apple will let you know if your iPhone eligible. If Apple determines that your iPhone 5 battery does not qualify, you may inquire for a paid replacement.

Where do I find my iPhone serial number?

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Step 1: Tap on the gear icon 'Settings,' then tap 'General.'

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Step 2: Once in 'General,' then tap 'About.'

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Step 3: Once in 'About,' then scroll down to find your serial number.

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Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Please have your phone backed up and set up an appointment here:

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What if my iPhone 5 is not included in the battery program but I am still having issues?

There are a lot of factors that can lead to a shortened battery life. If you believe you are experiencing battery issues and your iPhone does not qualify for the Apple battery replacement program, our technicians can still assist you in diagnosing the issue.

What else do I need to know?

1. Your phone may be eligible but not qualify for the battery replacement.

2. Due to the large volume in demand, batteries may not be available for immediate replacement. We will order a replacement battery and notify upon arrival.

3. Remember to back your phone up before arriving at your appointment.

5 Changes To iPhone Settings that Extends Battery Life

Jumper CablesDuring your day-to-day life with your iPhone, you pretty much know when and where you charge your device’s battery to keep you connected. But what about when you’re taking your summer vacation? How do you keep your battery charged for that road trip or flight? Well here are five changes you can make to your iPhone if you’re worried about extending your battery life more than your normal usage.

Turn Off Unused Apps Your iPhone and iPad keep running recently used apps in the background, even when you’re using another app. That’s how you can leave your game of Candy Crush to Google “Candy Crush Lives Cheat” and then return to the same game without starting over. But, some apps running can use battery life, even while running in the background. So be sure to turn off unused apps by following these instructions:

  1. Double tap home button on your iPhone
  2. Press and hold one of the apps that appear at the bottom until an ‘X’ appears in the corner of the icons
  3. Press ‘X’ on all apps you want to shut down

Reduce Screen Brightness -- Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper The brighter your screen, the more battery you’re using.

Turn Off Data Push -- Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data > Off If you’re flying and not expecting (or wanting) emails to interrupt your vacation, turn of Data Push. Doing so cuts the time your iPhone spends on the email network saving you battery.

Fetch Email Manually -- Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data Even if you turn Data Push off, your emails will still come through on one of four settings: every 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes or manually. By selecting Manual you’re phone will find and deliver your email messages only when you open Mail and refresh.

Turn Wi-Fi Off - Settings > Wi-Fi Turn 3G, 4G Off - Setting > General > Cellular Turn Bluetooth Off - Settings > Bluetooth If you’re going to be away from Wi-Fi for an extended time, like if you’re hiking, it will help save battery if you disable Wi-Fi. The same goes with Bluetooth, 3G and 4G.

You can always turn these features back on when you need, but if you’re on vacation or otherwise away from the world for a few hours, spend a few minutes to customize your iPhone’s battery features and extend the life of your battery.

How To Maximize Battery Life on Your iPhone

Here are quick steps to maximize the battery life of your iPhone by turning off unnecessary apps and features. So worry less about the battery on your iPhone and enjoy all of the features it offers. Turn Off Bluetooth

Bluetooth can eat up battery. If you don't use any Bluetooth devices regularly, you are safe to disable the Bluetooth antenna. You can do so through Settings > General > Bluetooth then by sliding the Bluetooth ON/OFF toggle to OFF.

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Disable 'Push' Email

Turning off  push email will stop your phone from constantly searching for email and save battery life. To do so go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and slide the Push toggle to OFF.

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Disable Unneeded Notifications

Many apps will ask you whether or not you would like to receive  push notifications upon install. Disabling push notifications, therefore your iPhone's searching for new updates, will save battery. To disable push notifications at any time, go to Settings > Notifications. Select an app and selecte NONE as the Alert Style.

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Turning Off Location Services

There are two options here: you can either turn off location services all together to prevent your iDevice from polling its internal GPS antenna by going to Settings > Location Services > and slide the Location Services ON/OFF toggle to OFF. The second option would be going to Settings > Location Services then individually toggling certain applications that use the GPS.

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Apps with a purple arrow next to them are currently using the GPS. Apps with a grey arrow next to them have accesssed GPS within the past 24 hours.

Hardware Solutions

If you find yourself still needing better battery life, the Mophie Juice Pack may be an option. The Juice Pack is compatible with iPhone 4 or 4S only. The MacExperience carries both the Mophie Juice Pack Plus (200mAH - $99) which can add up to an additional 8 hours of talktime on 3G and Mophie Juice Pack Air (1500mAH - $79) which can add up to an additional 6 hours of talktime on 3G.

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