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How To Increase Battery Life On iOS 9 And Later

Battery Life

Increase Battery Life

iPhones and iPads are some of the most widely used electronic gadgets these days. With all the developed ease in browsing, calling, watching videos, and playing games, the issue of battery life is the only restraint that concerns most users.

Apple’s Specs

According to the specifications given by Apple, the iPhone 6s has a battery life of up to 14 hours talk time, 11 hours of video playback, and up to 50 hours of audio playback time. On the other hand, the iPhone 6s plus correspondingly has 24 hours of talk time, 14 hours of HD video playback and 80 hours of Audio playback. Moving on to iPads, the iPad Pro 9.7 and 12.9 is promised to give almost 10 hours of web surfing with Wi-Fi usage, also playing videos and audio. A major portion of these iPhones and iPads operate on the most recent iOS 9 operating system. Though all of these devices have a battery life which is quite appreciable. Still, there are ways to save power on these devices and use them for a longer period. Here are some of the ways you can prolong the battery life for devices running iOS 9.

Optimize Settings

Screen light is one of the biggest battery draining factors. So when running low on the battery, the best and most efficient way of conserving energy is by decreasing the brightness of the device’s display. You can also use the auto brightness option to increase battery time. For this look for,

Settings > Display & Brightness>set Auto-Brightness

The most common battery draining factor that can be avoided is Wi-Fi. Most users are in the habit of keeping their Wi-Fi on, regardless of whether they are using it or not. Turning Wi-Fi off can conserve a lot of battery.


According to Apple suggestions on saving battery, one should keep the device’s software up to date. Apple is constantly working on software that saves power and hence each update is aimed at providing better features with the least power usage. In order to update your software, go to

Settings > General > Software Update


The atmospheric factors that affect the battery of your device are the temperature at which it is operated. According to the provided information, Apple devices give their best performance at about 0 degrees Celsius to 35 degree Celsius range. Charging battery at high temperatures is reported to be able to damage it permanently.


Since all electric devices heat up when plugged in, it may be a good idea to take the casing of these devices off while charging. Some Apple devices are prone to heating up as their cases do not allow the heat to escape through them.

Low Power Mode

iOS 9 has an option of low power mode that is equipped with all the power saving settings for your device. It optimizes the brightness of your device, the download setting, and app usage to ensure minimal power waste. To enable this mode, the user can follow the path

Settings > General > Battery > Lower Power Mode

Author: Ayesha Siddique is a mechanical engineering student currently in her junior year. She has an obsession for automobiles and makeup.

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We hope you find these suggestions helpful.

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If you have any other suggestions on conserving battery life please feel free to share them in the comments field below.

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