Here is a comprehensive list on how to save battery on your iPhone.
This article – “How to save battery on my iPhone”, will give you all the tips and tricks you can use to prolong your iPhone’s battery life no matter which iPhone model or iOS you have installed.
1. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
One of the best ways to save battery on your iPhone is to turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. These features can use a lot of battery life, so it is best turn them off. You can go to control center to turn them off. You can turn them on as you require.
2. Turn off Location Services.
Under privacy settings you can turn off location finder for all or some of the features. While this service may be necessary when you are trying to GPS a destination, overall it is often useless and invades your privacy unnecessarily.
Applications like Facebook, Urban Spoon, as well as many other Apps may use these location settings to track people in order to figure out their habits and better ways to sell them products.
To save battery power and better protect your privacy, it is best to have the least amount of Apps with location services enabled at all times.
3. Turn your brightness down.
It is a great idea to play around with the brightness settings on your phone. The lower the brightness and the less time your screen stays lit up, the longer your battery will last.
4. Turn the vibrator or sound option off.
If you already have a ringer on, it is often unnecessary to have the vibrator option on as well. You also probably don’t need sound notifications for every single incoming e-mail.
These options are often excessive, not to mention annoying. Play around with all the sound mods, there are plenty of them, and most are redundant.
5. Turn Siri off.
If you use Siri, chances are you use it a lot; if not, chances are you hardly ever use it. If the latter is the case, you are better off disabling Siri altogether as it will drain your battery.
6. Limit your Spotlight settings.
Spotlight can be really useful at times, because you can pretty much search for anything on your iPhone. However, in order for you to search through your phonebook, e-mail, contacts, songs, and Apps, everything must be indexed on your iOS device. This can take up a lot of battery life, thus by going into your spotlight settings you can limit where your spotlight search will look.
7. Turn off iCloud.
iCloud is a very nifty invention, not having to worry about losing data is great, and especially useful while taking really cool photos. If you connect and update your iPhone’s backup storage on your computer, it’s really not vital to have iCloud backup on when your iPhone is not connected.
It is extremely unlikely for your phone to lose all of its information or to breakdown. In fact, the only time it may happen is if your iPhone is jail-broken, or a third-party device somehow has gotten into your iPhone. Very unlikely.
8. Turn off AirDrop.
If you have the latest version of the iPhone, you have the AirDrop option which helps you share files, with your friends instantly. Turn it off if you are not using it.
9. Turn off your Apps periodically.
Even though the iPhone has been around for a while, not everyone knows that by double clicking on the home button, a screen with open Apps will pop up. By pressing down on these Apps just as you would when trying to delete an App from your phone, you can close all of them, one by one. Basically whenever you use an App, it continues to run while the phone is on. Since you probably use a lot of different Apps throughout the day, they can really add up and drain your battery life. It is best to close them all at least once a day.
10. Disable dynamic background.
This one is obvious, the latest iPhone iOS has a ‘3D’ like background option, as well as a moving background option. You don’t have to turn it off, just don’t use these as your background!
11. Disable automatic App updates and background App refresh.
These options are only available on the latest iOS, so if you still have to update your Apps by hand, don’t bother reading this. If not read on. iOS 7 and onward all have automatic App updates. They also refresh/update whatever App you use at a certain time of the day.
For example if you visit news Apps every morning, the system learns this and refreshes the necessary Apps right before you normally tend to use this. This can be an awesome feature, but it is not necessary since Apps refresh when you prompt them to anyway. Go to general settings to disable these features.