iPhone 7 has got slightly better battery life than its predecessor. However, it may still be insufficient if you extensively browse the web or play some high-resolution games. Fortunately, there are a number of tips that can significantly help extend the battery life.

There are quite a few reasons why your iPhone may eat into a lot of battery. As for instance, the battery draining could be due to some power hungry apps or services, ill-fated backup or update etc. If your iPhone 7 is consuming a lot of battery, follow these tips to fix the battery life problems.

How to improve iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Battery Life

Best Tips and Tricks to Fix iPhone 7/7 Plus Battery Life Problems

Turn off Wi-Fi/Cellular Data/Bluetooth When You Are Not Using It

If not in use, make sure to turn off Wi-Fi/Cellular Data/Bluetooth. These little tricks can significantly extend the battery life of your iPhone.

Force Reboot Your iPhone

Force rebooting your iPhone can help resolve the battery life issue. This tip might sound to be a bit funny but it can resolve some minor issues like this one.

Simply press the sleep/wake button and while still holding it, press and hold the volume down button on your iPhone 7 to reboot it.

Make Sure to Force Quit Apps

Once you have used any app, force quit it to prevent it from running in the background.

Step #1. Double click the Home button of your iPhone to access the app switcher.

Double click the Home button of your iPhone

Step #2. Next, you have to touch the app card and swipe it up to force quit it.

Swipe it up to force quit the app.

Turn Off Location Services

It’s better to turn off Location Services if you want to extend the battery life your iPhone. In case, you don’t want to completely disable it, allow only a few apps to track your location.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Privacy.

Step #2. Tap on Location Services.

Tap on Location Services

Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Location Services.

Turn off the switch next to Location Services

Alternately, you can toggle off the switch next to the apps which you don’t want to track your location.

Disable Background App Refresh

Background App Refresh consumes not just a lot of battery but also eats into plenty of data. Hence, turning it off can improve the battery life of your iOS device.

Step #1. Open Settings app → General.

Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.

Tap on Background App Refresh

Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Background App Refresh.

Turn off the switch next to Background App Refresh

If you want Background App Refresh to remain enabled, allow only a few apps to refresh in the background. Toggle off the switch next to the apps which you want to prevent from running in the background.

Turn off Automatic Downloads

Disabling Automatic Downloads can be a lifesaver for your device battery.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → iTunes & App Store.

Step #2. Under Automatic Downloads, toggle off the switch next to Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks and Updates.

toggle off the switch next to Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks and Updates

Turn on Low Power Mode

Enable “Low Power Mode” to extend the battery life of your device.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Battery.

Step #2. Turn on the switch next to Low Power Mode.

Turn on the switch next to Low Power Mode

Allow Notifications Only From Selected Apps

Make sure to allow notifications from only selected apps.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Notifications.

Step #2. Tap on the app which you no longer want to receive notification from.

Tap on the app which you no longer want to receive notification from

Step #3. Toggle off the switch next to Allow Notifications.

Toggle off the switch next to Allow Notifications

Keep the Brightness in Check

It’s better to keep the brightness at the minimum level. Just swipe up from the bottom to access Control Center and drag the slider to adjust the brightness.

Keep Auto-Lock to Minimum Time

It’s only when I play games like Pokemon Go I increase the auto-lock time. Otherwise, I make sure to keep it at the minimum time.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Display & Brightness.

Step #2. Tap on Auto-Lock and select the minimum time.

Tap on Auto-Lock and select the minimum time

Disable Haptic Feedback on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

iPhone 7 comes with Taptic Engine that produces vibrations. Since developers have access to the new API, apps have got custom vibratory feedback. There is an option to disable the haptics for system controls and other interactions.

Step #1. Launch Settings on your iPhone 7.

Launch Settings on your iPhone 7

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Sounds & Haptics.

Scroll down and tap on Sounds & Haptics

Step #3. Next, you need to scroll down and turn off the switch next to System Haptics.

Turn off the switch next to System Haptics

Check Out Battery Usage

You can check out which apps and services eat into the battery the most. It can not only expose the real culprit but also give you the fair idea as to how to rein in the apps and services which are making life difficult for the battery of your iPhone.

Step #1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Battery.

Tap on Battery

Step #3. Battery Usage of apps and services will appear on the screen.

Battery Usage of apps and services will appear on the screen

You can tap on Last 7 Days to check out the power consumption during the past week.

If you find any app consuming more battery than usual, delete it and then reinstall it.

Reset All Settings

Reset your iPhone to factory settings. It’s one of the most reliable tricks to fix some minor issues like battery drain.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → General.

Step #2. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Reset.

tap on Reset

Step #3. Tap on Reset All Settings.

Tap on Reset All Settings

Step #4. Tap on Reset All Settings again to confirm.

Tap on Reset All Settings again to confirm

Restore your iPhone As New

If the above-mentioned tips have not fixed the battery draining issue on your iPhone, you need to restore your device as new using iTunes. Make sure to back up your smartphone before restoring it.

You can also contact Apple if the battery drain issue continues even after you have restored your device as new.

That’s it!

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