This Is How You Can Extend Your Battery Life After Apple’s iOS 11 Update

This Is How You Can Extend Your Battery Life After Apple’s iOS 11 Update

We've got hacks that can help!

Published October 19th

Despite the hype around the latest products and upgrades from Apple, people are dissatisfied about the most important factors of the iPhone — speed, freezing of apps and the battery life, to name a few! 

The most aggravating thing today is a dying phone battery and, apparently, people have taken to Twitter to express their concerns about these issues seemingly caused by Apple’s new update. 

As of now, Apple has not issued any official statement about iOS 11 issues. However, the Apple Support Twitter account urges users to send them DMs with their frustrations.

In the meantime, we have a couple of quick fixes in hopes to alleviate these issues:

  • To preserve your battery, go to Settings > Battery and turn on low power mode, decrease your screen's brightness and turn on True-Tone, which will automatically adjust the screen's brightness in different lighting, which helps the battery.
  • Connect to Wi-Fi as often as possible to conserve your battery.
  • Turn off your location services for apps you don’t use regularly. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and adjust each app's location permissions.
  • Turn off refresh for those apps that are putting the biggest strain on your battery. To check which ones, tap the name of an app to find out how much of the battery was used while you were actually in the app and how much was used in the background. Next, go to the Settings menu and select General > Background App Refresh.

If you can't take the stress any longer, you can revert back to iOS 10.3.3 if you backed up your phone via iTunes prior to installing the update. Here's hoping Apple hears our cries — or rather sees the tweets — and fixes the issues soon!

Written by Maurice Marcel

(Photo: Neil Godwin/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

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