You have an amazing phone, that is, iPhone at your hand right now but what ‘s worrying you is the battery of your phone. Isn’t it? Your iPhone runs out of battery very soon. The iPhone which was fully charged at morning runs out during the day, and you don’t get to use your phone, and you often have to miss the important works on your phone. Right? You have probably arrived at this article because you want to learn several ways you boost the battery life of your iPhones or iPads. You have arrived at the right place.
In this article, we will discuss nine essential tips that will help you to retain more charge on your Apple products so that you can have an easy and happy routine of the life. Here are the best ways to improve your iPhone or iPad’s battery life, from system-wide settings worth tweaking to third-party apps that you should stop – or start – using to preserve battery life. We’ve updated this article for iOS 11, but many of the tips work with earlier software too. Let’s get started with all the tips and tricks!
How to Save iPhone’s Battery?
1) Lower Screen Brightness
The one thing that I do every day with my iPhone is lowering its brightness. I like lower or no brightness at all in my iPhone. Of course, you need brightness outside at the bright sunny day. But whenever you are indoors, if you want to save your battery life, it is recommended to keep the brightness of your iPhone as low as possible.
You can also enable Auto-Brightness, which adjusts the screen level based on ambient light -but I’d only do this if you use your iPhone more at night than during the day or if you stay indoors more than outdoors at day because, in brightly lit environments, auto-brightness keeps your screen at or near max brightness and drains your battery faster without you knowing. The auto-brightness setting moved in iOS 11. It’s no longer found under Display & Brightness page in Settings but is buried in the Accessibility settings. Here’s the path: Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations. You can use the slider in Control Center to reduce your screen’s brightness.
2) Turn on Low Power Mode
Since the update of iOS 9, there has been the introduction of a feature in iPhone called Low Power Mode that reduces overall power requirements or consumption and makes your battery last longer.
You need to turn on the Low Power mode in your iPhone; it is not turned on automatically in the background. But, it will be offered automatically, and the warning flashes up and the option to turn it on pops up when you hit 20% remaining power. Do so and you will notice that the battery indicator turns orange rather than red (or the green it would be if you had plenty of power). The mode will be switched off again automatically when the phone is charged past 80%.
If you want to, you can enable Low Power Mode without waiting for your iPhone to reach 20%. Simply Go to Settings >> Battery and turn on Low Power Mode.
When Low Power Mode is on it will reduce power consumption, stopping Mail fetch, Hey Siri, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects. We actually have all those features turned off on our iPhone already, and yet the Low Power Mode still seems to have an effect.
Note that ipads do not have Low Power Mode option, so this tip is for iPhones only.
3) Quitting Apps won’t help you!
Most of us believe that it’s better to quit the open apps in order to preserve the battery life of our iPhones. But is that a myth or a reality? Apparently, this isn’t such a good idea after all. Apple Store Genius Scotty Loveless explained back in 2014 that when you close an app you take it out of RAM, this means that when you open it again the iPhone has to load it back into memory. “All of that loading and unloading puts more stress on your device than just leaving it alone,” he wrote. This means that when you click on the Home button and release or quit all the open apps (by swiping it in upward direction) it puts much stress to the battery when you open those apps again then opening the already open apps. So, I suggest you not to bother quitting your opened apps. It does not make any difference in the battery life according to Apple developers.
4) Limit background app refresh and auto downloads
Some apps, after you allow them to , refresh their content when you aren’t using them, so that when you return to them you’re served fresh content, saving you from needing to pull down to refresh. This feature is certainly helpful and much convenient but more than that you must see that it is unnecessarily using the battery life of your iPhone -it’s a drain on battery life. You can head to Settings >> General >> Background App Refresh and you can choose to turn Background App Refresh off entirely or select which apps you’d like to refresh in the background.
Likewise, an app updating itself in the background also uses battery resources without you knowing. You can anytime disable this feature and update your apps manually via the App Store app. To do so, you should head to Settings >> iTunes & App Store and tap the toggle switch to turn off Updates in the Automatic Downloads section as shown in the snapshot below:
5) Update iOS
Sometimes, updating iOS of your device can help to maintain the battery life. Updating iOS is a useful all-purpose fix when you’re experiencing minor problems with an iPad or iPhone; Apple uses its regular (free) operating system updates to roll out fixes for vulnerabilities, bugs and glitches, and it’s entirely possible that an issue you’re experiencing can be fixed with a simple OS update. This includes battery problems as well. So, experiencing some problems with the batteries, updating iOS can be a solution for you. But if you already have the latest or updated version of iOS in your device then this is not the fix for you.
In order to update iOS , in your device Go to Settings >> General >> Software Update and you can download and install the updates if any.
6)Check Battery Usage
There is a quick way to check whether there really is a problem with the battery in your iPhone or iPad, head over to Settings > General > Battery in your device and wait for your Battery Usage report to load up. This will let you check your Usage and Standby times.
The Usage time is how long you’ve used the device for since the last charge, and Standby indicates the total time that’s passed since the last charge. Expect usage to be a lot lower than Standby (unless you’ve been using your iPhone non-stop since unplugging it).
We can now test your battery -first make a note of the usage and standby times and then put the device to sleep by pressing the on/off switch which lies at the top. After five minutes check the change in the times. If your device is working correctly, the usage time should have have gone up by less than a minute, while the standby time should have gained five minutes. If you see more than a minute increase on the Usage time, something is stopping your phone from sleeping and you surely have a battery drain problem.
7) Disable Bluetooth
When you have Bluetooth turned on in your device, that is likely to use the battery resources helping in draining the battery life. It is better to turn off the Bluetooth on your phone when you do not need it. By using the Slider in control center you can turn off the Bluetooth.
8) Turn off Airdrop
One iPhone service that requires Bluetooth is AirDrop. Airdrop was added back in the iOS 7 launch, which allows you to transfer photos and other files to and from nearby iPhones with the same feature switched on. This is a really useful feature but unfortunately, Airdrop could be a battery killer, because of the way AirDrop seeks out nearby iPhones to hook up with. Back in iOS 10 and earlier you could switch off AirDrop in the Control Centre (swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen) and only turn on AirDrop when it’s needed.
Since in iOS 11 AirDrop is always on – as long as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are on , it can use up the battery life in a greater amount so when not in use it is better to turn off AirDrop. To turn Airdrop just switch off Bluetooth and Wifi features. You can notice that this will extend your device’s battery to a little longer time.
9) Remove certain cases during charging
Charging your device when it’s inside certain styles of cases may generate excess heat, which can affect battery capacity of your iPhone. If you notice that your device gets hot when you charge it, take it out of its case first and then only charge it. For Apple Watch Edition models, make sure the cover of the magnetic charging case is off.
Hence, these are the 9 ways to boost the battery life of your iPhone. Make sure to follow all of them. There are other tips and tricks as well, if you want to know then let us know. Also, let us know if these tips worked for you!