Tired of constantly charging your iPhone? So much of our life is contained on this tiny device, and the more we use it the more that green battery tick gets closer and closer to the red zone. Luckily, there are some tips that can help you can get the most out of your iPhone battery life.
1. Check App Battery Usage
Your iPhone keeps track of the apps battery usage and which ones are abusing your battery the most. To check, head to Settings > Battery and you’ll see which apps used up the most power within the last 24 hours and the last 10 days.
2. Adjust Screen Brightness
Believe it or not simply turning on those crisp, bright screens causes significant drain to your battery. Luckily, it can be preserved by using the slider in the Control Center to adjust the screens level of brightness. Enabling auto-brightness is another option, which adjusts the screen level based on your current lighting situation. To do so, navigate to Settings > Display & Brightness and switch the Automatic button to on.
3. Low Power Mode
Low Power Mode is one of the most useful and life saving features to conserve battery life. When your iPhone is in this mode it will disable background activities like downloads, emails, and visual effects, plus it will set auto-lock to 30 seconds. When your iPhone hits 20% battery, iOS will give you the option to put your phone in Low Power Mode, but you can turn it on manually by going to Settings > Battery and toggling “Low Power Mode”.
4. Limit Background App Refresh and Automatic Downloads
Sometimes when you’re not using them, apps can refresh themselves automatically, so that when you return to the app you are delivered with fresh content. Background refresh can be convenient, but it can also drain your battery life. To alter, head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and from there you can turn it off entirely or select which apps you want to refresh in the background.
5. Use Auto-Lock
Since the display itself takes up a lot of battery, its a good idea to shorten the time it stays on while not in use. Auto-Lock will shut the iPhone off after it has been inactive for as short as 30 seconds. To adjust, head to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock.
6. Restirct Notifications
Each time you get a notification it wakes up your iPhone and turns on the display. To limit the amount of notifications your phone is recieving go to Settings > Notifications and choose which apps you want to be notified for and which are unnecessary.
7. Airplane Mode
If you’re really desperate for power and don’t have access to a charger, Airplane Mode can be a huge life saver. Essentially, this turns off all of your phone’s wireless features, but you can still connect to Wi-Fi for access to messages, emails, phone calls, etc. The easiest way to do this is by swiping from the top right hand corner of the screen to access the Control Center and tapping the Airplane icon to turn it on.
If you find that your battery just can’t keep a full charge long enough, we recommend bringing your iPhone in for a battery replacement or purchasing one of our portable battery chargers, for on-the-go purposes.