Macworld Masterclass: Give your iPhone's battery life a boost

Battery on the wane? Let Battery Doctor Pro help

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  • 7 App settings Intro
  • 1 Main screen 1 1. Status Report
  • 2 Maintain 2. Health Check
  • 3 My Theme 3. Raise the flag
  • 5 More 4. Extra features
  • 6 Tips 5. Words of Wisdom
  • 7 App settings 6. Get set up
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Intro

Any device powered by a Lithium-ion battery will get less and less power from each charge as it ages – and the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are no exception. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of Battery Doctor Pro, a handy app that gives your battery a thorough health check and takes some simple measures to keep it in good nick.

The app is crammed with useful tips on reducing battery use, and performs a Full Cycle Charge, a charge from a near-empty battery that helps keep your battery healthy for longer. Battery Doctor Pro won’t do anything you couldn’t do for yourself, but it’s brilliant for managing something that you’re probably too busy to fret about.

Vital Info

Device: iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
Difficulty: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes

What you need

Battery Doctor Pro app (59p)
iOS 3.0 or later

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Any device powered by a Lithium-ion battery will get less and less power from each charge as it ages – and the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are no exception. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of Battery Doctor Pro, a handy app that gives your battery a thorough health check and takes some simple measures to keep it in good nick.

The app is crammed with useful tips on reducing battery use, and performs a Full Cycle Charge, a charge from a near-empty battery that helps keep your battery healthy for longer. Battery Doctor Pro won’t do anything you couldn’t do for yourself, but it’s brilliant for managing something that you’re probably too busy to fret about.

Vital Info

Device: iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
Difficulty: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes

What you need

Battery Doctor Pro app (59p)
iOS 3.0 or later

 

Step 2 of 7: 1. Status Report

Open Battery Doctor Pro and you’ll see how much power your iPhone has, and how long it will run on various tasks.

 

Step 3 of 7: 2. Health Check

Hit the ‘Maintain’ icon on the bottom bar to run a Full Cycle Charge – this is essentially boot camp for your battery.

 

Step 4 of 7: 3. Raise the flag

One of the sillier features, ‘Theme’ lets you customise your battery with a colour, pattern or even a flag design.

 

Step 5 of 7: 4. Extra features

Tap ‘More’ to tweak the app’s settings or to access battery-boosting tips and other advanced features.

 

Step 6 of 7: 5. Words of Wisdom

Tap ‘Tips’ to swipe through a wealth of practical advice on ways to protect your battery and extend its lifespan.

 

Step 7 of 7: 6. Get set up

Set an alarm for your next Full Cycle Charge, or change the trickle charge settings, log or alarm sounds in App Settings.

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