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    I recently thought my iPhone was losing battery quicker than I thought it should be. So I got online and looked at the various ways to help that. I made lots of changes in my settings thinking I was doing everything all right.
    recently noticed I'm not getting my notifications for my Facetime.... i had turned off all notification thinking that the red dot with number in it was not A notification. My messages are coming in hours later. I'm probably a few other things I'm not aware of.
    I read online that if I were to go into settings, general, scroll down to reset and select reset all settings. That would set all back to the factory settings and that all my data, my apps and all my other important things including status would stay there. Is that so?

    i also made changes on my iPad which is synced with my iPhone, so I guess I would have to do it for that also.
    and need i make backups?

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    Have you been making backups regularly? You may want to make a current backup, just in case?

    Yes, you would need to backup and reset both devices individually.


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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Lori, think about changes you have made that you do like in Settings. Scroll through the Settings app as a reminder and then think about having to redo them all. Things like Siri Voice Recognition, Desktop Image, Alarm Settings, Ring Tones,Touch ID, BlueTooth devices, WiFi Passwords etc.

    It may actually be easier to undo the few mistakes you have made.

    If you really want to save battery try looking at background app refresh in Settings.

    Quick tip; use the Search function in Settings, it saves a lot of time searching through sub menues.


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    Your profile shows you have an iPhone 7. If so, you may need a new battery. Thatís pretty old now. Thereís a free app called Coconut Battery that you can install on your Mac that can tell you what the battery capacity is left on your iPhone when you plug it into a USB port.

    EDIT: your iPhone has an option in Settings that tells you what your battery capacity is. Donít trust it. Iíve found it to be grossly inaccurate.

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    thnx rod...i went thru my settings and fixed a few and and all looks better now!
    i had already turned off background refresh settings.
    hmmm, search in settings - interesting....... will look at that.

    lifesabeach....i only bought my phone a little over a year sgo...tho it's an old model it was a brand new phone purchase directly from Apple.
    yes i look at battery level... currently 95%.
    tho will look i to coconut battery... If not in the App Store and not on the apple site and not the original creator..... I probably would be hesitant to download it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lori5060 View Post
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    lifesabeach....i only bought my phone a little over a year sgo...tho it's an old model it was a brand new phone purchase directly from Apple.
    yes i look at battery level... currently 95%.
    tho will look i to coconut battery... If not in the App Store and not on the apple site and not the original creator..... I probably would be hesitant to download it.
    Hi Lori - I've been using Coconut Battery for 5+ years w/o a problem; now on v. 3.x - may buy the 'Plus' version which adds a lot of features including Wi-Fi support which eliminates cabling your iDevice to a computer. If you decide to DL the app, then go to their website in the link given. Dave
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    @lori5060
    If not in the App Store and not on the apple site and not the original creator..... I probably would be hesitant to download it.
    Developer's site:
    coconutBattery 3
    macOS 10.11 - 10.15
    coconutBattery 3.8.2 - by coconut-flavour.com


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    thanks raddave.... always good to hear what others are using and their reviews.

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    I downloaded coconut battery v 3,8,2 on my iPhone and iPad. could not find it. emailed christ and he said ....The app is a macOS only app and will only work on a Mac.
    so that doesn't help with iPhone at all. am I missing something??

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    @lori

    You download coconut on your Mac. Then connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac via USB. Open coconut and it will give you masses of detail about your iDevice.

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    You download coconut on your Mac. Then connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac via USB.

    Or optionally, purchase coconutBattery Plus which has:
    WiFi Support
    When you have enabled Wi-Fi syncing via iTunes on your iOS device you don't need to connect the device via USB any more to check its health via coconutBattery
    coconutBattery 3.8.2 - by coconut-flavour.com


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    oh I see.... good note about syncing via iTunes so don't need to connect device via USB...was going to be my next question.
    not sure how syncing via itiunss but will worth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lori5060 View Post
    oh I see.... good note about syncing via iTunes so don't need to connect device via USB...was going to be my next question.
    not sure how syncing via itiunss but will worth...
    Hi again Lori - as already suggested, download Coconut Battery to your macOS computer - if you obtained the 'free' version, then you will need to cable your iDevice(s) to the computer - select the appropriate tab and the 'battery specs' on your iPhone and/or iPad will be available to view; if you decided to purchase the 'Plus' version, then Wi-Fi connectivitiy should provide the same information w/o the need to cable the two devices. Dave
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    Yes I've been using it for years and it's great. It needs to be installed on your computer though. It will give you info on your computer battery and when you connect your iPhone via USB it will tell you about the phone battery. I too have an iPhone 7 my battery shows as only about 87% capacity on Coconut Battery and I need to charge it roughly every 8 hrs. The point I think is that not only is it wearing out but the software and services that we take for granted today are more demanding on batteries and although batteries have improved they still struggle to accommodate live streaming movies, FaceTime, animated games and apps that require constant internet connection.


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    EDIT: your iPhone has an option in Settings that tells you what your battery capacity is. Don’t trust it. I’ve found it to be grossly inaccurate.
    With what did you compare the settings that your phone shows? I find the phone battery display to be accurate. (iPhone 8) Coconut battery has always been accurate and I don't mind sending them a donation but I did not like it when he said we would have to buy the Pro version so that the battery capacity can be read via WiFi.

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