Although iPhones have become more sophisticated, powerful, and easier to
use, they are still plagued by battery problems. An iPhone’s processor is much
faster compared to other conventional smartphones available in the market and
as such, they are power hungry devices. It’s not uncommon to charge an iPhone
two or sometimes, three times a day.
But there are certain methods of increasing the battery life of an
iPhone; here are 5 tips to follow if you want your iPhone to last throughout
The ‘Low Power Mode’ is the main feature of iOS
9, so you will need to upgrade to iOS 9 if you want to avail this handy trick. According
to Apple, with this mode turned on, your iPhone’s battery will last up to 3
hours longer. It degrades the performance of the phone by switching off a few
visual effects, mail fetch, background app refresh, and automatic updates and
When turned on, the battery meter becomes
yellow. When your phone’s battery reaches 20%, an on-screen prompt appears
asking you to activate the function. Of course, you can do it manually as well
by going to settings, battery, and then enable ‘Low Power Mode’.
The more brightness you set on the screen of
your iPhone, the more power it consumes, draining the battery quickly.
Therefore, this is a primary reason why the batteries on most iPhones don’t
last long; to avoid this, turn down the brightness by going to settings and
then to display and brightness.
Alternatively, you can turn on auto-brightness
so that your iPhone will ensure that you don’t use up more of the battery then
you should. It utilizes a sensor that will adjust the screen’s brightness
automatically relative to the environment’s ambient lighting conditions.
Location services enable the GPS in your
iPhone; this is useful when you are navigating or when you want your friends or
family members to know where you are in case of an emergency. On the other
hand, keeping this functionality on drains your battery considerably; instead,
turn it off when you are not using it.
Unless you are on the go or if you are a really
busy person, you should turn off the push mail feature. A great battery
drainer, it provides you with the ability to receive new emails to your phone’s
inbox as soon as they arrive on the mail server. If it is on, it will keep
prompting the server for any new mail, regardless of whether your phone is
connected to a network or not. Those constant prompts use the phone’s processor
and they will drain your battery sooner than you think.
Turn Off Background App Refresh
The background app refresh is similar to the
push mail feature, but it works with apps. When turned on, it monitors the apps
you use the most and keeps checking for new content; whether you are connected
to a Wi-Fi/cellular data network or not, it will continue prompting the server
for updated information. This drains the battery and as such, you should either
turn it off or limit it to only those apps which you use frequently.
In order to do so, go to setting, general, and
then you will see a tab labelled ‘Background App Refresh’. Tap it and then
select the appropriate option.