How to Improve The Battery Life on Your IPhone

Some think it’s an urban myth that Apple products intentionally lose their battery life over time. Some think it’s a verified fact. But whatever your opinion, it certainly is true that the longer you have an iPhone, the worse the battery life seems to get, and for many, a phone that could once last the entire day suddenly can’t make it past 12 pm without dropping to 30%.

It’s frustrating, it’s inconvenient, and can often get you into trouble when you need your phone throughout the day and it keeps being drained of battery. So, with this in mind, what are the best steps you can take to preserve your battery, or make sure you’re always topped up?

Adjust Screen Brightness

The easiest way to solve battery issues is by addressing simple things – like your screen brightness. Pretty intuitively, the higher the screen brightness, the more energy your iPhone is going to use. If you’re in a darker setting, enter your control settings and drag the brightness levels down. Or, if you don’t want to do this manually, enabling Auto-Brightness via your settings can save you a lot of energy.

Carry a Tech Survival Kit

In the case that your phone does lose all battery, it’s a good idea to carry a tech survival kit, as shown here by ExpressVPN. Particularly if your iPhone battery has gotten to critical levels, make sure to include a portable charger and perhaps even a spare battery if things get really bad. Hopefully, you won’t need it, but it’s good to be prepared! It’s also wise to carry items like an extra sim and a portable wi-fi spot if any other technical problems were to occur.

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Utilize Low Power Mode

Thankfully, Apple has already invented Low Power Mode which you can turn on by entering settings > battery. By enabling this setting you will turn on some battery-saving changes temporarily including: turning on a 30-second auto lock, adjusting the brightness, pausing iCloud photos, and stopping automatic downloads. Most of these things won’t affect the way you use your phone and in fact, it’s unlikely that you will notice much of a difference at all.

Close Your Tabs

Whether too many open tabs affect your battery life has long been a contentious topic, but according to Wired magazine’s investigation, tabs being open do affect your battery life a little, even if not a lot. So while it won’t save you loads of battery, there isn’t any harm in closing them. Not only for the battery life of your phone but for the smoothness of use – multiple tabs drastically affect the speed with which your iPhone runs.

Use Wi-Fi Over 4G

And last but not least, if the battery is an issue, consider using Wi-Fi over 4G when accessing the internet, since the latter consumes a lot of power. Especially when it comes to areas where the cellular coverage may fluctuate. Other obvious benefits, according to LifeWire also include saving money and accessing faster internet, making it a win all around.


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