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How-to iPhone 7: Tips & Tricks to Improve Battery Life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DustenRust, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. DustenRust

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    Enable Battery Saving Mode (Low Power Mode):

    1. Launch “Settings
    2. Go to “Battery
    3. Tap the “Low Power Mode” switch to turn the option On
    4. To change the way Low Power Mode works, you can enable or disable the available options including “Mail fetch”, “Background app refresh” etc.

    Lower the Screen Brightness:

    1. Access the Control Center on the home screen by swiping up from the bottom
    2. Drag the brightness slider in the Control Center towards the left to decrease screen luminosity

    Disable Unused Connectivity Features:

    NOTE: You can improve battery life in the long run by disabling the phone’s connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, Hotspot, GPS, and Bluetooth, whenever these features are unused.

    1. Go to “Settings
    2. Tap the switches associated with “Wi-Fi”, “Bluetooth”, “Personal Hotspot”, and “Privacy” (GPS) and set the feature to OFF

    Switch to 2G Networks:

    NOTE: In case your phone runs low on battery and you don’t have quick access to a wall socket or battery bank, you can conserve battery life until the next recharge by temporarily switching to 2G networks.

    1. Launch “Settings
    2. Tap “Cellular
    3. Tap the “Enable LTE” slider to disable the option and use 2G networks instead

    Turn Off Background Data:

    1. Launch “Settings
    2. Access “General
    3. Tap “Background App Refresh
    4. Follow one of the steps below:
      • To enable / disable background data for all applications, tap the “Background App Refresh” toggle
      • To enable / disable background data for specific apps, tap the slider associated with the said application(s)

    Change App Sync Settings:

    NOTE: By changing your accounts / apps sync settings to sync less data, you might improve battery life in the long run.

    1. Launch “Settings
    2. Tap “Mail, Contacts & Calendars
    3. Tap “Fetch New Data
    4. Select an account and set it to “Manual

    Keep the OS Updated:

    NOTE: Software updates can include battery life improvements, and thus it’s recommended to keep the OS up to date at all times. To check if software updates are available for download:

    1. Launch “Settings
    2. Access “General
    3. Tap “Software update
    4. Assuming that an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to download and apply the update (NOTE: this process will require at least one reset)

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