Have you updated your iPhone to iOS 11 to try out the new features? If so, you may be wondering why your battery runs out so quickly than ever before. You are not alone. Since the release of iOS 11 in September, there are many problem reports about this update, and one of the most heated topics is the quick battery drain issue.
As Apple haven’t come up with an effective solution to solve the issue yet, we can only do something from ourselves. Modifying some basic settings may do the trick to improve battery life. Here are some tips that help save battery life on iOS 11 devices:
1. Check Batter Usage First
The first step is to diagnose which apps are draining your battery. So open Settings and tap Battery to view the list of battery usage. If there is an app that uses an unusausally long time, you are suggested to disable its background refresh.
2. Disable Background App Refresh
The Background App Refresh feature allows specified apps to keep running in the background while you are on other tasks. You can disable this feature or just certain apps to save the battery. To do so, head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh. From there you can disable all background activities, or prevent some apps from automatically refreshing content when on Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Besides, turning on the Low Power Mode will also disable this feature.
3.Disable Wi-Fi, Cellular Data, Bluetooth & Airdrop When Not Needed
When you are on Wi-Fi, you can turn off cellular data, and of course it’s the same in reverse. Keeping those features on requires battery to search for connections. So just turn off those features you are currently not using. Meanwhile, you can turn off Wi-Fi Assist so that your iPhone will not seek to cellular when Wi-Fi connection is weak.
In iOS 11 you can easily access to the switches via the Control Panel.
4. Turn Off Unneeded Widgets
Widgets like Weather and Maps will continually use battery life to provide you the information preview. So if your battery is running out fast, you can disable any or all widgets on your iPhone. To do so, swipe to the right on your home screen to activate the Today View, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap Edit. Now you can click the red minus button next to an app’s widget to remove it from Today View.
5. Turn on Low Power Mode
As we mentioned above, the Low Power Mode will help disable most battery draining activities to extend the battery life. To activate this feature, you can go to Battery > Low Power Mode, or simple say Turn on Low Power Mode to Siri to make it work.
6.Disable Location Services
Some apps may use your location even when you are not using them. To maximize battery life, you are supposed to modify the settings, like to enable the service only when actively using the app. To do so, head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
7.Disable Auto-Brightness (or Reduce Brightness)
To disable Auto-Brightness, head to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations, then toggle off Auto-Brightness. To lower down screen brightness, just access to Control Panel and swipe down the icon of Brightness.
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