23 ways you're unknowingly killing your iPhone battery on iOS 8

iOS 8 has some cool new features that also sap your battery, slide to unlock these settings to save your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' battery life

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were designed to offer up to 14 and 24 hours of usage with iOS 8 handling power consumption in an intelligent way. And if it doesn't, it means you might have your settings all jacked up.   

Since the inception of iOS 8, there are several new features that are by default switched on, and thus settings you can tweak to make your new iPhone go all day. By the time you've made your way to the end of this article, tweaked the settings and right the 23 wrongs you've made on your iPhone without incapacitating it, you'll be surprised at how long its battery can last.

You know what they say, every little bit goes a long way.

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Oversharing your every move

iOS 8 brings with it the ability to share your location with your friend via Messages via the little Details tab. It’s a pretty neat feature, but you don’t really need it switched on the whole day, and have your friend tracking your every move right?

Do this instead: Go to SettingsPrivacyLocation Services, and Share Location From to disable it. Or choose to share your location from another device which has better battery life, like your iPad for instance.

More after the break...

Being all hands on with Handoff

This new iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite feature presents a world of convenience by allowing you to move seamlessly from iThing to iThing while you’re doing work. But if you only have an iPhone, it’s not exactly a feature you can make the most of, right?

Do this instead: Hit up Settings, click on Handoff & Suggested Apps and turn off Handoff. Enable it when you have more battery, get more than one iThing, or actually require the function.

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