Saturday, March 08, 2014

Resolve iPhone Battery Drainage Problem.

My iPhone has been on life support for a few weeks. 
I'm not kidding, I've been traveling with the charger cord and plugging in where ever I sit down, and again in the car using the cigaret lighter thingy. 

Last Thursday I started deleting Apps, videos and photos hoping that would make a difference, but it didn't. After a lively Meetup of Greater Seattle Women Who Write I forgot I had plugged the phone into an outlet on the floor board, and left my phone where it was, behind the wicker furniture at the  Hotel on The Corner of Bitter and Sweet. 

Knowing that Jan Johnson, the owner of the legendary Panama Hotel would have spotted it, I didn't worry, and indeed, when I returned on Friday morning, my Otter clad phone was at the counter of the Coffee/Tea house to pick up my well charged phone. By the time I returned to the house, three hours later, the red low battery sign was on again.

Not good, not normal, Google what's up, I told myself.

The answer appeared on the screen with the first try.

Go to Settings -> General -> Restrictions.
Enable Restrictions.
Disable Restrictions. 

That worked, like a charm.

Pity of all those Apps, movies and photos?
Not really, call it Spring Cleaning.

This work by Judith van Praag is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
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