Apple devices don’t have enough battery capacity compared to Android devices, however, they manage to last long, and using some tricks, you can save your iPhone’s battery life more than you think.
These simple tricks are recommended by apple on their website as well.
Let’s start with preparing your iPhone for better performance and better battery health.
Software Update –
- Update your phone to the latest software if you haven’t done that in a while.
- At the time of writing this article, iOS 13.5.1 is the latest version for iPhone 6s and above.
- Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update
Enhance Battery Health
It’s true, one of the main key factors to keep your battery life long is to make sure it’s in good health, therefore, Apple recommends some of the tips for there users.
- Avoid extreme temperatures when you are charging or using your phone.
- It’s always better to remove some cases when you charge your device and to make sure you need to do this, check if your smartphone gets heated while it’s on a charge.
- If yes, take off your case and let it charge.
- In some situations, this might not work if the heating problem is not because of your case.
Let’s optimize your settings
According to Apple, there are two simple ways to save your battery
- Adjust your screen brightness
- use Wi‑Fi
Why Adjust your screen brightness?
One of the main reasons to drain the battery so quickly is the display brightness, This is not only for iPhone, iPad, or iPod, this is for all the devices which use a higher resolution and bigger displays.
Battery consumption gets higher when the device having to render every pixel on your display, therefore, dim your display
- Open up the control center and drag the Brightness slider down.
You can avoid having to manually adjust brightness every time by turning on Auto-Brightness mode.
- Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Display & Text Size -> Auto Brightness (usually at the bottom of the menu)
Why use Wi-Fi?
- Mobile data consume more power, and Wi-FI connection uses less powers, therefore, whenever you can connect to a Wi-Fi, use that instead of using data.
Enabling Low Power Mode
This is another trick you can use, Introduced with iOS 9, and normally your phone will let you enable this function with a tap when your iPhone’s battery life gets down to 20 percent and again to 10 percent, however, you can still manually enable this all the time.
- Go to Settings -> Battery -> Low Power Mode
Why Low Power Mode?
Let’s hear it from experts, Apple says
Low Power Mode reduces display brightness, optimizes device performance, and minimizes system animations. Apps including Mail will not download content in the background, and features like AirDrop, iCloud sync, and Continuity will be disabled. You can still use key functions like making and receiving phone calls, email, and messages, accessing the Internet, and more. And when your phone charges up again, Low Power Mode automatically switches off.
Turn off Background App Refresh
Turning off Background App Refresh will prevent apps from running in the background, to get a more clear picture, let’s assume that you are getting an email from your coworker, and as soon as you get the email, it’s visible on your phone by a notification.
According to this scenario, your Mail app knows that you have received an email, How? because it has been refreshing in the background without your knowledge.
Note: Turning off background apps may prevent you from getting notifications from apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, and more, but you will still receive phone calls and messages and notification from other apps.
To turn off Background App Refresh
- Go to Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh
- You can either choose Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi & Cellular Data or off to turn off completely
I have to be honest with you, speaking from experience, this is one of the main reasons why your iPhone battery gets so low so quickly.
You can turn off location service completely or you can choose certain apps not to access your location, however, I have to warn you that turning off this may affect some location-based features in your device like Find My iPhone and other apps.
To turn it off
- Hop into Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services
Also, one more thing you should remember when you are traveling in areas that may have only 3G and 2G coverage or no signals at all, your device keeps searching for better signals, therefore, this might also drain your battery life.
Until you are getting a steady signal, it’s advisable to turn on Airplane Mode by going to Settings -> Airplane Mode or you can simply open up the control center and see that small plane icon? tap on it.
Note: You might not receive any calls or messages while you are on Airplane Mode.
I hope this article gives you some insight into how to keep your iPhone battery life long.
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Source – Apple