Important tips to improve your iPhone's battery life

Recently I had to replace my old battery with a new one due to some problems with it like overheat, overcharge and other things I did due to the unwise use of the battery. For such reasons and misbehave we slowly kill our device's battery.

iPhone's battery isn't easily user replaceable and lithium-ion batteries inevitably degrade a little every time they're recharged it's important you get the most out of iPhone's battery while it lasts.

In this post I am going to show you some important tips and things you need to do to improve and protect your iPhone's battery life..

1-Store and use the iPhone at room temperature

Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of ambient temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to ambient temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity. That is, your battery won’t power your device as long on a given charge. Charging the device in high ambient temperatures can damage it further. Even storing a battery in a hot environment can damage it irreversibly. When using your device in a very cold environment, you may notice a decrease in battery life, but this condition is temporary. Once the battery’s temperature returns to its normal operating range, its performance will return to normal as well.

Check out this Comfort Zone for iPhone,iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch.

2-Enable the Auto-displays brightness
This will help your iPhone to choose the best brightness and reduce your device battery drain.
  • Go to Settings
  • Click on Brightness
  • Set Auto-Brightness to On
3- Make sure to update to latest softwares

Apple software updates often include advanced energy-saving technologies, so always make sure your device is using the latest version of iOS, OS X, or Watch OS.

4-Battery Usage Screen
The first thing you should do is check the Battery Usage screen. iOS 8 can now tell you what apps is draining your battery. You can check out what apps you’ve used frequently in the 24 hours or the last seven days.

There are some things you can’t change like if you listen to a lot of podcasts and music but there are some apps that use more power than others.

To check the Usage screen, go to Settings---->General--->Usage--->Battery Usage

5-Background App Refresh and Push Notifications

With notification services and background app refresh on, your phone will push every single piece of data from apps like Instagram and Facebook to your screen when it come in. This means your iPhone is constantly checking the cloud for any new updates 24/7. And if you are in a place with spotty cell service, this will drain your battery even more because it is struggling to get a signal in order to receive data. You can turn it all off or choose individual apps.

Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh to toggle this setting.

6-Location Services
I know that this feature is very useful but it also drains your iPhone battery so quickly. Many apps like Facebook, Google Maps, Waze and others ask the permission to turn on location services. 

I highly recommend turning this feature off for all the applications except Find My iPhone, Maps

In order to switch it on or off, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and disable any apps that you don’t need location services for.

7-Reduce Motion
It might be cool to see your wallpaper move around when you tilt your iPhone but is it really necessary? This feature doesn’t really appeal to me and on top of that, some people get a little motion sickness after a while. This is one of the first things I did when I got the new iPhone.

8-AirPlane Mode

If you are in a place with bad reception, your iPhone is struggling hard to get a cell signal and thus, wasting a lot of battery life in doing so especially if it is switching from LTE to 4G a lot. When you have a good signal, your phone doesn’t work as hard because it already has a good signal and sending and receiving data will be easy and fast.

Put your phone in airplane mode if you notice you have bad reception and turn it on when you need it again. A plus is that you can still turn on your Wi-Fi and use that connection without having to turn airplane mode off. Also, if you notice that you are constantly getting a bad signal wherever you go, you can reset your network settings and see if that helps.

9-Use Apple original charger

It is so important to avoid charging with fake or light connector USB cables chargers that people use in these days. Yes it will charge your battery but as time goes you'll find your iPhone battery is draining so quickly... You are warned !


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