We love our iPhones and though we may be reluctant to admit it, the battery life does not last as long as we would like. There are plenty of articles out there on how to make the battery last as long as possible. To that end, here is our list of the best iPhone battery saver with the most impact and the easiest to implement.
Install the latest iOS. Yes this process takes a while but it is worth it. Turns out Apple has made great strides in improving the battery life by updating its iOS. Many people noticed a remarkable improvement when they went from 11.x to 12.x
Is it time to replace my battery? Unless the battery is defective or starts bulging, it’s hard to tell if you need to change the battery on your iPhone. The latest iOS however, comes with a handy little feature that tells you the overall health of your battery.
Go to Settings > Battery and tap on “Battery Health”. On the following screen is “Maximum Capacity”. This simply tells you the battery’s current capacity relative to when it was new. A battery at 86% for example, has lost 14% of its capacity. So if 100% lasted 8 hrs for example, the battery would now only last 6.9 hrs.
At some point (you choose) the capacity will have dropped sufficiently enough where it’s time to change the battery or get a newer model iPhone all together. You probably only need to really check this once or twice a year unless you notice a severe drop in battery performance.
And when you do want to replace your battery, please give us a call. Our battery replacement services are very affordable and guaranteed.
Disable auto-fetching email. If you get notifications every time a new email comes in, you’re using a lot of battery power. Instead, manually fetch new email when you launch your email app. To do this go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts and scroll to the bottom and tap “Fetch New Data”. From there make sure “Push” is disabled and change each account to “Manually” and then select “Manually” at the bottom under “Fetch”. Now your email accounts and calendars are only updated on demand when you fire up the Mail app. Remember: If someone needs to reach you in a hurry, they can always call or send a text message.
Selectively enable location services. It seems every app wants to know your location. And for every app with location services turned on, you’re using battery power. To see which apps have this feature enabled, tap Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Then scroll down through the list of apps. With the rare exception, select “While Using” vs “Always”. This means Locations Services will be turned on for the app while using and turned off when the app is not in use. And where it makes sense select “Never” to disable completely.
Enable Low Power Mode. When your battery level gets low and charging is not happening anytime soon, “Hey Siri! Turn on low Power mode!!” Low Power Mode reduces display brightness, optimizes device performance, and minimizes system animations. Apps including Mail will not download content in the background, and features like AirDrop, iCloud sync, and Continuity will be disabled. You can still use key functions like making and receiving phone calls, email, and messages, accessing the Internet, and more. And when your phone charges up again, Low Power Mode automatically switches off.
And lastly use Wi-Fi where possible. It uses less energy than a cellular network.
There are many more tips out there, but we think these will have the biggest impact and are the easiest to implement. If you would like more help or have questions on how to use your iPhone, please come see us and we will be happy to sit down with you and help.