Even though iPhone battery life has improved significantly with Apple’s latest devices, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are still times when you’ll be waiting for an important phone call or email and realize that your iPhone battery is nearly depleted. In this article we’ll show you how you can extend your iPhone battery life by switching off various functionality and services.
Tip One For Improving Your iPhone Battery Life: Lower Your Brightness
The new iPhones come with 4.7″ and 5.5″ screens which are gorgeous to look at, but unfortunately they are also one of the biggest battery drains on your device. Lowering your device’s brightness to its lowest level will have a noticeable effect on your battery life. The effect is even more pronounced when you do this on an iPad. You can adjust your screen brightness either through Control Center or by going into Settings followed by Display.
Tip Two For Improving Your iPhone Battery Life: Turn Off Unnecessary Wireless Communication Channels
If you rarely use features like Bluetooth and NFC, you can safely turn them off and only enable them when needed. This will have a lesser benefit on your battery life than dimming the display, but it is still worth doing. You can turn off the various wireless capabilities in Settings.
Tip Three For Improving Your iPhone Battery Life: Turn Off Cellular Data
If your carrier plan doesn’t include cellular data, you can safely turn off NFC, 3G and Edge. Doing so will benefit your iPhone battery in a subtle but constant manner. You can turn off this cellular connectivity by going into Settings and then choosing Cellular. Don’t worry – even if those options there are turned off, you’ll still be able to make and receive phone calls as well as send and receive text messages.
Tip Four For Improving Your iPhone Battery Life: Turn Off Vibration
You wouldn’t believe how much power is required to make a phone vibrate. If you receive a ton of phone calls and your iPhone is constantly buzzing, turning off Vibration can save you some battery life. You can turn off vibration by going into Settings followed by Sounds.
Tip Five For Improving Your iPhone Battery Life: Turn Off Lock Screen Notifications
Although it’s nice to be able to see what notifications you’ve received even while your phone is locked, every lock screen notification depletes your iPhone battery. Instead of having every since app wake your iPhone to show its notifications, be selective and turn off lock screen notifications for apps that are not vital to you. In addition to better iPhone battery life, you’ll have fewer distractions to deal with as well. You can manage your notifications by going into Settings and then Notifications.
Bonus Tip: Disable Background App Refresh
With iOS 7 and later App Store apps are able to periodically become active and check for any content updates. Although convenient, in most cases this puts an unnecessary strain on your battery life. You can disable apps from performing background tasks by going into Settings and then General and finally Background App Refresh. If you disable an app there, it will still function like usual, you’ll just have to wait a moment after you open so it has time to refresh its contents.