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How to Block a Number from a Samsung?

Are you tired of constant spam calls, messages and emails? Or is it a personal number that is bothering you? Such unwanted contact can become tiresome and frustrating, so it’s important to know how to avoid these issues in the future. A common option to prevent spam callers or contacts, is to ring up your network provider and ask them to block certain numbers. However, this is a task that can prove particularly time consuming. The following guide provides a hassle free, manual approach to block numbers which only requires a small amount of your time.  The following content explains the process required to block a number from a Samsung device, as well as enabling the blocking of all unknown/withheld numbers, as well as the option to block an individual number.

 

1) Tap the Phone Icon: The first step to blocking a number on your Samsung device is relatively straightforward and self-explanatory (we’ll tell you anyway!). On your home screen, tap the Phone Icon on your home screen, as though you were about to make a call or open your contact list

 

2) Open more options: Having opened the Phone Icon, you will notice 3 small dots, vertically aligned and located in the top right corner of the screen. These dots represent more options, tap to open these.

 

3) Settings: Upon opening more options you will be presented with a drop down choice of options, you will need to select the bottom option labelled Settings, in order to continue with the process.

 

4) Block Numbers: Once settings have been identified scroll through the various settings categories, until you reach call settings- here the first option that you will find is a brief description entitled Block Numbers. Open this description.

 

5) Blocking an Anonymous Number: After this stage the first port of call is the option to block anonymous calls, by following a simplistic process. This process consists of identifying the setting, (conveniently the setting at the top of the list!) and then merely switching on the button termed Block anonymous calls to prevent anymore anonymous numbers contacting you.

 

6) Blocking Personal Numbers: The alternative course of action to blocking anonymous numbers is the ability to block individual or personal numbers with an identity. To block any number of this description, simply type the specified number into the box entitled Add Phone Number (located directly below the Block anonymous calls switch).

 

7) View Blocked Numbers: Directly underneath the Add Phone Number section, you can find access to any numbers you have previously blocked, which are made visible and listed here. This tool can also be used for monitoring purposes.

 

 

*Please note this process is based solely on Samsung devices (I was using a Samsung Galaxy S7) and will not be applicable on other provider’s devices.

Looking for a guide to number blocking on an iPhone?  Check out:

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How your phone can make you feel at home

We understand that the mobile phone is an essential part of our everyday lives; we rely on technology for everything from communication to entertainment, and whether you’re travelling or living abroad, this doesn’t change. When you’re away from loved ones virtual communication becomes paramount for keeping the homesickness at bay; this is why we offer a range of mobile and data solutions- so you can have access to cheap and fast data wherever you are in the world.

Here are 5 ways your phone can help you to stay connected:

  1. Messaging – it is now easier than ever to use instant messaging abroad, just like you would at home.

iMessage is available on all Apple products; iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. Like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp (which are perfect for Android as well as iPhone), it comes with features such as voice notes, document sharing, photo and video sharing and if you’re too busy to reply to a message, you can simply like or react to it.

Email is also important for staying in touch; apps such as Gmail will make your life a whole lot simpler with notifications to your phone and with our fast data it’s easy to read, reply and compose messages anywhere.

  1. Video calling – often messages and phone calls aren’t enough and a familiar face is all you need!

Skype is perfect for whenever you’re apart; text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences that matter to you, as they happen. Talk with friends and family or even hold a meeting with work colleagues. You can use Skype on your iPhone or Android or if you fancy a bigger screen it works on a range of computers and tablets.  

FaceTime is the iPhone only alternative, available on iPhone, iPad and iPod. You don’t even have to download an app, it’s already installed in your device with your Apple ID!

Facebook video call is another great option. Especially due to the split screen feature; you can conveniently chat to a group chat (max 50 people), all from different locations.

  1. Social media –  it’s impossible to message/call/video chat every person in your contacts, that’s why social media is important for notifying your wider circle of friends of your whereabouts.  

Uploading photos of your travels on Instagram is the perfect way to gain followers. Whether it’s a beautiful landscape or a delicious meal, be sure to post wherever you are and make all your pals just the right amount of jealous.

Facebook offers everything from status updates, location updates and instant messaging to live streaming, photo and video uploads… the best ways to let everyone know what you’re up to.

Snapchat is another fun photo sharing app. With pictures that delete after 10 seconds and stories that last up to 24 hours, Snapchat is great for short daily updates to show everyone you’re alive and well.

  1. Music – With our fast data SIM cards it’s never been easier to stream your favourite tunes wherever you are.

Apple Music or Spotify are essential for helping you settle into a different environment. There’s nothing more comforting than listening to your favourite artist on repeat and with Spotify streaming this is available anywhere! Spotify’s daily mixes and recommendations are also amazing for introducing new music into your life.

  1. Phone calls – a simple phone call home never fails to reconnect you and your family.

The best ways to avoid extortionate international roaming bills (the cost of using your home server abroad) include; buying a prepaid SIM card that works in your destination country, renting a phone with connections to the local network and using smartphone apps.

Messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Skype and FaceTime offer a calling feature. They also work on WiFi or data instead of network calling, therefore allowing you to hear a familiar voice at a lower cost.

Using data abroad has the potential to become extremely expensive as well. We want you to enjoy your travels without the worry and fear of phone bills. 0044 offers a range of data solutions with international SIM cards that cover over 34 countries so you can use data the same way you would at home, find out more on the 0044 website.

Alternatively, check out Cellhire for a variety of travel devices including a European and International data SIM cards and MiFis.

Extra money saving tip: We recognise that family need you just as much as you need them; whether it’s asking how a washing machine works or how to cook a unique meal just the way you do, they need to be able to call you at a minute’s notice. We can help you make sure home can reach you from a UK landline wherever you are in the world, at a lower rate. 0044 offers fantastic solutions for international calls; make calls from 1p per minute and save loved ones 90% on landline calls. They simply have to dial your country’s cheap calls access number provided on our website, wait for the tone and then dial your number. See for yourself online.

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Expected This Fall: iOS 11

Just when we thought iOS couldn’t get any better… Apple announces iOS 11. Packed with some of the biggest changes and feature improvements we have ever seen, “iOS 11 makes iPhone so smart, it learns from you.” Below are 11 of the best features we can’t wait to see!

1. Photos / Camera

Your camera roll is about to look very different. Firstly, those live photos that came along with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, yeah they’re so much better now. You can now choose which frame is the main shot for your live photos as well as your burst photos. This means no more blur when looking through your memories. You also have the option to trim and mute live photos. Not bad really. Keeping up with the times, the iPhone now allows you to turn your live photos / videos into GIFs. Ultimately meaning you can now post your own GIFs to Twitter / Instagram for extra personalization. This not enough? You also have the option to ‘loop’, ‘bounce’ and ‘long exposure’ your images, similar to a GIF but so much better!

In terms of camera, expect higher quality photos. We’re talking more natural skin tones, higher res of background and colors that just ‘pop’!

2. Storage

What’s more annoying than going to take a photo and having the “Storage Full” message flash up? Nothing, that’s what. Which is probably why Apple has compressed the format of photos in iOS 11. Without sacrificing image quality, you will now be able to store up to twice as many photos and videos on any device sporting an A9 processor or above. This is anything from the iPhone 6S onwards.

3. App Store

Prepare to be fronted with a whole new App Store, because it’s being completely redesigned… from scratch. With over 2 million apps featured, the App Store did need looking at. iOS 11 sports brand new tabs, easier navigation, enhanced search and also allows users to see new releases. Finally there will be sections specifically dedicated to gaming and user recommendations. Overall, expect the App Store to look cleaner, crisper and show off brand new bolder text and colors.

4. Messages / Keyboards

Finally, messages will be synced via iCloud. That means you’ll have every up to date iMessage on all your devices… took you long enough Apple! Not enough? Well there’s more. If you installed iOS 10, you’ll be all too familiar with the effects and features added to iMessage. We saw messages integrate apps, music as well as GIFs, the only downside is that it was a little messy. iOS 11 aims to fix this, you’re getting a brand new ‘drawer’ full of apps, games, GIFs and stickers that you can easily navigate through to include in your message. Also included – Apple Pay! Request and send money to friends via the Apple Pay button in iMessage. It’s quick, easy and secure!

Still want more from your messages? iOS 11 adds in two new message effects to join ‘Slam’, ‘Loud’, ‘Gentle’ and ‘Invisible Ink’… say hello to ‘Echo’ and ‘Spotlight’. When using the ‘Echo’ effect, the message receiver will be bombarded with multiple of the same message, all over their screen. ‘Spotlight’ puts the whole screen, apart from the message, in darkness, lighting the message up in a spotlight. Pretty self-explanatory really.
Do you often type one handed? iMessage now has an option for that too! It moves your keyboard buttons closer together, towards the thumb, so you never risk a typo again!

5. Siri

Siri is getting smarter. The voice controlled personal assistant will now sound more natural for a start. Say goodbye to the robot voice people, apparently it’s going! Not only this, but you can now type to Siri. Gone are the days that Siri mishears you and gives you the wrong information, type specific questions / statements and always get the most accurate information back!

With iOS 11, Siri can now translate into different languages… want to know what ‘hello’ is in Spanish? Just ask Siri. Not just this, but Siri will also be able to answer music related questions. Ask Siri who sings the song you’re listening to, who the guitarist is and what the album is called. All your preferences will be considered when asking to listen to music, movie recommendations and many more!

6. Control Center

How confusing was it when you first downloaded iOS 10 and you swiped up to your Control Center and couldn’t see your music playing? Answer: Very confusing. Well iOS 11 has gone back to just one page for your Control Center. This will make managing your settings slightly easier. Adding to the ease, Apple has included a customization element. Add in your most used setting options so they’re never more than one touch away. Static options on your Control Center are Music Controls, Volume Adjustment, Do Not Disturb, Brightness, Network Settings, Rotation Lock and Airplay, these can’t be rearranged or hidden. Add in your desired options that could include Wallet, Camera, Alarm, Notes and Calculator. Other options include new features such as Apple TV Remote – which doesn’t require an app and Screen Recording – which is pretty neat! iOS 11 integrates 3D Touch so you really do get the most out of your Control Center!

7. Do Not Disturb – (While Driving)

This is arguably Apple’s best edition to iOS. Do Not Disturb While Driving is designed to block calls, texts and other notifications while you are driving. This is with the aim of minimizing distractions at the wheel. Alike to the usual Do Not Disturb, your screen will remain silent and dark if a notification were to come through. The option will automatically be switched on once your phone connects to your cars Bluetooth, otherwise users will have to manually switch it on.

The feature comes with the option of sending auto-replies to messages from people who are in your ‘Favorites’ list, to inform them that you are driving.

8. Apple Maps

Hello indoor mapping. Making your way through an airport or a shopping center? With the new update, Apple Maps includes clear and detailed floorplans of buildings so you’ll never get lost again. Currently the update only includes the indoor mapping of selected buildings but Apple is aiming to extend this with every new software update.

Not just that, but Apple Maps will now include speed limits on the majority of roads and clearer lane guidance so you’re not a risk of missing your turnings on main roads.

9. Notes

Expect more from your notes. Much more. For starters, you can finally format your notes. Want a heading? They can be included. You also have the option of ‘paper type’. Lined notes, notes in a grid and plain paper are all available. Don’t want to type? You can handwrite notes on the horizontal view and iOS 11 will automatically turn them into typed notes once you turn portrait again.

Other new features include the ability to pin notes to the top of your page so you don’t have to go hunting for them, an option to PDF notes and send them on via email / text and you are also able to scan documents directly into your notes.

10. Volume Box

That annoying opaque box that obscures the video you’re watching, that’s going. No longer will you have to pause your video to change the volume or have to rewind it to see what you’ve missed. iOS 11 is sorting that out. There will be a new volume bar, when you change the volume whilst watching something, the bar will come up in the top right of the screen, no longer obstructing your view.

11. Setting up New Device

New iPhones come out every year, so you’ve probably always got your eyes peeled for your next model. Well, when you get your new device, there’s now a new way to set it up. Before, you’d have to restore your device from iCloud. Now, if you own another iOS device, you can simply hold up your new device to your old one. All your settings and preferences will automatically be imported, making setting up your device, so much quicker!

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Essential Apps To Enjoy Summer

With summer here, it’s time for you to start making plans and creating memories. Whether you’re traveling the world, visiting the beach or just on staycation, it is essential you occupy your time, have fun and most importantly stay safe.  Technology has shaped organization and schedules in recent years and in the modern world that we live in there’s pretty much an app for everything! With so many apps on the market to choose from, it is increasingly important that you choose the right apps to make the most out of summer this year.

      • PackPoint

        When it comes to the vacation season, packing your suitcase marks the start of your adventure. Yet many people arrive at their vacation destination with excess and unnecessary luggage. Downloading PackPoint will prevent this from ever happening again! PackPoint prides itself on its smart packing ability, based on the duration of your visit, activities arranged during the vacation and forecasted weather at the travel destination- PackPoint will organize and advise exactly what you need to pack.

      • Raymio

        With the summer sun finally here, it’s time to get outside! However the question on many people’s minds is: Can you enjoy the sunny weather, without causing any damage to your health? Raymio is an app designed to keep you safe in the sun and protected from its UV Rays, by using a number of settings. By informing Raymio of your complexion, the app is able to give you the most accurate guidance, by checking out the amount of sun that your skin can to be exposed before incurring risk and harm. Additionally by notifying the app of your location and environment, the app becomes personalized and based on current conditions and UV rays, a notification will be sent each time you need to top up with sun lotion.

      • DoStuff

        DoStuff provides a straightforward means of activity finding, by listing events that are happening in 20 major US cities, the app enables you to fill your evenings and weekends with entertainment. Event organizers and co-ordinators from across the US, work closely alongside the app operators and inform DoStuff of events that they have organized- detailing date, time and location. This allows you to find out what’s happening near you or to experience something new in a city you happen to be visiting. Therefore making DoStuff an essential app for creating memories on either a staycation or vacation.

      • Spotify

        Spotify provides the perfect condiment to a summer’s evening. With excess of 30 million songs at your disposal, there’s ample music to suit everybody’s taste. Spotify has the option to download your favorite songs and albums to your device, alongside the opportunity to create your own playlist. The app also recommends new songs and artists based on the content you have been listening to, providing users with an opportunity to discover and explore the unknown. The app also provides you with built-in, pre-made playlists dependent on the mood- whether it’s a chilled evening in the garden or a vacation playlist, Spotify has it covered.

      • GrillTime

        Ideal for the perfect summer BBQ, GrillTime enables food to be tailored to your own bespoke needs. Enjoy a refreshing cool drink by the grill, with the timer set up. The app is also broken down into meat categories, where the optimum conditions for cooking individual items are provided; including turkey, chicken, lamb, pork, beef, steak, sausages and burgers. Alongside this, there is also the option to view grilling instructions for a vast range of vegetables and fruits. The app also monitors time keeping from either your smartphone or Apple Watch and sends you a notification when each individual item needs to be flipped or turned.

      • MyFitnessPal

        With a summer vacation around the corner, it’s time to get in shape! What better way to do this than with an app which counts calories and plans fitness routines. Type in your height, weight, age and fitness goals and MyFitnessPal will present you with a recommended calorie count, whilst monitoring consumption. This provides an excellent tool for formulating meal plans. MyFitnessPal also has over 300 preloaded exercise routines which you can adopt and carry out, making trying a new variety of activity simple. The app also has a forum area, where fellow members can interact and exchange exercise routines and nutritional values.

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How to Improve Battery Life on a Samsung

Over 50% of smartphone users check their phone immediately after waking up. But the modern smart phone user requires their device for a whole lot more than just a wake-up call. Whether it is for organizing and managing a hectic weekly schedule at work or for social media interaction – the smartphone is found at the root of these activities. With this in mind it is essential that you optimize the battery life of your device!

  • Enable Power Saving Mode.

    This ensures that all unnecessary open apps are then shutdown, enhancing and prolonging battery life. Access to this function can be gained through opening Settings > Battery > Power Saving Mode > Save Power.

  • Brightness Settings.

    Keeping Auto Brightness switched on is an effective way of preserving battery life on a Samsung device, to install this measure use Settings > Brightness > Auto Brightness. The brightness of a device can also be adjusted manually at the user’s discretion.


  • Charge Regularly

    Avoid waiting for a flat battery before charging your phone. The optimum conditions for charging the device are when battery life is around 20%. Consistently waiting until the phone battery is flat can cause long term damage to the battery.

  • Turn Vibrate Off

    Refrain from having the vibrate setting on when receiving a call or notification. In order to function, the vibrate setting requires a larger amount of battery life than the sound or silent mode setting – as a vibration motor has to be triggered each time. To avoid the unnecessary drainage of your battery, vibrate mode can be turned off by adjusting the sound setting: Settings > Volume.

  • Monitor Signal Strength of Your Device.

    If you are in an area with poor cellular coverage/connections, the workload of your device is enhanced in order to establish a connection – consequently draining the battery life of your device. A suitable option to prevent this is to turn off mobile data: Settings > Mobile Data or even turn on airplane mode in such areas: Settings > Airplane Mode.


  • Software Updates

    In order to function correctly with the latest software updates, you should ensure that all apps are automatically updated, as soon as an update becomes available: Settings > Updates > Download Updates Automatically. This is an essential component for preserving battery life.

  • Bluetooth

    Utilities such as Bluetooth require a large amount of battery life and are not always required. Therefore, only activating Bluetooth when you need to connect to another device or transfer content, when not required Bluetooth can be turned off by: Settings > Bluetooth. This is an effective way of saving battery life.

  • App Consumption

    Identify which open apps are consuming the most battery and manage this accordingly. This can be done by opening Settings > Battery. This will then reveal a detailed breakdown of each individual app.

  • Prevent Push Email.

    Push email, is a service available on Samsung devices, which alerts you as a user each time you have received a new Email. By providing this service the battery is drained, in order to disable this configuration, you must first identify the app for your Email provider – for example ‘Gmail’. Once this has been found, open Settings > Notifications > ‘Gmail’ > Notifications Off. Although disabling Push Email will result in the manual checking of emails, it will help save the battery of your device.


  • Location Services.

    Location services consume a large amount of battery life and are not necessary most of the time. To prevent Location Services from drain ing battery life, the setting can be disabled by accessing Settings > Location Icon. This setting is interchangeable and can be reactivated when using apps such as Uber and Maps, which will inevitably require your current location.

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What is Roaming?

Roaming is the ability to make and receive calls, use data, and generally use your phone as you would at home, whilst traveling overseas.

Why Roam?

Mobile networks are unable to follow you everywhere you go, and can only cover you in particular areas. Whilst abroad, you are outside your network operator’s coverage area, so roaming will occur by searching for other available networks to connect to.

How?

Most mobile networks have agreements with networks outside the country to help users use their phones abroad. These agreements allow users to ‘roam’. Once you leave the country and you lose your network coverage, your phone will automatically pick up another network once you arrive at your destination, meaning you’ll get to use your phone as usual. Automatic text messages are usually sent detailing roaming prices as soon as your phone recognizes you are in another country.

Roaming is Expensive

Connecting to other networks can be expensive. You will be charged extra for using your phone whilst abroad, whether it’s for connecting to the internet, making calls and even receiving text messages. Due to this, travelers often resort to turning roaming off, only using WiFi hotspots for when they want to be connected.

How to Avoid Roaming Charges

If you opt to switch your roaming off, you will only be able to connect to the internet through a WiFi connection. For a cheap and easy alternative, Cellhire offers both International and European Data SIMs, along with additional MiFi devices, so you need not worry about returning to expensive phone bills and can enjoy being connected, even whilst away.

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How to Improve Battery Life on iPhone

There’s no denying that a smartphone acts as much more than a medium of communication with others, so much so, they are vastly becoming humans’ best friend. The average person checks their phone around 85 times a day, so what happens when your best friend is out of juice? It’s arguably nothing more than an over glorified glass paperweight. Below are the best suggestions on how you can easily reduce your battery usage throughout the days you don’t have your charger handy.

  1. View Battery Usage

It might just be the case that you need to review what apps are draining your battery the most, rather than physically having to change any settings. You can check how much battery you have drained through certain apps in the last 24 hours and overall over the last 7 days by going to Settings > Battery.

The Battery Usage enables you to see how much your phone battery has gone down by, allowing you to potentially alter how much time you spend on certain apps in order to reduce your battery usage. The clock symbol located to the right under battery usage allows you to see how long you have spent on each app and the percentage it has cut from your battery. This would be a good place to start when reviewing your usage.

  1. Turn on Low Power Mode

This might be an obvious suggestion if you have an iPhone installed with iOS9 or later, but Low Power Mode is a real life saver when your battery is running on empty. You will be prompted to turn Lower Power Mode on when you hit 20% or 10% of your battery life. You can either tap it on through the prompt, ask Siri to turn it on, or go through your Settings. Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode. When switched on, your battery symbol in the top right corner will turn yellow and certain features of your iPhone will be reduced and/or disabled.

Low Power Mode disables auto email fetching, reduces your screen brightness, disables motion effects, locks your phone quicker and reduces the performance of the CPU and GPU, slowing your phone by around 40%. It is important to note that although your battery life will last longer, keeping Low Power Mode on for extended periods of time will reduce the overall performance of your phone, and this is why it is automatically switched off once your iPhone is charged up to 80%.

  1. Location Services: When using App

Keeping your Location Services on will seriously drain your battery, especially when apps are tracking your location when they don’t need to be. A number of different apps may ask you for your location when you first open them, but unless it’s really necessary, it’s suggested that you don’t provide them. Other apps, that you do allow to use your location, don’t need to be tracking you once you close them. This is why we suggest altering your settings so that certain apps can only use your location when you have them open.

You can see which apps are using your location by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Here you can change your settings to only allow apps information to your location when you are using them. Other apps such as Maps and the Weather should always have your location in order to provide the best information to you.

 

  1. Don’t bother quitting Apps

Quitting an app by doubling clicking the Home button and swiping it away can actually do more harm than good for your battery. Force quitting an app takes it out of memory, resulting in the system having to completely relaunch the app and all its data when you next open it. This wastes battery as the system removes the app out of memory just to add it back again once the app is relaunched. Keeping an app in memory, (the app is ‘closed’ but hasn’t been ‘quit’), will use virtually no battery. An app should only be ‘quit’ if it isn’t performing correctly and needs a relaunch.

By closing an app, (pressing the home button to exit) you are moving the app to the background, where it will stay for a short period of time, before it enters a suspended state. When suspended, the app will stop using CPU and battery, but will stay in memory. By keeping the app in memory, the system can quickly resume your last session the next time it is opened.  You can keep as many apps as you’d like in a suspended state, (closed) where they stay in memory, without it effecting your overall battery percentage. It is when you force quit an app, that the system will use a lot of energy and battery to try and relaunch the app.

  1. Use Auto Brightness

Having your phone screen on the highest possible brightness causes you to lose a lot of battery throughout the day as the extra light takes energy to power. iOS is pretty savvy in the sense that it has an auto brightness feature. It will automatically change your screen brightness depending on the light it thinks you need. If you’re in a dark room, it will automatically turn your brightness down, and likewise in a lit room, it will make your screen brighter. If you don’t have auto brightness on, you can turn it on inSettings > Display and Brightness > Auto Brightness.

Or, just turn your brightness down manually.

  1. Turn off Background App Refresh

Background App Refresh enables apps to learn when they are frequently checked. This then allows them to prepare all the data and information needed when in use, before you actually open them. The app will have all the latest data and content when you open them as them would have been updated in the background. The feature is intended to save you loading times when initially opening the app.

This drains your battery as it will be something constantly running in the background, even when the app is closed. You can switch off this setting in Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

  1. Stop Push Email

Push Email is a feature that requires your phone to constantly be looking for new email updates, which, understandably, drains your battery life. Push email forces emails through to your phone as soon as they become available via your email server. You can change your email settings so mail is checked for, and forced through periodically, rather than all the time. You can change this option in Settings > Mail > Accounts > Fetch New Data.

  1. Update all Apps Ready to Update

With Apple regularly updating their iOS software, apps need to be constantly updated on your device so they can run effectively in conjunction with the latest iOS. For this reason, you should often check for updates in App Store > Updates and update them all at once rather than going through and manually updating as this will drain your battery life.

  1. Reduce number of Widgets on Lock Screen

Swiping left on your phone, both on lock screen and in home, will take you to see your widgets. This allows you to have a quick view of the apps that are important to you without having to actually open them. Although a great feature, and time saving, keeping this information will drain your battery life as the apps attempt to fetch the most up to date data. You can change which apps feature on this by swiping right on the home page, scrolling down to the bottom of the widgets page and click Edit.

 

  1. Should I leave my iPhone charging?

It is often a topic of debate whether you can keep your phone charging once it hits 100% or whether it will eventually wreck the battery. Contrary to popular believe, and unlike a MacBook, keeping your iPhone plugged in after it’s hit 100% will not be harmful to your battery, this is because your device knows once it is at full power and will stop charging once it hits that. You can leave you phone plugged in overnight or throughout the day without it doing any damage your battery.

It is also suggested that, instead of charging your phone once it gets to a low percentage, you should charge it little and often throughout the day. It is also completely harmless to use your iPhone whilst it is still charging.