How to improve iPhone battery life

While low battery life on iPhone has always been an issue, it is still possible to extend or improve iPhone battery life using the steps given below.

Tips to improve iPhone battery life

As you may have noticed, iPhone will automatically prompt you to enter sleep mode once the battery percentage drops below a certain level.

If you go ahead and turn on Low Power Mode, all non-essential services on your device will be turned off to save energy and only essential services will be able to function.

Instead of waiting for the battery saver to kick in, there are a number of proactive steps you can take to improve iPhone battery life.

1. Reduce the brightness

You can significantly improve iPhone battery life by reducing the brightness to the lowest possible level.

Go to settings > screen brightness > Use the slider to set the brightness to the lowest possible level.

Enable auto-brightness on iPhone

Note: Depending on your preferences, you can either enable or disable the Auto-brightness option.

2. Turn AirDrop OFF

The AirDrop feature on iPhone uses battery life by constantly checking for other AirDrop-enabled devices in the area.

Go to settings > General > AirDrop > Select on the next screen Reception OFF Possibility.

Disable AirDrop on iPhone

If needed, you can enable AirDrop by selecting the Everyone or Contacts Only options.

3. Disable notifications

Not only can notifications from unwanted apps be annoying, they can also drain battery life.

Go to settings > notifications > select the apartment for which you want to turn off notifications > slide on the next screen allow notifications switch to OUT Position.

Turn off notifications from Messages app on iPhone

Repeat the above steps and turn off notifications from all other unnecessary apps.

4. Disable Bluetooth

The Bluetooth feature on iPhone uses battery life by constantly searching for other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Go to settings > Bluetooth > Disable Bluetooth by moving the switch to OUT Position.

Disable Bluetooth on iPhone

You can enable Bluetooth at any time by flipping the switch to the ON position.

5. Disable background app refresh

Social media apps like Facebook, Twitter and others have a compulsive tendency to constantly update data in the background, which eats up battery life.

Go to settings > General > Update background app > On the next screen, turn off background app refresh for social media and other Unnecessary apps by moving the switch to OUT Position.

Disable background app refresh for apps

6. Turn off fitness tracking.

Go to settings > privacy > Exercise & Fitness. Disable on the next screen fitness tracking by moving the switch to OUT Position.

Disable fitness tracking option on iPhone

7. Set the iPhone to auto-lock on timeout

If you set iPhone to automatically turn off its screen after a specified period of inactivity, you can improve battery life.

Go to settings > screen brightness > Auto lock > Set the auto lock interval to 1 minute or other lower value.

Set the auto lock interval to 1 minute

Note: You can increase the auto-lock interval (up to 5 minutes).

8. Turn off Photo Stream

You can extend battery life by turning off My Photo Stream and manually uploading photos when needed.

Go to settings > photos > disable Upload to My Photo Stream by moving the slider to OUT Position.

Disable Photo Stream on iPhone

9. Disable location services

Disabling location services for unwanted apps can help extend iPhone battery life.

Go to settings > privacy > location services. On the next screen, select the apartment for which you want to disable location services.

Camera icon in Location Services screen on iPhone

On the next screen, tap Never Disable location services for this app.

Disable location services for the camera app on iPhone

Similarly, turn off location services for other unnecessary apps on your iPhone.

10. Activate the energy saving mode

Instead of waiting for the battery saver mode to turn on automatically, you can manually enable the battery saver mode on your device at any time to save battery life.

Go to settings > battery > activate Low power mode by moving the slider to ON Position.

Activate sleep mode on iPhone

As mentioned above, the power saving mode keeps only the most important services on your device turned on and disables all other services.

11. Activate Airplane mode

If you urgently want to save battery life, you can turn on Airplane mode to save battery life.

Open settings > activate airplane mode by moving the switch to ON Position.

Activate Airplane mode on iPhone

Airplane mode disables all incoming calls and messages on your device. So, make sure you remember to turn off Airplane mode as soon as you’re done with the need to conserve your iPhone’s battery life.

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