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8 Tips to Improve Battery Life on iPhone & iPad on iOS 10

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8 Tips to Improve Battery Life on iPhone & iPad on iOS 10
The battery is the base of Smartphone as everything you do on a smartphone is dependent on battery life and iPhone and iPad battery life is one of the concern.

It’s important to take good care of battery to avoid unnecessary and untimely hassles. There are smartphones with batteries powerful enough to last one day of heavy usage. But 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.

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Today we have brought 8 tips for you to improve iPhone and iPad battery life.

Switch off Wi-Fi, Data, and Bluetooth When Not in Use

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.

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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

Last but not the least, 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.

That’s all, folks! If you found these iOS 10 battery saving tips useful, share on social media that will likely be useful to others. Feel free to post in the comments section.

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Keep Brightness in Check

Screen display can consume a significant amount of battery. If the phone screen is ON at high levels of brightness for a longer duration of time, then battery drains faster. It’s therefore, advisable to keep brightness at the minimum optimal level. To set optimal brightness –

Swipe up from the bottom. This brings up Control Center.
In the Control Center, set the brightness to levels that you find optimal – not too high and not too low. Keep it too high drains the battery and keeping it too low can strain your eyes.

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

Disable Background App Refresh

When 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.
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Enable Low Power Mode

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.

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