How to save iPhone’s battery life to the extreme.

Batteries play a crucially significant part in letting you sift through your day, especially since smartphones have become a part and parcel of minute-by-minute transactions. Be it talking, walking, working, playing, etc.

Scientists and researchers are trying to find a way to make batteries last forever. Although, nothing seems to be solidifying yet. Speaking of battery life, a lot of factors come into play to make a single charge last longer. A battery needs immense software optimizations to be able to last a day.

Different OSes, however, have different methods in their code to make this happen. Depending on the manufacturer and the device model, a single battery charge can last up to a day or it can dissipate in a few hours.

The latest iPhones have a lot of optimizations present in its software that constitute a healthy and long-lasting battery life. Even Apple seems to be putting in a lot of effort to exchange batteries on older iPhones compensating for the fiasco it had been in.

That said, here, you’ll learn how to save your battery aggressively especially when it reaches below the 20 percent mark. This guide will help you save as much battery as possible on iPhone.

Although, even after a dedicated low power mode on the iPhone, there could be a need to save the battery for the last moment. So here is how you can save your iPhone’s battery life to the extreme.

Disclaimer: You can only save your battery up to extreme limits if you follow all of these steps and not just one or some of them. 

1. Enable Low Power Mode

Apple has included a handy-dandy low power mode option for its iPhone users. By enabling it, Apple assures that you can squeeze in an extra hour of juice. However, does low power mode ruin your battery? Absolutely not! Even though there have been speculations stating that Low Power mode ultimately damages the battery, that is farthest from the truth. All Low Power Mode does is reduce cellular connectivity, limit performance, and dim the display. By no means, it aggressively tampers with the system to save battery. Here’s how to enable Low Power Mode:

  1. Go to Settings – Battery.
  2. Enable the toggle labeled as Low Power Mode.

Alternate method: This method works only on iOS 11.

  1. Go to Settings – Control Center – Customize controls
  2. Add the Low Power Mode toggle under the Include tab.
  3. Swipe up and tap on the Low Power Mode toggle in the control center whenever you want to turn on/off Low Power Mode.

2. Disable Raise to wake

If you have an iPhone 6S or later, you might as well have this feature which allows you to glance at your notifications just by lifting your phone up at an angle. Although, this fires up pretty much everytime you lift your leg while the phone is in your pocket, thereby, wasting the battery charge. It is better to disable it during tight conditions.

  1. Go to Settings – Display & Brightness.
  2. Disable the toggle labeled as Raise To Wake.

3. Turn on Auto Brightness

Another feature on iPhones that use the proximity sensor to sense the lighting conditions outside and based on that adjust the screen brightness. Although, this can save you from setting a brightness level that you won’t need. For example, during dark environments, leaving brightness up to the full mark can be bad for the battery charge. You’ll do better after enabling it.

On iOS 11:

  1. Go to Settings – General – Accessibility – Display Accommodations.
  2. Enable the toggle labeled as Auto-Brightness.

On iOS 10 or earlier:

  1. Go to Settings – Display & Brightness.
  2. Enable the toggle labeled as Auto-Brightness.

4. Enable ‘Reduce White Point’.

iPhones have a lot of white UIs in its operating system. Well, we all know that white isn’t a good color if you wanna have a good battery discharge rate. Thankfully, Apple allows you to do it.

  1. Go to Settings – General – Accessibility – Display Accommodations.
  2. Enable the toggle labeled as Reduce White Point.

5. Disable Location Services.

You know it, and you gotta disable it. Although, don’t consider this if you are seeking for help in a dangerous condition and at the same time your battery is below 20%.

  1. Go to Settings – Privacy – Location Services.
  2. Disable the toggle labeled as Location Services.

6. Turn off Background App Refresh.

Background App Refresh refreshes your apps when you’re not using them and are open in the background enabling you to get your stuff done faster. Although, it can occupy a lot of battery space. I mean a lot. It is a battery hogger. Disabling is the right deed to do.

  1. Go to Settings – General – Background App Refresh – Background App Refresh.
  2. Tap on the Off-label until a tick mark appears beside it.

7. Enable ‘Reduce Transparency’

Does reducing transparency save battery? Yes. After enabling this feature, all the blurriness and glitter of your iPhone’s software will fade into a more solid grey-colored interface. Although, it is a very good option if you want to save some battery. I mean a lot.

  1. Go to Settings – General – Accessibility – Increase Contrast.
  2. Enable the toggle labeled as Reduce Transparency.

8. Enable ‘Reduce Motion’

This feature is a two-in-one deal. It makes your iPhone much faster by killing all the animations and also makes it much more battery efficient when you have the need to save every last drop of your battery.

  1. Go to Settings – General – Accessibility – Reduce Motion.
  2. Enable the toggle labeled as Reduce Motion.

An iPhone’s battery life is known to degrade faster with usage as compared to other manufacturers. This is by virtue of Apple housing fewer capacity batteries in iPhones. The latest Samsung Galaxy S9+ has a 3,500 mAh battery while the latest from Apple- the iPhone X has a 2,716 mAh battery.

These were the extreme battery saver tips that we think could help you squeeze out more time out of your nearly-dead battery! These are the modifications that you can make to make your iPhone last way long after it has just around 20% of battery left.

Although, remember to turn some of these modifications off when you don’t need them as they can prove to be a hurdle while using your iPhone regularly.

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