How to Better Battery Health on Your iPhone

If you want to keep your battery healthy and extend its lifespan, there are a few things you can do. Check out our tips on how to better battery health on your iPhone.

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Check Battery Health

Go to “Settings”

Go to your iPhone’s “Settings” app and select “Battery.” Then, tap on “Battery Health.” From here, you can view your current maximum battery capacity and see what your battery health is currently at. If your battery health is below 80%, you may want to consider replacing your battery.

Select “Battery”

You can check the health of your iPhone’s battery by going to Settings -> Battery. Here, you will see a “Battery Health” section that will give you an idea of the condition of your battery.

Check “Battery Health”

“Battery Health” is a feature in iOS that enables users to check the status of their iPhone battery. The percentage displayed under “Battery Health” indicates the maximum capacity of your battery in relation to when it was new. For example, if your “Battery Health” percentage is 90%, that means that your battery can hold only 90% of the charge it could when it was new.

It’s important to keep an eye on your “Battery Health” percentage, as a lower percentage might indicate that it’s time for a new battery. You can check your “Battery Health” percentage by going to Settings -> Battery -> Battery Health.

Improve Battery Health

iPhone batteries are designed to retain up to 80% of their original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles. A complete charge cycle happens when you use all of the battery’s power, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a single discharge.

Go to “Settings”

One of the ways you can prolong your battery life is by managing your screen brightness. You can do this by going to “Settings” and then “Display & Brightness.” Here, you can either turn down the brightness of your screen or enable Auto-Brightness, which will adjust your screen brightness based on the lighting around you.

Select “Battery”

The Battery setting in iOS measures how much power your iPhone’s battery is using and provides some tips on how to improve your battery health. You can find the Battery setting by opening the Settings app and selecting “Battery.”

There are four sections in the Battery setting: Battery Level, Battery Health, Optimize Battery Life, and Low Power Mode.

Battery Level:
The first section is the most important one: it tells you how much charge your iPhone’s battery currently has. If you’re running low on power, you can see estimated time remaining for different activities like web browsing, video playback, or talk time. If you’re not running low on power, you can tap “Show Graph” to see a graph of your recent usage. This is helpful for understanding which activities are using more battery power than others.

Battery Health:
The second section is called “Battery Health.” This is where you can check the condition of your battery and see if it needs to be replaced. To do this, tap “Check Battery Health.” If your iPhone’s battery is unhealthy, you’ll see a message that says “Your battery’s health is significantly degraded.” This usually means that it’s time for a new iPhone.

Optimize Battery Life:
The third section is called “Optimize Battery Life.” This is where you can turn on a feature that automatically switches off certain features when they’re not in use in order to save power. For example, if you enable this feature, your iPhone will turn off the raise-to-wake feature when it’s face down or in a pocket. To turn on this feature, tap the switch next to “Optimize Battery Life.”

Low Power Mode:
The fourth and final section is called “Low Power Mode.” This is a feature that conserves power by reducing certain features and functions when your iPhone’s battery gets low. For example, when Low Power Mode is enabled, email fetching, Hey Siri, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects are turned off. You can turn on Low Power Mode by tapping the switch next to it.

Select “Battery Health”

Open the Settings app.
Tap “Battery.”
Tap “Battery Health.”

Here, you can see what the “maximum capacity” of your battery is in comparison to when it was new. The closer to 100%, the better. If it’s significantly lower, your battery health might be degraded, and you might want to get it replaced.

Turn off “Optimized Battery Charging”

One of the new features in iOS 13 is “Optimized Battery Charging.” This feature is designed to prolong the lifespan of your battery by learning your daily charging habits and then finishing the final 10-80% charge overnight, when you’re not using your iPhone.

But if you don’t like the idea of your iPhone constantly monitoring your charging habits, or you just don’t want to wait for that final 10-80% charge, you can turn off Optimized Battery Charging. Here’s how:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Tap “Battery.”
3. Scroll down and tap “Battery Health.”
4. Under “Optimized Battery Charging,” toggle off the switch next to “Learn Nightly Schedule.”

Reduce Brightness

Reducing the brightness of your screen is one of the easiest ways to improve battery life on your iPhone. In fact, lowering the screen brightness can actually double your battery life in some situations.

To lower the screen brightness, simply open the Settings app and navigate to “Display & Brightness.” From there, you can either lower the brightness manually or enable Auto-Brightness, which will dynamically adjust the screen brightness based on ambient lighting conditions.

If you regularly find yourself in low-light situations, you may want to consider enabling Night Shift as well. This feature shifts the colors of your display to the warmer end of the spectrum at night, which is easier on your eyes and can help you sleep better. Enabling Night Shift also tends to improve battery life in low-light conditions.

Use Auto-Lock

One of the features that can help improve your iPhone’s battery health is the Auto-Lock setting. This feature will automatically turn off your iPhone’s display after a set period of inactivity. By doing this, you can prevent your iPhone from needlessly using power when you’re not using it.

To change your iPhone’s Auto-Lock setting, go to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Auto-Lock. On this page, you’ll be able to select how long you want your iPhone’s display to stay on before it turns off. We recommend setting this to 1 minute or less.

By using the Auto-Lock feature, you can help improve your iPhone’s battery health and prevent it from needlessly using power when you’re not using it.

Use Wi-Fi When Possible

One of the easiest ways to conserve battery life is to take advantage of Wi-Fi whenever it’s available. When your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, it doesn’t have to expend battery life searching for a cellular connection. Not only will this save you some battery life in the short-term, but it will also prevent your iPhone from losing battery capacity over time.

If you often find yourself in areas with weak or no cellular coverage, consider turning off cellular data altogether and relying on Wi-Fi until you’re back in a more populous area. You can still make and receive calls and text messages, and you’ll be saving your iPhone’s precious battery life.

Maintain Battery Health

One of the biggest concerns for iPhone users is battery health. Many people are looking for ways to improve their battery life and avoid having to replace their battery sooner than necessary.

Check Battery Health Regularly

You should check your battery’s health regularly to ensure it’s functioning properly. To do this, go to “Settings” and then “Battery.” From there, you’ll see a “Battery Health” section that will tell you the condition of your battery.

If your iPhone’s battery is in good health, you’ll see a message that says “Your battery is currently supporting normal peak performance.” If your battery health has degraded, you’ll see a message that says “This iPhone has experienced an unexpected shutdown because the battery was unable to deliver the necessary power. Performance management has been applied to help prevent this from happening again.”

If your battery health has degraded, you can disable performance management by going to “Settings” and then “Battery.” From there, scroll down to the “Performance Management” section and tap the toggle next to “Enabled.” This will disable performance management and allow your iPhone to use its full capabilities. However, it’s important to note that disabling performance management may cause your iPhone to unexpectedly shut down if its battery can’t handle the increased power demand.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

One way to reduce the wear and tear on your iPhone’s battery is to avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures. In particular, try to avoid leaving your iPhone in a hot car or in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Doing so can cause the battery to degrade more quickly.

Use Original Charger

It is important to use the original charger that comes with your iPhone in order to maintain optimal battery health. Even though other chargers may work with your iPhone, they may not provide the same level of charging efficiency. Over time, using a non-optimal charger can lead to degraded battery health.

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