Automations can be used to invoke a wide variety of actions automatically on your iPhone. With Automations, iOS is programmed to react to certain conditions or data detected on your device. One example of a useful Automation conserves battery power after the remaining power level drops to a predetermined threshold.
Battery replacements on older iPhone models are set to increase in cost. Starting on March 1, 2023, Apple will raise repair fees for iPhones that are out of warranty by $20. AppleCare+ subscribers will not be affected by this change. Since the iPhone 14 launch in September, battery replacement service on the latest models have been priced at $99.
Low Power Mode can help save battery life when a charger is not available. The drawback to Low Power Mode is that many iPhone features are disabled or modified to use less power. 5G connectivity, Auto-Lock, display brightness and refresh rate, visual effects, iCloud Photos, automatic downloading, email fetch, and background app refresh can all be affected.
Using an older charger for the latest iPhone models can be slow. In fact, Apple looks to be phasing out its classic 5W power brick. Gone are the days when each iPhone comes with a new charger in the box.
One of the most power-hungry components on an iPhone is the screen. Battery life on the iPhone is naturally extended by turning off the screen whenever possible. This is why the device is normally set to auto-lock after a minute or two. Many iPhone owners don't bother to manually lock, so this feature keeps our devices secure as well.