Just when you thought battery life couldn’t run out any faster on the iPad or iPhone, enter iOS 7. One of the biggest complaints about the the new mobile operating system is how easily it drains your battery.
There are a few basic things you might be doing to make precious hours of running time slip away. Here are a few quick fixes to keep iOS 7 devices powered for much longer.
If it seems like your apps are crashing more frequently since you upgraded to the new iPhone 5S, you’re not alone.
Mobile applications crash twice as often on the iPhone 5S than they do on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, according to tests by Crittercism, a mobile application performance management company.
But even with the doubled rate, crash frequency is still relatively low across all versions of the iPhone 5. The 5S has a crash rate of about 2%, compared to the original 5 and 5C’s rates of just around 1%, Kalyan Ramanathan, Crittercism’s chief marketing officer, told Mashable.
In some cases, crashes are just annoying, such as when your app fails while you’re reading headlines on a news site. But for some apps, a crash can actually harm business. For example, a customer trying to purchase something through an app may give up and not buy the product if it crashes, Ramanathan explained.
Software testing service uTest’s Applause, which analyzes more than 93 million reviews, is revealing some attention-grabbing numbers that might make app developers think twice about delaying iOS 7 updates.
Especially major apps like WhatsApp, which is getting hammered by iOS 7 adopters.
Applause indexes over 880,000 apps on the iOS app store, and its statistics show that over 5,500 app have at least one review that contains a mention of iOS 7. That’s not a good thing — the average star rating is 3.56, but apps with reviews that mention iOS 7 are quite a bit lower, down to 2.81.
That’s almost a full star drop.
Most likely, it’s due to the fact that when reviews mention iOS 7, it’s because the app developer hasn’t yet updated the app for Apple’s newest mobile operating system. And sadly, because the app just doesn’t work — or look — as good as it should. That includes big apps from major mobile companies like Skype and WhatsApp.