iPhone battery is draining fast? 5 tips that could help

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Are you experiencing that your iPhone battery is draining fast? It could’ve been fine for a long time and now the iPhone battery is draining fast all of a sudden.

Then there’s a good chance that you can change a few settings and experience normal battery life.

Having a flagship phone is a wonderful feeling. You are able to do almost anything on your phone these days and having one of the best phones will let you achieve much more. It comes at a cost though: Battery life.

While battery life is relatively adequate for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, there are many reasons why it could not be giving you the advertised results. The iPhone 11 Pro Max tells us you can get a whopping 11 hours and 54 minutes of battery life. How much do you currently get? Let us know in the comments below!

Here is our list of 5 Ways to improve battery life for the iPhone 11:

1. Optimized Battery Charging

This is a really cool feature in the newest iOS update that makes a phone more personal than ever. We’re all familiar with the old adage that a phone battery should be kept between 20/30%-80/85%. But, it often so happens that we forget to keep a check on that when we leave the phone to charge.

Optimized Battery Charging keeps the phone battery from getting overcharged by learning our charging times of the day. This means the battery will actually stop charging and wait for you to come pick up the phone.

To enable this mode, simply follow these steps:

  • Open Settings
  • Go to Battery
  • Go to Battery Health
  • Toggle Optimized Battery Health to on

If for some reason this mode doesn’t suit you, simply turn it off by repeating the above steps. Our honest advice will be to keep it on since you spent good money on the phone. Losing it prematurely due to carelessness will make you regret it.

2. Background App Refresh needs to go

In a world where there is no such thing as finite power, this is an amazing feature to off. Unfortunately, we live in the real world and that means we have limited power. Although this feature lets the phone be up to date with all its apps, it is a huge drain on the battery.

If you’re the kind who is more on the move, it would be a wise decision to turn this feature off. Here’s how you do it:

  • Go to Settings
  • Now click on General
  • Open Background App Refresh
  • Click Off

3. Use Low Data mode

The simple formula for battery usage is if something is running on the phone then battery will be used. Constant mobile data usage can also hamper the battery life if left unchecked. We’re not advocating that you turn data off unless it’s an absolute emergency for you to be online. We just want to make sure that you’re not using unnecessary battery life for it.

Low Data usage not only saves your battery life but it also allows keeps you from using up all your precious mobile data. We feel that keeping this mode on is a win-win situation for everyone.

To enable it, go to Settings and:

  • Tap on Mobile Data
  • Now tap on Mobile Data Options
  • Enable Low Data mode

If you feel this hampers with your on-the-go experience, don’t hesitate to switch back!

4. Automatic Downloads = off

Having this feature enabled means that whenever an app on your phone requests updates it gets it approved without you having to prompt you. While this may allow seamless usage, it will eat up battery especially on larger downloads. This can be troublesome when it happens unknowingly and you don’t have access to a power outlet then.

Simply put, if you’re in your home and not worried about finding a power source, keep it on. Otherwise, keep it off when you’re out.

The steps are:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on iTunes & App Store
  • Turn off all available options under Automatic downloads

This mode allows a bit more flexibility than most options. If you feel there is something that has to be kept updated at all times, go ahead and leave that setting turned on.

5. Keep closing Safari tabs

I think we are all guilty of keeping tabs in our phone browsers open for days on end for no good reason. It’s often easier to simply forget it exists because keeping it doesn’t hamper usability unless you have way too many tabs open. This makes us ask the question about how many tabs can be opened without the phone crashing. Maybe we’ll try it sometime.

If left unchecked, your Safari app can be a huge leech on battery life. If you’ve searched for something and don’t need it anymore, delete the tab and you’re good to go.

These were our 5 ways to improve the battery life of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Did we miss any good tips? Let us know in the comments! What do you do if your iPhone battery is draining fast?

Also check out what the brand new iPhone SE 2 has to offer and when it gets released!

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