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 7/7 Plus Battery Life
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.
Using your iPhone in full brightness drains hell lot of battery. Swipe up from home screen/lock screen → Adjust brightness.
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).
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.
Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.
Step #3. Toggle off the switch next to Background App Refresh.
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.
Step #2. Tap on Location Services → Turn off the switch next to Location Services.
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.
Step #2. Toggle off the switch next to Music, Apps, Books, and Updates.
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.
Step #2. Turn on Low Power Mode.
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.
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.
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.
Step #2. Tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings.
Step #3. Tap on Reset All Settings again to confirm.
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.