9 Ways to Improve Battery Life with iOS 7

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9 Ways to Improve Battery Life with iOS 7

The latest version of iOS brings in a host of new features, but along with it a major battery drain problem. Here are some simple tips that can help you get the most of your iPhone’s battery on iOS 7.


According to popular tablet publishing company, Onswipe, about 35% of all iPhone users upgraded their phones to iOS7 within the first 24 hours of its launch.

iOS7 is the latest and arguably the greatest iOS update to ever be released. For the first time since, the entire system has been overhauled, unlike cosmetic changes that the earlier versions resorted to. You can read all about the many new features of iOS7 here. The OS itself has received mixed reviews, with some claiming that it makes their iPhone feel brand new, whilst some others have complained about motion sickness caused by its many transition effects. While the jury is still out about how revolutionary the latest iOS is, almost everyone seems to be in agreement with the fact that the new OS has triggered a major battery drain issue in their beloved iPhone.

The many new features on iOS7 are believed to be absolute battery guzzlers, and threaten to spoil the OS’s happy run. If you are amongst the unhappy iPhone users complaining about the battery draining out after the latest update, then fear not, help is at hand. Here are a few simple tips that can go a long way in helping you save on the all valuable battery on your iPhone.


Settings > General > Siri > Turn off Siri

Control Center

Pull up Control Center by swiping up at the bottom of the screen

  • Turn off Bluetooth
  • Turn off Wi-Fi
  • Turn off AirDrop


Settings > Notifications > Turn off all but the most important notifications.

Location Services

Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Turn off Diagnostic & Usage and Location-Based iAds


Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Turn on Limit Ad Tracking

Diagnostic & Usage

Settings > General > About > Diagnostic & Usage > Don’t Send

Reduce Motion

Settings > General > Accessibility > Turn on Reduce Motion

Background App Refresh

Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Turn off Background App Refresh

Brightness & Wallpaper

Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper (select the lowest possible brightness level)
Alternately, you could also turn Auto-Brightness on for optimum brightness in all light conditions.
Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper > (Do not use a dynamic wallpaper; ideally, use a dark static wallpaper instead.)

These simple fixes should help get you a little more juice out of your ‘iBattery’. All said and done, the new improved iOS is truly spectacular and can do a lot of things; you might, however, want to keep in mind that it most definitely does not make your iPhone waterproof!

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