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Here are 3 simple tricks to increase battery life


Here are 3 simple tricks to increase battery life

If you are constantly suffering from iPhone running out of charge, here are some tricks you need to know, as these tricks can help anyone who has been struggling with bad battery life.

Check if you need to replace the battery

Head into the Settings app, scroll down to the Battery section, tap on it and then choose the Battery Health option. Once you're in the Battery Health section, you'll see some different readings.

The first is Max Capacity, which is listed as a percentage. This tells you the exact percentage of your iPhone batteries charged, compared to when they were new.

The second is your battery performance rating, which lets you know if your battery is working effectively or not. For people with battery life issues, the percentage matters.

A battery is considered "obsolete" if it's below 80%, which means it's time to upgrade the battery. You'll typically reach that point after performing 500 full charges - which will take most users less than two years.

If you're still in warranty, you can claim a free battery replacement at the Apple Store, everyone else will have to pay a fee.

Activate Low Power Mode

Low Power Mode will turn off some power-hungry features on your phone, unfortunately, it could mean that some apps, tools, and features on your phone won't work anymore — temporarily, anyway.

Apple explains: "When Low Power Mode is on, your iPhone will last longer before you need to charge it, but some features may take longer to update or complete."

Also, some tasks may not work until you turn off Low Power Mode, or until you charge your iPhone to 80% or higher. To turn on Low Power Mode, go to Settings > Battery and toggle the switch at the top

Stop constantly “terminating” your apps

Constantly closing iPhone apps is a waste of time — and can actually harm your device, Apple says you should only care if an app is frozen.

"When recently used apps appear, the apps don't open, but are on standby to help you navigate and multitask," Apple explained.

Part of the problem is that it's tempting to think that apps that are in the carousel are running, but are already frozen by your iPhone, so they don't drain resources while you do other things.

Having to completely restart apps after putting them away sucks up longer battery life, also, the more strain on your battery, the faster it degrades over time. And this app will take longer to restart, it's like loading a TV from standby, versus completely restarting the phone