When am talking about mobile phones battery life, I do so passionately because I wear shoes and I know where it pinches. I live in the part of the country that boasts of the
most stable power supply, even at that, I know what it is like for your phones to die on your when you need them most simply because you are not close to a power source. All am saying here is that you can influence how long your battery last on a single charge. A couple of days ago, I posted an article on how to boost/ optimise an android phone’s battery. It’s now the turn of the most classy smartphone in the world(talking of iPhone) and of course, the most underrated smartphone that ever existed in the modern era(windows)
My article today will be useful for both users of old iPhones and new ones. It will also do justice to every user of a phone running on a windows mobile OS. So please if a particular point is not useful to you maybe because you have an older phone or an outdated OS, just flip to the next point that will address your situation.
HOW TO INCREASE THE BATTERY LIFE OF ANY iPhone
Restart Your iPhone
Restarting your device is the first action you should take when using any phone. If you ever have any issue with a device, Apple made or otherwise, a simple restart almost always helps. It’s most likely to give it a bit of a boost. To restart your iPhone:
- Hold down the Sleep/Wake button until Slide to Power Off appears on the screen.
- Slide to power off the iPhone.
- Once off, hold the Sleep/Wake button to power it back on.
Download a battery optimisation App and an iPhone cleaner
If you are not good with DIY, you can download a trusted iPhone battery optimisation app “Battery Doctor recommended” and an iPhone junk-cleaning app “Ccleaner pro recommended” or “PhoneClean” This two apps can do a lot for your phone and they will definitely save you loads of stress. You can download them from Apple AppStore.
Adjust Brightness on Your iPhone iPad to Extend Its Battery Life
By default, the brightness settings of an iPhone or iPad are set to auto. So to improve your iPhone iPad battery life, you can choose to not give this power to your device since it may make the bad decision.
to adjust brightness on your iPhone/iPad with steps below:
1Run Settings App.
2Scroll down to tap on Display & Brightness
3Turn Off Auto-Brightness by clicking on the button.
4Adjust the brightness to the lowest settings acceptable to your eyes.
Check What Drains Your iPhone iPad’s Battery
When it comes to extending or improving battery on iPhone iPad, the first thing you need to do is checking what Apps drain your iPhone iPad battery most. If you are working with iOS 9 or newer, you can follow us with the steps below:
- On your iPhone iPad, launch Settings App.
- Scroll down to tap on General.
- Scroll to choose Battery option.
- Scroll down to see which of your Apps were the biggest battery drainers in the past 24 hours, or last 5 days.
For example, if your Facebook app is eating up a greater % of your iPhone’s battery, you can choose to close Facebook’s Background Refresh or close its notification.
Auto Lock Your iPhone iPad to Extend Its Battery Life
You consume power when your iPhone’s screen is on for an extended period of time know, who make sure that your iDevice isn’t awake when you are not using it. If you want to maximise the battery life of your iPhone iPad, you can choose to set the Auto-Lock to 1 minute.
Set Auto-Lock on iPhone iPad: Settings > General > Auto-Lock > Set your iPhone iPad to sleep after one minute of inactive.
Always Keep Background Clean to Preserve iPhone iPad Battery Life
Close apps you aren’t using, or at least some of them. iDevice like iPhone iPad does a decent job of not allowing all open apps to suck your battery, but keeping more than 10 open is never a good idea. Especially for the Apps that require the network connection, they are constantly updating and draining your battery.
To close background Apps on iPhone iPad, you can Double-click the Home button to bring up all the Apps running in the background, and then swipe upwards to close them.
By the way, if you don’t use some Apps, uninstall them from your iDevice. This can get more free space on your device, and it also can extend your devices’ battery life.
Enable Low Power Mode to Extend Battery on iPhone
If you are working with an iPhone device that is running iOS 9, you must have noticed that a nice function named Low Power Mode, which will be activated automatically when your iPhone’s battery reaches below 20%. When Low Power Mode is on, mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects will be turned off or reduced automatically. This will greatly increase battery life on your iPhone.
You also can turn it on manually when necessary to make your iPhone battery last longer. To activate Low Power Mode on your iPhone which is running with iOS 9:
Go to Settings > Battery > Tap it to turn on Low Power Mode.
Once the Low Power Mode is turned on, the battery percentage in the top right corner will be shown in yellow.
Extend Your iDevice’s Battery Life by Setting Email Fetch to Manually
This is one aspect that I do not miss. The less often your phone accesses a network, the less battery it uses. Save battery life by setting your phone to check your email accounts less often. Try checking every hour or manually, if you’re really serious about saving battery. Manual checks mean you’ll never have an email waiting for you on your phone, but you’ll also have banished the red battery icon.
Check Email Manually: Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Tap on the option of Push to close it.
Turn Off Raise to Wake on iPhone
iOS 10 is an awesome update, but if you have an iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 7 you also have Raised to Wake turned on by default with iOS 10. This might be part of your problem, especially if you pick up your iPhone a lot or walk with it swinging in your hand. That iPhone screen constantly turning on will definitely drain your battery unsuspectingly. To turn off Raise to Wake on the iPhone:
- Open Settings.
- Tap Display & Brightness.
- Find Raise to Wake and toggle it off
Turn Off Background App Refresh
What Background App Refresh does is exactly what sync does on Android. I mean it refreshes your apps in the background, which is to say your apps continue to update even when you’re not using them. This is intended to save you loading times when opening up apps as the latest information should be ready and waiting since it refreshed in the background. But allowing all your open apps to continually update and refresh in the background is a sure-fire way to drain your iPhone battery. To turn off Background App Refresh:
- Open Settings.
- Tap General.
- Select the Background App Refresh.
- Toggle off Background App Refresh
Update All Apps Available to Update
When using an iPhone, especially an Apple device running on iOS 10. Updating your phone’s apps is a near necessity. When Apple releases a new iOS update, developers have to play catch-up too. That’s why there’s a beta version of iOS for developers—so that they can prepare and optimise their apps for the latest and greatest operating system. If you don’t automatically update your apps on the iPhone, taking the time to update all the available apps could seriously help with battery drain. This is due to the fact that developers are releasing the latest versions of their apps that are prepared to work with the latest Apple OS.
Upgrade Your iPhone to the Latest iOS Version
Os updates and Apps updates go hand in hand. Just that if you plan to jailbreak your phone in the future, take necessary precautions before updating your iOS software. Normally every software update often includes bug fixes, and some of them may fix your iPhone iPad battery problem. So please ensure your iPhone or iPad is working with the latest iOS version.
Turn Off Wi-Fi, Personal Hotspot and Bluetooth When You Are Not Using Them
This makes the Wi-Fi of your iPhone or iPad on, and it will hunt around for Wi-Fi networks it could join. Naturally, it will consume the battery. So close it when you are not using it to save battery life on your iDevice.
There are two ways you can use to close Wi-Fi on your iPhone iPad:
1Go to Settings > WLAN > Enable Ask to Join Networks on > Tap on WLAN to close it.
2Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad screen to access Control Center > Tap on Wi-Fi icon to close it.
Settings > Bluetooth > Close It.
Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad screen to access Control Center > Tap on Bluetooth icon to close it.
This only applies if you use the iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature to share your wireless data connection with other iPhone or iPad.
Disable Personal Hotspot: Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot > Tap on it to close it.
Turn Off Vibrations and reduce Ring volume to Save Battery Life on iPhone iPad
Believe it or not, vibration alerts can use up battery life more than anything else, especially if you get a lot of push notifications. They’re nice to have, but if you don’t mind turning them off, you’ll probably notice an improvement in battery life The same goes for a high-volume ringtone or notification tones. I personally always use Notification light instead of a tone for my apps that requires a notification tone. As for my Volumes, am alway in control.I reduce them to the bearable minimum. In case you don’t know, the louder these are, the more batteries they drain.
Turn off vibrations: Settings > Sounds > Close Vibrate on Rings and Vibrate on Silent by tapping on their options.
Cultivate the Habit of using a wired earbud, headset to listen to music
Using a Bluetooth headset or playing your music through your iPhone’s speakers can considerably reduce its battery life. A better alternative is for you to plugging your headset and you will be able to listen to your favourite music for hours without end instead of a couple of hours.
Set location Services to Only While Using the App
Location Service is another sneaky way your iPhone could be leaking battery power. Lots of different apps want to know and use your location for various reasons, but most of them don’t need to track your location when you aren’t using the app. Yet some apps have the option to always know your location, regardless of whether you’re currently using it or not. Now you might want to leave it that way for, say, a navigation app. But most apps don’t need Location Services all the time. You can easily go through your apps and choose whether they can use your location Always, Only While Using the App, or Never. If the app never needs your location, feel free to select that. For most apps, it makes the most sense to allow Location Services only while using the app; to do this:
- Open Settings.
- Tap Privacy.
- Tap Location Services.
- Select individual apps to choose when Location Services can be used.
If the app never needs to know your location to be fully functional, go ahead and select Never.
Reduce the Number of Widgets on Lock Screen in iOS 10
One of the features I really like is the redesigned widgets for the Lock screen. The widgets allow you to quickly view information that’s important to you from Lockscreen such as the weather, your calendar events for the day, Activity progress, and much more. But all those widgets take power to keep up to date. If your battery is dying too quickly, consider getting rid of any widgets you don’t need. To access the widget screen from the Lock screen, swipe right from the main lock screen. To remove widgets you don’t need:
- Scroll to the bottom of the widgets page; tap Edit.
- You’ll need to unlock your phone to make changes.
- Here you can add or remove widgets.
- To remove widgets, tap the red circle next to a widget name.
- This will reveal a Delete button; tap Delete.
- Then tap Done.
Leave iPhone Facing Down(iOS 10)
If you are the type that receives many notifications, you may need to have a rethink of what happens when your iPhone faces upwards. When your iPhone is facing up, the screen illuminates whenever you receive a notification. They could easily be part of your battery problem. Especially since notifications in iOS 10 are rich, meaning you can see conversations, images, and more directly from Lock screen. Doing so might mean you’re actually on your iPhone more by virtue of being able to do so much without unlocking the device. Stop yourself from being tempted to reply each time a notification appears by leaving your iPhone face down on your desk or side table. Doing this will preserve battery life since your iPhone won’t light up when you receive a notification
Turn On Reduce Motion(iOS 10)
While the new, flashy features of the Messages app might be fun, they’re sure to cut into the amount of time your iPhone can stay alive. Beyond the Messages app, the iPhone has animations for everything. Simply switching from an app to Home screen has its own animation—they’re everywhere on iPhone. Each animation may not use much battery life but the little bit each transition uses adds up quickly. To turn on Reduce Motion:
- Open Settings.
- Tap General.
- Select Accessibility.
- Tap Reduce Motion.
- Toggle on Reduce Motion
Set Your iPhone iPad to Airplane Mode to Save Battery
If your iPhone is running out of battery but you have to keep it in use for a while, an exigent iPhone battery saving tip is to turn on Airplane Mode, which will suspend many of the device’s signal transmitting functions, including receiving calls or using text messaging.
Turn on Airplane on iPhone iPad: Settings > Airplane Mode > Tap on it to close it.
Disable Unused App Notification
Push notifications are notifications sent by third-party apps straight to your phone through Apple’s servers. When you have lots of them enabled, they can wear down your iPhone battery. If you don’t need your phone to constantly check for updates from, say, your Stocks app, or that new social network you never use anymore, turn off the app’s ability to send you notifications.
Disable Apps’ Notification on iDevice: Settings > Notifications > Select the Apps in the Include column > Close it by tapping on the option of Allow Notifications.
HOW TO EXTEND THE BATTERY LIFE OF A WINDOWS MOBILE PHONE
The truth is that most of the tips above will also work for any phone in the world. The difference will only be the in names and paths where you can find what to turn off or turn on. However, I won’t disappoint my windows phones users especially Lumia. I have two wonderful links for you with details tutorials on how to improve your window mobile phone’s battery life. Please read them here and here