Exit applications when you're done with them. Leaving applications active will drain the battery even when the iPhone 5 is in the standby state.
Keep the iPhone 5 out of the heat -- such as in a hot car (especially avoid the glove box) or in direct sun. Make sure to keep your iPhone 5 as close to room temperature as possible, which would be about 72 F (22 C).
Lower your iPhone 5 battery consumption by reducing screen brightness. Go to Settings > Brightness > then move the slider as far left as you can while still being able to see everything.
If you're not using 3G access, data roaming or Wi-Fi, turn any/all of these settings off. Go to Settings > General > Network and select options there.
Not using Bluetooth? Shut it off: Go to Settings > General > Bluetooth.
Plug your phone into the car charger to conserve juice while you're driving and using the iPhone 5 for music, calls, navigation or anything else.
Turn off the "vibrate" setting if you don't need it or aren't in silent mode. Go to Settings > Sound > two vibrate options there.
Switch off the equalizer for song playlists. Go to Settings > iPod > EQ.
Hook your iPhone 5 into the USB port when you're at your computer to conserve battery power. This is also a great time to sync your device and download any new versions of iTunes or iPhone software, or upload any data from your phone to iCloud.
Get an add-on battery charger accessory, such as the RichardSolo 1800 for iPhone or Kensington Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone 1G and 3G. This device can reduce the load on your battery, and is helpful for long flights or other times when you can't recharge on the go.
Lock your iPhone 5 when you're not using it (click the top button for sleep/wake) so nothing happens if you accidentally touch the screen. You can also set the auto-lock go on after one or two minutes of no activity. Go to Settings > General > Auto-Lock.
Run your iPhone 5 battery to empty and fully recharge it at least once a month. Apple says, "For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it's important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100 percent and then completely running it down)."
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