Tips To Extend iPhone Battery Life

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Though Apple has done a lot of incremental improvements to make its iPhone as power efficient as possible, there are still a couple of things you can do to extend your iPhone battery life, especially when you are going to be away from power for a long period of time. These tricks to extend your battery life will cost you fun and convenience, but they will get you as far as you can possibly go.

Low Power Mode

Low Power Mode, according to Apple, flips switches we don’t even know about. When it’s enabled, you’ll lose push email, Hey Siri, background tasks, and more, but you’ll gain up to three extra hours of battery life. You’ll be offered it automatically when you hit 20%, but you can turn it on manually at any time through Settings > Battery. The battery icon at the top right of your iPhone will turn yellow whenever Low Power Mode is enabled, so you’ll never have to wonder.

Lower light

The iPhone is LCD, not OLED, so it doesn’t matter much what color is being displayed, it matters if the LED backlight is on, how intensely, and for how long. To keep energy output to a minimum, go to Settings > Display & Brightness, turn Auto-Brightness off, and drag Brightness as low as you can tolerate.

Pause the push

Push Notifications not only light up the lock screen, they light up the Wi-Fi or cellular radios as well. Your iPhone is now smart enough to suppress lock screen notifications whenever it thinks it’s face down and you can’t see them. But if it’s in a pocket, purse, or anywhere else out of sight, it’s still lighting up. So, for anything that doesn’t urgently require your attention, go to Settings > Notification Center > and turn Show on Lock Screen—or even Allow Notifications—to off.

Boot the background

Apple does a lot to coalesce background updates so the radios don’t transmit or receive any more than they have to. But if you don’t need an app updating in the background, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and make sure that it doesn’t. You’ll have to wait for messages or media to refresh when you open the app, but if you don’t open it often, the power savings can be worth it.

Lockout location

GPS takes a lot of power. Apple uses a bunch of tricks to keep location access to an absolute minimum, but like notifications and background, if you don’t need an app to know where you are, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and select Never. As an added bonus, it’ll help protect your privacy as well.

Toss tasks

Apps that provide VoIP and turn-by-turn navigation can be much harder on multitasking cycles and GPS. If you’re not using them, you can double click the Home button and close the app completely by tossing its card away. That’ll shut down VoIP and navigation and start saving power on the spot.

Minimize the Motion

Animating transitions and blurring backgrounds has become more efficient, and is certainly visually fun. If you don’t want or need all the effects, however, you can turn them off and save a small amount of processing. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion, and turn it on.

Original Source: imore

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