Six Simple Tips To Extend Your iPhone Battery Life

Six Power-Saving Tips, To Take Your Mobile Device Daily Lifespan A Long Way.


1. Lower Light - The iPhone is LCD, not OLED, so it doesn't matter much what Colour is being displayed, it matters if the LED backlight is on, how intensely,
and for how long. To keep energy output to a minimum, go to Settings > Display & Brightness, turn Auto-Brightness off, and drag Brightness as low as you can tolerate.


2. Pause The Push - Push Notifications not only light up the Lock screen, they light up the Wi-Fi or cellular radios as well. For anything that doesn't urgently require your attention, go to Settings > Notification Center > and turn Show on Lock Screen, or even Allow Notifications, to off. (I only allow Phone, Messages, and VIP Mail).


3. Boot The BackgroundApple does a lot to coalesce background updates so the radios don't transmit or receive any more than they have to. But if you don't need an app updating in the background, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and make sure that it doesn't. You'll have to wait for messages or media to refresh when you open the app, but if you don't open it often, the power savings can be worth it.


Note: Facebook is historically a good candidate for background refresh removal.

4. LockOut LocationGPS takes a lot of power. Apple uses a bunch of tricks to keep location access to an absolute minimum, but like notifications and background, if you don't need an app to know where you are, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and select Never.


5. Toss TasksApps that provide VoIP and turn-by-turn navigation can be much harder on multitasking cycles and GPS. If you're not using them, you can double click the Home button and close the app completely by tossing its card away. That'll shut down VoIP and navigation and start saving power on the spot.


Note: Skype is historically a good candidate for the kill switch.
6. Minimise The MotionAnimating transitions and blurring backgrounds has become more efficient, and is certainly visually fun. If you don't want or need all the effects, however, you can turn them off and save a small amount of processing. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion, and turn it on.

If you have some great battery saving tips, however, We love to hear them :)