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With every new update, many are bound to complain about fast draining battery life, and iOS 16 is no exception. This is primarily due to doing things in the background of the system that we have nothing to do with, such as synchronization and indexing. Some of the reasons can be identified in This articleHowever, sometimes the battery drain issue can last longer. Whatever the reason, here are some suggestions for extending battery life in situations where you may need it, such as traveling and so on.

Notice It won't disable a lot of the key features, but you have to balance it, so you can turn features off and on as needed for longer battery life.


Turn off live activities

With the iOS 16.1 update, Apple added the Live Activities feature, which allows applications to receive a continuous and updated notification on the lock screen or in the interactive island of the iPhone 14 Pro.

Disabling the feature greatly improves battery life, and here's how to disable it:

◉ Open Settings.

◉ Go to Face ID & Passcode, and enter your passcode to unlock the iPhone.

◉ Scroll down and turn off live activities.

◉ You can disable the feature for each application separately, also through the settings.

◉ You can't completely disable the Interactive Island, but you can swipe left on any running animations to turn it off.

Did you know that the To My Prayer app is the first prayer app to use the live activities feature?

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Delete lock screen widget

The widgets appear constantly on the lock screen and many of them are updated in the background, which means that they also consume battery power, and if you are at a time when you need a longer battery life, create a lock screen that does not contain any widgets, and you can put this widget again In a moment, because iOS 16‌ update supports multiple lock screens that you can switch between them easily.

The widget can also appear on your home screen, which is a pre-iOS 16 feature. We recommend not using it if you want more battery life.


Disable keyboard tactile feedback

In the iOS 16 update, Apple also added the haptic feedback feature when using the on-screen keyboard, and this undoubtedly consumes battery power.

Apple says in a support document that keyboard touches may affect battery life, and it's not on by default, but if you enable it, you can turn it off by following these steps:

◉ Open Settings.

◉ Click on Sounds & Haptics.

◉ Click on Keyboard Feedback.

◉ Then disable Haptic.


Turn off the permanent display (iPhone 14 Pro)

The Always On Display feature, introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, as the name suggests, leaves the screen always on and the wallpaper, widgets, and live activities remain visible on the lock screen even when the iPhone is off.

The screen uses a refresh rate of 1 Hz to preserve the battery, and Apple has smart tricks to turn off the screen when the Apple Watch is not around, indicating that the owner of the iPhone is out of place, or the iPhone is in the pocket, and despite all this, it remains The always-on display feature drains the battery from not having an always-on display.

To turn off Always On Display, do the following:

◉ Open Settings.

◉ Click on Display & Brightness.

◉ Turn off Always On display mode.

It's not clear how much battery life the always-on display consumes as it will vary from use case to use case, but even if it's only a small percentage, it's worth turning it off, if you need to.


Don't use iCloud Shared Photo Library

iCloud Shared Photo Library is a feature of iOS 16.1 that lets you use a photo library with five other people, so everyone can upload, edit, and delete photos. Using iCloud Shared Photo Library may sync photos from others and to your iPhone at inappropriate times, draining battery life.

Or you can turn on a setting that only allows syncing over Wi-Fi.

◉ Open Settings.

◉ Scroll down to the images.

◉ Tap Cellular Data.

◉ Turn off cellular data.

Uploads will be capped and limited to Wi-Fi, so photos shared with you won't download to your device when you only have a cellular connection.


Choose non-animated wallpapers

Some of the cool wallpapers that Apple added with ‌iOS 16‌ are animated, and an animated wallpaper will drain your battery a bit more than a static one, so choose one that won't run all the time. The Weather wallpaper, for example, changes based on conditions, and the Photo Shuffle option toggles through selected photos during the day. The astronomy background also changes based on current conditions.

What do you think, my friend? What might affect the battery and make it drain quickly other than what we mentioned? We will mention it in the second part of the article. Tell us in the comments.

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