Guide to iPhone Settings for Battery Saving. 30 Tips & Tricks

Your iPhone's battery life is crucial to ensure you can use it throughout the day without interruptions. By adjusting various settings and adopting smart practices, you can extend your iPhone's battery life. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to optimize your iPhone settings for battery saving:

Part 1: Initial Checks and Basic Settings

  • Check Battery Health:
    • Open the Settings app.
    • Scroll down and tap Battery.
    • Tap on Battery Health & Charging.
    • Check the "Maximum Capacity" - if it's below 80 percent, consider replacing the battery.
  • Optimized Battery Charging:
    • In the Battery Health section, enable Optimized Battery Charging.
    • This helps prolong battery life by avoiding overcharging.
      iPhone 15 Optimized Battery Charging Settings
  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures:
    • Keep your iPhone away from extreme heat or cold, as it can damage the battery.
    • Remove certain cases while charging to prevent overheating.
  • Manage Battery-Draining Apps:
    • Open Settings.
    • Tap Battery.
    • Review the apps under "Battery Usage"
    • Delete unnecessary apps that consume too much battery.
      iPhone 15 Manage Battery Draining Apps
  • Limit Background Activity:
    • Navigate to Settings.
    • Select General.
    • Choose Background App Refresh.
    • Disable it for apps that don't need constant updates.
      iPhone 15 Background App Refresh

Part 2: Fine-Tuning Settings

  • Adjust Mail Fetch Settings:
    • Open Settings.
    • Tap Mail.
    • Select Accounts.
    • Tap Fetch New Data.
    • Turn off Push and adjust Fetch settings for non-Push accounts.
      iPhone 15 Adjust Mail Fetch Settings
  • Limit Notifications:
    • Open the Settings app.
    • Tap Notifications.
    • Review each app's notification settings and disable unnecessary ones.
      iPhone 15 Limit Notifications apps
  • Disable Automatic Downloads and App Updates:
    • Open Settings.
    • Navigate to App Store.
    • Disable automatic downloads for App Downloads & App Updates 
      iPhone 15 Disable Automatic Downloads and App Updates
  • Activate Dark Mode:
    • Open Settings.
    • Choose Display & Brightness.
    • Tap Dark to enable Dark Mode, which can save battery on OLED devices.
      iPhone 15 Activate Dark Mode
  • Turn Down Display Brightness:
    • Use the Control Center to adjust brightness or go to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size
    • Enable Auto-Brightness for automatic adjustments.
      iphone 15 enable auto brightness
  • Set Auto-Lock:
    • Open Settings.
    • Tap Display & Brightness.
    • Choose a shorter Auto-Lock time to turn off the display faster.
      iPhone 15 Set Auto-Lock
  • Disable Raise to Wake:
    • Go to Settings > Display & Brightness.
    • Turn off Raise to Wake if you can do without it.
      "Raise to Wake" is a feature on iPhones that allows the device's screen to automatically turn on when you pick up or raise your iPhone from a flat surface.
  • Don't Manually Close Apps:
    • Don't manually close apps from the App Switcher; iOS manages background apps efficiently.

Part 3: Advanced Battery-Saving Techniques

  • Limit Widget Use:
    • Remove unnecessary widgets from the Home Screen or Today View.
  • Use Safari Over Chrome:
    • Safari is optimized for iOS devices and can be more power-efficient than Chrome.
  • Place iPhone Face Down:
    • When not in use, place your iPhone face down to prevent display activations from notifications.
  • Disable Sound, Vibrations and Haptic Feedback:
    • Go to Settings > Sound & Haptics and turn off unnecessary sound, vibrations and haptic feedback.
      iPhone 15 Disable Sound and Vibrations and Haptic Feedback settings
  • Turn Off Screen Time:
    • If you don't use Screen Time, disable it in Settings > Screen Time.
      iPhone 15 Turn Off Screen Time
  • Turn Off Fitness Tracking:
    • Disable fitness tracking in Settings > Privacy & Security > Motion & Fitness if not needed.
      iPhone 15 Turn Off Fitness Tracking
  • Remove Case During Charging:
    • Remove your iPhone from its case while charging to prevent heat buildup.

Part 4: Additional Tips for Battery Preservation

  • Turn Off Significant Locations:
    • Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Significant Locations and disable it if not needed.
      "Significant Locations" is a feature on iPhones that tracks and records the places you frequently visit. This information is used by your iPhone to provide personalized services and recommendations, such as location-based app suggestions, traffic information, and calendar event suggestions.
      iPhone 15 Significant Locations settings

  • Disable Analytics:
    • In Settings > Privacy > Analytics & Improvements, turn off analytics sharing.
      iPhone 15 turn off analytics sharing
  • Limit Location Access:
    • Review and limit location access for apps in Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
      iPhone 15 Limit Location Access
  • Limit Apps Using Bluetooth:
    • Disable Bluetooth access for unnecessary apps in Settings > Privacy & Security > Bluetooth.
      iPhone 15 Limit Apps Using Bluetooth
  • Turn On Low Power Mode:
    • Enable Low Power Mode in Settings > Battery to extend battery life when needed.
      iPhone 15 Turn On Low Power Mode
  • Reduce Motion:
    • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Motion > Reduce Motion and enable it to reduce motion effects in the user interface.
      iPhone 15 Reduce Motion
  • Disable Dynamic Wallpapers:
    • Choose a static wallpaper instead of dynamic ones in Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper.
  • Use Wi-Fi Whenever Possible:
    • Connect to Wi-Fi networks when available in Settings > Wi-Fi to reduce cellular data usage.
  • Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth When Not in Use:
    • Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Settings when you're not actively using them.
  • Enable Airplane Mode in Low Signal Areas:
    • In areas with weak cellular signals, enable Airplane Mode to prevent constant signal searching.
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