Our property inventory software isn’t particularly heavy on iPhone and iPad battery life. However, like any app, if you’re using it for hours on end, it will slowly begin to eat away at your charge.
This is particularly true when you’ve got multiple reports to complete in a single day and don’t have time to recharge. As such, here’s 5 ways to help your battery last all day when you’re using our property inventory app.
1) Lower your brightness
Yes, this is probably the most obvious one of the lot, but many people forget about this – and its one of the single biggest battery killers out there. Even more so if you’re using a device with a high definition retina display. More pixels to light up = more battery used.
There’s two ways to lower your brightness. You can either swipe up from the very bottom of the screen to bring up the control centre (available for people using iOS 7 and above), or go to General > Display & Brightness and then lower the brightness from there. We’d recommend turning off auto-brightness as well.
2) Turn off the Parallax feature
Released on the iOS 7 update, the Parallax feature is no doubt very pretty. It moves your app icons on the home screen in harmony as you hold and move your device. But this novelty takes a rather large toll on your poor battery.
To turn it off, go to General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and turn this on.
3) Turn WiFi and Bluetooth off
Once you’re logged in to the Inspector property inventory app, you don’t need an internet connection to produce reports. All your reports are automatically saved locally until you preview them and send to your online account.
This means that, once you’re logged in, you can then turn off your WiFi in order to preserve your battery. Bluetooth is also quite the charge eater, so if you don’t need it, turn it off.
You can do this by swiping up from the bottom of your screen to reveal the control centre, and then just click the WiFi and Bluetooth icons to turn off. If you’re not using iOS 7 and up, you won’t have the command centre feature, so you can go to Settings and turn them off from there.
4) Turn Airplane Mode on
This probably isn’t convenient for those using an iPhone and you’ll most likely want to be available to take calls, however if you’re using an iPad and want to save some serious battery, you could consider turning airplane mode on.
This will disable all network features, meaning your iPad will only work offline. This saves lots of battery because this mode prevents any outside information coming into the device including notifications, automatic updates, messages, and more.
To enter airplane mode, either swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open the control centre and click the airplane symbol, or go into settings. (It’s the first option from the top).
5) Turn Greyscale Mode on
This is only for serious battery savers, however it works wonders. Normally turning your device into black and white mode would hinder the experience of the device, however within iSurvey there’s not much colour anyway when you’re compiling reports. If you know you’ve got lots of reports to finish in a day and won’t have time to recharge, you might want to consider this.
Colour costs more battery than black and white the same as printing in colour costs more than black and white. To turn grayscale on, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn Greyscale to on.
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