Improve iOS 11 Battery Life On iPhone And iPad

iOS 11 battery

Battery life is one of the important features of any device. And what about the iOS 11 battery life on iPhone and iPad? It’s nothing new about the battery drain of iOS devices. Most of the battery charge is consumed by some of the power-greedy apps, the always-on data connection for downloads and GPS tracking.

We first check for the battery life of any device while buying it. But if the iOS 11 battery life on iPhone and iPad is a different case, we need to know some tips to improve the battery life of iPhone and iPad.

Here are some tried solutions for the iPhone and iPad users which will help you improve the iOS 11 battery life.

1. Keep track of  the Battery usage:

Battery Usage in iOS 11

Whenever you feel that your iPhone is consuming a bit more of its battery juice, you can keep track of the battery usage. This provides you an overview of which app is using how much of the battery juice. From which, it could be helpful for you to know what are the apps and settings you should use accordingly. To check the battery consumption of the iPhone, tap on Settings and then on Battery.

Here, you can see two blocks which display: last 24 hours and last 7 days. When you tap on either of these, it will show you the battery usage for that particular time. Clicking on the clock icon beside these blocks will display the exact battery usage of each of the apps on the iPhone.

2. Turn OFF Wi-Fi and Bluetooth:

Turn Off Wi-Fi in iOS 11

Some users might keep the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on their iPhones turned ON always. So that whenever a network is available in the surroundings, it will automatically connect. This will obviously eat up some battery whenever a network is found by the iPhone. Turning it OFF will save some battery charge and will last for a bit more time.

Bluetooth in iOS 11

Tap on Settings and scroll down for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth to turn it OFF.

3. Turn ON Flight mode whenever possible:

Turn ON Flight mode on iOS 11 whenever possible

Turning ON the Flight mode will switch Off the SIM and you won’t receive any calls or messages. So whenever you know that you won’t receive any calls or messages, you can turn ON the flight mode. This will save some battery juice on your iPhone. Moreover, flight mode or airplane mode can be used in areas where you find no cellular network. Since the weak signal won’t allow any calls or messages to be received, you can use the airplane mode to let the battery drain slower than usual.

4. Use your device in low power mode:

Turn On Low Power Mode in iOS 11

iOS has a useful option to save battery charge to let it last for a longer time. It is the low power mode on the iOS 11 devices which when turned ON will save the battery power to its maximum extent. To enable the low power mode on iPhone or iPad, go to Settings and tap on Battery. Then click on Low power mode. Here you can see a toggle switch to turn it ON to save the juice of the iPhone battery.

5. Disable Widgets:

Widgets can be seen all over the places on iOS 11. A lot of active widgets on your device can eat up more of the iPhone’s battery charge and it drains quickly. Disable the widgets that you think are not more of a use or are left unused.

To disable the widgets on the iOS 11 devices, swipe right from the home screen and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the widgets. Now tap on Edit which then displays a list of the services and apps on your iPhone. To deactivate a particular widget, tap on the red circle with a white line and tap on remove. First, remove the widgets which are never used.

6. Adjust the display:

Turn Off Auto-Brightness on iPhone

Rather than keeping the display brightness to change automatically, you can use the brightness mode to adjust it manually as you need. The auto-brightness will adjust the brightness of the display according to the atmosphere. If the atmosphere lighting is more, the display brightness will suck more battery juice. The sensor inside the iPhone iPad can adjust the display brightness automatically. The brightness of the screen also charges more battery power if it’s high.

To manage the brightness of your iPhone or iPad, go to Display and brightness in the Settings section and turn OFF auto-brightness. Then you will have to adjust the brightness manually as you need depending on the atmospheric lighting.

7. Turn OFF GPS when not in use:

Turn Off Location Services in iOS 11


If it’s not necessary to allow the apps on your iPhone and iPad to access the location, then it’s better to turn OFF the GPS. Turning this option ON will eat up more of your battery juice keeping all the apps track of the location.

To turn OFF the GPS tracking the location all the time, go to Privacy in Settings and toggle the switch beside the Location Services. Or you can select some of the apps which you no longer need them to keep track of the location.

8. Disable Auto-downloads and updates:

Turn Off Automatic App Updates and Downloads in iOS 11

Turning ON the auto-download and updates option is very helpful that it allows your iPhone and iPad to automatically download all the new purchases made on other devices that are connected to the same iCloud account. But it eats up a lot of battery charge to stay active all the time. Turning this OFF can save most of the battery juice.

Go to iTunes and app stores in the Settings section and turn OFF auto-download and updates to save the battery charge.

9. Notifications from selected apps:

Turn Off Notification for App in iOS 11

We regularly receive notifications from all the apps on the iPhone and iPad. This will, of course, suck the battery charge that the apps should be always active to be notified to all the notifications on time. Some of the notifications we get from a few apps might be not useful. So they can be disabled. Disabling the unimportant notifications from some apps may let the battery drain slower.

To disable the notification from such selected apps, go to notifications option under the Settings and tap on the apps from which you don’t want to receive notifications anymore. Then turn OFF the toggle switch beside allow notifications. Now you won’t receive any notifications from those apps to your iPhone and iPad.

10. Clear apps history:

Clear apps history on iOS 11

The history content on the iPhone and iPad memory will eat up more space and the battery charge. To get out of this, it’s better to clear the apps history time to time to obtain the proper functionality of the apps. For this, you need to make sure that all the apps on your iPhone and iPad have been updated. Because an old version of the apps is not only insecure but also takes up more battery charge. You need the clear the apps’ history separately. For instance, deleting the browsing history on the Internet, clearing the chat history in Whats app and other messaging apps, clear cache in Dropbox, and many such apps.

These are some of the tips to save the iOS 11 battery life on iPhone and iPad. Following this, I’m sure, will save you a lot of battery charge and allow the iOS 11 battery life to last for a longer time.

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