iPhone users usually complain about the battery running out fast and they have to charge it within 24 hrs from the last charge. Even iPhone is indirectly taunted on a Samsung TV Ad where iPhone users are firmly attached to airport walls for charging their phone.
iPhone has to offer a lot of features which sometimes are not required to be used. If these features are turned off or used in controlled settings, it can preserve your iPhone battery for a longer time. Here are 14 ideas that can save up iPhone battery.
1. Turn Off Vibrations
Vibrations drain battery even when phone is in silent mode and it makes a lot of noise too. Turn them off at Settings > Sounds.
2. Reduce Screen Brightness
Screen brightness eats up your battery and too much brightness is bad for your eye sight if you are using your iPhone alot. Reduce the screen brightness to upto 50% or low from the control center (swipe up the bottom of the screen) or Setting > Wallpapers & Brightness.
3. Shorten The Auto-Lock Time
If your iPhone is in idle mode, the auto-lock feature waits for a certain amount of time before turning off the display in order to conserve battery. You can set the wait time from Settings > General. Maximum efficiency can be gained at 1 min time set.
4. Use Airplane Mode Whenever You Don’t Need Data Connection
You can turn on the airplane mode right at the top of the settings. Do this whenever you are at low reception area or you don’t need data connection for a long time. It saves up a lot of battery power.
5. Protect Your iPhone From Extreme Temperatures
Keep your battery at room temperature. Anything above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or near freezing can not only damage your battery but also lessen the battery time.
6. Switch Off Wi-Fi And Bluetooth
Using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth unnecessarily can eat up your battery quickly. Turn them off from either control center or settings.
7. Close Dormant Apps
Even if you have shut down a certain app, sometimes it is not completely off and runs in the background. This way your iPhone is using both energy and memory. Press the home button and swipe up on apps to close them for real.
8. Turn Off GPS
GPS consumes a lot of your iPhone’s battery since it is continously checking up your location on map. There are two ways to shut it off; go to settings > Privacy > Location Services or go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services then switch off the Frequent Locations option. The frequent locations option is relatively new which tracks the location of your most visited places.
9. Turn Off Push Notifications For Apps And Email
Push notifications let you check email and other apps notifications in real time. These notifications not only drain your battery but are also a source of distraction. You can turn them off from Settings > Mail, Contacts & Calendars > Fetch New Data and turn off Push for emails. You can also set your email account to fetch mail manually rather than automatically. For other apps, go to Settings > Notification Center > you will see all your apps > turn them off.
10. Resist The Temptation To Use Live Wallpapers
You should try not to use live wallpapers since they consume battery. It’s better to choose still images or your photographs as wallpapers from Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > Choose a New Wallpaper.
11. Turn Off Automatic Updates
Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store to switch off updates. It’s a great way to save power.
AirDrop lets you share content with other devices and it’s better to turn it off when not in use. You can switch this service off from control center.
13. Disable Background App Refresh
Background app refresh means that the most used apps are running in background so that they open up quickly when needed. You can turn it off from Settings > General > Background App Refresh. The disadvantage will be that apps take more time to launch.
14. Disable Siri Raise To Speak Option
This option allows you to raise your phone to your ear to talk to Siri instead of pressing home button. Apparently, turning this feature off lets you save battery. Go to Settings > General > Siri and switch off Raise to Speak.