iPhone Battery

How to ensure a long, happy life for your iPhone

iPhone SE

Many people value their iPhone over most other possessions. After all, we keep much of our personal information there and it is usually among the more expensive purchases we make.

However, chances are there are some things you could or shouldn't be doing to ensure your iPhone's longevity. Many iPhone users place a case on their device, but not too many think about ways they can protect the internals, primarily the battery. No matter how pristine you manage to keep your iPhone on the outside, once the battery dies you're out of luck.

Here are a few things you can do to make sure your iPhone lives a long, happy life:

How to save your iPhone battery with Low Power Mode

Low Power Mode iOS 9

In iOS 9, Apple introduced a new feature called Low Power Mode which disables a number of battery draining background activities to save you hours of battery life.

Your iPhone will automatically ask you if you want to enter Low Power Mode when you hit 20 percent, but you can also enable it manually by going to Settings -> Battery. The problem is there may be some features you depend on which are disabled when Low Power Mode is active. Luckily, Apple has not left iPhone users in the dark regarding what features are disabled. Here are a few of those features you can manually disable to save battery instead of turning off the full fledged Low Power Mode.

How to fix battery percentage on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone 6s battery meter

Some iPhone 6s users have noticed a perplexing issue where the battery percentage in the status bar does not change. Where normally iOS would display the current battery remaining, on affected devices power depletion does not register. Apple has recognized the issue as a software problem and the company is working on a solution. In the meantime, iPhone 6s owners experiencing this quirk can follow the steps below.

Getting the most out of your iPhone battery

How to extend your iPhone's battery life.

As smart phones have become an integral part of daily life, battery life has become a ubiquitous concern that people monitor, like gas is for drivers. As devices have become more powerful, the drain on batteries has likewise grown. It is a constant challenge for manufacturers to improve battery life, which always seems to be the weakest link. Aside from advances in the physical properties of batteries, advances in software can greatly improve the life of a battery by optimizing the device's power usage.


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