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Five Ways to Improve Battery Life on iPhone / iPad running iOS 10

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Five Ways to Improve Battery Life on iPhone / iPad running iOS 10
Many of the iPhone and iPad users are complaining about the faster draining of the Battery on the device with the update of iOS 10. If you are one of them who is facing the battery draining problem on your device, then continue reading.

iPhones and iPads have several known battery issues. Sometimes software update can bring down battery life (or improve it with bug fixes), other times an app you just installed could be draining out charge – it’s quite difficult to narrow down the root cause. So it always helps to know some tips and tricks that help to prolong battery life.

In this article we are going to talk about the Seven such tips which will help you to improve the battery life of the device, so let’s get started.

Disable Background App Refresh

This is one of the major steps which you should take to improve the battery performance on your device. When App is running in the background, it does not mean that apps do not consume power. Apps continually need to be refreshed and turning off this can save battery. To disable background app refresh: -
  • Head to Settings -> General.
  • Tap on Background App Refresh. Next to the background app refresh option, you will see a toggle switch.
  • Toggle the switch off.

Enable Low Power Mode

This is a very useful point for those who has very less usage of the Phone (for particular time frame), for example, this can be very helpful if you are not using your phone and it kept aside. Smartphones are designed to operate in low power mode when performance is not very critical. Enabling low power mode can help extend battery life significantly by reducing power consumption. To enable low power mode:-
  • Head to Settings -> Battery
  • Next to Low Power Mode option, you will see a toggle switch
  • Toggle this switch ON.
Switch off Wi-Fi, Data and Bluetooth When Not in Use

We do understand it’s very hard for many people who are online always and uses the services for the browsing or data-transfer. But to make it clear having Wi-Fi, Data and Bluetooth on 24×7 is the best way to run out of charge. When not in use, turning off Wi-Fi, Data and Bluetooth can help save a significant amount of battery.

Use Headphones to listen to Music

We understand that using headphones to listen to music may not always be possible but it’s true that iPhone speakers are power hungry and drain the device battery pretty fast. When possible, using headphones to listen to music can help extend battery life.

Set Minimum Time for Auto-lock

Switching off the display faster helps in power savings. To auto-lock, you screen in after minimum time has elapsed: -
  • Head to Settings -> Display & Brightness
  • Tap on Auto-lock
  • Choose Minimum time (30 seconds)
Latest Software Update

This is one the key point which maximum of us should understand, always keep your software updated to the latest version. If the current software version has known issues of battery drain, software updates can help fix these battery issues and extend battery life.

Disable Automatic Downloads

Automatic downloads tend to use up battery without you ever knowing it. If you don’t want apps to get downloaded automatically, you can save battery by turning this feature off. To disable automatic downloads: -
  • Head to Settings -> iTunes & App Store
  • Once under Automatic Downloads, toggle the switch off next to Apps, Books & Audiobooks, Updates, and Music
So, this is what we have in this article. Hope that article must be beneficial for all those iPhone users. Do share your comment and suggestion below. 

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