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15 Hacks to Extend Your iPhone's Battery Life

Hack 1: Check What Drains Your iPhone’s Battery

How to Save Battery on iPhone iPad – Checking Battery Usage

 

Check Battery Usage

When it comes to extending the life of your iPhone, the first thing you need to do is check what Apps drains your iPhone battery the most. If you are working with iOS 9, you can follow us with the steps below:

1. On your iPhone, launch Settings App.

2. Scroll down to tap on General.

3. Scroll to choose Battery option.

4. Scroll down to see which of your Apps have recently been the biggest battery drainers in the past 24 hours, or last 5 days.

 

Hack 2: Change your settings to 'Low Power Mode' on Your iPhone

Enable Low Power Mode to Extend Battery on iPhone

 

From iOs 9 , Apple introduce this super handy feature!

You can enable it in the settings manually or it will be activated automatically when your iPhone’s battery reaches below 20% percent. When Low Power Mode is on, mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects will be turned off or reduced automatically. This will greatly increase battery life on your iPhone.

 

Once the Low Power Mode is turned on, the battery percentage in top right corner will be shown in yellow, just like the photo shows. 

 

Hack 3: Turn off Background Refresh for Apps You Don't Use often.

 Extend Battery Life on iPhone iPad – Close Background App Refresh

 

Closing Background App Refresh can reduce your battery consumption by quite a bit as well as speeded your iphone.

Hack 4: Dim the Brightness on Your iPhone to Extend Its Battery Life

Adjust Brightness to Save Battery on iPhone iPad

Adjust Brightness in the setting to Save Battery on your iPhone iPhone. The dimmer the screen, the less battery will be used.

With auto brightness enabled, your iPhone may decide to brighten the screen significantly, especially outdoors. So to save battery, Don't let your iPhone decide how bright to put the screen. You decide. You want to set it to a comfortable level but not brighter than necessary. 

 

Hack 6: Always Keep Background Clean to Preserve iPhone's Battery Life

Close Background Apps to Boost Your iPhone iPad's Battery Life

Close Background Apps

Close apps you aren't using, or at least some of them. iDevice like iPhone iPad does a decent job of not allowing all open apps to suck your battery, but keeping more than 10 open is never a good idea. Especially for the Apps that require the network connection, they are constantly updating and draining your battery.

To close background Apps on iPhone iPad, you can Double-click the Home button to bring up all the Apps running in the background, and then swipe upwards to close them.

By the way, if you don't use some Apps, uninstall them from your device. This can get more free space on your device, and it also can extend your devices' battery life.

Hack 6: Auto Lock Your iPhone to Extend Its Battery Life

You know, when the screen of your iPhone iPad is on, you are consuming power. So make sure that your iDevice isn't awake when you are not using it. If you want to maximum the battery life of your iPhone iPad, you can choose to set the Auto Lock to 1 minute.

Set Auto Lock on iPhone iPad: Settings > General > Auto Lock > Set your iPhone iPad to sleep after one minute of inactive.

Hack 7: Turn Off Wi-Fi When You Are Not Using It

Most of us don't have the habit of turning off Wi-Fi when we are not connected to a Wi-Fi network. This makes the Wi-Fi of your iPhone or iPad on, and it will hunt around for Wi-Fi networks it could join. Naturally, it will consume the battery. So close it when you are not using it to save batter life on your iDevice.

There are two ways you can use to close Wi-Fi on your iPhone iPad:

1Go to Settings > WLAN > Enable Ask to Join Networks on > Tap on WLAN to close it.

2Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad screen to access Control Center > Tap on Wi-Fi icon to close it.

Hack 8: Disable Location Services to Improve Your iPhone iPad Battery Life

iPhone iPad Battery Tips & Tricks – Close Location Service

iDevice Battery Tips & Tricks – Close Location Service

iPhone Location service allows your phone to know where you are and give you exact driving directions, give that information to apps that help you find restaurants, and more. But, like any service that sends data over a network, it needs battery power to work. If you're not using Location Services, and don't plan to use it right away, turn them off and save some power.

Turn off Location Service on your iPhone iPad with following steps:

1. Run Settings Apps.

2. Scroll down to tap on Privacy.

3. Click Location Services, and then tap on its option to close it.

Hack 9: Extend Your iDevice's Battery Life by Setting Email Fetch to Manually

Check Email Manually to Save Energy on iPhone iPad

Check Email Manually to Save Energy on iPhone iPad

The less often your phone accesses a network, the less battery it uses. Save battery life by setting your phone to check your email accounts less often. Try checking every hour or manually, if you're really serious about saving battery. Manual checks means you'll never have email waiting for you on your phone, but you'll also stave off the red battery icon.

Check Email Manually: Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Tap on the option of Push to close it.

 

Hack 10: Upgrade Your iPhone to the Latest iOS Version

Normally every software update often includes bug fixes, and some of them may fix a battery related problem. So please ensure your iPhone is working with the latest iOS version. 

Hack 11: Turn Off Vibrations to Save Battery Life on iPhone iPad

Turn Off Vibrations to Extend Battery Life on iPhone iPad

Turn Off Vibrations to Extend Battery Life on iPhone iPad

Believe it or not, vibration alerts can use up battery life more than anything else, especially if you get a lot of push notifications. They're nice to have, but if you don't mind turning them off, you'll probably notice an improvement in battery life.

Turn off vibrations: Settings > Sounds > Close Vibrate on Rings and Vibrate on Silent by taping on their options.

Hack 12: Keep Useful Stuff in Notification Only

Disable Apps' Notifications to Boost iPhone iPad's Battery

Disable Apps' Notifications to Boost iPhone iPad's Battery

Make sure "Push notifications" are notifications sent by third-party apps straight to your phone through Apple's servers. When you have lots of them enabled, they can wear down your iPhone battery. If you don't need your phone to constantly check for updates from, say, your Stocks app, or that new social network you never use anymore, turn off the app's ability to send you notifications.

Disable Apps' Notification on iDevice: Settings > Notifications > Select the Apps in the Include column > Close it by taping on the option of Allow Notifications.

Note: When closing the notifications of the Apps on your iPhone iPad, you can consider the battery drainers firstly, like Facebook. Absolutely, you don't have to do it. Because it means you will miss all the latest news about friend requirement, comments, or posts on your Facebook.

Hack 13: Disable Bluetooth to Extend Your iDevice's Battery

The Bluetooth function is not only useful with wireless headsets or earpieces, but also for iPhone or iPad users share data wirelessly. But it also drains the battery of your device. Turn off Bluetooth except when you're using it.

Follow us to close Bluetooth on your iPhone iPad:

1 Settings > Bluetooth > Close It.

2 Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad screen to access Control Center > Tap on Bluetooth icon to close it.

Hack 14: Close Personal Hotspot to Preserve Battery Life on iPhone iPad

Personal Hotspot turns your iPhone or iPad into a wireless hotspot that broadcasts its cellular data to other devices. It is a quite useful feature, however, it also drains your device battery.  This only applies if you use the iPhone's Personal Hotspot feature to share your wireless data connection with other iPhone or iPad.

Disable Personal Hotspot: Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot > Tap on it to close it.

Hack 15: Set Your iPhone iPad to Airplane Mode to Save Battery

If your iPhone is running out of battery but you have to keep it in use for a while, an exigent iPhone battery saving tip is to turn on Airplane Mode, which will suspend many of the device's signal transmitting functions, including receive calls or use text messaging. Note that enabling Airplane Mode doesn't mean the battery will stay forever, since it still permits use of other functions (e.g., games, built-in camera, MP3 player).

Turn on Airplane on iPhone iPad: Settings > Airplane Mode > Tap on it to close it.

Have you fixed your iPhone iPad battery problem after performing all the tips & tricks on your device? Does it get through the whole day without recharging? If you make it, don't forget to share this useful guide with the Apple users around you.

 

 

Linda Turner is a blogger and SEO director for iPhonerefurbs.co.uk and can be reached at Linda@iPhonerefurbs.co.uk