Battery life has to be the biggest complaint when it comes to iPhone users. After the scandal with Apple purposely slowing older devices down to converse the battery power, more and more emphasis has been put on iPhone’s battery lives.
Although naturally with age, devices do get slower and batteries die a lot quicker, there are ways for you to try and get every last bit out of your iPhone's battery life before you inevitably have to replace it with a new one.
So here are our top 10 tips when it comes to saving your precious battery life!
1. iPhone software update Making sure your iPhone software is on the newest versions available helps a lot, When apple release a new software update it will normally include small improvements to the software to help it manage battery life more effectively. (It will also make sure your phone has the latest security patches to ensure your phone stays private)
2. Dim the screen or turn on Auto-Brightness to save battery on iPhone
The screen of Your phone will be one of the biggest drains on your battery life, so dimming your screen or turning on auto-brightness to manage this for you will help massively
3. Keep WIFI on and connected at all times
Surprisingly leaving your WIFI on! will help, this is because WIFI uses a lot less power then 4G Data, so if you can "hook up" with a WIFI network near you! however, if you are out and about with no solid WIFI then turn it off! otherwise what happens is your phone connects to the 4G network but your WIFI will be constantly searching for WIFI in the background draining your battery!
4. Enable low power mode
Since iOS 9, Apple has brought out a feature for its iPhones called Low Power Mode which prompts you when you have 20% of your battery power remaining. What it does is reduce power consumption thus slowing the phone down slightly, stopping Mail fetch, Hey Siri, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects too. You can turn on Low Power Mode at any stage of your battery life, thus giving you a longer iPhone battery life throughout the day.
5. View battery usage information to see what apps are hogging your battery life
Apps use up different amounts of battery. Some apps consume a lot more battery than others. Apps like Facebook especially take up a HUGE chunk of your battery usage, usually 20-30% even in the background. Regularly take a look at your battery usage (Settings > Battery) and see who the main culprits are. If it’s the same apps at the top, maybe delete them or use them a little bit less and turn off background refresh.
6. Disable Bluetooth if you’re not using it
Just as you should with your WIFI, if your not using bluetooth turn it off or it will keep searching for connections and draining your battery.
7. Change your moving wallpaper & screensaver
Do you have one of those fancy wallpaper and screensaver that moves when you tilt your device in different directions? You should probably turn that setting off to stop your device from using excessive battery power.
8. Disable background app refresh
Since iOS 7, apps have been allowed to periodically refresh in the background so when you launch the app, you'll have the latest update. But this does just waste your processing power and battery life. So, head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn it off or allow your essential apps to refresh to save yourself some battery life.
9. Minimize using your camera
Using your camera and your flash requires a lot of battery power so if you’re about to go into the red, then it is not the time to take up semi-professional photography in an attempt to get that elusive perfect selfie.
10. Avoid high impact apps, games and videos
It goes without saying that using apps that are more intensive for your phone to run, will drain your battery quicker. 3D games require your CPU a lot more than say, reading apps, so it’s good to avoid these sorts of apps if you’re looking to save your battery life. The same goes for your favorite series on Netflix - a big no-no when you’re in the red zone!
If all of the above is a little bit too much for you or if your battery is on its last legs, then maybe it’s time to get a replacement. Our iPhone battery replacements come with a 6 - month warranty and are fitted by Apple certified technicians.