Is there anything more frustrating than the battery life of an iPhone? I can’t be the only person that is always desperately looking at their last 7% and wondering whether I still have enough juice to call my mum and let my small person watch a little bit more Peppa on ABC iview… Well stop whinging. Here’s the game changer!
Well, the rumoured good news mums is that the soon to be released iPhone 8 will be self charging. Yes! The phone will charge itself! Amazing right? Here’s what Mac Rumours has revealed;
- The phone will come in three different versions all which will be able to be wirelessly charged
- The technology will incorporate a sheet of graphite to stop the device overheating while charging
- The patents filed by Apple in the US shows images of a charger similar to that used by the Apple Watch which is a metal brushing technique but also refers to and “inductive charging station”.
Truth be told – who cares how they do it right? A phone that sees us not be panicked that our battery is dying quicker than a Nokia 8210 in 1999 is something to look forward to! The price for the phone is predicted to be from $1200 to $1500 depending on the model.
The Apple iPhone 8 is due for release in 2018. Reports show that Apple registers over 2000 patents per year so of course a lodged patent is no guarantee of the product being made but here’s hoping!
If you’re still stuck with an iPhone that won’t hold a charge all day until then, we’ve done some research and here’s 9 tips to extend your charge until the game changing self charging phone is available…
How to improve your battery life on your current iphone!
- Dim the screen brightness or switch to auto brightness
- Keep the screen time out period short
- When you don’t need to use it turn off BlueTooth
- When you don’t need to use it turn of wifi – this allows the phone to stop permanently searching for networks to join
- Reduce you use of location services and apps that want GPS turned on. You can turn this off in settings
- Don’t leave apps running in the background that you aren’t using. Make sure you hard close them by in iOS, double-tap the Home button so the multitasking screen appears, then swipe upwards to close the app.
- Turn off the calling vibration function – this chews stacks of juice from your battery
- Turn off auto fetch for email – having your phone check if you’ve got email to download constantly sucks your battery, do it manually or extend the period between fetches
- Re-booting your phone is rumoured to assist with longer term battery life. Turn it off regularly rather than letting it run for days on end.
Image: Mac Rumours.