Apple monumental leap iOS 11 released with amazing features and new multitasking gestures for iPad and iPhone. But the juice no longer stays on Apple Phone, tablet and even music player iPod touch mean by iOS 12/ iOS 11 killing battery life.
So that users as well as beta tester finding how to improve iOS 11 bad battery life [iOS 12]. In more, you probably lots of uses Power bank and Smart battery case as well. Even though, if you don’t want to use it, then I have made useful battery saving tips list that you should apply to fix quick battery drain problem.
We cannot replace or extend battery installed on iPhone, iPad. So we need to save battery on iPhone or iPad by stop wastage of power. Charge iPhone battery using power bank is not a solution for your needs or fix. Here are the few very straightforward and quick guide that helps Improve iOS 11 Battery Life or Increase iPhone battery, Also For iOS 10 installed on iPhone or iPad.
There are too many reasons behind Drain battery then Boost battery life covered in this tutorial. iPhone battery lifespan officially we cannot identify just like MacBook Pro battery lifespan.
Update- before getting started the following guide, you should check your device running with the latest operating system.
Go to the Settings App– Find General– tap on Software Update
[Also Read: iPhone, iPad with iOS 12 Battery issues]
Latest software update iOS 11.2.6 [Battery Improvement covered] is available. Take the most recent backup to iCloud or iTunes and start to download and install. The trick useful for all iPhone X, iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6S/ 6S Plus/ iPhone 6/ 6 Plus/ SE/5S and iPad Pro, Air and Mini users.
New True Tone Display and 4K Video Recording with 60 fps we should change for longer battery life, So Get Additional Guide: Improve Battery Life on iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.
Complete Guide improve battery in iOS 11: iPhone, iPad
1. Disable Notifications
By default, most of the app has enabled push notification, Some apps like Twitter, Mail, Messenger or Social media app (WhatsApp, Instagram) sending lots of notifications for different activities in a whole day. So we can turn off it by simply disabled it.
Go to the Settings → Notifications → Find all apps (Tap on app name) → Disable “Allow Notifications.”
Manage Push Mail in iOS 11: Mail app allows for set different settings for each email account setup on iPhone or iPad. So Change “fetch new Data” settings from Push to Fetch or Manual.
Go to the Settings → Account & Password → Fetch New Data → Disable Push.
Or Under Fetch Settings, Select Manually
2. Enable power saving mode
Now, Quickly access Low Power mode from the control center, Add Low Power mode shortcut in Control center.
Go to the Settings → Battery → Low Power Mode.
By enabling this, iPhone automatically starts all types of power consumption like Mail Fetch, Background app refresh, Auto download, Visual effects and more.
Frequently, Users are activating this mode when not near to power outlet.
Low power mode won’t turn off your WiFi, Cellular coverage or Ringtone. This style is ingenious and not impact to your iDevice use.
3. iPhone charging comfort zone, Use Original USB cable
Apple’s performance tips on Charge iPhone in comfort zone are constructive. That’s much useful who have a query on iPhone is getting too much heat while charging or taking too much time. See the graph below, Know the room temperature and follow the below graph.
Creative charging status: Do not fully charge (100%) or immediately Plugged on Lighting cable before it goes fully discharge.
Keep your device in moisture free environment.
Few tricks to identify how to know USB cable adapter is original or not? Read uncertified apple accessories guide at here.
4. Disable location services
Mostly all apps using your location through location services. Some apps are always using and some off systematically. Let’s see how to manage unwanted location services and save battery drain problems all the time.
Head over Settings → Privacy → Location Services (Disable).
Don’t need location services but Stop essential services, Scroll down to the screen and System Services.
Disable for recommending options = Location Based alerts, Location-Based Apple Ads, Significant Locations.
5. Use Airplane mode – Expand iOS 11 battery life
Swipe up finger on the screen to access control center on iPhone, iPad or iPod. Tap on Airplane icon to turn on. This function auto-disable all the Network connectivities like data, WiFi, Bluetooth.
This ideal tip to overcome iPhone battery draining issue.
But except wifi, you can enable WiFi manually while Airplane mode is on.
6. Disable or Customize Widgets on iPhone, iPad
Check active Widgets on your iOS device and please Remove unused or very useful app widget that killing battery life by auto-refreshing itself to fetch new data. And, Battery drainage apps Such as Weather, Stocks, Mail, News, Social Podcast, Reminder, GPS Widgets (Maps, Navigation, Clock app, Photos), Siri App Suggestion and many other.
To Customize Widget Screen,
Go to the iPhone screen, Swipe down to open notification center, Swipe left to right to see all Widget on the list.
Scroll down to the last and Tap on Edit > Tap on the Red button for remove saved the widget.
- For Disable: Disable Widgets in iOS
7. Background app refresh – Save iOS 11 battery life
The Background app process will take more memory, and battery source, New in iOS 11 customize more options in Background app refresh.
Options are Off Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Cellular Data. After setting it on certain kinds of internet connection more option for set privacy for individual apps.
Launch Settings App → General → Background App Refresh → Turn off.
Otherwise, Enable it for the selected apps only
8. Brightness intensity – To Fix iOS 11 battery life
Default brightness for all the time feels uncomfortable to see on the screen, in Different lighting conditions.
I would like to recommended, Set brightness automatically.
(iOS 11/ iOS 11.0.1 or later: Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Enable Auto Brightness). Otherwise, Go to old Settings,
See the Settings → Display & Brightness → Auto-Brightness.
9. Enable power saving mode
Power saving shortcuts are not in control center, Customize control center and add Power saver mode shortcut on iOS 11 in iPhone, iPad.
Move to Settings → Battery → Low Power Mode.
Or See Where is an option for low power mode in control center, once turned on (Batteries showing yellow)
10. Disable/ Stop automatic updates
Stop auto update New apps updates, Music, Books & Audiobooks from the Device settings. Set on disabled & stop on all device when new updates come from Apple.
Only disable for one device, Last option “Update” turn off. Till now apple not released for what types (WiFi or Cellular) internet allow the auto update.
11. Turn off “Raise to wake” & “Hey Siri.”
Raise to Wake is a great feature for the compatible devices. Activation of this settings, Motion processor take more power and give alert to screen for wake up. By turning off, we can save screen light power and extra battery.
Turn off “Hey Siri,” Disable Hey Siri, Turn microphone always live by auto direct your voice around your iPhone.
Open Settings App on iPhone, iPad → Siri & Search → Disable “Listen for “Hey Siri.”
12. Reset All Settings
This quick fix to remove unhealthy settings and customizations made by iOS users timely. Once you reset, All settings setup to the default option.
Go to the Setting Apps on iPhone, iPad > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
13. Disable Handoff, Between Mac, iPad, Apple Watch
Handoff features manage your task with multiple Apple Device. Handoff looks for the device nearby you and sends notification on Mac or Dock for left off work. That, we can see or pick up from an iPad Dock, or Mac Dock.
Move to Settings → General → Handoff → Enable Handoff
14. Turn off: Disable Bluetooth, Personal hotspot
Stop search operation in your device for find new device in Bluetooth or Personal hotspot range, Only when not in use.
15. Know which app consumes more battery
Check Battery use by app, Battery power consumed by pre-installed apps
Here’s the battery Report under the settings,
Settings → Battery → Scroll down to the Screen and See the list of apps battery score (Last 24 Hours & Last 4 Days).
Tap on clock icon, To get the exact report which app use on screen how many hours?
16: Listen to Music or Play video on iPhone, iPad over headphone to fix iOS 11 battery life
Speaker takes more battery than headphone or the bluetooth speaker. So use AirPods or AirPods alternatives. And Prevent battery low on the long trip.
- Enable Battery Percentage on iPhone to see battery level in Device status bar.
Always use above listed iPhone battery charging tips very essential to run the longer battery on your iPhone installed iOS 11/ iOS 11.1/iOS 11.2.2/iOS 11.2.5. Also, increase iOS 11 battery life on iPad Pro, iPad Mini, and iPod touch.