7 Reasons Your iPhone Battery Drains Quickly


With so many features on iPhones, it can be hard to not use them down to the last second of their battery life. Just having a couple of Apps open at once can cause the battery to drain a lot faster, which is an unfortunate yet realistic side effect of this handy technology.

The good news is that with the hit of a few buttons you can have the problem fixed. Here are 7 reasons why your iPhone battery may be draining much quicker than you would like for it to.

1.) Your Screen is Too Bright

The brightness of iPhone screens can be turned extremely bright. While this may be of convenience to many people, it can cause your battery to inconveniently drain at at faster rate than it would if your screen brightness was set at half the amount.

The original setting begins somewhere in the middle and the only way to turn the brightness up is if you do it yourself. If you have never messed with this feature, it more than likely won’t be a contributing factor to your iPhone’s fast decrease in battery life.

2.) You Have Too Many Apps Running At Once

It’s not hard at all to exit out of an app without forgetting to close it out all together so that it won’t continue to run in the background.

To stop apps and other pages from running in the background, push the home button twice and then swipe upwards to make them go away.

3.) You Aren’t Utilizing Airplane Mode

Most people think that airplane mode is limited to traveling, but anyone can use the feature to extend the life of their iPhone.

When you have no use of being connected to a cellular network say at night time, turn on airplane mode to make your battery last longer. Just remember that you cannot make or receive calls or send messages while airplane mode is on.

4.) You Have Background App Refreshing Turned On

Background app refresh is one of the biggest battery drainers, and is automatically turned on when you first acquire your new iPhone.

This feature automatically updates your apps for you so that you don’t have to manually go into the app store and do it yourself, so the next time you visit an app after a recent update, it will have already been done.

5.) Your Local Services Aren’t Being Limited

Local services are another feature of the iPhone that automatically comes turned on. At this point, each app you use that requests your location has to consistently update and ping the data each time you move to a different location.

Turning this feature off will make you iPhone battery have to work as hard. To turn off local services or adjust which apps you want to know your location, simply go to settings and then privacy.

6.) You Have Too Many Apps Downloaded

Somes apps can take up a ton of space, Facebook being a big example. On top of that, having a lot of apps can eventually take up all of your space, and drain your battery’s life even quicker.

As much as it may suck, decide which apps you can live without and do a thorough cleaning to make more room on your phone. The harder the apps have to work to keep running, the more life it will drain from your battery.

7.) Your Mailbox is Always Updating

When your mailbox is set to update whenever you receive new mail, the server has to go fetch the information and make the update which gives you a notification.

Turning this off will not only limit your updates to be seen when you manually log in to check your mail, but also drastically increase your iPhone’s battery life.


When your battery begins to drain too much and will no longer hold a charge, the unfortunate time may have arrived for you to get a replacement battery. It’s not recommend to perform any kind of DIY repairs to your iPhone due to it’s complex technology, so finding a professional iPhone repair specialists near you maybe your best option.

Look for more reasons why your battery may be dying faster in a sequel to this post, coming to a computer screen near you soon.



Best Gadgets of 2015

It wouldn’t be a new year unless all kinds of new forms of gadgets and technology were released. All throughout the year, every year, there are hundreds of new releases that keep gadget geeks on the edge of their seats everywhere.

It’s been a while since we updated Best Choice Tech, so we thought we would bring it back in style with the coolest gadgets of 2015.

The year is already close to being over (again) so you better go out and grab these before the new versions come out in 2016, or they just plain become obsolete like every other tech device. Ha.

Future Wearable Gadgets of 2016

With the release of the Apple watch and other similar electronic wearables hitting the market, it’s obvious what one of the biggest future trends will be. And it’s only 2015.

By 2016 however, this market will have expanded quite far, as newer and even better wearables come into the game. We’ve got a sneak peak at what some of these “gadgets of the near future” will be, so check out the video to see.

Just as you thought you were starting to see it all…


Millennials Aren’t Too Thrilled With Apple Watch

The great anticipation of the launch of the new Apple watch has already began to dissipate rather quickly.

According to a study from brand intimacy agency MLM, millennials are already unsatisfied with their new purchase of the watch, some even occurring before the end of the first 30 days. Many report that the watch is simply an extension of their iPhone, and are now feeling the guilt from the purchase as they are starting to see it as too materialistic.

Apparently though, wearable such as the Apple watch typically have a high ditch rate that usually occurs within the first 60 days.

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Mobile Payments Sweeping the Restaurant Industry

The rise of mobile payments in restaurants has begun, and waiters are just as excited about the expansion as technology developers around the world.

Since the new addition of mobile payment technology in restaurants, people are starting to tip more now than before.

A rustic Argentinean restaurant in middle London, La Patagonia, has seen a 4% increase in tips since implementing the new payment system known as “Zapper”, which allows customers to scan a code on their receipt and adjust the tip amount on their smartphones.

According to the general manager of the restaurant, Mila Salvtierra, “We are offering better service because now they (customers) don’t need to wait so long to pay…they can pay straightaway…so we have improved our service,” which he also believes could be the reason for the increase in tips.

In a study by Juniper Research, mobile and tablet users will make 195 billion mobile commerce transactions every year by 2019, which is an increase from 72 billion this year. And the numbers will only continue to grow from here.

But Why the Big Transition?

Besides rolling with the times, mobile payment options were created to take out the long process that can sometimes come with sitting down for a meal, and instead make them quick and easy.

According to another mobile payment processing company “Flypay,” people are now paying 10-15 percent of their total bill for a tip, which is higher than the 10 percent of less they would leave when just paying with a card.

Flypay CEO Tom Weaver reports that “The ease of paying combined with the fact that using a smartphone doesn’t feel like “real money” is one of the drivers behind the rise of tips.”

Weaver has told CNBC that “If people are leaving cash, they will leave an amount that is reasonable for them so tends to be a low cash tip. The great thing about digital payments is it doesn’t feel real as the cold hard cash in your pocket.”

iPhone Blue Screen of Death?



iPhone users on T-mobile’s network have reported seeing “blue screens of death” at random times. Many have taken to Twitter to complain about these screens that randomly appear and follow with a reboot, sometimes occurring up to 3 times within 10 minutes.

Generations of iPhones have included iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus however, any model using iOS 8 (including 8.3) hasn’t been exempt from this blue screen phenomenon. Even those that haven’t had their iPhone for barely 2 months are dealing with the problem.

While many uses end up resorting to a hard reset, others have found the problem to easily go away when turning off their Wi-fi connection. Apple reacted to the problem by stating that they would replace the malfunctioning disk drive in the hard disk drives of Mac PC’s.

No other reports about similar problems occurring with other major brand that carry the iPhone have surfaced at this time.

If you are experiencing the blue screen of death and your phone is still under warranty, you can always try returning it to the store you purchased it from and see if there is anything they can do for you.

Apple Pulls Civil War Apps

Apple has officially pulled any games that feature the Confederate symbol from their App store, following retailers like Target, Amazon, and Wal-mart, whom will no longer be selling any item with the symbol.

“We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines,” said an Apple spokeswoman for CNBC. “We are not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for educational or historical uses.

Other retailers have fallen in line as well in reaction to the mass shooting at an African American church in Charleston earlier this June. Many people believe the flag is a symbol of racism, and debates of weather or not the flag should be removed has become a controversial topic around the country.

Game developers connected to apps in the Apple store that are related to Confederacy have been notified of their change in status that now violates Section 19.1 of the App Store Guidelines. The section states that That section warns, “Apps containing references or commentary about a religious, cultural or ethnic group that are defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited or likely to expose the targeted group to harm or violence will be rejected.”

The only way these Apps can make it back into the store is if they remove or replace the Confederate flag from their games all together, according to a report from MacRumors.


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10 iPhone Tricks You May Not Already Know

As the years go by, Apple continues to create a phone experience that millions of people love. In fact, during the first quarter of 2015 alone Apple, sold 75 million iPhones, which results in 34,000 every hour of every day.

Many people are aware of the main functions of iPhones that make our lives easier however, many aren’t yet familiar with a group of other handy ones. Here is a list of some cool shortcuts that will help you get the most out of your iPhone.

1.) Many people will be glad to hear that putting your phone on Airplane mode while plugged in will help it charge quicker.

The difference may not be huge but when you use your phone often, every little bit can help. Especially if you are one to leave your charger at home while you’re out all day long.

2.) Speaking of being out all day, if you are trying to meet up with a friend and get lost, your iPhone can help. Send your location via your message app.

Simply enter the message of the person you need to send your location to and click “Details” on the upper right side of the corner where you will see an option to send your location.

3.) Four digit pass-codes are great for locking strangers out of our phones, but can sometimes keep us from getting in when in a hurry. If you are more of a letters person than numbers, your iPhone gives you the ability to use a code of letters instead.

To do this, visit your settings, and then “Passcode lock”. Turn off the screen that reads Simple Passcode”, and from here you should be given the option to change to a password of letters instead.

4.) Speaking of letters, did you know that your iPhone gives you a range of symbols and letters that can only be accessed through a long pushing of the certain buttons you can see.

For example, when writing the end of an internet URL address, holding down the period key will give you further extensions to choose from than the good ole’ .com.

5.) Have you ever written a text that resembled a paragraph in a book but didn’t decide to send it? Instead of hitting the backspace button for what seems like 1,000 times, shake your phone instead and you should be offered a choice to “Undo Typing.”

The cooler thing is that if you actually decide you want the message back, shake your phone again and select “Redo Typing.”

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Welcome to Best Choice Tech

Welcome to Best Choice Tech, an upcoming new tech website searching for it’s place on the World Wide Web. We’ve got the latest tech news, delivered to you in a unique perspective, with all killer-no filler content.

The tech world is hot, and we are here to splash you with a refreshing view of the latest tech news and gadgets from countries all over.

Get comfortable in your seat because we are here you give you all the technology deets you actually want to hear. No more digging through large directories of news to get the insight you were looking for. From the latest news on Microsoft and Apple, to the newest gadgets of the day, our goal is to deliver you what you ordered in a different kind of way.

No b.s, no beating around the bush. Only and precise cut to the chase. Our content is written to get to the bottom of the facts and deliver our guests with lightening fast information that has a transparent view.

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