Whenever possible, keepyour iPhone in Wi-Fi range.
When you’re not connected toWi-Fi, your iPhone switches tocellular. This causes your iPhoneto search for cell towers, whichuses up your battery faster.Similarly, if you’ve enabled Wi-Fion your iPhone but you’re out ofrange, your iPhone will searchfor a Wi-Fi connection. In thiscase, you can turn off Wi-Fi inyour Control Center. As muchas possible, when you’re usinginternet, stay near a router toconserve battery.
Turn Off Background App
Constantly updating apps likeMail and Weather when you’renot using them is a real drainto your battery. To disable Background App Refresh, open theSettings app and tap General.Select Background App Refresh.From here, you can disable thefeature for individual apps or forall apps. Personally, I disabledthis feature, and have foundthe extra app load time to beminimal and worth the batterysavings.
Enable Low Power Mode
When your battery drains below 20 percent, your iPhone willask if you’d like to switch to LowPower Mode. This feature mightslow you down a little, but it willalso make your iPhone last longer. It works by reducing all thebackground tasks your iPhoneusually performs like AutomaticDownloads and uploading toiCloud Photos. You can togglethis mode on and off from Control Center by selecting the battery icon.
Reduce Your Widgets
The widgets in your TodayView like Weather, News, andCalendar refresh regularly, draining your battery. These are thenotifications you see when youswipe all the way to the rightfrom your Home or Lock screen.Disabling any of these widgetswill conserve your battery. In theToday View, scroll to the bottomand tap Edit. Tap the red icon tothe left of any active widget todisable that widget.
Dim Your Display
Your iPhone is set toAuto-Brightness by default. Thiscauses your screen to adjustits brightness relative to theenvironment. While enablingAuto-Brightness is better for battery than leaving your screen atmax brightness, an even betteroption is to set your brightnesslevel low and leave it there. Todo this, open Settings and tapAccessibility, then select Display& Text Size. At the bottom,toggle off Auto-Brightness. Ifyou need to make adjustments,you can raise and lower thebrightness level manually fromControl Center.
Adjust Your Auto-Lock
The faster your iPhone’sAuto-Lock engages, the lessbattery your iPhone uses. Ofcourse, having your iPhone godark while you’re reading an article is annoying. You can set yourAuto-Lock to your preferred waittime using the Settings app.Select Display & Brightness,then tap Auto-Lock. From here,you can select the amount oftime you’d like your iPhone toremain idle before the displaygoes to sleep.