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iOS Battery Life Tips

We've gathered our favorite ways to help you save battery life so you can continue using GoSpotCheck through the end of your workday. 

Restart your phone

The classic "Turn it off and back on again" approach can help in many situations. If your battery is draining quicker than it should be, the first step should be to restart your phone. 

How-to: Hold the power button > Swipe from left to right to turn off your phone


Identify which apps are using the most battery

Your device will tell you which apps are using the most battery. This can help you determine where all that battery life is going! 

How-to: Settings > Battery > Battery Usage

Turn on Low Power Mode

By enabling Low Power Mode, your device will temporarily reduce power consumption until you reach a charger. Apple states that when this is enabled, "mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects are reduced or turned off". 

How-to: Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode


Display brightness

Your device will likely adjust the display brightness based on the amount of light around you. It's good practice to reduce your phone's brightness to save battery.

How-to: Settings > Display & Brightness > Toggle "Auto-Brightness" off > Slide brightness meter to low


Turn on Reduce Motion (parallax)

According to Apple, "iOS uses motion effects to create the perception of depth on your Home screen and within apps". The motion effects features are mainly cosmetic, and can eat at your battery life. 

How-to: Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion toggle on (same as in screenshot)


Turn off background app refresh

Apple will automatically enable Background App Refresh on your device. This feature ensures that apps running in the background have the most up-to-date information when you navigate back to them. By disabling this feature, you will save battery life but it may take a couple seconds to load new information. 

How-to: Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Toggle off (same as in screenshot)


Learn more about Maximizing Battery Life and Lifespan from Apple Support.
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