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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 day.

1.    Enable Low Power Mode

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 downloads, etc.

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’.

2.    Lower the Brightness

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.

3.    Turn Off Location Services

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.

4.    Switch Off Push Mail

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.

5.    Reduce or 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.

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