10 iPhone settings you should change to increase battery life

Help your iPhone last longer with these tips

10 iPhone settings you should change to increase battery life

Ever feel like your iPhone just doesn’t hold charge like it used to? You’re not alone. iPhones, and smartphones in general, are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which are susceptible to degradation over time. These batteries are amazing little powerhouses, but constantly draining and refilling them takes a toll. That’s where good battery habits come in.  

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By taking care of your iPhone’s battery, you can significantly extend its lifespan and keep your phone juiced up longer. So, to help you get the most out of your iPhone, here are 10 settings you can change to increase battery life and keep your trusty device running longer. 

10 iPhone settings to change to increase battery life

By adjusting these 10 settings on your iPhone, you can significantly improve its battery performance: 

Enable optimised battery charging 

This built-in feature on your iPhone learns your charging routine and delays charging past 80 per cent until you need your phone, reducing wear on the battery. You can turn this on by going into Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging. 

Turn on Low Power mode 

This reduces background activity, mail fetch, and visual effects, thus extending battery life when your phone needs a boost. You can enable this by going into Settings > Battery. 

Adjust Auto-Lock 

Setting your phone to lock automatically after a short period of inactivity minimises screen time – a major factor for battery drain. To enable Auto-Lock, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock. 

Reduce brightness 

Another way to increase battery life is by lowering screen brightness. You can also utilise Auto-Brightness for automatic adjustments based on ambient light. To do this, simply go into Settings > Display & Brightness. 

Manage background app refresh 

This feature allows apps to refresh content in the background. Limit it to essential apps or disable it entirely for significant battery savings. To manage background app refresh, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh. 

Silence notifications for unnecessary apps 

Constant notifications drain the battery and can be distracting. Disable notifications for apps you don’t use frequently.  

Turn off Location Services for unnecessary apps 

Location services are essential for some apps, but others don’t require constant access. Limit location access to only the apps that truly need it or even disable location when you don’t need it.

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To turn location on or off, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. 

Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use 

While convenient, these features constantly search for connections, draining the battery. Turn them off when not actively using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices.  

Push and Fetch 

If you prefer not to use Low Power Mode, you can manually control how often your email and internet accounts update manually. Navigate to Settings > Mail > Accounts > Fetch New Data. You can set your main email account(s) to “Push” so that you get new emails quickly. For less important accounts, you can set them to update every hour or even manually. 

Enable Dark Mode 

Lastly, enabling Dark Mode reduces screen power consumption, especially when viewing dark content. To turn on Dark Mode, go to Settings > Display & Brightness. 

By implementing these settings, you can significantly improve your iPhone’s battery life and keep it running smoothly throughout the day. Remember, a healthy battery translates to a longer lifespan for your device. 

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