4 Ways To Increase Battery Life On iOS 6 [Applies For Other iOS Versions Also]

As I am writing this post there are many users who reported short battery life in iOS devices including iPad, iPhone 4, 4s and 5, its really feels very annoying for any users when they update their devices to discover the battery life gets degraded after the software update.


Today in this blog post we are going to suggest some ways which could bring back the same battery life time on your apple devices running iOS 6. You may get surprised that some users on the other hand saying they have a better battery life after the iOS 6 update, so as if now we are getting mixed responses, still if you are not happy with the battery life you can follow some of the solutions mentioned below.

Problem With The iOS Version

Most of the times, when ever a new iOS version get released from apple there are some minor bugs which gets fixed in the next minor update so, in case if the problem is with iOS version, then apple may already know about it and it should be fixed in the next release of iOS.

Problem With Device or Apps

There are times when you there could some issue with the apple device you have irrespective its an iPad or iPhone, so in such case restoring the device with new firmware could really solve your problem and regarding the apps you can always install from the purchased section on your in iTunes. Yes, talking about the apps some times there can be some apps which gets alerts more than other apps like the news apps, if you are not really interested in those alerts you should disable alerts from those apps under notifications under settings.

Did Your Turned Off Those Features You Aren’t Using

Turn off Siri’s Raise to Speak. Go to Settings, General >> Siri. Readers keep telling us this has helped them with battery life due to accelerometer issues.

Turn off Location Services. Go to Settings, Privacy, Location Services, and turn off any app you really don’t need tracking or using your location.

Turn off Push Notifications. Likewise, go to Settings, Notifications, and turn off any app for which you are never check with notifications

Turn of Notification Center widgets. Stocks, and particularly weather in Notification Center might really eat good battery due to these apps

Kill Power hungry apps. Double-click the Home Button to activate the multitasking dock, hold your finger on an app to enter “jiggly” mode, and kill any apps that might be running in the background, especially VoIP (like Skype), streaming audio (like Pandora), or navigation (like TomTom)

Enable Do Not Disturb Mode When Not Using iPad – Yes, when ever you know that you are not going to use the iPad for some hours like at night, you should schedule the do not disturb mode for that time when you are sleeping this way you will save a lot of battery.

Turn Off The Location Services For Individual Apps – For this you will need to go to Settings, Privacy >> Location Services and there you will see the list of apps using location, you should disable those for which you don’t care about location data.

Apart from the tips above, you should note the fact that you should disable Wifi and 3G or Cellular data on iPhone when not in use and enabling auto brightness can also be a real game changer or if you could use the ipad or iPhone at low brightness that will bring instant increase in battery life.

Are You Charging It Regularly ?

Yes, this may not seem be a solution but charging your ipad, iPhone is also very much required as it will give the power t the device when required at times during the day, so don’t be lazy or ashamed of plugging your device with the iPad or iPhone charger either to power port or charge your ipad with USB port on any laptop, if you are thinking how to charge your ipad with a USB port on desktop, you can follow this guide.


We hope the above tips helped you to get more battery life on your apple devices with iOS 6 or higher, if you have noticed some thing really different feature in iOS 6 which we could have missed addressing which could be responsible for battery hogging please let us know through comments at the end of this post and do let us know if you know a different new tip which could save the battery in iOS 6 or higher so that it helps other apple device users.

By abhishek

Abhishek Bhatnagar is an apple engineer at heart and an apple products user since the first iPhone, he posses a Engineer degree and loves to review Apple products ans iOS apps.

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