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iPhone Battery Replacement: Tips to Save Battery on iPhone

by Rajat M
iPhone Battery Replacement

It’s difficult to imagine life without a smartphone these days, and with so much of our lives contained within these small gadgets, we don’t want them to run out of battery at an inconvenient time.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max had a battery life of more than 15 hours in our tests, but what if you have an earlier model that may not last as long? Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program is no longer available, however, you can still get a new one for $49 -$69 depending on which iPhone model you have. 

Tips to Save Your iPhone Battery

Before you think of spending money replacing your battery, here are some things to try if you’d like to get a few more months out of your battery (or iPhone) without spending money.

1. Prevent Background App Refresh

The iPhone has a number of features that make it smarter and more ready when you need it. Background App Refresh is one of these features. This tool examines the apps you use most frequently as well as the time of day you use them. Then it refreshes those apps so that the next time you open one of them, you have the most up-to-date information. If you check social media at 7:30 a.m., for example, iOS recognizes this and refreshes social apps ahead of time. This convenient feature depletes the battery.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone, navigate to General > Background App Refresh, then select Background App Refresh > Off to disable Background App Refresh. Alternatively, you can turn off the option for specific apps only.

2. Buy an Extended Life Battery

Getting a bigger battery is another technique to extend the life of your iPhone battery. Longer-lasting iPhone batteries are available from accessory companies. If none of these tips provide enough battery life, an extended life battery adds more days of standby time and hours of use. This way you can avoid an iPhone battery replacement earlier than required

3. Do Not Automatically Update Apps

Disable the feature that automatically upgrades apps as new versions are available on iOS 7 or later. This is both a time saver and a battery drainer. When the battery is completely charged, update apps manually; otherwise, switch off automated app updates.

To disable automatic app updates, go to Settings, then iTunes & App Store, then Updates.

4. Turn on Auto-Brightness

The iPhone contains an ambient light sensor that adjusts the screen brightness based on the amount of light it receives. This sensor dims the screen in dimly lit areas and brightens it in well-lit areas. This saves battery life and makes the phone more user-friendly.

Turn on Auto-Brightness to save energy because your screen will use less power in low-light environments.

Open the Settings app, navigate to Accessibility > Display & Text Size, scroll down, and hit Auto-Brightness to enable Auto-Brightness with iOS 13 and later. Open the Settings app on iOS 12 or 11, go to General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations, and then hit Auto-Brightness.

Open the Settings app on your iOS 10 or older smartphone, tap Display & Brightness (or Brightness & Wallpaper in iOS 7), and then turn on Auto-Brightness.

5. Stop Motion and Animation

Background Motion is one of the most exciting new features in iOS 7. It’s understated. The app icons and background image move independently of one another, as if they were on distinct planes, as you move the iPhone.

This parallax effect is fun to display and gives the phone a more living appearance. However, it has limited functionality and drains an iPhone’s battery. Furthermore, removing this extra motion on an iPhone can help some people avoid motion sickness.

Open Settings, go to Accessibility > Motion and toggle on Reduce Motion to turn off Background Motion in iOS 12 and later.

Open Settings, go to General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion, and then set it on for iOS 11 and below.

6. Disable Wi-Fi When Not Using

If the Wi-Fi signal is stronger than the cellular signal, Wi-Fi offers advantages and can save battery life. To find an open hotspot, keeping Wi-Fi active all the time drains the battery. When Wi-Fi is accessible, connect to it. Disable Wi-Fi on the iPhone if you’re not near a Wi-Fi network (for example, when traveling).

To turn off Wi-Fi, go to the Settings app, select Wi-Fi, and then turn it off. Control Center also allows you to disable Wi-Fi. To make the Wi-Fi icon grey, swipe down from the top of the screen or up from the bottom (depending on the iPhone model), then tap it.

7. Turn of Location Service

The iPhone’s built-in GPS is one of its most appealing features. It provides directions as well as information on nearby stores, restaurants, and other locations. It does, however, require battery power to function, just like any other service that delivers data over a network. Turn off Location Services if you aren’t using it to save energy.

To disable Location Services fully, open the Settings app, navigate to Privacy > Location Services, select Location Services, and touch Turn Off. Alternatively, scroll down the screen and disable Location Services for specific apps.


If you need to avoid an early iPhone battery replacement, simply adhere to these suggestions, and you will see a gradual increase in the health of your iPhone’s battery. Furthermore, the battery’s health does not improve with each charge and discharge. Only by following these procedures can we ensure that the battery’s health deteriorates at a very slow rate.

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