9 Effective Ways to Improve Battery Life In iOS11

While a smartphone running on iOS 11 promises you to explore a host of new features and empowers the experience with the latest security settings, you should always try to improve the battery life. So, as you would be happy to stay away, we have compiled some tips that would never let the battery drain down in a short time span.

Proven Ways to Improve Battery Life In iOS11

Identify The Apps Affecting Battery Life

Once you have installed a range of apps on the smartphone, you won’t know how the battery is getting used. So, in order to check out the apps, you should go to settings and select the ‘Battery’ option. Next, you need to scroll down till you find the ‘Battery usage’ option. Once you have clicked the option, you would see a list of apps along with the space they have occupied. In case you are struggling with the storage space, then this tool would be useful and would help you decide the apps you need to uninstall.

Stop Apps From Refreshing

By default, once you start using the iPhone, Apple’s Background App Refresh feature is always enabled. Even if you minimize the app or toggle to some other app, the closed apps tend to run in the background. You can imagine these as multiple threads when you are working on a computer. But, according to the development team of Apple, once the feature is disabled you are very much sure to preserve battery life. So, in order to accomplish the task, go to ‘Settings >> General >> Background App Refresh’ and tap ‘Off’. Besides, you can select the apps one by one in case you don’t want them to sleep temporarily.

Adjust Screen Brightness

It’s quite obvious that when you lower down the screen brightness, you would be in a better position to save on battery life. But, on the contrary, turning up things to maximum might be beneficial. Since the Auto Brightness feature is enabled, the brightness of the touchscreen would be adjusted on the location. In case you have to turn it off, then go to ‘Settings >> General‘  followed by the option, ‘Accessibility’.  Moving ahead, you can select the ‘Display Accommodations’ and easily trace ‘Auto-Brightness’. Alternatively, you can swipe the screen, open the control center and adjust the things accordingly as well.

Adjust Screen Brightness

Low Power Mode

When the battery has 20% charge, a notification saying ‘Low Power Mode’ would pop up on the screen. As you go about turning the option on, the rate at which the iPhone scans emails, or downloads is adjusted. With the Power Mode ‘on’, the battery icon would soon appear yellow in color.

Low Power Mode

Update The iPhone Regularly

While iOS 11 is still in its nascent stage, Apple would be releasing updates to get rid of annoying bugs. So, make sure that you are using the latest version of iOS. To check the details, go to ‘Settings >> General >> Software Update’. But, before taking a step, see to it that the smartphone is connected to the Wi-Fi network and the battery icon indicates 50% charge.

Disable Location Services

Apps that request to enter details about your whereabouts can impact battery life. So, a good idea is to try selecting the apps manually as you go to ‘Settings >> Privacy’ and then ‘Location Services’.

Lower Torch Brightness

Quite often, the flashlight at the rear end of the smartphone is bound to utilize battery power. So, if you wish to save on battery life, then you should go ahead and change the torch’s intensity. As soon as you swipe from the bottommost portion of the screen, you should press the torch icon for a couple of seconds. You would observe the icon in the Control Center.

Airplane Mode

If you really keen on keeping the iPhone alive for a longer time span and don’t mind disabling features temporarily, then switch to Airplane Mode. Once you have swiped the Control Center, you can tap on the aeroplane symbol. But, the downside is that you won’t be able to make / receive calls or surf the internet.

Airplane Mode

Disable Siri

Unless and until you don’t command the cell phone, it would be constantly be obeying you once you utter ‘Hey, Siri’. Therefore, in order to shut down the voice recognition system for some time, go to ‘Settings >> Siri & Search’ and then move on by tapping ‘Hey Siri’.

Read also: How to Use Siri for Android?

Hope you have enjoyed the blog. Do share tips if you have come across other options to save battery life.

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.