These suggestions will help you get more battery life out of your iPhone.
Not everyone has a new iPhone 13 with a massive battery. Many of us have older iPhones with deteriorating batteries that are always running low.
Fortunately, there are various battery-saving features built into iOS that require only a few seconds to explore.
Here are a few easy techniques on how to make your iPhone battery last longer.
Change the brightness of the screen
The display brightness is perhaps the biggest power eater, however, it can be reduced to save energy.
You can dim the screen by dragging the Brightness slider in your Control Center, or you can use the Auto-Brightness option under Settings > Accessibility.
Turn on Low Power Mode
Low Power Mode slows background activities that waste your power, such as email fetch, background app refresh, and automated downloads, and shuts off once your phone is charged to at least 80%.
Low Power Mode can be activated in one of two ways: by going to Settings and Battery, or by adding it to your Control Center (through Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls).
When your battery reaches 20% and then 10% power, you’ll be immediately prompted if you want to go into Low Power Mode.
Kill Background App Refresh
It’s all too easy to lose track of how many apps are open on your phone, and your battery drains as the ones you’re not using refresh in the background.
Turn off Background App Refresh in the General part of your Settings to stop this from happening.
Make your phone’s lock time shorter
Your iPhone’s battery will not last very long if it is always turned on.
You can, however, set how long it takes for your phone to go dark and lock once you touch it.
The options are found in the Display & Brightness section of Settings, and they range from 30 seconds to five minutes.
Keep Optimized Battery Charging on
Optimized Battery Charging is available on iPhones running iOS 13 or later, and it tells you how long it will take to fully charge and adapts to your daily charging patterns to prevent battery aging.
If it isn’t already on by default, go to Settings, Battery, and Battery Health and turn on Optimized Battery Charging.
Silence Auto-Play Message Effects and Video Previews
It’s a Message Effect when someone texts you a congratulations message and your screen lights up with a graphical fireworks display—and it likes to drain your battery.
Both Auto-Play Video Previews and Auto-Play Video Previews have the ability to be turned off. Simply go to Settings and tap Motion, where you’ll see toggles for both on and off.
Turn on Dark Mode
According to a Purdue University study from 2021, using Dark Mode on your iPhone may not save as much battery life as some of the other options, but it’s a good aesthetic choice that works well in poorly light areas and could save you some time.
To choose between Light and Dark Mode, go to Settings and tap Display & Brightness.
Turn off Push Mail
If you don’t need to be notified of new email messages all of the time, you might want to switch off Push, which drains your battery quietly. To turn off Allow Notifications, go to Settings, Notifications, then Mail.
Extra Tips On How To Make Your iPhone Battery Last Longer
- Turn off Bluetooth: Bluetooth networking is undeniably handy for cell phone users who use wireless headsets or earpieces. However, transferring data through Bluetooth depletes the battery quickly. Leaving Bluetooth on all the time to accept incoming data uses even more power. When you’re not using Bluetooth, turn it off.
- Turn off WiFi: Leaving your WiFi on all the time will quickly deplete your battery life. Keep WiFi turned off until you’re using it by going to Settings > Wi-Fi > Slide to off / white.
- Keep the phone cool: Excessive heat can degrade the capacity of the battery and reduce the amount of time it can power your device on a single charge. Apple recommends that you keep your phone away from temperatures above 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius), so don’t leave it on the dashboard of your car on a hot summer day.