Ohming Technology ( — www.Ohming.com), a company focused on products that make it more convenient to charge multiple devices simultaneously, is weighing in on the idea that closing apps will preserve the battery life of cell phones.
A recent e-mail conversation posted on Apple's “9to5Mac” blog between an iPhone user and Craig Federighi, head of Apple’s iOS team, has helped to put an end to a myth that closing apps prolongs a phone's battery life. When posed with the question, “Do you quit your iOS multitasking apps frequently and is this necessary for battery life?” Federighi bluntly responded, “No and no.” (Source: Worley, B., “How to Prolong Your Cell Phone’s Battery (Hint: You Don’t Need to Close Your Apps),” ABC News web site, March 18, 2016; http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/prolong-cell-phones-battery-hint-dont-close-apps/story?id=37732284.)
“This is probably a huge surprise for many iPhone users,” says Paul Romanenko, owner and CEO of Ohming Technology. “Given the amount of people who adhere to this rule of closing apps to preserve battery life like it was actual truth, it's good that there’s a reliable reference point now that shows how wrong this idea had been.”
As part of the response to the above question, Apple directed users to a page that explains why open apps don’t drain battery space. According to this page, apps that are not in use convert to suspended mode after a short period of time; in this mode, they do not drain any battery life or affect any other resources. (Source: “About Multitasking on Your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch,” Apple web site; https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202070, last accessed April 12, 2016.)
“This is important because users need to focus on practices that can actually help save some battery life,” Romanenko explains. “Even Android's vice president of engineering Dave Burke, says that the same goes for their phones.”
To save battery power, dimming the screen is the top action users can take, along with setting a 30-second lock timer. Limiting apps that have location services and turning off push notifications are additional ways to preserve battery life.
“It’s also important to know how to charge a phone,” Romanenko concludes. “Being familiar with what amps to use and knowing how long the phone takes to charge are important factors to battery life and make more of an impact than battery saving tactics.”
Ohming Technology provides its customers with better ways to charge cellphones. The Charge M.E from Ohming Technology can charge up to eight devices simultaneously and can charge both new and legacy devices without the need for a computer connection.
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