Apple, tips to optimize iPhone battery consumption

There are some very simple tips, which if applied allow you to reduce iPhone battery consumption significantly. Especially in summer, when, due to high temperatures, Apple's smartphone, as well as all mobile devices, tends to drain easily.

Optimizing iPhone battery consumption does not require big sacrifices. It's enough to put into practice some banal tricks. In fact, it's often our fault if we don't make it through the day, rather than the phone's battery. The default settings of an application, for example, if not changed can take away a lot of autonomy. Sometimes, we forget to turn off the data connection, even if the iPhone is using Wi-Fi. And not only that. A key role in optimizing battery consumption is played by the way the phone is charged.

Is it really necessary to optimize the battery?

Before taking action, you need to check if indeed your iPhone has any problem with battery life. There's a useful feature on iOS that does the trick, as it reports the time the smartphone has been used since the last charge and the time it's not in use.

Here's what to do. Open the iPhone settings, click on "Battery" and finally on "Time since last full charge". You will now find two options: "Usage" and "Standby".

Recharge the phone, get pen and paper and write down the values of the two entries. Now go to bed. The next day, take the iPhone and check the recorded parameters: if the usage time is longer than the standby time, it means that the battery needs to be optimized.

Keep iOS always updated

The first tip, as Apple also suggests, is to always keep iOS updated to the latest version. One of the main functions of updates is to fix errors and improve the performance of the iPhone, including battery performance. To update the device just go to "Settings", then open "General" and click on "Software Update".

Watch out for high and low temperatures

An enemy of the battery is, as seen, high temperatures. To avoid causing permanent damage to the battery, and thus reducing its life, Apple recommends not to exceed 35 degrees Celsius. So, if you go to the beach, be careful not to leave your smartphone in the sun.

Also avoid storing your iPhone in too cold environments. Sudden temperature changes, in fact, can compromise battery life and operation. Do not underestimate, then, the covers. It would be better, especially these days, to remove the case when the iPhone is under charge. The reason is quite simple: you reduce the risk of the phone overheating.

Reduce brightness

Another way to increase battery life is to reduce the brightness of the screen. As it is known, the higher it is, the less battery life the iPhone has. Ideally, you should let the smartphone choose the right level. Activate, therefore, the "Automatic brightness" option. Then, if you want to reduce energy consumption even further, you can also manually lower the brightness to the minimum.

Use Airplane Mode

We talked about the data connection, which consumes much more than the Wi-Fi network. If you are at home, turn off the former and use only the latter. Also, it would be wise to turn off the connection when the phone doesn't get a signal, because the smartphone, in an attempt to connect to the internet, consumes a lot of energy. In fact, in the absence of a signal, it would be better to activate the "Airplane use" mode, to optimize battery consumption.

Reduce background activities

Most applications continue to remain active even when not in use. Think, for example, of WhatsApp. If it was "turned off", it would not be able to receive any messages. In some cases, especially when the remaining autonomy is low, it is advisable to stop background activities. How to do it? Simply open "Settings", then click on "General ", from there on "Background app update" and disable the function.

It is also possible to disable the arrival of new notifications, to avoid constantly turning on and off the phone's display. To do this, after clicking on "Settings, go to "Notifications" and "turn off" the option.

Deleting Unnecessary Apps

In addition to reducing background activity, another trick to optimize battery life is to get rid of all unnecessary apps. It doesn't make sense, in fact, to keep on your smartphone "little programs" that you don't use. The reason is simple: not only do they take up space, but they consume, like other apps, the battery.

Disable geolocation

Some apps need to use geolocation to work. However, GPS consumes a lot of power. When you don't need it, to extend battery life, you need to turn it off. How?

Beware of notifications

Apple from iOS 10 has introduced the function of "waking up" the screen automatically when we take it out of the pocket or when we look at the camera. To avoid consuming too much battery it is advisable to disable from the lock screen settings this feature. Notifications also often make the display light up unnecessarily. Messages and news from apps and social networks light up the screen by default. But luckily we can disable this feature. First we go to Settings then On Notifications and then uncheck next to "Show notifications when screen is off".

Reduce unlock time

A phone with the screen always on is handy if we need to read a long article or watch a movie on social media. But keeping the display on for long periods is the best way to drain our battery. That's why it's advisable to reduce the unlock time on our iPhone. This way the phone won't stay on unnecessarily. To do this, just go to Settings, then Screen and Brightness. Then we select the item Screen Lock and here we select a short time before the smartphone turns off automatically. Better to choose 15 or 30 seconds.

Turn off vibration

often at work or in crowded environments we use vibration on our iPhone. It is a convenient method of not disturbing but noticing incoming notifications. However, vibration consumes a lot of battery power on iPhone. To disable it, just go to Settings and then to Sounds. Here we turn off the vibration on every action. Whether in incoming calls or on tapping particular buttons.

Restore iOS

If these tips didn't work, the problem is more serious than expected. You are basically left with only one solution: format your iPhone. In fact, if the battery defect is caused by an installed app, restoring the phone to the factory conditions might help to fix the defect.