Increase iPhone Battery Life for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus or S Series iPhones
Edited by Train Wreck, VisiHow, Eng
Many iPhone users complain of fast battery drainage or short battery life. This is a problem for iPhone 6, 6s, 6+, and 6s+ users, and it's not always easy to fix. While there are some very complex steps you can take to conserve battery life on an iPhone, the fact is that you also limit the functionality of your iPhone. With extremely limited functionality, what's the point of even having an iPhone? In the article below, we will show you some quick and easy ways to conserve iPhone battery life anywhere and anytime. We've left out tips that disable your phone and just focused on things that conserve battery life or limit background application battery drainage on your iPhone. Also, have a look at our article on how to fix iPhone battery percentage problems if your battery isn't displaying the correct percentage or suddenly loses charge for no reason.
Adjust Display Brightness
Your iPhone offers a very modern system for determining the appropriate level of screen brightness. However, often that level of screen brightness is more than it needs to be. In such cases, you will want to disable the automatic screen brightness and set something that is more suitable to you. If you plan to be spending a long time in an office, then set your screen brightness to an appropriate level for your office. Likewise, if you're going to be out in the bright sun, then adjust your phone brightness accordingly.
Enable Low Power Mode
The low-power mode is a great iPhone battery-saving feature that automatically shuts down many of the common iPhone power-hogging features. It only takes a moment to turn it on. The feature automatically turns itself off once your phone reaches 80 % or more in the battery charge. This is a useful feature for people who forget to disable the power-saving mode after charging their phones. If you always have a battery-saving mode on, your phone charge will last significantly longer.
Check App Usage
Applications use battery differently. Some, like Facebook, are notorious battery hogs. We recommend uninstalling these applications completely. That's discussed a little farther down in this tutorial. You can easily check which other applications are using the battery the most. If you find that an application you don't normally use or an application that you do use is using up too much of the battery, you can disable or remove it. Read on to learn how to check application usage.
- 2To receive detailed information about these apps, tap once on any application to see a detailed list of what's been used and how much of it was used. For example, you can see that that the WhatsApp iPhone application was used for 21 minutes and worked for eight minutes in the background. This used 7% of the battery.
Disable Background Application Refreshing
Many applications are set to automatically update information and refresh their newsfeeds. If you do not need up-to-the-minute information or if you may not benefit from these services, then you can disable applications that automatically refresh themselves on your iPhone. This may be when you are at work and your iPhone is constantly updating a Facebook feed that you are not looking at more than a few times a day.
- 1Disabling background applications is very easy to do. If you already have the low-power mode enabled, then background application refreshing has automatically been disabled. If you do not have the low-power mode enabled, then simply navigate to the 'Settings' option on your phone by tapping once on 'Settings'.
- 4After tapping on 'Background App Refresh', you will be shown a window with all of the applications. Green indicates that an application is allowed to refresh itself and anything not green indicates that refreshing has been turned off. You may tap once on the 'Background App Refresh' option to turn it off, or you may tap individual applications to disable them.
Uninstall Facebook and Messenger
The worst application on the iPhone for draining battery is Facebook. This is because the application tracks almost everything you do on your phone and constantly maintains connectivity, even when you have disabled these features. Most of the time, you will see a 15 % to 20 % increase in battery life by using the Facebook Web application as opposed to the built-in Facebook application.
- 6When you have finished, press the home button one time so that you are no longer in the deletion mode. This will return you to the normal iPhone mode. You have now deleted Facebook and Messenger. You may open your web browser to access Facebook now. You can still send and receive messages, except that are now doing so when you want to. You can even leave the web page open and check it as often as you like.
- There are many things that can cause your phone charge to quickly go down. Some of the steps listed in this tutorial may not work for you but others will. Try them all.
- Always remember to update to the latest version of iOS, as updates often fix battery drainage issues.
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