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iOS 13 – The Best iPhone Battery Saving Tips

iOS 13 – The Best iPhone Battery Saving Tips


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech &
iOS 13 has a bunch of battery optimizations already built in but I
wanted to share with you some tips to help you better refine those
optimizations and get the most battery life possible and these tips are
directly from Apple there are a lot of tips out there but these come straight
from Apple and will save you the most power possible now the first thing is to
use auto-brightness but in in tandem with auto brightness you also want to
use brightness control in the control center so leave auto brightness on which
will actually adjust the brightness based on the ambient light so if you’re
in a very bright room or maybe you’re outside it will turn the brightness way
up but if you’re inside it will bring it down however if you leave that on and
then also control it yourself you’ll get the best battery life possible your
screen actually uses a tremendous amount of power that’s probably one of the most
power hungry things so if you can bring that brightness down a little bit when
you’re inside just control it here and let Apple handle the rest that is what
they suggest and I’ve found that to be true as well now something a lot of
people don’t even think about is your phone locking itself after not using it
for a little bit so we want to make sure that we have this setting adjusted
properly for auto locks so if we go into settings and then we go down to display
and brightness under display and brightness you’ll see it says auto lock
now I have this set to never just so the screen doesn’t go dark or lock my
display while I’m making this video but as soon as I’m done making this video I
set it to 30 seconds if you don’t have it set to 30 seconds I would recommend
30 seconds or a minute so that it actually shuts the display off as soon
as it can when you’re not using it true tone and this end night shift really
don’t use a whole lot of power so you can leave those on I tend to like them
some people don’t it doesn’t use much power at all so you can either leave it
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now something that’s specific to phones with OLED displays is dark mode and
while you can use dark mode on older phones dark mode only really helps
battery life on phones with OLED technology displays so OLED is on the
iPhone X the XS the XS Max and the 11 Pro and 11 Pro max it uses a different
type of display and where there is a complete black part of the display those
pixels are actually turned off so it’s saving power by turning those pixels off
so if you’re using dark mode for example and you go into settings any area where
it is completely dark or black the pixels are just completely off as
opposed to having to light the whole display like an LCD as you have on some
of the other devices such as I as an iPhone 8 or 7 or any of those devices so
just keep that in mind so that will help you a little bit on those OLED displays
now something that uses a lot of power is location services and you can adjust
these in settings so if we go into settings and go down to privacy under
privacy we have location services under location services we can adjust each app
individually or turn it off altogether I don’t recommend normally turning it off
all together unless you don’t want to use things like maps because Maps needs
to know your location so that it can function properly so if you’re using
Google Maps or Apple maps or something else you’ll need to actually use it to
to use that app but you can tell what apps are actually using your location
based on these little arrows here and these arrows indicate the time in which
they’ve actually used your location so Instagram has used my location within
the past 24 hours now I allow it to use my location while
I’m using the app but never any other times so you can adjust this
specifically to what works for you Maps for example while I’m using the app it
can use my location otherwise you don’t need to know my location so you can
adjust this on a app by app basis you can also tweak system services and if
you don’t use some of these services I would recommend turning them off for
example if you don’t use homekit to control your lights turn it off or
location-based alerts or location-based Apple Ads I don’t really need those so
I’ll turn them off or a motion calibration and distance things like
that if there’s certain apps you don’t use I would turn them off and also
significant locations turn that off unless you want it to know your location
what it does is it’s not sharing it with Apple but it’s keeping it on the phone
where it’s been to significant location so I would recommend going into this
you’ll see it’s kind of creepy it will show you all your last locations you can
leave that on or turn it off but again it’s going to use power now if you have
a purple arrow here that’s hollow it’s kind of using it in the background or if
it’s filled that used it recently you can get an explanation for the arrows at
the bottom of the settings page for privacy and location and it will tell
you exactly what they mean one way you can save more power is to use Wi-Fi
whenever possible as long as you’re at a safe location such as your home and
you’re using Wi-Fi that’s going to save you more power than if you’re on
cellular data and the reason for that you can think of it like this if you’re
on Wi-Fi your wireless router is probably within a hundred feet of you
whereas a cell tower could be within a couple miles of you and it has to
transmit further distances so it needs to use more power to do so that’s one
way to look of it look at it to understand that it’s actually using a
lot more power than Wi-Fi now another way to save power according to Apple is
to turn off background app refresh or at least select certain apps not to use it
and what that means is if we go into settings and then we go to general and
then we go to background app refresh we can turn it off altogether or we can
leave it on for specific apps so for example I may want to use it when I’m on
maps because maps may need to use my location information
as well as data in the background just like I showed with location you want it
to maybe refresh in the background but all these other apps if I’ve opened them
and closed them out or swiped them off the screen I don’t want them to use this
information if I’m not interested in it so just turn those off on a case-by-case
basis or turn it off altogether now when the app is actually swiped up it’s
closed out for the most part you do not need to go back and close your apps
there’s no reason to do that in fact it goes into a sleep mode with the
exception of some apps like music like Spotify if it’s playing in the
background and you want it to stop without just pausing it you can close
that out or maps about everything else it just freezes and it’s not really
using any power in the background now another thing that can use a lot of
power is if you’re using the mail app from Apple is the way it actually gets
that mail so what that means is there are multiple ways to do that you can
either have the mail push to you or you can have it fetch the mail every so
often or go out and look for a new mail now you want to adjust those settings by
going under settings and then instead of going to mail go to passwords and
accounts under passwords and accounts at the bottom you’ll see it says fetch new
data if we tap on this you’ll see I have it set to push push we’ll actually use
more power because it’s trying to regularly check for more information so
that the email just pushes now I have that turned on for iCloud and outlook
but I have it set to fetch for a couple others and fetch means it will check
every 30 minutes now the best power saving option here is to turn off push
and then switch this to manually that way it will actually not check for mail
unless you want it to and you go into the mail app that’s the best option
however you won’t know if you’re getting any new email unless you go into the
mail app itself so just keep that in mind but that’s the best way to save
power as far as mail is concerned now there are some apps that could be using
your power as well so if you have apps like Facebook and Facebook has been the
number one for me I’ve removed it because it was using a bunch of power
and there was nothing I seemingly could do about it so I removed that I still
have messenger and Facebook page or the page manager but I would recommend any
app you’re not using specifically social media
things like that I would remove them altogether if you’re not using them
because they’re probably using your power in some way or another I’ve found
that they say there they’re not and people will say they’re not using it but
for some reason I always find that I have better battery life if I really
tweak settings for things like facebook or just remove it altogether now there
are modes to actually help you save power such as low power mode but I don’t
normally recommend this unless you’re down to about 20% and really trying to
conserve power the reason for that is not only does it optimize brightness and
bring all the brightness down but it actually slows the phone down to save
power it will reduce the amount of power that the processor is using to try and
save you power and in turn slow the phone down so it reduces animations it
stops fetching mail it disables things like airdrop and icon sync and features
like continuity won’t work so it turns off a bunch of features and you’ve got a
nice phone why not use the features unless you’re really trying to conserve
power so I recommend only using low power mode
when you’re down to about 20 percent or you’re trying to really conserve battery
throughout the day now finally if you’re in an area where you have almost no
cellular signal you have no access to Wi-Fi and it keeps going between no
signal and a signal I would recommend turning on airplane mode as Apple does
so that you can actually save as much power as possible and the reason for
that is the further you are from a cell tower and the more power your phone has
to use in order to connect to that cell phone or cell tower so in order to
connect to the cell tower it has to ramp up the power of the phone connect to
that cell tower and then communicate back and forth so if it’s constantly
going between no signal and a signal I would turn that off altogether until you
get to an area where you know you have signal unless you really really need it
and you’re trying to contact someone in an emergency definitely turn it to
airplane mode if you’re in that situation now as far as Bluetooth people
always ask me should I turn off Bluetooth the only time I would say turn
off Bluetooth is if you’re not using an Apple watch or air pods or something
like that because Bluetooth is so low power that it almost makes no difference
for most people so it’s more the display that’s using power or the
processor not so much bluetooth because it’s very low-power and it’s fairly
limited in range as well and hopefully those battery tips helped you that’s
really all there is to it follow those tips and really adjusting the brightness
you’ll probably see the most change along with that background app refresh
but let me know if you have any other tips in the comments below and also if
you’d like to get your hands on this wallpaper of course I’ll link it in the
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100 thoughts on “iOS 13 – The Best iPhone Battery Saving Tips”

  1. I think the best tip would be to stay on 12.4.1 if you are able to! I am with my 7 at least til 13.2 or 13.3. I usually play it safe and wait till sometime in January every year then pull the trigger! Too many bugs with iOS 13 right now.

  2. You forgot to mention turn off notifications for apps that don't need it or adjust the type of notification it does, also turning off hey siri helps some also since that makes your phone always listen for the trigger words. Also turning off siri suggestions for apps that don't need it helps also.

  3. Hi ! Can you suggest some steps to reduce the space used by ‘other’ in the storage below the system data. It’s eating up 5 gb and I am not able to figure out any ways to reduce it.

  4. My phone is always on low power mode even while charging 😅😅😅
    is it bad ??? 🤪🤪❤️❤️❤️

  5. Battery life for me on iOS 13 is a lot better then iOS 12.4, the last iOS 12 version I was on. The LTE is good two 🙂✌️.

  6. My xr battery became worse with iOS 13. Used to have full day battery now I don't.
    I'll have to apply these tips and see what happens.

  7. Great video as always, Aaron. But Push is actually better for battery because the server does the heavy lifting as opposed to your phone constantly waking up to check and will ping the app when Mail is ready.

    With fetch your mail app will wake your phone unnecessarily at the time specified, even if you don’t have any mail.

    So my advice is set push for your important mailbox and Fetch manually for the rest. Because when you check up on your mail from push, you will end up in the mail app and that will automatically download mail from the fetch accounts while you’re there.

    Take it easy! 🙂

  8. Hey zollo
    Do you have wale with wrist detection turned on? I turned it off on my series 5 since the display is always on and I want to decide when to turn the display on and off

  9. Watching content via say Youtube and netflix as well as intensive games will also consume the battery. Also, Chrome browser tends to be power hungry so I would recommend using Safari instead. 🙂

  10. Hi Aaron, would be glad to have a video about „Location Services/System Settings“! Difficult to know what all the settings since iOS13 mean except obvious settings like Time Zone or Find my iPhone.
    Thank you for your videos, they help a lot.
    Greetings from Luxembourg/Europe.

  11. Low power mode doesn’t slow down your phone I use low power mode 24/7 I don’t see any difference on performance

  12. Limit notifications, set still wallpaper in settings, and one I do is leave auto brightness off and leave brightness to the lowest setting I can get away with, so it doesn't automatically increase it outside. Setting a black wallpaper would also help on oled.

  13. Hi sir,
    Auto-brightness just completely stop working when you manually adjust the brightness from the control center slider until you go back into settings and toggle auto brightness off and then back on!!! How fix this ??? I’m using iPhones xs

  14. Since I installed IOS 13 on My IPhone 7 battery life had been terrific i’m at 82% battery life capacity and at IOS 12 latest I only charged my phone over night but Now with iOS 13 I ended up charging my phone not Twice But 3 times a Day 🙁

  15. When I went from having Bluetooth always off to using a pebble smart watch with it, my battery was cut by about 25%.

  16. Does background app refresh even work? I always have to refresh it anyway… do the apps load faster with it enabled or how exactly does it help us?

  17. So Aaron told in a video last week that the best way to keep your battery health close to 100% is to charge is overnight. When i charge my iPhone Xr overnight, at the end of the day it's like around 55% full of battery. Is it also in my case a good idea to charge it every night?

  18. Battery life on the Xs max has been great honestly. Consistent with the amount of hours I can use it for. I’m on WiFi but before was only on LTE and I can say the battery life was about the same. It gets me through a Whole day and half. The stand by is what really dose it for me. Drop it at 76% work 7hrs pick it up at 75%🤷🏽‍♂️. The smooth simple interface just got me hooked. I used androids all my life but then tired Xs max as my first iPhone. I might try a Samsung device in like 2 years.

  19. guys anyone knew how to solve the “could not connect to server” everytime i try to open a link like a link for the wallpaper ?.

  20. Hi Aaron and anyone reading this comment. Need a really big help from you all regarding the maximum battery capacity option. Is it a marketing trick of apple to make iPhone users replace their batteries? i have an iPhone 8 and its one year old now the battery health is 91% is this normal? how can this happen i never play hard games like PUBG Fortnite asphalt etc, i never charge it overnight i never use the phone while charging and also i never let it empty up 0 i always plug it in at around 25% and take out at 90% but my battery capacity is reducing why is this ? how do some people still maintain their capacity above 95% even after one year of hard use? please advice me .. Thank you and best regards…

  21. Thanks Aaron for nice guided I’m really appreciated your help and kinds for those has trouble with iPhone battery. Nice tips I have no issue about that because I had power bank.

  22. Seeing those kind of videos makes me even more sure that no matter what, people are still going to pay around thousand bucks for a phone in which you must turn off half of it’s abilities/functions to save battery. It’s funny and sad at the same time.

  23. My new iPhone XR just lost 2 battery charger because of the big bug of iOS 13rip what should I do now it quit crazy lol

  24. I've applied all of these tips and more. My Xs purchased exactly 1 year ago has a battery health of 91%. Charging every night and usually not letting it drop from 30%. I don't know what is going on…

  25. Regarding the auto brightness suggestion, the phone appears to be prioritising our manual adjustments above its auto brightness. When I turn in auto brightness and then manually adjust the brightness, it sort of forgets about auto brightness and stays in the manual adjustment.

  26. Great video I watched a different power saving tips video and the guy was telling people to keep auto lock on never…. and to basically turn off every feature you buy an iPhone for.. you gave us tips that mattered and let us keep our features thank you for that!

  27. OT: I’m experiencing a problem with iOS 13 on my iPhone Pro Max, when I tap on the red button to hang up a call, often the display doesn’t recognize the touch, forcing me to tap once again. I’ve already changed the phone but the problem started again after few days. Anyone of you is experiencing the same bug ?

  28. Very helpful video but you should really stop repeating yourself by saying the same thing twice or even three times when talking about features. Explanations are fine but I think we get the gist after the first time you explain it.

  29. $ 1000 phone still want to save battery..pay more to save battery.. or Battery saving Tips…Great product for Apple Fans…

  30. I don't know if it's a bug but in iOS 13.2 on my iPhone 6s in the sounds section it’s shows me sounds and haptics and this should only appear on iPhone 7 and up

  31. My iphone xs is at 89% after 2 days it’ll complete a year is it normal?
    And my brothers battery is at 90% and he is not even close to one year is that also normal?

  32. I LIKE YOUR VIDEO’S MAN!!!
    KAN YOU DO A REVIEW OF THE NEW IPOD
    TOUCH 7TH GEN.THAT THING IS AWSOME,
    JUST GOT ONE AS A MUSIK PLAYER?

  33. My battery was on 95% before installing iOS 13. 2 weeks later I only have 90% battery max. capacity… wtf is going on??

  34. after updating to 13.2 on my apple 10 X my internet speed dropped from 220 to 12 Mhz , do you have other complaints ?

  35. Im Iphone user but i admit that the Iphone Battery is sucks! But i cant leave iphone because of the performance. So i’ll stay with it!

  36. The only thing I would add to these tips is going into the cellular tab to see which apps are using cellular data in the background. you might be surprised what is using cellular data and what is not.

  37. I think I’ve been getting good battery life on my iPhone XS Max i charged my phone this morning and i check battery life almost before watching this video today at 11:45pm and it says that I had 11h and 21minutes of battery life and i haven’t charged sense this morning .is that good or am i getting confused 🤷‍♂️

  38. Ever since I upgraded to iOS 13, my battery capacity dropped from 99% all the way down to 94%! WTH iOS 13? On the other hand, I gained nearly 20GB in Storage Space!!! So crappy battery and high storage capacity. Kind of a weird exchange of resources.

  39. Low power mode on ios 13 even on a phone like my 8 plus is pretty solid in performance. I can’t imagine what its like to run it with an 11pro. Probably faster than my 8 plus without low power mode.

  40. Question :- I own an iphone 11 pro max and sometimes i notice it getting hot while on charge with apple charger (18w included in the box) so is it normal behaviour for the iphone ??

  41. Mi 27W super sonic charger (output 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.25A) will charge iphone xr faster
    Or it will charge at the same rate as 18W.
    Please guide want to buy fast charger for iphone xr.

  42. The tips is just turn off your dark mode and you are good to go .. I got that issue and my phone went back to normal .. ✌🏻

  43. My battery shows 82% life and draining in 5 hours. Don’t play games and don’t stay all the time in phone. Done all battery tips and have nothing almost on and here Iam woth 20% after almost 5 hours usage. Never had luck with batteries after switching to iPhones and this my third iPhone. Just feels like long way for iPhone to get proper batteries like androids have

  44. Hey dear I want to ask one question
    My iPhone 8 Plus iOS version is 13.1.2
    But I can’t receive missed calls notifications on lock screen but at home screen phone icon show missed call badge.my notification settings of phone is correct but not receive missed call notification on lockscreen.do u know any other solution.also reset device settings.But same trouble.

  45. Interesting @Zollotech. I never had problems or whatsoever with my battery life, but since I started "studying" iOS/MacOS" features I sure able to improve my experience and save battery both on iPhone/iPad and on my MacBook. Thanks for these videos, they help a lot.

    I've tested for about a week before commenting on here, I work pretty much 7/8 hours a day and recharge when I sleep, on the first three days I didn't change any settings at all, most of the times I got home with 40-45% battery. After adjusting the settings and deleting a few apps that I don't really use now I get home with 60% easily. I am a light user, but still… that's some improvement right there, just by messing with the iPhone settings.

    Keep making these awesome videos man, thanks for the effort! Regards from Brazil

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