Disable Wi-Fi When You Don’t Need It

Wi-Fi has benefits and can save battery life if the Wi-Fi signal is stronger than the cellular signal. Keeping Wi-Fi turned on all the time to find an open hotspot drains the battery. Connect to Wi-Fi when it’s available. If you’re not around a Wi-Fi network (like when traveling), disable Wi-Fi to save battery on the iPhone.

Turn Off Location Services

One of the coolest features of the iPhone is the built-in GPS. It gives directions and locates nearby stores, restaurants, and other places. However, like any service that sends data over a network, it needs battery power to work. If you’re not using Location Services, turn it off to save power.

To turn off Location Services, open the Settings app, go to Privacy > Location Services, select Location Services, and tap Turn Off to disable it completely. Or, scroll down the page and deny Location Services for individual apps.

Turn Bluetooth Off

Bluetooth is useful with wireless headsets or earpieces, but transmitting data wirelessly requires loads of battery, and leaving Bluetooth on to accept incoming data at all times requires more power. Turn off Bluetooth to save battery on your iPhone. Or, only enable Bluetooth when you need it, and shut it down when not in use.

The option to enable or disable Bluetooth on an iPhone can be found in the Settings app under Bluetooth.

Shut Down Apps Less Often

Quitting apps when you’re done with them, rather than letting them run in the background, isn’t beneficial. Regularly quitting apps can make the battery drain faster. Re-launching an app over and over uses more battery than letting the app run in the background.

If battery savings is important, keep apps open when you’re not using them.

Run Down Your Battery As Much As Possible

The more frequently you charge the iPhone battery, the less energy it holds. Over time, the battery remembers the point in its drain at which you recharge it and starts to treat that as its limit. For example, if you charge your iPhone when it has 75% of its battery left, the battery will start to behave as if it’s total capacity is 75%, not the original 100%.

The way to get around a battery losing capacity in this way is to use the phone as long as possible before charging it. Wait until the phone is down to 20% (or less) of battery left before charging.

If all else fails, it might be time to replace your battery. Luckily, Muritronix can help! Call us at 559-661-2042 so we can get your devices fixed right away.