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10 Simplest Ways to Extend Apple iPhone Battery Life

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Despite Apple releasing the large battery ratings with the launch of iPhone 6 and 6 plus, these handy gadgets appear to give less battery life. While we have experience that with our iPhone 6, there is no time to be sad over the battery life.

Though, there are always ways to conserve iPhone battery life, but many of them involve turning off services and features, which makes it a choice between all the cool things that the iPhone can do and having enough juice to do them.

We give you ten simplest solutions to extend the battery life of your iPhone.

1. Turn On Auto Brightness

The iPhone features an ambient light sensor that can adjust the brightness of the screen based on the light around it to save battery and also to make it easier to see at a time. The screen will be darker in dark places and will become brighter when there’s more ambient light. Turn Auto-Brightness on, and you’ll save energy because your screen will need to use less power in dark places.

Adjust brightness setting:

  • Launch the Settings app
  • Tap on Display & Brightness (Brightness & Wallpaper if you are on iOS 7)
  • Toggle the Auto-Brightness slider to ON

2. Stop Motion & Animations

One of the sweet features of the iOS 7 and above version is that fancy parallax motion. It’s subtle but if you move your iPhone and watch the app icons and background image you will see them move slightly independently of each other as if they are on different planes. This is what is called the parallax effect. It is a cool feature, but also drains battery, and you may want to leave it ON if you enjoy the effect, though if that’s not the case, then you can turn it off to save a lot of battery juice.

Reduce Motion

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Go to General section.
  • Now tap on Accessibility and head over to the Reduce Motion.
  • Move the slider to Green/ON, and OFF.

3. Turn OFF Bluetooth

Bluetooth wireless networking is especially useful for smartphone users with wireless headsets or pieces. But transmitting data wirelessly takes battery and leaving Bluetooth on to accept incoming data at all times requires even more juice. You can turn off the Bluetooth when you are not synchronizing and headsets or any device with your iPhone.

Find it here:

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Go to Bluetooth section.
  • Move Slider to OFF/White.
  • Though, you can also access the Bluetooth setting through Control Center. You can do that by just swiping up from the bottom of the screen and tap the Bluetooth icon so that it is grayed out.

4. Location Monitoring

Location tracking is a pretty useful feature on your iPhone, if you are a social media user, which you probably are, then the GPS monitoring might be activated on your iPhone all the time. For the fact, the GPS takes a lot of toll to the battery of the device, and iPhone isn’t the exception here. There are many apps that access your GPS location data; you can individually allow or disable the accessibility of the apps. While these all apps may be useful to you all the times, but they constantly refresh your location, which results in use of a lot of battery of your iPhone.

Manage your location here:

  • Launch Settings app
  • Tap on Privacy section
  • Go to Location services.
  • There, you can turn off the location monitoring altogether, or switch off the service for certain apps at a time.

5. Turn OFF Wi-Fi

There are many simple ways to extend the battery life of your iPhone, and most of them require you to turn off the service and Wi-Fi is not different in terms of that. With Wi-Fi turned on, your iPhone scans every five to ten seconds to detect new Wi-Fi connection points. It is a part of the reason your iPhone can automatically detect and connect to Wi-Fi points the phone have used before.

Find the Wi-Fi settings here:

  • Launch Settings app
  • Tap on Wi-Fi section
  • Turn OFF/ON the toggle.
  • Or you can either go to the command center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, then tap the icon with Wi-Fi symbol.

6. Turn OFF LTE or Cellular Data

The nearly perpetual connectivity offered by the iPhone means connecting to 3G and speedy 4G LTE cellular networks. And it is not surprising that using these high-speed cellular networks, the device would require more energy to get high-speed data and higher-quality calls. But if you can cope up with slow speed networks in order to keep battery juice in your iPhone, then you should totally turn mobile data off.

To do this:

  • Launch Settings app
  • Tap on Cellular section
  • Slide Enable LTE to OFF/White to use slower cellular data networks while still allowing you to use cellular data.
  • You can also limit the internet connection to Wi-Fi, just slide cellular data to OFF/White.

7. Turn OFF Other Location Settings

Your iPhone can perform a lot of useful tasks in the background, but the more background activity there is, more particularly that connects to the internet or uses GPS can result in drainage of the battery juice quickly. Some of these features, in particular, are not required by most iPhone users and can be safely turned off to regain some battery juice.

Find them here:

  • Launch Settings app
  • Tap on the privacy section
  • Go to Location Services
  • Head over to the System Services
  • There, you will find a list of unneeded services like, Diagnostics & Usage, Location-Based iAds, Popular Near Me, and Setting Time Zone.

8. Prevent Background App Refresh (iOS 7)

There are tons of changes done in the iOS 7, when the users got updated to the new version from iOS 6. One of those features is the Background App Refresh. This feature monitors the apps that you use most often, as well as monitors what time you use the app. It then updates the contents of the apps automatically when you open the app next time. For instance, if you us the social media apps at a peak time in the evening 6’oclock, then the feature would automatically update the contents on apps before you access them around, you wouldn’t have to wait until it caches the latest data. But with every automatic and monitoring feature, this also drains a lot of batteries, and if you are not ready to lose that battery power quickly, then this feature should be optimized too.

Optimize here:

  • Launch Settings app
  • Go to General Section
  • Tap on Background App Refresh
  • You can disable the feature entirely or select the specific apps that you don’t want to use with.

9. Auto-Lock Sooner

Setup your iPhone for an automatic screen lock, which will allow the device to go to sleep. The feature more known as the Auto-Lock in iPhone provides a way to turn off the screen automatically after a certain time. The sooner it sleeps, the less power is used to run the screen or other services.

Change the setting in:

  • Launch Settings app
  • Go to General Section
  • Tap on Auto-Lock
  • Now select your preferences (remember the shorter, the better)

10. Don’t Automatically Update Apps

Even though, everybody likes automatic updates, and with iOS 7 Apple released this feature that by default is selected to automatically update apps on your iPhone. It is not frequent that the app developers release the updates, but the feature frequently monitors and check back if the system have new updates installed or not. It may be convenient but also a drain on your battery. Rather you can only update apps when you want to, and thus manage power better.

  • Launch the Settings app
  • Open iTunes & App Store
  • Now in the Automatic Downloads section, and tap on Updates option
  • Move the slider to OFF/ White

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