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10 tips to make your iPhone’s battery last longer

There is nothing more annoying than having an iPhone in your hands that has almost to no battery left. Yet it’s something we all have to deal with from time to time. Some a little more than others. The exact cause is difficult to determine for a large target group, but at least we have a number of solutions for you.

In this article we list 10 tips that you can use to easily extend the battery life of your iPhone. Everything to ensure that you reach for the charger a little less quickly.

iPhone battery lasts longer thanks to these 10 tips

No matter what exactly you do with your iPhone, a dead battery is just annoying. Especially if it drains quickly without you really using it much. Therefore we recommend you to try the following 10 tips. We can’t guarantee that it will completely solve your problem, but it’s always worth a try!

#1 Less notifications, more better

The fewer notifications you get on your iPhone in a day, the better it is for the battery. Now of course you have no influence on the amount of messages you get in a day, but you can limit the number of notifications. Through the settings it is possible to select which apps are allowed to send you notifications and which are not. You do that by following the next steps:

In Settings, go to Messaging
Select the app you would like to change
In the new window turn off Allow notifications

It is also possible to choose to receive only a single notification. So you don’t always have to get a message on the access screen, in the message center or via strips. You can also choose only one item by unchecking the others.

iPhone notificationsKeep your notifications under control (Image: Apple / Edit: OMT)

#2 Put your iPhone on the table differently

Do you always put your iPhone on the table with the screen facing up? Then it’s handy to turn it around. As soon as you get a notification, the screen of your smartphone turns on. Do you put the device with the screen down? Then he detects that and the screen will remain off. For someone who receives a lot of messages in a day, a handy way to save a little battery.

#3 Limit location data

Location data is useful, but it eats up battery power. That’s why it’s smart to disable them for most apps on your iPhone. You do that by following these steps:

In Settings, go to Privacy
Select Location features
Select the app you want to disable
Then choose the option Never

Do you have some applications where you don’t always want to use the location, but where it’s convenient from time to time? In this window, choose When using app or Ask next time or when I share. As soon as you invoke the functionality, you’ll see a pop-up where you can give permission.

iPhone locationI think I have your location (Image: Apple / Edit: OMT)

#4 Stop closing applications

Closing apps on your iPhone: we all probably do it for the wrong reason. The idea behind it is that open apps demand more from your battery than when you have them closed. A logical thought but one that doesn’t hold true in practice.

Once apps are open in the background, they are paused by your iPhone. So they only take something from the battery when you use them again. If you close them completely, apps have to be restarted, which ultimately takes more from your battery.

#5 Slow down on the Bluetooth

There are quite a few applications that use Bluetooth for certain purposes. While this can generally be quite handy, there are often apps among them that you might not use that much. Since iOS 13 this is easy to see and you stop the Bluetooth connection with a simple push of a button.

In Settings, go to Privacy
Select the Bluetooth option
Slide the button to the left for apps that don’t require the connection

iPhone Bluetooth settingsBluetooth (Image: Apple / Edit: OMT)

#6 Charging without a case

You might not have thought of it yet, but charging your iPhone without a case can help. It’s not the case with every case, but in some cases your smartphone gets very hot while charging. That heat can affect the battery capacity. As soon as you notice that your device gets hot while charging, you might want to try removing the case.

#7 Limit background activity on your iPhone

Yes, applications that are open are paused in the background. Yet there are certain apps, both first-party and third-party, that still keep reloading. This is due to a setting called background activity. It is possible to disable or generally turn off the feature for certain apps. All in all, this has a big impact on battery life.

In Settings, go to General
Select Background Refresh
Move the slider to the left for the apps that do not require it

It is also possible, via the top option, to disable the entire refresh or have it work only with Wifi.

iPhone refreshStop background activity (Image: Apple / Edit: OMT)

#8 A hard reset

Of course, the phrase “have you tried turning it off and on” doesn’t just come from anywhere. Restarting your iPhone can fix problems. You do this by holding down the power button and the top volume button simultaneously. Then slide the Turn off slider from left to right.

If this doesn’t work, there is another option. Namely, you can also give your iPhone a hard reset. You do this by pressing the three keys simultaneously and waiting until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

#9 Less automatic downloads on your iPhone

After reading this list, you’ll understand that your iPhone does a lot in the background. However, did you know that some applications are automatically updated by the Apple App Store? This is a feature that is set by default and ensures that you always have the latest version. Don’t want this and prefer to save battery? Then do the following:

In Settings, go to App Store
Look for the heading Automatic Downloads
Move the slider under Apps and App updates from right to left

iPhone App Store automaticallyAutomatic? Rather not! (Image: Apple / Edit: OMT)

#10 Bringing in your own mail

Apple’s Mail app is extremely useful, but it can consume quite a bit of battery power. This is mainly due to the fact that messages are automatically loaded in the background. By changing a small setting on your iPhone this can easily be a thing of the past.

In Settings, go to Mail.
Select the option Accounts
Press New Data at the bottom
Disable the Push option

From this moment on, emails are loaded only at the moment you open the Mail app of your iPhone. So you won’t see notifications and red bullets as soon as new mail arrives.