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How to Improve, Increase Battery Life in iOS 10

by Fahad Saleem

iOS 10 is a new software operating system by Apple for its mobile phone devices. Battery is the key when it comes to OS optimization. If you have received iOS 10 updates, and are worried about increasing battery life in iOS 10, this article show you the best ways to increase iOS 10 battery life.

Find the Culprits First

You must first figure out what apps are eating away your battery. In iOS 10, you can do so by going to Settings -> Battery section and seeing the app index. Here, you will see which are the apps which are consuming your battery are. You can either delete those apps or turn them off when you are not using them. Another great way is to minimize brightness and other resources while using an app that is crazy on battery.

Location Services

You might think that location services are used only by Google Maps or some other location or weather services, but every other app these days access your location for no explainable reason, making a dent on your battery life. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and see the list of the apps using your location.

Hard Reboot your Device

Doing a hard reboot of your iPhone or iPad will help the device get back its normal working dynamics and it will do better is preserving the battery.  In order to do a hard reboot, restart the device and press and hold both the Power button and the Home/Touch ID button on the iPhone together. Hold both buttons down for at least 10 seconds. When the screen goes black, or white, release the buttons.

Disable Background App Refresh

You must turn off background app refresh. This service enables the refresh of each app to update data and other services. This means it constantly keeps your phone resources engaged. Launch settings and go to General and then go to Background App Refresh > and turn it off.

Turn off Email Notifications

Push email notifications are nice, but they force your phone resources all the time to get real time notification as soon as email arrives. You can turn off push notifications going to Settings-> Mails, Contacts and Calendars > Fetch New Data and disable the option or set it to ‘Manual’.

Use Low Power Mode

There is always a low power mode in iOS 10 which can be used to save battery life in iOS 10. Just go to Settings > Battery and turn of the low power mode. This extends this battery life as it slashes all the phone resource usage.


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