Do you turn off your apps every time after you used them? If you are like me, chances are, you did not. I believed that if you minimize the app, the app stops working, means it is off. — WRONG! If you just minimize the app, it is actually still running in the background and is still consuming the power. I didn’t know about this till a friend showed me how to REALLY turn off an app.
Step 1. Double-press the home button. You will see a screen similar to the picture below. There will be a row of app icons at the bottom of your screen. It is called “Multitasking app switcher”. Any app shown here in this switcher is still running in the background, even if you don’t see it on your screen. If you scroll the icons left or right, you can see how many apps are still running. How many do you have? I had more than 20.
Step 2. Hold you finger on any icon in the “Multitasking app switcher” area, ie. the bottom of the screen, till all those icons start wiggling. On the top-left corner of each icon, you will see a little red dot with a minus sign in the middle. Tap on the red dots one by one to completely turn off the apps.
Now, see how much longer you battery will last.
I will search for more baterry saving tips and post them periodically. If you have any tips, please leave a comment to share with everyone. Thank you!