Depending on how you use your iPhone, the tips to save battery life on iPhone as provided below should help you extend the battery life of your iPhone by a few days or at least make your iPhone easily last for the entire day.
Save iPhone Battery Life
The default settings on iPhone are geared towards providing users with access to all the features on iPhone, which you may or may not require.
Hence, most users are in a position to save battery life on iPhone by turning OFF features that are not important to them. Also, when it becomes necessary, most non-essential features can be turned OFF to save more battery life.
If you find your iPhone draining its battery quickly, even after following these tips, it is likely that the battery on your iPhone is close to the end of its useful life.
In such cases, it is recommended that you take your iPhone to the Apple Store and get it tested.
1. Set Low Auto-Lock Period
The Auto-lock feature on iPhone makes it automatically go to sleep after a certain period of inactivity. In order to save battery life on iPhone, you need to set the Auto-Lock period to a low level.
Tap on Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock.
On the next screen, set Auto-Lock interval to 1 Minute.
2. Set Low Brightness Level
The brighter the display on your iPhone, the more battery it consumes. Hence, you can expect to save Battery Life on iPhone by turning down the brightness of the screen to its lowest possible level.
Tap on Settings > Display & Brightness.
On the next screen, you can set brightness on your iPhone to its lowest possible level by dragging the Brightness slider to the left.
3. Disable Background App Refresh
Social Media Apps like Facebook, Twitter and others can use up battery life on your iPhone due to their compulsive tendency to refresh data in the background.
Hence, consider disabling Background App refresh for all the unnecessary and unimportant apps on your iPhone.
Tap on Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
On the next screen, disable Background App Refresh for all the unnecessary Apps by moving the toggle next to the Apps to OFF position.
4. Fetch Emails Manually
You can expect to save considerable battery life on iPhone by setting your iPhone to Manually Fetch Data. When this option is enabled, your iPhone will Fetch emails only when you open the Mail App.
Tap on Settings > Mail > Accounts
On the Accounts screen, tap on Fetch New data option and on the next screen, tap on Manually or on your preferred low Fetch Setting.
If the Manual option does not suit your requirements, set your iPhone to fetch emails less frequently (Hourly).
5. Turn off “Significant Locations” feature
The significant Locations feature uses battery life as it is constantly tracking your location, in order to bring you personalized notifications based on locations that you most frequently visit.
Tap on Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.
On the System Services screen, tap on Significant Locations. On the next screen, disable Significant Locations feature on iPhone by moving the toggle to OFF position.
6. Turn off Location Services
It is likely that Location Services is turned ON for most of the Apps on your iPhone. This forces your iPhone to constantly keep updating your location information, resulting in a loss of battery life.
Hence, consider disabling Location Services for most of the Apps on your iPhone that do not need to use your Location information.
Tap on Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
On the Location Services screen, you will see the Apps using your Location Data. Tap on the App for which you want to disable Location Services.
On the next screen, tap on Never to disable Location Services for this App.
Repeat above steps for all other Apps for which you want to disable Location Services on your iPhone.
7. Disable Bluetooth
The Bluetooth feature on your iPhone uses battery life to search for nearby Bluetooth devices. You can save battery life by disabling Bluetooth on your iPhone.
Tap on Settings > Bluetooth > On the Bluetooth screen, disable Bluetooth on your iPhone by moving the toggle to OFF position
8. Keep WiFi Turned OFF
Your iPhone is designed to constantly look out for WiFi networks and this uses the battery on your iPhone. Hence, turning OFF WiFi on your iPhone, while it is not being used can save battery life.
Tap on Settings > WiFi > on the WiFi Screen, disable WiFi by moving the toggle to OFF position.
Alternatively, you can also disable WiFi by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and tapping on the WiFi icon.
Note: Do not disable WiFi in case you have an Apple Watch. Many features on Apple Watch need WiFi to function.
9. Disable Fitness Tracking.
By default, your iPhone is set to track and monitor your activities in the background, and integrate this data with Apple’s Health App. You can save battery life by disabling this feature on your iPhone
Tap on Settings > Privacy > Motion & Fitness. On the next screen, disable Fitness Tracking on your iPhone by moving the Toggle to OFF position.
10. Disable Personal Hotspot
If you had enabled WiFi Hotspot on your iPhone, you need to make sure that it is turned off while you are not using it. This feature can drain battery life
Tap on Settings > Personal Hotspot > on the next screen disable Personal Hotspot by moving the toggle to OFF position.
11. Disable Vibrations
The Vibrate feature on your iPhone is triggered by a motor that uses up battery life. You can save battery life by disabling vibrations on your iPhone.
Tap on Settings > Sounds > disable Vibrate on Ring and also Vibrate on Silent (if it suits you)
12. Reduce Motion & Animations
When you move your iPhone, you will see that the App icons move slightly while the background remains stationary. Your iPhone uses battery life in order to produce this parallax effect.
Tap on Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. On the next screen, enable the option for Reduce Motion by moving the toggle to ON position.
13. Turn Off Equalizer
The Equalizer feature on iPhone can increase bass, decrease treble and make adjustments on the fly. However, these adjustments use battery life.
Tap on Settings > Music > EQ. On the EQ screen, tap on the OFF option.
14. Turn OFF Photo Stream
You can save battery life on iPhone by turning OFF My Photo Stream which automatically uploads new photos to all your iCloud devices.
Tap on Settings > Photos > On the Photos screen, disable My Photo Stream by moving the slider to OFF position.
15. Turn OFF AirDrop
The AirDrop feature takes up battery life as it is constantly busy looking for other AirDrop-Enabled devices around you. You can save iPhone Battery Life by disabling the AirDrop option on iPhone, whenever it is not being used.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen on your iPhone and then force touch the Networks Widget
In the expanded Network Widget, tap on AirDrop.
On the next screen, tap on Receiving OFF option
16. Enable Low Power Mode
The easiest way to conserve or save battery life on iPhone is to manually enable Low Power Mode. This can be done whenever you feel that your iPhone is not going to last through the day.
Tap on Settings > Battery > On the next screen, move the Low Power Mode slider to ON Position.
Note: Only the most essential features and services will be working on your iPhone during Low Power Mode.
17. Turn on Airplane Mode
You can go for this option, only when you are in a desperate need to save battery life on your iPhone.
Tap on Settings and enable Airplane Mode on your iPhone by moving the toggle to ON
When your iPhone is placed in Airplane Mode, all incoming Phone calls, SMS Messages, Radio, WiFi, and Bluetooth will be disabled on your iPhone.