Suddenly my iPhone 7 battery started running amuck a few days back. Having noticed the unusual battery drain for a few days, I took the issue into account seriously. As expected, it was the power-hungry apps and features which were found to be the main culprits.

Luckily, the tricks worked in extending my iPhone 7 battery life. The device now runs a lot longer. I would like to share those tricks with you all to help you fix the battery life problems on your new iPhone.

How to Improve iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Battery Life

How to Improve iPhone 7/7 Plus Battery Life

Disable Auto-Brightness

Turning off Auto Brightness can save the good amount of battery on your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Go to Settings → Display & Brightness → Turn Off Auto Brightness.

Tap on Settings Then Display & Brightness on iPhone 7 PlusTurn Off Auto-Brightness on iPhone 7 Plus

Adjust Brightness

Using your iPhone in full brightness drains hell lot of battery. Swipe up from home screen/lock screen → Adjust brightness.

Adjust Screen Brightness on iPhone 7 Plus

Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular Data When Not in Use

It’s better to turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular Data when they are not in use. Settings app → Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth, Cellular. Turn Off each of them (while not in use).

Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular on iPhone 7 Plus

Disable Background App Refresh

Background App Refresh is one of the most power-hungry features. Turning it off can help you extend the battery life.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.

Tap on Background App Refresh in iOS 10 Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Toggle off the switch next to Background App Refresh.

Turn Off Background App Refresh in iOS 10 on iPhone

Disable Location Services

It’s advisable to turn off Location Services when not in use as it consumes a lot of battery.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Privacy.

Tap on Settings Then Privacy on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Location Services → Turn off the switch next to Location Services.

Disable Location Services in iOS 10 on iPhone

Turn off Auto-Downloads

Disabling auto-downloads and updates can be a life saver for the battery life of your iPhone.

Step #1. Open Settings app → iTunes & App Store.

Tap on Settings Then iTunes & App Store in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #2. Toggle off the switch next to Music, Apps, Books, and Updates.

Turn Off Auto App Updates in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

Disable Haptic Feedback

Apps on iPhone 7/ 7 Plus have haptic feedback. Turning off the haptic feedback can be good for the battery life.

Use Low Power Mode

Use “Low Power Mode” as much as possible as it can significantly extend the battery life of your iOS device.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Battery.

Tap on Settings Then Battery on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #2. Turn on Low Power Mode.

Turn On Low Power on iPhone 7 Plus

Check Battery Usage

Whenever I find something messy, I make sure to check out the battery usage of my device as it provides me the better idea about what’s needed to be done. If I find any app consuming tons of battery, I delete it and reinstall it. It helps in fixing the battery issue.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Battery.

Tap on Settings Then Battery on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #2. Wait for a few seconds until the breakdown of battery usage by apps appear on the screen. Check out the battery usage of apps in the last 24 hours and Last 7 days.

Check Battery Usage on iPhone 7 Plus

Reset All Settings

Reset your iPhone to factory settings if the above-mentioned tricks don’t help you in fixing the issue.

Step #1. Open Settings app → General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #2. Tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings.

Reset All Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Reset All Settings again to confirm.

Confirm to Reset All Settings in iOS 9

That’s all!

I hope these tips help you improve your iPhone 7/7 Plus battery life problems. Check out this post to improve the battery life in iOS 10.

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