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Is iOS 8.2 killing your battery life? Try this trick

Published Mar 10th, 2015 3:51PM EDT
iOS 8.2 Battery Life Trick
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If you’ve found your iPhone’s battery performance has gotten worse since you installed iOS 8.2 earlier this week, it may be because of the new fitness tracking features that Apple added to the software. A Reddit user who goes by the name of lil_breesy has helpfully posted a quick step-by-step guide for shutting off iOS 8.2’s fitness tracking features and hopefully making your battery last longer.

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The process consists of a simple four steps:

  1. First, go to Settings
  2. Then click on Privacy
  3. Next click on Motion & Fitness
  4. Finally, toggle Fitness Tracking to Off

And that’s it — a very simple process that could make an impact on your phone’s battery. Note that we say could because there are potentially several reasons you might be experiencing weak battery performance at a given time on your iPhone. If you want to cover more bases, be sure to check out our post on 15 tricks for squeezing as much battery life from your iPhone as possible.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.