Now there are a lot of articles out there that will tell you to start by turning off background app refresh. Okay, we’ll instead of doing that, let’s do something even better…
If you’re running the latest version of iOS your iPhone, you’ve got a Low Power Mode which “temporarily reduces power consumption”. Well it does that by, you guessed it, disabling background app refresh. But it also takes things a bit further by turning off mail fetch, automatic downloads and some of your phone’s visual effects. So if you’re going to do one you might as well do them all at once with the flick of a switch.
Normally users get a notification about entering Low Power Mode when they hit a 20% charge BUT there’s no reason you can’t turn Low Power Mode on before that. Like, right when you wake up.
If you just don’t have enough of a charge to make it through a typical day (of if you’re going to be traveling, for instance), just turn on Low Power Mode sooner than later by going into Settings > Battery and then switching on Low Power Mode. Or you can tell Siri to do it for you.
But if that isn’t enough — if you’re really desperate for more battery life — you can also turn off notifications and location tracking. Unlike entering Low Power Mode, turning these features off will probably affect how useful your phone is to you just a bit.
To adjust your notification settings go to Settings > Notifications. To turn off location services to to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and flip the switch to off.
This one is a bit obvious, but still worth noting. If you’re battery is draining fast you can simply turn off power hungry apps one by one. Go to Settings > Battery and have a look at the Battery Usage statistics to discover which apps use the most juice.
You can also try turning off Auto-Brightness which adjust your screen’s brightness depending on the level of light in your environment. Just go to Settings > Brightness and switch off Auto-Brightness.
Finally you can try reducing animations in iOS because overtime you open a folder or launch an app, those zoom in or zoom out animations use the processor which saps a bit of battery life. To turn them off go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and then just flip the switch. This makes for a really interesting user experience — kinda weird to get used to.