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10 Tricks To Make Your iPhone 15’s Battery Last Longer

With the introduction of the new 2023 iPhone 15 models, Apple has brought up several interesting and interactive features and enhanced and intuitive technologies, making user’s life much easier and more convenient. From the new A17 Bionic chip to the new and customizable Action button, these iPhone 15 models have turned out to be very versatile and reliable. 

However, with every new OS release along with the latest iPhone model, several users complain about facing certain problems with battery life, and this year’s iPhone 15 models are no exception. Several user reports state that there are occasions of sudden and rapid battery drain after they have updated their iPhone to its latest version. Although the issue can persist for a longer duration, if you are also facing a faster battery-draining issue with your iPhone 15 running iOS 17, we have some tricks that will help you save your iPhone’s battery and make it last longer.  

Tricks To Make Your iPhone 15’s Battery Last Longer:

  • Turn off live activities

Live activities allow applications to keep an ongoing notification either on the lock screen or on the Dynamic Island. With iOS 17, the Live Activities feature is combined with the Always on Display of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro models, resulting in draining the iPhone 15’s battery comparatively faster. 

Here’s how to disable it

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Head to Face ID & Passcode.
  3. Here, enter your passcode to unlock your iPhone.
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Live Activities toggle to turn it off.
  • Delete Lock and Home screen Widgets

With the iOS 17, Apple has introduced several new and interactive widgets. Now with the ability of widgets are able to be used on the lock screen, allowing you to access central functions quickly without having to open the respective function or app.

However, widgets do run in the background even when you are not using them, leading to drain your iPhone 15’s battery faster. It’s better to remove or delete them from your home as well as the lock screen.

  • Turn off live voicemail.

Through the live voicemail feature, you get a real-time readout of the message that someone is leaving so that you can answer their phone call if the matter is important. Since they appear directly on your lock screen and, as a result, drain your iPhone’s battery.

In order to disable it, go to settings << Phone >> Live voicemail and finally toggle it off.

  • Disable Proximity AirDrop sharing

While holding two iPhones together running iOS 17, the iPhone begins a proximity-based AirDrop. If constantly triggering the pop of AirDrop, then it can drain the iPhone’s battery faster, and you might want to turn it off. Here’s how to 

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Then tap General.
  3. Tap AirDrop and toggle off “ Bringing Devices Together.”
  • Turn off haptic keyboard feedback.

Apple has an in-built keyboard option that provides you with haptic feedback while you tap the on-screen keys. The keys on the keyboard vibrate in order to offer a more satisfying typing experience, but you may not know that this is responsible for the faster battery drainage.

If you have enabled it, the following are the steps to disable the haptic keyboard feedback:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Tap Keyboard Feedback.
  4. Toggle off the Haptic option.
  • Disable Always on Display on iPhone 15 Pro

As the name suggests, the Always on Display feature lets you view several useful information at a glance even when the iPhone is locked, including time, wallpaper, widgets, and live activities. Although this feature is impressive, it drains the iPhone’s battery faster. 

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Always on display.
  4. Tap and toggle off Always On Display.
  • Change your mail settings.

Changing the mail settings could help. Changing when and how occasionally the Mail app checks for new emails can save some iPhone battery. 

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Mail.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. At the bottom, tap “fetch new data.”
  • Limit background activity

Every app uses background refresh to update even when the apps are not being used. Hence, limited background activity and background refresh is probably the best option to save some more battery for your iPhone.   

You can turn off background app refresh altogether or choose which apps can refresh in the background.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select General.
  3. Tap Background app refresh.
  • Turn down screen brightness.

It’s quite obvious that if you use the dimmer display, you will save much more battery. While turn down the brightness level to as low as you can tolerate. 

  • Take advantage of Apple offline maps.

Apple’s offline maps are a very useful feature when you don’t have a proper cellular connection. You may like to know that turning on your cellular data every time drains your iPhone’s battery, so while travelling to a place where there is no cellular connection available, you can download a map for that particular spot and then turn off your cellular data will help you preserve your battery life.  

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Jurin Charnvirakul

Jurin Charnvirakul has been a part-time editor at RM Update since 2020, and full-time since 2021. Now, focus your articles on buying guides, tutorials, offer recommendations and product analysis. Graduated in Journalism Communication.

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