Tips to improve battery life on iPhone and iPad (iOS 11)

Battery drain seems to be the most common issue in iOS, as it pops up every time Apple releases a new software update. In iOS 11, the problem still persists for some iPhone owners, even after using their device normally without playing heavy-graphics games or watching high-resolution videos.

There are a lot of reasons for poor battery life when updating to the latest iOS firmware ranging from GPS tracking to battery draining apps and background apps. If you are experiencing battery issues on your iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 11, don’t freak out because we are here to help.

In this post, we will walk you through useful tips to improve battery life on your iPhone and iPad after updating to iOS 11. Before we begin, keep in mind that iOS 11 is now available as a developer beta, so it may include bugs. We recommend you install iOS 11 on a secondary iOS device to avoid possible issues.

  1. Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use

Having your phone connected to a Wi-Fi network is useful, as it keeps you updated with the latest happenings on your social media feeds. However, this also drains your battery life quickly. Therefore, it’s a good idea turn off Wi-Fi when you are using it. To do this, you simply need to head to Settings, select Wi-Fi and turn off the switch for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.

  1. Turn off Background App Refresh

Background App Refresh feature has been available in iOS since the days of iOS 7. Basically, the feature allows apps to perform status updates even when they are in use on your screen. While this is a great feature, one major drawback is that it can consume a lot of battery on your device.

To turn off Background App Refresh, you can head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh > switch off all the apps you don’t want to run in the background.

  1. Disable Location Services

Location Services are among the most used features on iPhone. Basically, the feature keeps track of your location, whether in the background or in the foreground. However, the continuous GPS tracking can put a dent in the battery life of your iPhone and iPad.

Luckily, iOS allows you to enable Location Services for specific apps on your iOS devices. To do this, head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > turn on the switch for all the apps you don’t want to keep track of your location.

  1. Enable Low Power mode

Low Power mode has been available in iOS for a while. Basically, you will be prompted to turn on the mode when your phone hits 20% charged. Once enabled, the mode turns off several power-greedy features on your iPhone and iPad. Here is how you can turn on Low Power mode

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit Battery

Step two: Once you are done, you simply need to turn on the switch for Low Power mode.

Also read: Here are five features that are no longer available in iOS 11

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