The more we are transforming into digital life, more we rely on our phone. But battery drainage is still an issue if you use your phone a lot. Here we have listed down 15 ways to improve your iPhone’s battery life in iOS 10.
1. Turn off location service when not in use.
There are multiple apps that uses the Location service in your phone even when you do not need them. Stop unnecessary apps from using Location Services, Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and either turn off Location Services, or select only few apps that you want to access your location.
2. Make sure personal hotspot is off.
Turn off the personal hotspot, you should open this service when you want other’s to use your mobile data as a free wifi. To turn off go to Settings > Personal Hotspot.
3. Reduce screen brightness and keep it on auto- brightness
Retina display with excessive screen brightness is the one of the biggest iPhone battery killer. Reduce the screen brightness or set it to Auto-Brightness mode. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness.
4. Disable background app refresh completely or enable it only for specific apps
If you want to get most out of the battery turn off background app refresh. It may be updating apps that you don’t really care about.
You can also enable/disable selective apps for background refresh that you feel are important as per your use.
5. Turn off Bluetooth when not in use.
Bluetooth is considered to be a battery drainer. If you’re not using it to connect to a speaker, headphones, or other accessory
6. Turn off airdrop feature if not in use.
Switch off AirDrop from the Control Centre (swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen). Only turn on AirDrop when it’s needed.
7. Selectively enable app notification.
Every time a notification is received, the iPhone’s screen lights up and it plays a sound, which drains battery. You can selectively enable the app notification for a particular app and also select the notification type from banner to alerts. Go to Settings > Notification
8. Turn off wifi when you don’t need it.
If you are not in wifi enabled area turn it off as your phone will always keep searching for available wifi networks it could connect to. If your wifi signal is poor then your iPhone will need more power to send and receive data. Swipe up from the bottom of your home screen and turn the wifi off.
9. Keep email notification to manual mode
Keeping email push service and notification to manual mode can really save the battery life of your phone. Email Push service constantly polls the server to get new emails. In case you do not receive much mails and can rely on fetching the mails manually it is highly recommended to keep fetching to manual mode.
10. Free RAM from less frequently used apps
If background app refresh is enabled and the apps are opened but put to background it may drink your battery juice. Apps which are playing music, using location services, recording audio or checking for voice over IP (VoIP) are the biggest culprits.
Check the link to find out how to clear RAM in iPhone.
11. Find the culprit
Find out which apps are eating up battery power the most. Uninstall the app or disable the background refresh of those apps.
12. Turn on low power mode.
Low power mode reduces overall power requirements. It temporarily reduces power consumption until your phone is fully charged again. Make sure the battery icon color changes to yellow once low power mode is on.
13. Turn off Spotlight
Spotlight is useful feature, it can suggest results form the Web, iTunes, App store, nearby location. You can turn it off completely or for selective apps to save battery power.
14. Turn off iCloud
Photos, videos, notes are always synced with iCloud. Syncing data dries us the battery and also utilizes other services like wifi or 4G/3G to sync up the data. Turn off iCloud to save battery.
15. Calibrate the battery
It is recommended that you periodically drain your iPhone battery totally and then charge it up till it is completely full. That is down to 0, and up to 100%.