Extend the Life of Your iPhone Battery Now With These Simple Tips

Phone Lock

Lock your phone when you are not using it. Press and hold the sleep wake button on the edge of the phone to enter a lock mode. In general settings you can automatically adjust your phone to lock within 1 to 3 minutes if there’s no activity


Turn off Wifi and 3G unless you need to browse the internet. You can switch off Wifi under the general settings and 3G under the network tab. You can switch both off when you don’t need them. When it’s time to browse, choose one or the other, you don’t need them both on at the same time.

Software Update

Keep your iPhone up to date. Software upgrades keep your phone performing at the highest level thereby extending your iPhone battery life.


Limit GPS interactive maps and tracking. You can turn this off by going to general settings and turning location services off. Use mapping apps only when you need it.

iPhone Games

If you are a gamer, you like playing games on your iPhone – you best are aware that this consumes battery rapidly. You can turn off the vibration feature in the games options menu, this will preserve the life of the battery tremendously.

Airplane Mode

Use Airplane mode which you can find under settings when you are in a place with minimal cellular coverage, this turns of all automatic search and allows you to use non wireless features and extend the battery even further.

Email Access

Manually check your mail. Automatic mail message retrieval eats battery power, you can change this by going to settings, mail, contacts and calendars and then fetch new data, change this to manual, also turn off any unnecessary additional mail accounts you don’t use that often.

Battery Extender

If you are willing to spend some cash, buy an external battery extender, most of these slide unto the back of your phone easily and are around 120 dollars a pop.


Dim the brightness of your iPhone screen, go to settings and then brightness, drag the slide to the left until you are satisfied with the brightness of the display.

Sunlight and Heat

Keep your phone out of direct sunlight and never leave your phone in the car on a hot day. Heat is your battery’s worst enemy.

Charge your iPhone fully

Run your iPhone through a full charge cycle at least once a month to sync the battery with its fuel gauge and with its state of charge essentially reminding the battery of its full capacity. To do this charge the battery till its 100% charged then use the phone until the battery is completely drained. You can view information about your battery usage in the settings icon. You will see stats including how long your iPhone has been running since its last charge.