February 7, 2017

15 Tips On How To Make Your “iPhone” Battery Last Longer

The Apple iPhone is one of the great companions that provides a lot to do with it until and unless your battery is dead. Once, if the juice is over, you will be left with little more than a pretty paperweight for a smartphone. It even feels frustrating when you’re struggling to make your iPhone’s battery last between charges, isn’t it?

How to Improve iPhone's Battery Life

We feel amazing when we find the latest technology with us, isn’t it? But this technology is nothing if you don’t know how to use it properly when in need. Low battery is such an obstruction that does not let us use our iPhone as long we need or want to. Anyone who has used an iPhone for even a few days might discover that while these phones are more powerful, than perhaps any other cell or smart phone, that fun comes with a price: battery life.

Any halfway intensive iPhone user will re-charge their phone almost every couple of days. Hence, we have to know about where is your battery draining? There are many factors that manage the use of battery such as calling, messaging, video calling, watching videos, playing games and using many more applications.


These are the only services you use on your iPhone, but there are some other services that keep running in the background without your knowledge. So, there are few things that you have to do when you are outside for a vacation without charging cables or backups by chance. You can try these simple tricks to extend your iPhone’s battery for a long time. Luckily, these tips will buy you some extra battery time.

Tips To Make Your iPhone Battery Last Longer:

1. Turn ON Low Power Mode:

Low Power Mode is a new feature that was introduced in iOS 9 and later versions that help you to reduce overall power usage and makes your battery longer. According to the Apple Company, it claimed that this mode will give three extra hours of battery life to your iPhone.

Low Power Mode Pop-Up

A pop-up with the action Low Power Mode raises when your battery hits 20%. You have to turn ON it and the battery color changes to orange then red.

Turn on Low Power Mode

Later, when you charge your iPhone, this mode will automatically turn OFF when the battery hits 80%. You can turn this Low Power Mode on even before it hits 20% of your battery left by going to the Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode > Turn ON.

2. Don’t Quit Or Close Apps:

Don't quit apps

Many people think that the apps listed when they double tap the Home button are actually still open in the background and using battery life, but they usually aren’t. Outside of Background App Refresh, the vast majority of apps are not doing anything when they’re not in use. If you close those background apps, you may end up draining more battery by closing them all. So, don’t close them.

3. App Drain:

App Drain

In iOS 8, 9, 10 there is a feature with which you can check actually which apps are the biggest drainers of your battery. You just go to Settings> General> Battery and you will be displayed with the apps and their battery usage. So, accordingly, you can stop the apps that are draining your battery the most for past 24 hours or last 7 days.

4. Check Battery Status:

A quick way to check whether there really is a problem with the battery in your iPhone or iPad is to head over to Settings > General > Battery and wait for your Battery Usage report to load up. This will let you check your Usage and Standby times. The Usage time is how long you’ve used the device for since the last charge, and Standby indicates the total time that’s passed since the last charge.

Check Battery Usage

To test your battery, make a note of the usage and standby times and then put the device to sleep by pressing the on/off switch at the top. After five minutes check the change in the times. If your device is working correctly, the usage time should have gone up by less than a minute, while the standby time should have gained five minutes. If you see more than a minute increase on the Usage time, something is stopping your phone from sleeping and you have a battery drain problem.

5. Turn Off Brightness:

Brighter display consumes more battery. The screen drains battery faster than anything else and the brighter it is, the faster it drains. In testing iPhone battery usage, they mainly use to brighten the display as it requires a lot of energy due to which your iPhone just lives for almost 6 hours while a 720p video is. So, whenever your battery is minimum, you should first turn the brightness off.

Turn Off Brightness

Go to Settings > Wallpaper & Brightness and turn Auto-Brightness OFF. Then, set your brightness to the lowest setting that still looks readable. There is a huge difference in this.

6. Airplane Mode:

Turn On Airplane Mode

For your kind information, Antennas are one of the biggest drains of iPhone battery, as they constantly try to acquire the nearby cellular network or Wi-fi network. When you don’t have to use data connection anymore, or GPS for location and no more calls to make, then it would be better to switch the Airplane Mode ON. If you don’t turn Airplane mode on, the constant searching will drain the battery fast.

7. Turn Auto Lock ON:

When you are not using your iPhone, make sure your iPhone is set with an Auto Lock. This will maximize your battery because when the screen is left on it just wastes your battery. You can change it in

Turn Auto Lock ON

Settings> Auto-Lock in iOS 10 or else to Settings>Display & Brightness>Auto-Lock and set it as low as you can and this will definitely improve your iPhone’s battery from draining fast.

8. Turn Down Volume:

If you are listening music or any audio from your iPhone, it might be surprising that volume affects the battery life also. You should consider turning the volume down on your iPhone and using headphones whenever possible, thus allowing you to reduce the impact of audio on your phone’s battery life.

Turn Down Volume

Go to Settings > Music, you can also set a volume limit and turn the EQ off to save even more power.

9. Turn Off AirDrop:

Turn Off AirDrop

AirDrop is one of the features which is used to share pictures or videos from nearby iPhones when they have it and switched on. It’s really battery consuming as it keeps looking for the nearby iPhone. You don’t need AirDrop turned on all the time either, so swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the Control Center and turn it OFF until you actually need it.

10. Stop Vibration:

I think that you don’t need iPhone to vibrate as it is enough audible and there is really no need to put your iPhone on vibrate mode. It will eat up some battery life and it’s probably only necessary when you have your iPhone on silent. So, go to

Stop Vibration

Settings > Sound and you can toggle Vibrate on Ring to OFF.

11. Turn Off 3G, 4G:

Turn Off 3G, 4G

If you do a lot of downloading or streaming over your cellular data network, you might be making good use of the faster speeds offered by 4G, but 3G is enough for most people and it won’t drain your battery anywhere near as fast. If you don’t use the Internet through Cellular Data, then disable the data connection in the cellular section of settings as by going through Settings>Cellular Data and toggle Enable 4G to OFF. This would increase your battery life.

12. Tone Down Visual effects:

There are two obvious things on your iPhone that are purely aesthetic but impacts your battery life negatively: they are parallax effect and dynamic wallpapers. To get rid of the unnecessary parallax effect, go to

Turn Down Visual Effects

Settings > General > Accessibility and turn Reduce Motion OFF.

13. Turn OFF ‘Siri’:

Turn Off Siri

This feature is an unnecessary battery drain if you don’t really use it, mostly because your iPhone will be listening for “Hey Siri” whenever it’s charging. To turn it OFF, go to Settings > General > Siri and turn Allow “Hey Siri” OFF.

14. Turn Off Notifications:

Turn Off Notifications

Some apps will send you notifications that you don’t really need. This is good but in the case you are running short of battery life you can turn the notifications off. Go to Settings > Notification Center and look under Include. Tap on any apps that you don’t need notifications from and choose None under the Alert Style, and then toggle Show in Navigation Center to off and Show on Lock Screen to OFF.

15. Stop Push Email:

Stop Push Email

It’s quite handy that you want all your emails updated instantly in normal time. But when you have a low battery you might want to stop this auto-syncing of emails by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and switch from Push to either Fetch or Manual. With Fetch, you can set an interval, such as every 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and so on, for your iPhone to check for new email. The longer you make the interval, the less battery you’ll be using. With Manual, it will only check for new email when you open the app.

These are some power saving tips to last your iPhone battery longer. Some other handy things you can do are: turn off Bluetooth, navigation, GPS, Wifi when not in use. Use cellular data instead of Wifi, if possible. Stop auto update and auto syncing of some of the apps where you can. Hope, you guys had learned some good information on how to save your iPhone’s battery and make it last longer.

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Imran Uddin

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