The battery percentage is not only an indicator of your phone’s charge but has also become a number that describes your comfort or happiness. A draining battery will also leave you sapped as you might start worrying about your phone switching off. Thus, caring for your battery is indirectly caring for your health. An optimized battery can hold charge for longer duration means that you can be carefree and not have to worry about your battery status. Monitoring your battery usage and regulating the apps that can drain it can not only increase your battery’s life but also in process add longevity to your device. Just a few and simple changes in your iPhone’s settings can increase your battery life.
The following are some tricks to boost your iPhone’s battery:
Keep Downloads on Manual
Automatic downloads from the App Store or iTunes can really eat up your battery. Enable downloads on manual.
- Enter the Settings of your iPhone.
- Tap on iTunes & App Store.
- Choose between Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks, and Updates, that can be automatically downloaded.
- Toggle all the settings off and manually download the new content.
- Furthermore, disable downloading over cellular data and make use of the WiFi instead. Downloads over WiFi cause less battery drain.
Turn Off Location Services
Once your phone can access your location, it can offer you location specific services. You can look up directions or discover local eateries and much more. The arrow icon in the menu bar indicates that an app is accessing your location. While the GPS location may be important for some apps, it may be necessary for others. Here’s how you can disable location services for various apps:
- Head to the Settings of your iPhone
- Tap on “Privacy” and then on “Location Services”
- You will be able to see a list of apps that access your location.
- Tap on the name of the app and you can choose between completely revoking location access, allowing location access when you are using the app, or always allow location information.
Decrease the Frequency of Checking Your Mails
Yes, everyone wants to be connected on the go but frequently checking your emails can take a toll on your iPhone’s battery. If you keep opening your mails, then the device will push the newly acquired email to your phone immediately. This means that your phone needs to maintain a constant connection with the internet, thus draining your battery. However, you can also control the time durations after which the mail can be fetched from your email provider’s network. Follow these steps to switch to fetching:
- Launch the Settings on your iPhone.
- Tap on “Mail” and then to “Accounts”
- Locate and tap on “Fetch New Data”
- Tap on Push to turn it off and switch to Fetch. Set the Fetch interval. It can range from every 15 minutes to Hourly. For best results, enable manual fetching of the mail.
If you wish to enable push only for certain accounts, you can choose it from the menu.
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