Our iPhones keep getting faster, bigger and better at taking photos and videos – but although battery life has improved over the years, so have the demands we place on those batteries. As a result, many phones still last around a day (or a little more) with regular use.
It’s fine if you can charge your phone every night, but what if you forget to do it? Or what if you’re away for a night or two? Or what if your battery starts to drain dangerously quickly for no apparent reason? There are a number of scenarios where you might need your iPhone battery to last just a little longer (or a lot) than normal.
Thankfully, there are several ways to squeeze every last bit of juice out of your iPhone’s battery. Combine them together, and you can get remarkably longer time between charges without compromising too much.
See which apps are hogging the battery
How quickly or slowly your iPhone loses battery power depends on what you’re doing with it. Apps that make high demands on system resources (eg games) or use GPS (eg mapping apps) are going to drain your battery more quickly, so the less you use these apps, the better Better would be – as far as battery life is concerned.
You can see which apps are consuming the most battery:
- go for Settings > Battery,
- Scroll down to see which apps used the most battery power. You can view the percentage for the last 24 hours or the last eight days.
reduce display brightness
Display brightness can also make a big difference in increasing battery life.
- To decrease the brightness, you can either swipe down control center and use the brightness control or go to Settings > Display & brightness and use the slider there.
- true tone control in Settings > Display & brightness will automatically adjust to your brightness setting. This can be a good thing as it will keep your brightness adjusted to the lighting environment; However, if you feel it’s not adjusting the way you want it to or you think it’s making things too bright, you can turn it off.
- Keeping your screen on when you’re not using your phone also consumes power. In Settings > Display & brightnessTap auto lock And reduce it to 30 seconds or the minimum time for which you are comfortable. If the screen locks after a short delay, it will spend more time showing a darker lock screen which is easier on your battery.
- In Settings > Display & brightnessTap dark To switch to dark mode, which uses less power.
cell signal and bluetooth
Another factor that can affect your battery level is cell signal quality. When your iPhone is on a patchy link, it has to work harder to stay connected, so if you know you’ll be living in an area with weak cellular coverage for a while, you might May want to keep the phone in airplane mode till then. You really need to be online. the easiest way to open it control center Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen, then tap the Airplane mode button.
Bluetooth can also drain your battery. If you use a smartwatch that is connected to your phone via Bluetooth and your phone is losing power, you may want to disconnect the device. Also, if you’re going to be constantly using your phone for long periods of time without recharging, you might want to consider a pair of wired (instead of wireless) headphones. And incidentally, playing at high volumes can damage both your battery and your ears.
Limit what apps can do in the background
Apps like to be able to run in the background when you’re not actually using them so they can, for example, upload your photos or check incoming email. However, this may affect the battery life. You can check to see which apps are running in the background and limit what capabilities those have.
- Open Settings and select General > Background App Refresh,
- Tap Background App Refresh To get the option to turn this off for all your apps, to allow it only for Wi-Fi (which you might want to consider if you’re not on an unlimited plan), or to allow it for Wi-Fi and cellular To allow for data (in other words, all the time).
- You can walk down the list of apps and turn off background app refresh for each app individually.
- Alternatively, open Settings, scroll down to the list of apps you have installed, tap on one of them, and tap Disable Background App Refresh,
- On those same individual pages for each of your apps, you can tap location > never To prevent an app from activating the iPhone’s GPS sensor (another battery drain). Your other location options will vary depending on the app, but you can choose to ask permission every time the app uses GPS or to ask for permission to use it while you’re using the app.
Another option is to limit the amount of information an app can send. These light up your display, and if a lot of them are coming from a particular app, it can make a difference. Notifications for an app can be managed from the same individual list in Settings where you manage background refresh and location access, or you can go to Settings > Notifications,
stop siri from listening
You can also eke out some extra battery life by turning off Siri’s active listening feature — if your iPhone is always listening for you to say “Hey Siri,” it uses up more of your battery. To turn it off, open Settings and select Siri and Searchthen disable Listen for “Hey Siri” Option.
when you get desperate
If your battery rate is getting below 20 percent and you’re nowhere near a power source, there are still a few things you can do. To start, you can enable Low Power Mode.
Low Power Mode lowers display brightness, minimizes system animations, optimizes device performance (so components don’t work as heavily), and limits a lot of background activity on your phone. Is.
You’ll be prompted to enable it automatically when the battery level hits 20 percent and 10 percent, but you can really enable it whenever you want, and in terms of how quickly it drains your iPhone battery. There is a lot of difference. To start it manually, open Battery menu and toggle from settings work power mode Option on.
You can also apply many of the other tips we mentioned above:
- Turn down the display brightness as low as you can manage.
- Keep your phone locked as much as possible.
- Keep your phone in airplane mode as much as possible.
- Do not play any audio or run any games or demanding apps.
- Completely turn off GPS access via Privacy & Security > Location Services in settings.