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Save, Increase iPhone 6S, 6S Plus Battery Life Using These Awesome Tricks

by Fahad Saleem

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus users are concerned about battery lives of their new phones big time. iOS 9 has some extended functions, hardware features and internet based services which make iPhone 6S and 6S Plus battery less in longevity. iOS 9, albeit having a new low power saver mode fails to give the users a long battery life. Low power mode cannot be enabled all the time because it restricts the usage of new exciting features, thereby crushing the very purpose of owning a new iPhone. But using some quick tips and tricks, you can save iPhone 6S and 6S Plus battery life. Here’s how to boost and extend iPhone 6S battery life.

Related: iOS 9 Detailed Review and Features 

Increase iPhone 6S, 6S Plus Battery with these Tips and Tricks

Disable Dynamic Wallpaper

Motion enabled wallpapers is a new feature in iOS 9 which is the main culprit of draining the battery. You can extend iOS 9 battery easily by disabling this feature.

Launch settings in your iPhone.

Choose a new wallpaper which is still instead of dynamic. This would save battery life in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

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Turn Off Background Refresh Feature

Background refresh feature in iPhone 6s and 6s plus keep refreshing app, thereby decreasing the battery life. Here’s how to disable it.

Go to settings in your iPhone, then go to General Background App Refresh and disable the Background App Refresh by toggling it to OFF.

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Disable Location Services

Location based services which use GPS are battery hogs and chew your battery in the background. For example, if you are addicted to Google Maps, or use Find My iPhone, Foursquare, etc., chances are that you are leaving GPS location tracking on your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus to on. You must turn it off to save battery in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. You can do this by going to Settings then Privacy->Location Services, and from here you can turn of any location based service.


Turn On Automatic Brightness

Brightness is another important feature which decides the longevity of your battery in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. You must not retain a manual setting of brightness, but rather move it to auto settings. Using auto brightness will let your iPhone to adjust according to the battery.

Launch Settings app in iPhone and go to Display & Brightness where you can enable Auto-Brightness feature.

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Disable Automatic Fetching of Emails

Automatic email fetching and syncing might sound an exciting feature but it is also one of the memory hog services which you should turn off in order to increase iPhone 6S battery life.

Go to Settings in iPhone then head over to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then move to Fetch New Data and from here disable the push option and select the manual option instead.

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Disable Siri

If you want to increase battery life of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, forget about 24/7 Siri at your service. Go to Settings, head over to General section-> Siri and disable Allow “Hey Siri”.

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Disable Background Downloads without Permission

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus keeps downloading updates, apps and stuff in the background without your permission. While this is a good feature, it could result in a catastrophe if your phone is running out of battery. That’s why you should turn off automatic downloading.

Go to Settings app in iPhone->App and iTunes Stores and you will see a section named “Automatic Downloads”. Toggle all the options to OFF.

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4K Video Feature

Bonus: iPhone 6S and 6S Plus supports 4K video, which is of course a massive battery hog. But this feature is turned off by default. Still, if you want to know more about 4k video feature, how to turn it off and on, see our latest post about this feature.

These were some of the useful tips and tricks to increase iPhone 6S, 6S Plus battery life. In case of any confusion or feedback, comment on this post.


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