We have done the research and have put together a list of ten ways you can begin to save and conserve your iPhone’s battery life. Many of these solutions will not have any effect on your phone’s functionality throughout the day.
Before we get started, go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage.
From here you can identify which apps are using the most of your battery life and close those significant app’s (if you are not already) when they are not in use.
Turn off the parallax feature of your wallpaper. This is the feature that moves your wallpaper as you tilt your screen toward or away from you. This may seem futuristic and quite amusing, but its constantly using extra battery life to make it happen. Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion
2. Location Services
We all think it is weird when an photo editor app wants to use your location. We should be able to sepia our pictures in peace at undisclosed locations. Well, these apps are not just creepy and uncalled for, they drain your battery life. Most of these apps (unless you specified otherwise) are constantly tracking your whereabouts. Go to location services and make sure you are aware which apps are locating you and try to turn off this feature on as many as possible.
3. Stop Syncing
Backing up files and data is important, but not every picture you take on your phone needs to be automatically synced to the cloud. Turning off this feature on iTunes will greatly increase your iPhone’s battery life because it will not be constantly sending information to the cloud. Set your phone to sync manually when you plug it into your computer and make sure you do that regularly and you should be just fine.
Whether it is a sound, banner, alert box, or a vibration, go to Settings > Notifications and examine all that you have set up. Maybe you do not need a banner notification every time a Facebook friend has a birthday or invites you to play Candy Crush. These notifications, no matter what type, drain so much of your battery constantly throughout the day. When you allow an app to send you a Push Notification you are allowing that app to stay active and running around the clock just in case something happens that it needs to alert you about. Give it a rest and watch your iPhone last a few hours longer.
This feature pulls your mail from servers and sends the notifications directly to your home screen. If email is not in a life or death relationship with your career, turn this off and check your email manually with the app. Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data
6. Background App Refresh
The latest iOS update came with this feature set to “on”, this feature continually refreshes open apps with the most recent data so that you will never miss a gram while you finally text your mother back. This drains a lot of the battery life on your iPhone for obvious reasons. To turn it off go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh. With this feature you have the option to turn it off completely or individually per app.
7. Let Your iPhone Die
Many people today leave their iPhones on 24/7 without even thinking, many of these same people leave their iPhone charging all night plugged in. Not letting your iPhone completely drain its battery can be damaging to it, causing the life of it to shorten. Allow your iPhone to completely die at least once a week and try not to charge it all night every night.
8. Signal Strength
Weak signal is a major cause for battery usage. If are in an area with weak cell signal, put your phone in airplane mode and it will greatly increase the minutes you have.
Go to location services and turn off Location-Based iAds and Setting Time Zone. Neither of these are necessary unless you enjoy receiving ads that are relevant to your exact location on a regular basis. Setting Time Zone is only helpful if you are regularly hoping time zones. To turn off these features go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Location Based iAds, Setting Time Zone.
Having your iPhone vibrate when you receive a call or text is the most battery draining option in terms of notifications. Switch off your vibrations and put your phone on silent mode. Or, create a custom vibration with one pulse- in order to drain less battery than the default long repetitive vibrations. To do this go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone (or Text Tone) > Vibration > Create New Vibration and then tap away to customize your notifications, and your life.