If you don’t know, starting with iOS 13, Apple has added a new feature to extend battery life and limit overheating when charging the phone overnight. This is to reduce “stress” load and reduce charging time. In addition, the researchers recommend that users only charge up to 80% to extend the battery life.
However, you should not be too dependent on Apple’s battery life boost feature, but adjust some settings yourself to improve the battery life for iPhone, they are quite simple as follows.
Use dark background mode
Considered the most expected feature on iOS 13, Dark Mode is a trend and is widely applied by many companies, from Apple to Google and Microsoft. Almost anything can be switched to dark mode, which helps reduce eye strain and save power (for devices using OLED screens).
The dark background on iPhone can be easily activated from the Control Center or in the Settings app. In Settings, navigate to Display & Brightness and click the Dark option in the Appearance section. In the Control Center, hold down the brightness control bar and then click the Dark Mode option to turn it on or off.
You can also customize the dark mode to be turned on automatically during a certain time of day. Just turn on the Automatic option.
Turn off the Live Wallpaper feature
Although a pretty cool and attractive feature, the feature “Live Wallpaper” is also the cause of rapid battery drain on the iPhone. Therefore, disabling it and using static wallpaper is also a thing to do to improve battery life for the device.
To turn off this feature, go to Settings> Wallpaper> Choose new wallpaper.
Choose a still image from your system or from your photo album and use it as your wallpaper or lock screen image.
Turn off motion effects
Motion effects on iOS can be great, but it also affects iPhone battery life. Therefore, if you do not care much about the effect experience, turning it off is a good idea.
To turn off motion effects, go to Settings> Accessibility> Motion, then activate the “Reduce motion” option.
Use low power mode
According to Apple, the “Low power mode” can improve battery life for another 3 hours, so when the battery is almost low and no charge is available, you can choose to activate this feature in Settings> Battery > Low power mode.
Do not worry too, to create convenience for users, you will receive a prompt to turn on the mode when the device is 20%, disable the mode when it exceeds 80%.
When the Low Power function is turned on, your device will be operated at maximum low performance, which means that your screen will reduce brightness, the time it will automatically lock automatically. Apps in this mode automatically disable features that drain your battery and more.
Turn off “Bring up to on”
Considered one of the quite convenient features on iOS, but turning on this repeated screen will affect the battery life of the device. Because most of the time your phone screen will always light up even if you do not want to. Therefore, you should choose to turn it off if extending battery life is more important to you.
To turn off “Bring up to on”, go to Settings> Display & Brightness, then deactivate in the “Bring up to on” option.
Turn off the “Refresh background apps” feature
Recent versions of iOS have improved their multitasking ability, allowing apps to always refresh content. However, not all applications are necessary for continuous refresh, so for unnecessary applications you can turn off. To turn off background application refresh, select Settings> General settings> Refresh background apps.
Here, you see which applications you do not use often, turn off the refresh feature to save battery power.
Disable location using services
When starting to choose to install apps, they often prompt users to provide different access rights like location. However, apps that use location services can have a big impact on battery life. So, please review which applications have access to your device location.
You select Settings> Privacy> Location services. There are a lot of options here, if the apps you use often, select When to use the apps. For less used applications you can choose Ask the next time.
Other small suggestions
– If almost no Bluetooth is used then turn it off.
– If you only use Wi-Fi, you should turn off cellular network connections (Mobile data).
– Dim the screen to increase battery life. You can lower the default screen brightness based on your preference or turn on Auto brightness to allow the screen to adjust the brightness based on current lighting conditions.
– Apple advises users to experience at least one charging cycle per month (charge the battery to 100% and then completely run out of battery). So if you haven’t done it yet, this might be a good time to do that.