Learn how to replace the battery and save battery life on the Apple iPhone 5c. Find out more on this page:
The iPhone battery is built into the device and cannot be removed.
If the device menus are frozen or unresponsive, you can soft reset using hardware keys. To perform a soft reset, follow these steps:
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To save and extend battery life, follow these steps:
To lower the screen brightness, go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness and adjust the slider. Alternately, you can select Auto-Brightness to brighten and dim the screen based on your current environment.
If Wi-Fi is available, use it: Using Wi-Fi not only saves your mobile data usage, it also can be a more power-efficient way to use data instead of using your mobile network.
Keeping a constant feed from your social networks and e-mail accounts can cause your phone to be constantly interacting with the mobile network. Reducing the frequency that applications and e-mail accounts update can preserve battery life.
Turn off automatic synchronization and sync your e-mail and calendar manually. To change these settings go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, & Calendars > Fetch New Data, and tap Manually.
Using applications can enhance your phones functionality, but they can also use up valuable battery life – especially if they keep your screen on, or require a data connection. Some applications are best used when the device is plugged in.
Note: If you battery life decreases significantly in a short period of time – consider any recent downloads that may have started the problem, and uninstall them.
Our LTE network gives you faster data, but can also use more battery, especially if the LTE signal is weak. If you aren’t using data, leave your phone on 4G until you need it again. You will still be able to make and receive calls and browse the web at slower speeds while on 4G.
To change this setting, go to Settings > Cellular > Enable LTE and slide the toggle to Off.
Always make sure your device has the latest software version available. Apple will release updates to the device operating system, often improving battery life as one of the benefits.
To check for system updates go to Settings > General > Software Updates.
Be sure to put your phone into a sleep or standby mode when the device is in a pocket, case, or purse. Putting the device into sleep mode will keep you from unintentionally activating applications or illuminating the screen.
This is done by tapping the power key.
Your device should have a Lithium-based battery which means that leaving it on the charger will not damage the battery, even if it is already fully charged. Take advantage of AC power sources when they are available at home or at work for extended periods of time.
You should only use chargers that are approved by the manufacturer.
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