Improve Your iPhone Battery Life With iOS 11


If your iPhone doesn't hold a charge like it used to after getting updated to iOS 11, here are 10 ways in which you can extend the battery life.

  1. Your iPhone keeps a list of the apps that abuse the battery the most. Head to Settings > Battery and you'll see the list (apps that have used the most power in the last few days). When you know which are the most power-hungry apps, you can limit using them when you're running low on battery.
  2. The display drains battery very fast. Use the slider in Control Center to reduce your screen's brightness. You can also enable Auto-Brightness, which adjusts the screen brightness level based on ambient light. But note that in brightly lit environments auto-brightness will keep your screen at maximum brightness and drain your battery fast. The auto-brightness setting is in the Accessibility settings in iOS 11 – Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations.
  3. If you are a frequent flashlight user, try out the lowest setting, which is bright enough. Swipe up for the Control Center and 3D Touch or long-press on the flashlight button and set your brightness preference.
  4. You can adjust Push and Fetch settings for emails by following this path: Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Fetch New Data. Change it to Manually unless you need to be connected to your email inbox at all times. If you choose manual fetch, your Mail app won't look for new emails unless you launch the app and check yourself. This will help your battery a lot.
  5. Some apps refresh their content when you aren't using them, which is convenient but a big battery drain. Head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn it off. Or, select the apps for which you would like Background refresh to be switched on.
  6. You can also disable automatic updates to make sure that apps update themselves only when you’re near a power source and can top up the battery if required. Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Downloads section and tap the toggle switch to turn off Updates.
  7. The motion and transparency animation effects are not something you need all the time. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and tap the toggle switch to turn on Reduce Motion. Go back to the Accessibility screen, tap on Increase Contrast and then tap the toggle switch to turn on Reduce Transparency.
  8. Apps constantly requesting your location naturally consume battery. Head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services to adjust the settings for all of your apps that use location services.
  9. Too many notifications drain the battery very fast. Go to Settings > Notifications and choose which apps get to light up the display. You can also shut off notifications on the lock screen. For Show Previews at the top, select When Unlocked.
  10. You can turn off the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios to save power. In iOS 11, when you toggle off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from the Control Center, you get disconnected from devices and networks. But the radios stay on. If you deactivate Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi via Control Center, both will reactivate automatically after a period of time. To switch off the radios, head to Settings > Bluetooth/Wi-Fi > Off.

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