We often remind our followers, with every major update, of some tips that help extend battery life when needed, especially after the emergence of new features that may drain the battery by running them all the time. We mentioned it in the first part The most important tips that help with that, and we complete the rest of the tips in this part.
Use focus modes
Using Focus can reduce the number of notifications you receive during the day, and fewer notifications means less chance for apps to buzz your screen and drain your battery.
Focus modes let you choose which apps and people can send you notifications and when, such as during work hours you can only receive work notifications, and during personal time you can turn off work notifications. You can also restrict notifications while driving, while sleeping, while exercising, and in any other scenario in your daily life. Focus filters let you filter email messages, iMessage messages, specific calendars, and more.
You'll get all your notifications when Focus Mode ends, all in one alert. Turning off unwanted notifications from apps is still the best way to save battery life, but Focus lets you keep notifications in while still reducing the number you receive.
Apple made focus modes easier to set up in iOS 16, and you can customize them to your liking through the Focus section of Settings.
Use the application summary
It's also worth making sure that any app that sends unimportant notifications is moved to the App Summary, which saves notifications and sends them to you once or twice a day. This feature is worth using to conserve some battery power. You can enable the app summary through the Notifications section in Settings.
Determine when and how applications can access the location
Restricting which apps can access your location and how often the apps access that data can save battery life.
◉ Open Settings.
◉ Choose privacy.
◉ Click on Location Services.
◉ Review the list and adjust the settings by clicking on the name of each application in the list.
You have four possible location settings options for each app, although the four options won't always be available for each app depending on what they do. You can specify the following:
“Never, ask next time or when I share, while using the app, and always.”
◉ Setting location access to “Never” is the best option.
◉ Either “Ask Next Time” will make the app show a popup the next time it asks you for your location, so you can temporarily agree to it. With this setting, access to the site is stopped until it is explicitly allowed via the pop-up.
◉ While Using the App allows the app to detect your location only when the app is open. If you close the app or switch to another app, access to the site ends.
◉ The “Always” option allows the app to access your location at all times, regardless of whether it is open or closed. This will drain the most amount of battery power.
◉ You can also turn off location services all at once, but we don't recommend doing so, as this can affect important apps like Maps.
Restrict apps that use bluetooth
The iPhone lets you know when apps have requested a Bluetooth connection, and there are quite a few apps that want to access Bluetooth to track location or search for devices like Chromecast or other devices for useless reasons.
Checking apps using bluetooth is useful to make sure that no sneaky app is connecting to bluetooth sources without your permission and draining your battery. To access the bluetooth settings:
◉ Open Settings.
◉ Click on Privacy.
◉ Tap on Bluetooth.
Apps like Facebook, HBO Max, Hulu, etc. don't need Bluetooth access most of the time, so turn off any app that doesn't need a Bluetooth connection to work. If a feature in an app stops working, you can turn it back on right away.
Disabling Bluetooth is also an option, but it's used with AirPods, Apple Watches, and other accessories, so turning it off completely is a hassle for most people.
There are countless things you need to do to preserve battery life, we've mentioned them in several articles, and everything you use on your phone drains the battery, so it's all about you, what works for you, what you need and don't need, and which features you can give up In order to get a longer battery life.