iphone comparisonAfter we reviewed some battery basics in a recent column, readers who own iPhones and iPads wanted more. There’s much you can do beyond looking at “Usage” in the “Settings” area to find where the battery hogs are.

While you’re in “Settings,” disable “Background App Refresh,” which keeps everything running in the background.  If you don’t need to get a notice every time an email or reminder comes in, turn off “Fetch.” Tap “Settings,” then “”Mail, Contacts, Calendars,” then “Fetch New Data,” and change the setting to manual. There are many more tips if you do a web search on “7 Ways to Save Battery Life on iOS 8.”

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