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After upgrading your iPhone to iOS7, you may discover that your battery life isn’t what it once was. This is because with iOS 7 comes a few more background services (and other features) that help drain your phone’s battery. Fortunately, Midshire Telecom have a few tips that can help you get your iPhone battery life back.

None of these tip will harm your device. Some of them might disable services you actually want so choose carefully when you disable (or enable, as the case may be).

1. Disable background app refresh

This is a big one. With iOS 7, all apps constantly refresh their data in the background, allowing you to multi-task. However, background updating can take its toll on your battery life. To disable them, tap on Settings . General . Background App Refresh and set it to Off. With this disabled, your apps (such as Facebook) will only update their data when the app is open.

2. Location Tracking 

A good number of apps are constantly tracking your location (even the camera). Go to Settings . Privacy . Location Services, and all of the apps that use Location Services will be listed on this page. From here, you can either shut off this service completely or shut down the service on per app basis. You can also shut off Location Tracking for System Services. Do this carefully, disabling only those you know you don’t need. To do this, tap System Services and disable the Location Tracking for each system service you don’t want to include in the feature.

3. Turn off AirDrop

A feature that allows you to share files with other iOS 7 devices on the same network. If you don’t use this feature (or when you’re not using it), you should shut it off. To do this, open up the Control Centre (swipe upwards on the home screen), and then tap the AirDrop icon. When the popup appears, you can turn AirDrop off completely or make it available for Contacts Only or Everyone.

4. Turn off certain notifications

By default, the Notification Centre will watch for and display quite a lot of notifications. Fortunately you can turn off the one you dont want. Just tap Setting . Notification Centre and scroll down until you see the Include section. From here, you can specify id you want Banner, Alerts, or None. Certain apps allow you to include even more information (such as a specific amount of alerts or items).

By removing these apps from the notification system iOS 7 wll stop watching those services, thereby saving a small amount of battery life.

If you’re looking to regain a bit of battery life from your iOS 7 device, give these tip a try. You wont reclaim an extra workday’s work of battery, but you will find a significant decrease in the drain placed on your iPhone battery.