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Here’s how to maximise the battery life of your iPhone

Here’s how to maximise the battery life of your iPhone
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  • You can improve the battery life of your iPhone by following these simple steps.
  • Apple recommends updating your iPhone to the latest software.
  • Enabling Low Power Mode can maximise your battery life.
Nobody likes their devices running out of power, be it your smartphone, camera or any other gadget for that matter. Apple offers decent battery life on its devices that include the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch and MacBook, but it also depends on the type of user you are. While some users easily squeeze out a day of use with their phones, many aggressive users don’t even get half of it.

In this article, we will explore ways to improve the battery life of your iPhone based on what Apple has to say about maximising battery life and lifespan.

Here’s how you can maximise the battery life of your iPhone

Update to the latest software
First and foremost, you should update the latest software available for your device.
  1. To do this, connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to Settings and tap on General.
  3. If an update is available, you will see it by tapping on Software Update.
  4. Tap on update to install the latest software.
  5. You can also turn on automatic updates, by going to Settings > General > Software Update and tapping on Automatic Updates.
  6. Turn on Download iOS Updates and Install iOS Updates. This will enable your device to install updates automatically.
Optimize the settings
The second method is to optimize the settings that include dimming the brightness of the iPhone’s screen and using Wi-Fi.

Adjust the brightness of the screen
  1. To dim the brightness, you will have to open the Control Centre and drag the Brightness slider to the bottom.
  2. Alternatively, you can optimise the brightness by switching on Auto-Brightness.
  3. To activate Auto-Brightness, go to Settings > General.
  4. Tap on Accessibility and then go to Display Accommodations.
  5. Activate the Auto-Brightness by setting it on.
Turn on Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a cellular network.
  1. To turn it on, go to Settings and look for Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap on Wi-Fi and connect to your preferred Wi-Fi network.
Enable Low Power Mode
If your iPhone’s battery is low, you can turn on the Low Power Mode to improve the battery life. When your battery goes below 20%, you will get a notification to turn on Low Power Mode. You will it again at 10%. Alternatively, you can turn on Low Power Mode manually to maximise battery life. Here’s how you can do it.
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down and look for Battery.
  3. Tap on it and then switch on the Low Power Mode.
View Battery Usage information
iPhone users can manage the battery life of the device by viewing the battery usage information. You can view which app is draining how much battery. To do the same, go to Settings > Battery. To maximise the battery life, you can prevent apps from refreshing in the background and by turning off Location Services for the app. Here’s how to do it.

Turn off background activity
  1. Go to Settings > General.
  2. Look for Background App Refresh, and you can choose to switch it off completely.
  3. Alternatively, you can select between app refresh on Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi & Mobile Data.
Turn off Location Services for apps
  1. Go to Settings > Privacy.
  2. Tap on Location Services.
  3. Here you can view all the apps using Location Services.
  4. You can turn them off by using the toggle button.
Along with this, you can also optimise your battery life by turning on Airplane mode.
Turn on Airplane Mode
  1. Open Control Centre and tap on the Airplane mode icon.
  2. You cannot use the cellular network in this mode.
If you are charging your iPhone by connecting it to a computer, make sure that the computer’s charger is plugged in. Otherwise, the iPhone’s battery may drain if it is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode. Remove certain cases that may generate excess heat while charging the iPhone to maximise the battery life.

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