Tips To Extend Your iPhone Battery Life

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Starting with iOS 13, Apple has added a new feature to prolong battery life and limit overheating when charging your phone overnight. This is to reduce the background workload and to reduce the battery charge time. Some experts also recommend that users should only charge up to 80% to prolong the life of the battery. However, you should not be too dependent on Apple’s battery life increase feature. In fact, there are several settings that you can adjust to make your phone battery last longer. Let’s check out the simple tips to improve your iPhone battery life.

Use Dark Mode

The Dark Mode is considered one of the most expected features on iOS 13. In fact, this feature has become a trend that applied by big tech companies including Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Nowadays almost every device that uses OLED screens can switch their display to dark mode, helping to reduce eye fatigue and battery consumption.  

Dark mode on iPhone can be activated easily from Control Center or in the Settings app. In Settings, navigate to Display & Brightness and tap the Dark option in the Appearance section. In Control Center, you can hold down on the brightness control bar then tap on the option of Dark Mode to turn it on or off. You can also customize how dark mode is turned on automatically during certain times of the day. Just turn on the Automatic option.

Dark Mode


Turn off Live Wallpaper

Although it is a pretty cool and attractive feature, Live Wallpaper can also cause your iPhone battery to drain quickly. Therefore, disabling this feature and using a static wallpaper is a good idea to improve the battery life of your iPhone. 

To turn off this feature, go to Settings> Wallpaper> Choose a New Wallpaper.

Choose a static background image from your system or from your photo album and use it as your wallpaper or lock screen photo.

Reduce Your iPhone Motion Effects

iPhone, iPad, and iPod use motion effects to create the perception of depth on the Home screen and within apps. Motion effects on iOS can be great, but it also impacts iPhone battery life. Therefore, if you do not care much about the effect experience, then turn it off is the right thing to do. To turn off motion effects, go to Settings > Accessibility, select Motion then turns on Reduce Motion.


Use Low Power Mode

According to Apple, Low Power Mode can improve your device’s battery life by another 3 hours. So if you find your iPhone is low on battery and unable to charge it immediately, you can activate this feature by going to Settings> Battery > Low Power Mode. In fact, you will receive a notification to turn on this mode when your battery reaches 20%. This mode will be disabled when the battery exceeds 80%. When Low Power mode is turned on, your device will operate at maximum low efficiency. It means your screen will decrease in brightness and faster auto-lock time. Apps in this mode will automatically disable their battery-draining features and much more.

Low Power Mode

Disable Raise To Wake Feature

This is considered to be one of the most convenient features of iOS, but turning the screen on repeatedly will drain your device battery faster. You may find your phone screen be on most of the time even when you don’t want it to. Therefore, you should turn this feature off if extending battery lif Because most of the time your phone screen will always be on even when you don’t want to. Therefore, you should choose to turn it off if extending battery life is more important to you. Go to Settings> Display & Brightness, then you can deactivate the Raise To Wake option.

Adjust your  Background App Refresh settings

Recent versions of iOS have improved multitasking capabilities, allowing background apps to always refresh content. However, leaving all the background applications to continuously refresh will drain your device battery quicker. So you may want to disable this function for apps that you don’t use often to save battery. You can change the Background App Refresh settings by going to  Settings> General> Background App Refresh.

Disable Services Using location

Normally when you install an app, it often prompts you to provide different permission including locations. However, these apps using locations service can have a big impact on your device battery lifetime.  So, you should review which apps are necessary to have permission to access your device’s location. Go to Settings> Privacy> Location Services. There are many options here that you can adjust to suit your needs.

Other Tips

– If you hardly use Bluetooth then turn it off.

– If you are only using Wi-Fi, you should turn off mobile network connections (Cellular Data).

– Dim the screen to increase battery life. You can lower the default screen brightness based on your preference or turn on Auto-Brightness to let the monitor adjust the brightness based on current lighting conditions.

– Apple recommends going through at least one charge cycle per month (charge the battery to 100% and then completely drain out). So if you haven’t done it yet, now might be a good time to do it.

There you go, now you have our tips to extend your iPhone Battery Life. We all hope that the upcoming iOS 14 will help users to optimize their device power in better ways. Do you have any other tips want to share? Let us know in the comments!

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