How to optimize the battery on iPhone effectively while saving energy, if it does not arrive until the evening
Battery life has always been a weak point for iPhones and iPads, although every time Apple updates the iOS operating system it claims to have optimized power consumption.
Although this is true, the problem is the use of increasingly heavy applications, which remain running continuously and consume energy.
Luckily with the latest versions of Apple iOS has provided all the tools necessary to monitor the consumption of the battery, on how to manage the apps that remain in memory (consuming too much energy) and how to better manage the energy savings when necessary.
Let’s find out how to optimize the battery on iPhone if it lasts too little (for example we do not even arrive in the evening with a charge).
1) Battery management and control
The battery management menu of iPhone and iPad can be found in the Settings menu and allows you to see exactly the power consumption of applications, so you know how much they affect the battery life.
Once the Settings -> Battery menu is open, select Last 24 hours or Last 10 days to see the trend in energy consumption.
The graphs show the progress of the battery level compared to the activity performed, the active screen time and the screen off.
Scrolling through this menu we will also find Battery usage for app, which will show you the specific battery consumption for each app; by looking at these graphs and the most energy consuming apps, we can choose which ones to uninstall and remove if we do not use them often.
For these apps, you can also decide not to let them run in the background all the time.
To display the percentage of battery charge is also very convenient and useful is next to the icon at the top.
To activate this item go to Settings -> Battery and enable Battery percentage.
2) Background management app
If we have seen in the battery menu of the app that consume too much battery but we can not remove them we can optimize the battery by removing the heavy app from running in the background.
To do this go to Settings> General> Update app in the background and remove the check mark to the app that we do not want to always be active in memory to update the data.
Apps that we do not use now will no longer load in memory and will not consume data and CPU until we bring them back to the foreground.
Not to block apps that show notifications, such as those for social networks or chats like WhatsApp or Telegram: the risk of not receiving more messages when we leave the app is high.
To remove the apps left in memory we can also open the app manager and swipe to each other on individual apps, so as to close them permanently.
To activate the app manager, just double tap quickly on the Home button (if you have an iPhone X or later without a Home button, just swipe up in the middle of the screen).
3) Energy saving management
To extend the life of the battery (especially if we are with a percentage at risk), we can activate the automatic energy saving mode.
When the battery charge of an iPhone drops below 20%, iOS will ask whether to activate the low power mode and the battery indicator will turn yellow.
In this mode, automatic e-mail retrieval and background updates from apps will be disabled; even the processor will be used with reduced power, greatly lowering the overall performance of the iPhone or iPad but dramatically increasing battery life.
This mode can be activated and deactivated manually by going to the menu Settings ->Battery and enabling (or disabling) the button next to the item Energy saving.
Alternatively, we can add the energy saving button in the Control Center (which can be swept up from the bottom edge) by going to the Settings -> Control Center -> Customize controls menu and activating the Energy Saver button.
We now use the control center to decide whether to enable or disable energy savings based on usage and needs.
4) Other useful tips to optimize battery
We have collected other useful tips in this section to optimize the battery of the iPhone, so you can get in the evening without problems even with a device with 2 or more years on the shoulders.
Below is the list of useful tips to apply:
– decrease the brightness of the screen: unless we are under direct sun, we can get a good readability of the screen by setting a brightness value equal to or less than 50%.
To do this we can use the brightness bar in the control center or bring us in Settings ->Screen and brightness.
– Decrease the screen lock time: after a few minutes without doing anything on the iPhone, the screen goes off and the device goes to lock.
We can reduce the waiting time for blocking (by setting 30 seconds or 1 minute) by going to Settings -> Screen and brightness -> Automatic.
– Always charge the iPhone as soon as it drops below 20%: to increase the battery life and to avoid losing its maximum capacity, never bring it to 0% but we provide to put it as much as possible on charge, even if we lost little charge (better load it immediately at 80% rather than wait for it to reach 20%).
In this way we can cover the whole day without problems and the iPhone battery will always be in good health.
To learn more about the battery health of an iPhone, it can be really useful to check the health of the iPhone battery with an app like Battery Life, described in detail in the guide that we have shown above.