The life of your iPhone’s battery depends on your usage and hence, you can control, increase, and decrease the battery life. While everyone’s pattern of using their phone could vary, in most cases, it is the apps running in the background that sap up the most juice. Furthermore, there is a string of common elements present in all iPhones that are responsible for draining your battery. Disabling these culprits will increase your battery life.
The following are some ways through which you can increase the battery life of your iPhone:
Control and Reduce Screen Brightness
Your brightly lit screen could be the reason why your battery indicator keeps dipping.
Enable Adaptive Brightness
- Launch the settings of your iPhone.
- Tap on Display & Brightness.
- Set the slider to the lowest level of brightness through which you can see the screen comfortably and without straining your eyes.
- Enable Auto-Brightness by tapping on the toggle switch next to the option until it turns green.
Now your phone will automatically increase or decrease the screen brightness depending on the external lighting conditions.
Reduce Screen Display Time Before Auto Lock
- Go to the settings of your iPhone.
- Tap on Display & Brightness.
- You will see an “Auto-Lock” option. Tap on it.
- Choose the time duration after which the phone will auto lock on inactivity. The lowest possible setting is 30 seconds, select that.
Your phone’s screen will no longer be lit for long durations. After 30 seconds of inactivity, the screen will lock itself, thus, saving you some charge.
Turn Off Unnecessary Notifications
Unnecessary notifications are not only irritating but they are also burning through your iPhone’s battery. The constant pinging is a reminder that the phone is tracking the developments of the app. The issue is compounded if the notification lights up your phone screen for long durations.
- Head over to the settings of your iPhone
- Tap on notifications.
- Scroll through the list of apps that have been given or have requested notification access. Tap on the app’s name to see the kind of notification it sends. Toggle the switch off if you do not wish to receive any kind of notification from that particular app.
The fewer the notification apps, the longer your battery will last.
Disable Background Refresh
While frequently used apps could be putting a strain on your battery, there are some that can continue running in the background even though you may have launched it just once. These apps also keep looking for updates in the background.
- Enter the Settings of your iPhone.
- Tap on “General” settings and then on “Background App Refresh”
- Scroll through the list of apps that keep refreshing their content in the background when you are connected to the internet over WiFi or cellular network.
- Tap on the toggle switch to disable the unnecessary apps from auto refreshing in the background
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