Ultimate Guideline to Save Battery Life on Your iPhone in 2022

2022-08-04

Although the iPhone is often considered one of the best phones, like any other battery-powered device, their batteries will undoubtedly degrade over time. This is called "chemical aging" and it gradually shortens the time per charge, which may explain the fast depletion of the iPhone's battery.

With this in mind, it's important to think about your phone's battery in the long run, even if it's new, and use some of the iPhone's features to ensure that your battery life (and subsequently charging capacity) is extended even further. To help you do this, it's wise to follow some, if not all, of the steps we suggest here, but also to regularly check the overall health of your battery in the Battery menu of the Settings app to get an idea of the battery's chemical age.

Maybe you're using an older device with an outdated battery, or maybe you're a heavy user of the new iPhone and want to get an extra hour of life out of it on your way home at night. Whatever the reason, if you're looking for ways to save iPhone battery life, this article will cover tips that can immediately improve iPhone battery life, as well as other ways that can help extend the overall life of your battery.

Without further ado, here's how to save battery on your iPhone.
1.Enable Optimised Battery Charging
It is not good for your battery if it is always fully charged. So, to increase the life of your battery, make sure you have Optimize Battery Charge enabled. With this feature, your iPhone will learn your daily charging habits and before you start using your phone (for example, when you wake up), it will wait for 80% of the charge before charging the remaining 20%. This way the battery will take less time to fully charge and the time between charges will be longer as time goes on.

2.Use Low Power Mode
Low Battery Mode is a very handy way to extend the life of your iPhone battery when you use it for too long. It does this by crippling your iPhone in certain ways, disabling or limiting features like 5G, visual effects, refresh rate, and screen brightness.

3.Turn on Auto Brightness
iOS is usually the best choice for determining when the iPhone should run certain features. We often think we know better, and I'm guilty of turning this feature off often, preferring to control the brightness myself. However, the truth is that if you want to strike the best balance between usability and battery life, you should use the automatic brightness adjustment feature, which adjusts the brightness of your iPhone screen based on the surrounding lighting conditions.

4.Enable Reduce Motion
When you open the app, you may notice a whoosh animation when the tiles enter the app, which is a motion effect. Similarly, when you move your iPhone, you may notice a slight movement of the tiles and icons relative to your wallpaper, which is known as the parallax effect. Both modes consume battery and can be turned off (which, by the way, is what low-power mode does for you).



5.Limit your screen's refresh rate
If you're using a recent Pro model, like the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max, your phone's screen has a refresh rate of 120Hz. A high refresh rate like this requires more energy, which means turning it off is a good way to save energy. Likewise, this happens when you enable low-power mode.



6.Turn off Background App Refresh
When you are connected to the Internet, the apps on your phone refresh their content in the background. This is a useful background task, but it will drain your battery slightly, so it's worth turning it off. Again, this feature is disabled in low-power mode.



7.Limit Location Services
Every time your phone uses GPS, it is consuming power. You can turn off location services completely, but some apps need it to perform the intended function, like Google Maps, which means you have to turn GPS back on every time you use them. It's best to limit your apps to only use location services when you use them, or when they ask to do so.



8.Disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirDrop 
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop all consume power during use. Even if you're not using iPhone, it may be searching around for Wi-Fi networks or looking for other devices via Bluetooth and AirDrop. 



9.Update iOS
Your iPhone's operating system, iOS, is the master of managing your phone. Apple is constantly improving and updating it, including its performance and feature enhancements. Keep it up to date.


10.Stop closing apps
For a long time, sliding closed apps under the multitasking view did nothing to save battery life. These apps run in a hung state when they are stopped and do not affect performance or battery life. In fact, restarting some apps after closing them actually takes more energy than leaving them hanging. So, if you are a serial shutterer, especially for applications you use frequently, don't close them.


11.Avoid extreme temperatures
In addition to enabling optimal battery charging in the first step, there are a number of other ways to extend the overall life of your battery. Extremely hot ambient temperatures can permanently damage your iPhone's battery, which means you'll have less time to charge it each time. Don't expose your iPhone to temperatures above 95 degrees Fahrenheit / 35 degrees Celsius, and especially don't charge it under these conditions. If the temperature outside is higher than that, then leave the room and charge your phone in a cooler place.

Keeping this in mind, it's worth knowing that some conditions can cause your phone to overheat while charging, potentially damaging the battery. If you are using a case, check your phone while it is charging and if it gets hot, remove the case while it is charging.





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