Today we will tell you how to optimize battery usage on iOS devices
Before proceeding to the tips, you needmake sure you know how much your iPhone can work at all. Your expectations must correspond to reality. For example, the specifications of the iPhone X battery can be found on the Apple website.
It is important to understand that the duration of workYour device depends on how you use it. Suppose if you listen to the saved music, and do not broadcast it via LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi, the battery will be consumed more slowly.
You can find out the time the device was used with the screen on and off inSettingsin sectionBattery.
You may also want to knowLast charge levelin percentages. In the “Screen on” section» indicates the time during which the device was actively used, for example, for calls, email, listening to music, using the Internet, sending messages, etc.
Battery charge percentage
On iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and older modelsThe battery charge in the status bar is displayed as a percentage by default. This makes it easier to keep track of your battery usage and remember to charge your iPhone on time. To enable the percentage indicator, go toSettings > Basic > Statistics, scroll to itemPercentage chargeand press the switch next to it so it turns green.
As for the iPhone X, always display the chargeBatteries as a percentage are only possible if you install a jailbreak and a BatteryPercentX tweak on it. If you do not want to install a jailbreak, then to view the charge in percent, you need to open the Control Point from the top right corner of the screen. So you will see in the status bar icons that do not fit because of the notch. The first is the percentage of battery charge.
Now you know more about the battery of your device and can move on to tips that will help optimize its use in iOS 12.
1. Install the latest available versioniOS 12
If you have the iOS 12 beta, make sure it's the latest version available. Also install the final version of iOS 12 as soon as it is released. You can check for updates atSettings > Basic > Software Update. Currently the latest available version is iOS 12 beta 12.
2. Findthe mostenergy-intensiveapplications
IOS has tools to check the status.batteries. You can find out which applications consume the most energy. In iOS 12, these functions are even better. IOS 12 makes it very easy to find out which apps consume the most energy. You can read about how to do this in our detailed instructions.
Usually the most energy consumedapplications using your location, as well as social networks, games and media players. Services like Apple Music, Pandora and Spotify can also consume a lot of battery power. The same applies to the Messages, if you often correspond with the use of various stickers, gifs, video, audio, Animoji, etc.
When you find out which applications are the most energy consuming, check to see if updates are available for them. If you do not really need the application, it is better to remove it.
When you determine which applications consume the most battery power, you can do the following:
- If you can live without this application, it's best to just delete it.
- IOS automatically limits the backgrounduse of applications, but some of them still work on the background. Periodically it is worth forcibly closing messengers, navigators and applications for listening to music, because they often consume a lot of energy. It is necessary to close only those applications that you are not going to use in the near future. There is no need to forcefully close all applications; on the contrary, it can negatively affect battery usage. To force the application to close on the iPhone X, pull the Home indicator up and stop in the middle of the screen to open the application switch. Then hold the card with the application so that the red minus icon appears, and swipe the application up. On other models, double-click the Home button and simply swipe the app.
- If you use the app frequently, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Servicesand disable them for a specific application. You can also go toSettings > Basic > Content Updateand select an alternative option (read more about this below).
3. Disable Geolocation Services
After installing new applications immediatelyrequest access to various services, like geolocation services, and most often we allow it. However, the use of a location by applications can consume a lot of battery power, and for some it is better to deny access.
It's best to first disable Location Services for all apps at once. This can be done inSettings > Privacy > Location Services. After that, simply select those applications that need access to your location, and enable it only for them.
Only at using programs
In iOS, you can allow access to your location only when using applications, and not permanently. This can be useful for applications like the App Store that do not need constant access.
You can find out which apps have recently used geolocation inSettings > Privacy > Location Services. They will be located at the very top of the list. Select an application and check the box next to the optionWhen using the program. As you can see in the screenshot below, the App Store uses your location “to offer the most suitable programs for you”.
This option will not be available in all applications, since it requires the presence of support that the developer adds.
If you accidentally disabled the use of geolocation in the application that needs it, do not worry. Open this application and you will see a window in which you can allow access.
4. Disconnect update content
In iOS for better multitasking content inapplications are updated in the background. This process is optimized as much as possible, but some applications still spend a lot of energy updating content. To disable it, go toSettings > Basic > Content Updateand disable it for apps that don't need to be constantly updated. This is a great feature, but not all applications need it.
We strongly recommend that you disable the content update in the Facebook application, since it is famous for its high battery consumption.
You can also turn on Content Update only when connected to Wi-Fi, but if nothing changes, turn it off completely. It will also help save mobile Internet traffic.
5. Use dark mode in applications.
If you have an iPhone X, it’s better to use darkmode in all applications in which it is. The iPhone X has an OLED display, ideal for dark mode. When a pixel is black, the OLED panel simply does not illuminate it, which means that energy is not consumed. You can view a list of applications that have a dark mode.
If you have an Electra jailbreak installed on your iPhone X, you can use EclipseX Tweak, which adds a dark mode to the entire system. This tweak saves battery well.
6. Use Mode energy saving
If your device's battery is almost empty and you won't be able to charge it for some time, use Power Saving Mode toSettings > Battery. It helps to save battery byDisable background application updates, automatic downloads, and some visual effects. According to Apple, with power saving mode, your device can work for 3 hours longer.
A window with a suggestion to turn on the power saving mode appears every time the battery charge drops below 20%. It will automatically turn off when the device is charged at least 80%.
7. Putiphonedisplay down
In iOS, there is a function that can determinewhere the display is in the supine position. It uses a light sensor to keep your iPhone screen on when notifications arrive. This feature can extend smartphone usage by 1 hour. Therefore, we recommend putting the smartphone display down. This feature is only available on iPhone 5s and newer.
8. Disable Raise to activate
In iOS 10, Apple introduced the Raise foractivation, which automatically turns on the screen when you raise your iPhone. This is very useful when you need to quickly check notifications, and there is no time to press the Home button.
The feature is useful, but it can waste extra energy by triggering when you are simply holding the smartphone in your hand. You can disable it inSettings > Screen and brightness > Raise to activate. After that, the screen of your iPhone will not turn on until you press the button.
9. Basic tips
The tips below apply only to functions that you do not use. If you just need to optimize battery usage, it’s best not to use them.
On the page of widgets that can be openedSwipe left on the lock screen or the Notification Center, there are widgets of different applications, like Stocks and Weather. You should review the list of your widgets and disable unnecessary ones, because some of them may use the Geolocation Service. You can use our instructions on how to remove widgets.
ii. Dynamic wallpaper
Dynamic wallpapers add animation to your home screen and lock screen. Unfortunately, such animation consumes more energy. To change the wallpaper to a regular image, go toSettings > Wallpaper > Choose new wallpaper. You can choose a standard wallpaper or your ownimage from photo. On iPhone 6s and newer, Live Wallpaper can be set as wallpaper, but they affect battery consumption only when you activate an animation by pressing 3D Touch.
iii. Motion effects
The iOS system is filled with various animations and effects for a better perception of the interface. Some of the effects use gyroscope data, which wastes energy. You can disable these effects inSettings > Basic > Universal Access > Reduce movement.
10. You use yoursiphone oriPad more often than before?
If you just installed iOS 12, then ratherFirst of all, we began to play with new functions and changes of the new version. For example, you could customize Memoji for more than one hour. Well, perhaps your device began to discharge faster from the fact that you began to use it more often than before. This may well be the cause of the problem. Do not forget that the battery consumption is highly dependent on how you use your device.
11. Just installediOS12? Wait a little!
If you recently installed iOS 12, thenThe reason may be this. Sometimes the battery starts to run faster immediately after the software update, since a lot of resources are spent on the process. In addition, many processes can occur in the background. Operating systems are very complex, but, fortunately, iOS performs all the tasks in the background.
The solution is simple: just wait a bit. Put the device on charge for the whole night and give him time to complete all background tasks. After a day or two, everything should bounce back.
12.Check out Availability updates
iOS 12 just came out, but Apple often releases minor updates with bug fixes. For example, the first beta version of iOS 12.1 came out almost immediately.
In this regard, it is worth checking for updates and installing available. The same applies to application updates.
To check for iOS updates, go to Settings > Basic > Software Update. You can find application updates in the App Store > Updates.
The battery may be consumed quickly due to some bug or application you are using.
13. Other tips
- If you rarely use Bluetooth, you can turn it off (Settings -> Basic ->Bluetooth).
- Set an Auto-Lock interval to let your iPhone screen turn off automatically when there is no activity. To do this, go toSettings >Screen and brightness>Auto block. You can choose 30 seconds, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 minutes.
- You're probably aware that using Wi-Fi uses up battery. However, few people know that the most energy is spent searching for available networks. To disable this feature, go toSettings >Wi–Fi> Connection request. After that, your iPhone will automatically connect to known networks and ask you before connecting to a new network. By default, the feature is disabled.
- Reducing the display brightness also helps save battery. You can manually adjust the screen brightness or enable Auto Brightness. Go toSettings >Main>Universal access>Magnifier>Auto brightness. The feature is enabled by default.
- Disable the following System Services: iPhone Analysis, Time Zone, Apple Location Advertising inSettings -> Privacy -> Location services -> System Services.
i. Forced reboot
- howforciblyreboot iPhone X
- How to force a reboot on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
To force restart iPhone 7 and older, simultaneously hold downpower buttonAndvolume down buttonuntil you see the Apple logo on the screen.
ii. Reset network settings
Reset network settings in Settings -> Basic -> Reset -> Reset network settings. This will erase all network information, including passwords, VPN and APN.
Apple recommends charging the smartphone once a month.at 100%, and then spend the entire charge of the battery to zero. This contributes to the proper operation of the battery. You can also read about how to extend the battery life of your iPhone.
Try setting up your iPhone like new without using any backups. This is done throughSettings -> Basic -> Reset -> Erase content and settings.
Before resetting, we recommend saving all your important data, videos and photos to Dropbox or Google+. You can also save a backup of your device via iTunes or iCloud.
15. Roll back beforeiOS 11
If none of the tips above helped solve the problems of iOS 12, the last salvation will be rollback to iOS 11. You can use our instructions on how to roll back to iOS 11 from iOS 12 Beta.