There aren’t many tasks that you can’t complete with your iPhone on your palms, but there is only so much you can do when your device’s battery doesn’t last as long as you require it. To ensure that your battery does not hinder your tasks, you need to figure out how to make your iPhone battery last as long as possible, at least until you can recharge it.
You can keep your iPhone from dying by enabling the auto-brightness feature, closing background apps instead of minimizing your screen, installing a battery-saving app, turning off Wi-Fi and data connection when you’re asleep, avoiding power-intensive apps when your phone isn’t plugged in, turning off unimportant notifications, and using a power bank.
Firstly, we will explain how you can check your iPhone’s battery settings to know the apps that consume the most power. We will also give you helpful tips for keeping your battery from dying for as long as possible.
- How To Check Battery Health, Usage, and Activity on iPhone
- Eight Ways To Keep Your iPhone From Dying
- Wrapping Up
How To Check Battery Health, Usage, and Activity on iPhone
Before you consider the tweaks that will make your iPhone’s battery last longer, you need to know whether your battery is healthy. Otherwise, it won’t make any difference. Luckily, you can check your battery health in a few simple steps.
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Go to “Battery”.
- Tap “Battery Health”. This shows detailed information about the health of your battery, including its capacity, peak performance, and state of the battery. If the battery is weak, your iPhone will suggest you service or replace it.
If your battery is less than a year old, you might be covered by the warranty as long as your battery didn’t just wear down from normal use. Even if the warranty does not cover you, Apple still offers battery service at affordable costs. And they will ensure that the former battery is recycled without endangering the environment.
Suppose your battery health is in perfect shape. In that case, you should check battery usage information to know the apps that consume the most power to give you better insight into how to manage your battery, especially when your phone isn’t plugged in.
To view your battery usage information, go to “Settings” and tap “Battery”. Your battery usage information shows your activity for the past 24 hours. You can also extend it to see the activity for the past ten days and its impact on your battery. It displays critical information, including your battery usage patterns, activity graph, and suggestions on how to lower energy consumption.
The information contains your battery usage by app and activity by app. Here, you will see the amount of power consumed by each app and the amount of time you used the app within a specific hour or day.
Eight Ways To Keep Your iPhone From Dying
The following are eight effective ways of conserving your iPhone battery for as long as possible.
Reduce Screen Brightness/Use Auto-Brightness
One of the fastest ways to drain your iPhone battery is to use a bright screen every time. Staring at a bright screen for an extended period can cause headaches and serious strain on your eyes. To prevent this, reduce your iPhone screen brightness as much as possible.
In a dark environment, reduce your screen brightness to the minimum to conserve battery and protect your eyes. Only increase brightness when you’re in a bright environment or under direct sunlight. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of adjusting brightness every time, use the auto-brightness feature.
Close Your Apps
Many iPhone users think that by tapping the home button to exit an app, they have successfully closed it. This isn’t true. It only minimizes the app to allow you to do other things while the app remains in a suspended mode waiting for you to pick up just where you left off. You should avoid this if you’re trying to conserve your battery.
If you’re using an iPhone with Face ID, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open your iPhone app switcher and reveal all the currently open apps. Swipe up on any of the apps and push it off the screen to close the app. If your iPhone doesn’t have Face ID, double-click the home button to reveal all open apps.
Turn Off Wi-Fi and Data Connection
This can come in handy when your battery is running down and you need to conserve it to perform some basic operations on your iPhone, like texting, making calls, etc.
Unless you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network or trying to connect to one, you should always switch off your Wi-Fi; otherwise, your phone will consume your battery trying to search for available Wi-Fi networks. To prevent your iPhone from dying, turn off your Wi-Fi and data connection overnight when you do not need it and switch it on when you wake up.
Use Low Power Mode
When your battery is low, and you want to keep your iPhone from dying until you can find a place to charge it, consider using Low Power Mode. This built-in feature on your iPhone conserves your battery by suspending several power-intensive activities until you charge your phone.
Avoid Power-Intensive Apps
This goes without saying, but we will say it anyway. Avoid using power-intensive apps when your phone isn’t plugged into a power source unless it is important.
If you want your iPhone battery to last for as long as possible, do not use them. If you must open any power-intensive app, ensure you don’t spend too much time on it.
Place Your iPhone Face Down When Not in Use
When you place your iPhone face up, every notification you receive turns on your screen. This might have minimal effect on your battery if you rarely receive notifications. But if you get frequent notifications, it might affect your battery.
Placing the phone face down will ensure notifications do not wake up your screen. You might also consider using the Do Not Disturb feature to block disturbance from frequent notifications.
Install a Battery-Saving App
Visit App Store and download a battery-saving app to keep tabs on your activities and how you use your iPhone battery. It also helps you manage the power-draining features on your iPhone.
Have an Alternative Power Source
The most effective way of keeping your iPhone from dying is to have an alternative power source. Apple’s Smart Battery Case is a great accessory to have. It is a protective case for your iPhone and can also charge your iPhone. Alternatively, you can buy a power bank.
Other methods you can try to keep your iPhone from dying include using Airplane Mode, using Dark Mode, changing your mail settings from push notifications to fetch, only using location services where necessary, turning off notifications for unimportant apps, removing widgets, making sure your apps are up to date, turning off background refresh, etc.
All the suggestions above should bring about a noticeable improvement in the performance of your iPhone battery. If your battery is draining fast despite trying these methods, you should consider taking it to the Apple Battery Service center to get it replaced.