Published on April 2nd, 20130
What does it do?
Battery Doctor is a management system that allows you to see and control the usage of your battery on your iDevice. Status updates show you how long you have remaining on your battery almost down to the minute and a breakdown of the different services that are available allow you to optimise your usage accordingly. On top of this, a clever recharge time is calculated to tell you roughly how long you would have to keep your phone plugged in to gain full battery. A health score is generated based on the amount of times the phone has been charged to tell you when is best to charge it to increase the longevity of the battery. Recharge records are also taken to show when the phone is fully charged. Accelerate is a nifty feature that lets you free up cached memory on the phone to increase the speed and performance. As well as these other features, a full system overview can be viewed to show model details, cpu usage and total memory usage.
What’s the verdict?
Battery Doctor is a fantastic example of a way to improve the battery life and performance on your iDevice. Using the systems monitor you can see exactly what is happening with the CPU Usage and Memory. This helps to gauge how resource intensive applications are by using the ‘In Use’ bar. The status allows us to extend the battery life simply by describing how to disable features such as Wifi and GPS. On the iPhone 5, a ‘DischargeRank’ is added as an extra to show what applications are more resource intensive by grading them 1-5. Overall, this is a very useful free tool which helps you understand the importance of closing down applications properly.
Available on: iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad