How to Improve iOS 10 Battery Life on Your iPhone or iPad

If your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 is draining battery rather fast, you must check out these best tips and tricks to improve battery life.

Battery life issue has existed for long on iPhone or iPad. There is more than one reason to blame if your device battery goes berserk. An ill-fated software update, an annoying bug, power-sucking features or killer apps could turn out to be the main villain.

Having met with similar fate a number of times before, I didn’t surprise to see the rapid battery drain on my iPhone running iOS 10. With the use of some very helpful tricks, I was able to fix the iOS 10 battery life issues.

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How to Improve iOS 10 Battery Life on iPhone and iPadIf you are finding it hard to prevent the fast battery consumption on the latest iOS ecosystem, follow these best tips and tricks to troubleshoot the problem as well as improve the battery life of your iPhone.

How to Fix iOS 10 Battery Life Issue on iPhone or iPad

Turn Off Location Services

Disabling Location Services can prove to be a shot in the arm for your iPhone’s battery life.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Privacy.

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Step #2. Tap on Location Services.

Step #3. Next, you need to toggle off the switch next to Location Services.

Step #4. Tap on Turn Off at the bottom to confirm.

Turn Off Location Services on iPhone

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Disable Background App Refresh

Apps continue to get refreshed in the background. Turn off Background App Refresh cannot just save a lot of data but also improve battery life of your device.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → General.

Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.

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

Turn Off Background App Refresh in iOS 10 on iPhone

Turn off Automatic Downloads

Do you want apps to get downloaded or updated automatically on your iOS device? It’s advisable to toggle off this feature.

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

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

Step #2. Under Automatic Downloads, you need to turn off the switch next to Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks and Updates.

Turn Off Automatic App Downloads on iPhone

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Turn on Low Power Mode

When you enable Low Power Mode, it will temporarily reduce power consumption by disabling features like automatic downloads.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Battery.

Tap on Battery in iPhone Settings

Step #2. Toggle on the switch next to Low Power Mode.

Enable Low Power Mode on iPhone

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

You should toggle off Wi-Fi/Cellular Data/Bluetooth when you are not using it.

Allow Notifications Only From Selected Apps

Do you want notifications from a number of apps? It’s better to choose only a few apps.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Notifications.

Tap on Settings Then Notifications on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on the app which you don’t want to receive notification from.

Tap on The App in Notifications Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Allow Notifications.

Disable App Notification on iPhone

Use Headphone to Listen to Music

iPhone speaker eats into battery very fast. Hence, using headphone while listening to music can help your device battery last a bit longer.

Toggle off iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain allows you to keep the passwords and credit card information you save up to date on your other synced devices.

Step #1. Open Settings app → iCloud.

Tap on Settings then iCloud on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Keychain.

Tap on Keychain in iCloud Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Turn off the switch next to iCloud Keychain → Enter your Apple ID passwords in the popup and then tap on Sign In.

Turn Off iCloud Keychain on iPhone

Check Out Battery Usage

You should keep a track of the usage of respective apps. Settings → Battery. If you find any app consuming a lot of battery, delete it and reinstall it.

Keep Auto-Brightness in Check

It’s recommended to keep the auto-brightness at the minimum level. Simply swipe up from the bottom to bring Control Center and then set it perfectly.

Adjust iPhone Brightness from Control Center

Keep Auto-Lock to Minimum Time

Make sure to set auto-lock to minimum time.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Display & Brightness.

Tap on Settings Then Display & Brightness in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Auto-Lock and choose the minimum time.

Change Auto-Lock Time on iPhone

Reset All Settings

Resetting your iPhone to factory defaults can help you troubleshoot the battery draining issue.

Step #1. Open Settings app → General.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Step #3. Tap on Reset All Settings and confirm.

Tap on Reset All Settings on iPhoneConfirm Reset All Settings on iPhone in iOS 10

Update to the Latest Software Version

Assuming these tried and tested tricks help you resolve the battery life issue on your iPhone. In case, they fail to do the job for you, update your device to the latest software version.

That’s it!

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