Here are some tips which you can use to extend battery life on your iPhone 12.
Use Low Power Mode
It must be your first option if you want to extend battery life as Low Power Mode can give the iPhone multiple hours of extended battery life. It reduces the amount of power your iPhone uses when the battery gets low by reducing or affecting some features and hence, this tip can be used to extend battery life on your iPhone.
To use Low Power Mode:
- Go to Settings app
- Tap on Battery and enable (or disable) Low Power Mode.
You can also turn Low Power Mode from Control Center.
Disable 5G connectivity
iPhone 12 models support 5G networks. Though it’s extremely fast, but is literally a battery killer and consumes a lot of your iPhone’s battery. Therefore, it is highly advisable to turn off the 5G settings to extend battery life.
To do so:
- Go to the Settings app, then tap on Cellular.
- Now, tap on Cellular Data Options, then Voice & Data.
- Here, you see three options: 5G On, 5G Auto, LTE. Default mode is 5G auto.
- So, to disable it, enable LTE.
Use Dark Mode Only
Dark Mode means that all of the system menus go from white and black and it specially has pretty good viewing experience in low-light environments. In iPhone 12, Dark Mode can be used to extend battery life because it has OLED screen, in which pixels light up individually, and using dark mode will save you some power, though not very much.
To turn on Dark Mode:
- Go to Settings app, then tap Display & Brightness.
- Now, to activate Dark Mode, select Dark.
Turn off the applications running in background to extend battery life
Your iPhone has too many applications running in the background, even if you have closed them. And they drain your battery unconsciously. So, in order to save up your iPhone’s battery, we recommend you to turn off the applications, not required, on Background App Refresh.
In order to do so:
- Go to Settings app, then tap on General.
- Now, tap on Background App Refresh.
- If you want some apps to run in the background, then just disable those apps which you do not require in the list of all the apps you see.
- If you don’t want any app to run in background, simply tap on Background App Refresh, and select off.
Adjust Screen Brightness manually
Brighter the screen light, more is the battery consumption. While, iPhone has Auto-Brightness set by default, sometimes, you can still work with a darker screen light, and in turn, you can save some amount of battery. To disable auto-brightness:
- Go to Settings, now tap on Accessibility.
- Tap on Display & Text Size, and then disable Auto-Brightness.
After this, keep your phone screen dim, and that’s how you can extend battery life.
Disable “Hey Siri”
It’s amazing how Siri always responds to your commands by just saying “Hey Siri”, but that means that your digital assistant is waiting to listen your command. So, if you don’t often use Siri, you can disable her from listening for the “Hey Siri”. This should extend your battery life a little. To do so:
- Go to the Settings, and tap on Siri & Search.
- Under that, disable Listen for “Hey Siri”.
You can still call her by using the iPhone 12’s side button.
Limit Widget Use
Though we’ve got widgets and it’s not like do not have to use them. But some widgets specifically pull out a lot of data at all times, and hence they obviously drain out your battery. So, you might want to limit using them.
Widgets such as news or weather are constantly using your data to give you the latest news and weather updates at all times and this just ends up draining your battery. So, you can remove these widgets to extend your iPhone’s battery life.
Limit App Notifications and Vibrations
Notifications can be a huge battery killer. So, limit or turn off as many notifications from apps that are not necessary for everyday use. So, to do this:
- Go to Settings and then tap on Notifications.
- Go to the apps that are not super important and do not require their notifications.
- Then disable Allow Notifications.
Similarly, the vibrations that come with those notifications can also reduce battery life. For that:
- Go to the Settings, and tap on Sound & Haptics.
- Disable Vibrate on Ring if you never have your ringer on.
Fix Battery Drain Bug
If you find your iPhone draining the battery on a very unusual excessive level:
- Go to the Settings, and then tap on Battery
- Tap on Battery Health.
Now, check on what battery percentage is being used by particular apps. If there’s something unusual like the music app’s using 40% of your battery even though you’re not using the Music app currently, then there’s most likely a software bug in your iPhone, draining your battery.
To fix it, just restart your iPhone, and you’re good to go.
Always use Wi-Fi when possible
Use Wi-Fi whenever possible, instead of mobile data. Wi-fi just consumes less battery than being on LTE or 5G, and this way you can extend your iPhone’s battery life.
So, these were some tips that you can use to extend your iPhone’s battery life. We should take our iPhone battery health as important. Try these tips on your iPhone 12 and you will definitely see your iPhone battery life much improved.