With the release of iOS 14, there are quite a few complaints on the web about iPhone autonomy issues. If you are among the users who are faced with fast discharge, then we recommend trying 7 methods from our note.
Decrease the screen brightness
High brightness levels have a direct impact on battery life. This tip will help you save extra interest in some situations. Just try to increase the screen brightness as needed. There are several ways to change this parameter.
- Open Settings and go to Display & Brightness.
- Drag the Brightness slider to the right or left to increase or decrease the setting.
Alternatively, you can use Control Center. Swipe down from the top-right corner on iPhone with Face ID, or swipe up from the bottom of the screen on models with the Home button. In the menu that opens, use the corresponding slider to adjust the brightness.
Use power saving mode
Enabling power saving mode reduces background activity such as downloading and checking email. This feature allows you to easily save iPhone battery when needed.
To enable power saving mode, follow these steps:
- Open “Settings”.
- Go to the “Battery” section.
- Activate the power saving mode switch.
Hold iPhone face down
The iPhone has many built-in sensors that can determine the position of the smartphone in space. The display will not turn on when a notification is received if the device is facing down. This will help save battery power when you receive a large number of notifications.
You can get in the habit of this method in situations when you are not actively using your iPhone. It should be noted that the method does not work if the “Fitness tracking” function is disabled. This option allows the smartphone to track your movements. You can disable it like this:
- Open “Settings” and go to the “Privacy” section.
- Scroll down to the Motion & Fitness menu.
- Turn on the Fitness Tracking switch.
Disable content updates
Content Refresh is a feature that allows your applications to run in the background even when you are not using them. With its help, applications receive new data, for example, Twitter downloads new tweets without having to launch the program. This feature is very useful, but it has an impact on the battery life of the iPhone.
You can turn off background content refresh for all apps or do it selectively. To disable this feature, follow these steps:
- Go to “Settings” and go to “General”.
- Select the “Content Updates” section.
- Here you can disable the option completely or do it selectively for applications that you rarely use.
If you do not know for which applications it is worth turning off content updates in order to save as much battery power as possible, then the iPhone has a built-in tool that will help in this matter.
- Open “Settings” and go to the “Battery” section.
- Scroll down to view the percentage of apps’ battery consumption. You can try disabling content updates for the programs with the highest percentage.
Disable “Raise to Activate”
As soon as you lift your iPhone off the table or any other surface, the screen wakes up so that you can go to the lock screen without further action. Nevertheless, there are cases of accidental alarms, for example, when you need to put your smartphone in your pocket, and you did not plan to use it.
Such false alarms can further drain the battery. To avoid this, follow these steps:
- Open “Settings” and go to the “Display and brightness” section.
- Disable the “Raise to activate” option.
Turn on “Optimized Charging”
Optimized Charging was introduced in iOS 13. Its main goal is to reduce battery wear. It works in the following way, the iPhone learns in the process of daily charging and upon reaching the threshold of 80 percent, it can postpone the completion of the recharge until you need to use it.
How to enable this feature:
- Go to Settings> Battery> Battery Status.
- Turn on the “Optimized charging” option.
Reset your iPhone settings
If you are still experiencing serious battery life issues despite following all of the suggested steps, then you may need to reset your iPhone to resolve any possible errors.
Follow these steps to reset:
- Go to “Settings” and go to “General”.
- Scroll down to the Reset section.
- Select “Erase Content and Settings” and then you will need to enter your password. Remember, a reset will erase everything on your device, so be sure to back it up for recovery.
All the suggested methods are recommended to be used as needed, when you need to maximize the battery life of the iPhone. For full day-to-day use, some of these methods may not be suitable from a usability point of view.