Improve Your iPhone’s Battery Life

Avator By Jonathan Owen
Marketing Manager
Published 22nd October 2015
Last modified 25th May 2022
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We recently brought you some tips on how to improve the battery life of your android phone, and we know how much you love your iPhones (we were there in the queue with some of you after all), so we’ve shared some more advice on prolonging the battery life of your iPhones too. All the clever technology that goes into them doesn’t feel so clever when you’re staring at a blank screen, but by following the next 5 tips, you should be able to get a few more hours’ life out of your beloved device.

Check your signal strength

Not only is weak signal annoying because, well, you’ve got weak signal, it’s actually one of the biggest drains on your battery. If you are in an area with poor signal, it’s worth considering switching to airplane mode. For the same reasons, it may also be worth using Wi-Fi instead of cellular data where possible too.

Turn off app notifications

Aside from the fact that most of your notifications probably aren’t that important, app notifications are a continual drain on your battery. Better still, have a proper clear out and get rid of any apps you don’t need/ use anymore.

Kill location tracking

If you’re not actually using the Maps app, chances are location tracking won’t be of too much use to you. The benefit you get from it is often far outweighed by the amount of battery it uses up.

Turn Siri shortcut off

Unless you’re particularly fond of Siri, or of your phone dying halfway through the day, it’s probably worth giving turning off Siri some serious thought. Go to Settings, General then Siri, and tap Siri to be able to turn her off. You don’t even need to banish her for good, you can just silence her by turning off the Raise to Speak feature.

Consider content blockers in Safari

Ads not only dramatically slow down the loading of web pages, they can also use up your battery life. By using the new available ad blockers, you can not only surf the web ad free, you can surf it ad free for longer!