We were wrong ProMotion not the trick for your iPhone

We were wrong: ProMotion not the trick for your iPhone battery

Anyone who owns an iPhone 15 Pro (Max) or other Pro model from recent years knows all too well what Promotion does. Previously, even the editors of WANT thought it was mainly draining the battery, but it turns out nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, we were wrong.

The iPhone 15 Pro models have a battery that, in some cases, can still drain quickly. So a while ago, we thought it would be a good idea to tell you that ProMotion was the way to put an end to that.

The 120Hz display seems at first, due to the high refresh rate, to be a battery eating feature. But that’s not all that bad in the end.

The ProMotion screen of the iPhone 15 Pro (Max).

It is possible in your iPhone’s settings to adjust the refresh rate. For example, there is an option to limit it to 60Hz, so the screen runs slightly less smoothly.

In theory, that’s an excellent way to save battery, as we could tell you earlier so. Especially since that refresh is particularly flexible, so your iPhone is actually constantly running in the background.

iPhone 15 Pro camera (Image: Jeroen Kraak/WANT)

But the question, then, is this really the case?

Does ProMotion really consume as much battery as you think?

Jason Cross, editor at American news site Macworld’s, was curious and did some testing. He concluded that the battery lasts about 5 percent longer when the ProMotion screen is off.

But in practice, you actually notice very little of this. The only time Cross noticed a big difference in battery life was while playing games in ProMotion for long periods of time.

Cross noted that battery life drops by about half if you use ProMotion while gaming. This could possibly be due to more intense GPU usage and the faster frame rate.

Therefore, it may be useful to disable ProMotion when gaming without power on an iPhone 15 Pro. But in general, you can just leave the 120Hz screen on.

Handy hidden feature on the iPhone 15

The camera is one of the best parts of the new iPhone 15 Pro. But you can make it even better thanks to iOS 17. If you want to take better or straighter photos, the Camera app on your iPhone has a hidden feature that can help. It’s a kind of auxiliary aid that indicates when you’re taking a straight photo. By vibrating and giving a yellow highlight.

To enable this feature, go to your smartphone’s settings and press ‘Camera’. Here you turn on ‘Level on under Composition’. Now you will see an interrupted straight line on your screen when you take a picture. Adjust your phone until the line turns yellow and you know your photo is straight.

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