According to Apple, 74% of iOS devices are now running iOS 7. According to conversations I’ve been eavesdropping on, at least 50% of you haven’t turned off all the superfluous, battery-draining features that came along with the update. So, here’s how to get more battery life out of your new gizmo.
Turn these off now:
This feature is not to be confused with the 1974 thriller The Parallax View starring Warren Beatty (Where are you Warren!?). Not only is Parallax draining your battery, it may be, if you’re the kind of person who has to avoid merry-go-rounds, making you sick. The feature, though it makes your phone kind of trippy in the way it brings depth to objects, is utilizing gyroscopes, accelerometers and helicopters to make you “ooh” and “ah.” Truth is most see battery life as a far more important feature. So, you’ll need to make sure “Reduce Motion” is “On” to turn off Parallax.
Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion (more…)