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Despite being considered one of the best premium smartphones globally, iPhones are still not entirely free from battery issues. Nonetheless, iPhone users on Reddit said these are the best ways to improve your device’s battery life:
- Turning the screen brightness down. A bright screen that is constantly in use can contribute a lot to the battery usage of your iPhone. With this, it is suggested to dim the screen to a low setting. Apple recommends using its Auto-Brightness (Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Auto-Brightness > On) to extend battery life, but you might save more battery by opting for a fixed low-brightness setting.
- Use Wi-Fi instead of mobile data. It is always ideal to use Wi-Fi over mobile data, especially if you’re within the range of your Wi-Fi network. Remember, a Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a cellular network.
- Automation in battery management. You can set your phone to a low power mode by setting your desired battery level, where it will be activated automatically. This will help you better manage your battery, especially when you’re trying not to completely drain your battery during travels or when you’re outside. The mode reduces display brightness, optimizes device performance, and minimizes system animations. It will also disable some features (AirDrop, iCloud sync, and Continuity) and stop apps from downloading content in the background.
- Disabling Background App Refresh. This feature lets your app continuously refresh even when not in use. This translates to unnecessary battery usage, especially if you are someone who uses a lot of apps. You can turn off this feature by going to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
- Disabling ‘Push’ delivery in iOS Mail and changing it to Fetch once an hour. The idea behind the Push capability of devices is to give you email updates as soon as they come in. However, this results in more battery usage. This can be resolved by setting your device to fetch data manually or increasing the fetch interval. Just go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Fetch New Data. This is ideal if you’ve noticed that the Mail app lists Background Activity.
- Disabling unnecessary app notifications. If you have a lot of apps sending you notifications every now and then, you need to disable them, as it means more battery usage. These notifications usually wake the screen and produce tones, resulting in battery usage. Turn off push notifications for the app by going to Settings > Notifications, then tap the app and set Allow Notifications to Off.
- Turning off Location Services. If you think you don’t need location services at all times, you can disable it to optimize your battery life. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, where you can turn off the feature. You can also turn off the Location Services per app if you want to keep it on and only disable it in certain apps.
- Updates. Apple says an updated device will help you save battery life as updates bring bug fixes alongside security patches. However, as iPhone users noted, Apple’s recent update is problematic. In the past, we also reported several iPhone users complaining about their battery performance after getting the iOS 16.5.1 update. To this day, iPhone users continue to experience this issue. Usually, a way to resolve this is by rolling back to a previous update. However, this is no longer possible for those with the iOS 16.5.1 update as Apple stopped signing the update, which means those who have it won’t be able to return to iOS 16.5 or older update versions. With this, the only solution for this current battery issue affecting different users can only be resolved through a new update from Apple.
- Activating Airplane mode. This is the last option you should consider if you don’t need a connection and just want to save your battery for other purposes. You can enable it by opening Control Center and tapping the Airplane mode icon.
Are you also an iPhone owner doing these things? Do you have your own unique power-saving tips? Let us know in the comment section!