How To Save Battery Life On Your iOS Device

Thanks to a bevy of improvements (which includes making the handset larger), the iPhone is now more than just a smartphone. It’s a Swiss Army knife in the technology world. With all the love that we have for our smartphones, the biggest irritation is when the battery doesn’t survive an entire day. 


Here Are 3 Ways To Optimise Your iPhone’s Battery Life

1. Dim The Screen Or Turn On Auto-Brightness To Extend Battery Life

To dim, swipe up from the bottom of any screen to open Control Centre and drag the Brightness slider to the left.

Auto-Brightness adjusts your screen to lighting conditions automatically. To activate it, go to Settings > Display and Brightness and set Auto-Brightness to On.

iPhone Battery Low Power

2. Enable Low Power Mode

iOS 9 (the latest version of iOS currently available) introduced a feature called Low Power Mode. It’s an easy way to extend the battery life of your iPhone, when it starts to get low. Your iPhone lets you know when your battery level goes down to 20 per cent, and again at 10 per cent, and lets you turn on Low Power Mode with one tap.

If you’d rather not wait for your battery to drop into the red, you can enable Low Power Mode manually by going to Settings > Battery.

Low Power Mode reduces your display’s brightness, optimises device performance and minimises system animations.

This means that apps, including Mail, will not download content in the background. Also, features like AirDrop, iCloud sync, and Continuity will be disabled. You’ll still be able to do things like making and receiving phone calls, email and messages, accessing the Internet and more.

Low Power Mode automatically switches off when your iPhone charges up again.

iPhone Battery Usage

3.View Battery Usage Information

iOS 9 gives you the ability to see the proportion of your battery used by each app (unless the device is charging). To view your usage, go to Settings > Battery.

Here are the messages you might see listed:

Background Activity – indicates that the battery was used by the app while it was in the background. This means that, while you were using another app, this particular app was still open.

TIP: To improve battery life, turn off the feature that allows apps to refresh in the background. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and set the switch to Off.

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Location and Background Location – indicates that the app is using location services.

TIP: Optimise your battery life by turning off Location Services for the app. Turn off in Settings > Privacy > Location Services.

iPhone Notifications

Home and Lock Screen – indicates if the Home screen or Lock screen was displayed on your device. This is every time the display was awakened by pressing the Home button, or by a notification, which uses precious battery power.

TIP: If an app frequently wakes your display with notifications, it might be best to turn off push notifications for the app in Settings > Notifications. Tap the app and set Allow Notifications to Off.

No Mobile Coverage and Low Signal –  indicates if you are in a poor mobile coverage area and your iOS device is searching for a better signal. Or, that you’ve used your device in low-signal conditions, which has affected your battery life.

TIP: You can optimise your battery life by turning on Airplane Mode. Swipe up to open Control Centre and tap the Airplane Mode icon. Note that you cannot make or receive calls while in Airplane Mode.

These are by no means the only ways to help your iPhone’s battery survive longer, but they are a few Apple-approved tips to help you get the best out of your battery.

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