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How to Preserve Apple iPhone 6s Battery Life with Low Power Saving Mode

In this content, we highlight some of the widely used methods that would help preserve battery life on your Apple iPhone 6s (#Apple #iPhone6s) device. Read on to learn more battery saving tips you can use to extend and enhance your phone’s battery and make the most of the newly added features entrenched into this device.

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One of the key factors smartphone users would look into before procuring any new devices available is the battery life. A common thought goes, “the more battery life is always the better.” While many users said that the iPhone 6s battery life is very good, as concluded in prior tests and expert reviews, it’s not a full guarantee that the phone wouldn’t go through battery life depreciation in the long run. Considering all these possibilities, we’ve prepared some battery management guide you may refer to when necessary, as outlined below.

The iPhone 6s is akin to other highest-tiered smartphones of today, as it too comes with a number of useful features including battery saving modes you can use whenever needed. All you have to do is to configure some settings on your device. Here’s how it works.

Manually Activate Battery Saving Mode on your iPhone 6s

Your iPhone 6s has this feature that will help users optimize its battery life and allows you to push your device to the limit. It’s called the Low Power Mode, which comes as one of the iOS 9 features. Low Power Mode is available on all iPhone devices running iOS 9.

You’ll be prompted to activate this feature each time your phone reaches 20 percent on its battery power. The feature works by reducing the phone’s performance and cuts out some background services to stretch your phone’s battery life up to three more hours before it dies. Indeed it’s a very useful feature especially when you won’t be able to charge your iPhone anytime soon.

When the Low Power Mode prompt appears, you will be asked to either Continue or Cancel. If you choose to Continue, the feature will be turned on, otherwise, it will be turned off.

It takes only a few steps to manually enable/disable Low Power Mode on your iPhone 6s (just in case you want to stretch your battery life further). And here’s how it’s done:

  1. Go to your phone Settings.
  2. Select Battery from the menu list.
  3. Toggle the Low Power Mode switch to turn it ON or OFF.
  4. When the battery icon turns yellow, it means Low Power Mode is already activated on your device.
  • Low Power Mode will automatically be disabled when your iPhone is charged up to a certain point like 60 percent up.

While this feature is definitely useful in reducing power consumption, it also causes some demanding apps and services on your phone a bit sluggish. It’s because the iPhone’s CPU performance is significantly reduced when Low Power Mode is enabled.

With Low Power Mode enabled on your iPhone, automatic download or fetching of new emails is disabled, and screen brightness is lowered. Animations, including motion effects and live wallpapers are also disabled.

How to Configure Battery Saving Mode Settings on your iPhone 6s

If you want, you can change the battery mode settings on your device according to your preferences. Here’s how:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. To turn on Low Power Mode (manually) tap the switch next to it.
  4. To turn on Battery Percentage on or off, tap the switch next to it.

More tips to Save Battery Life on your iPhone 6s

Aside from activating Low Power Mode, there are also other ways to reduce battery consumption on your iPhone as enumerated below.

Note: The following methods are optional, so you can select which of the following methods best suit your needs.

  1. Manually reduce screen brightness and timeout duration on your iPhone.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the Home screen (or any screen).
  • Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen. Doing this gesture will open the Control Center.
  • If you see a small arrow, then slide your finger up again.
  • Next, tap and drag the Slider to adjust screen brightness, manually. Again, to reduce battery power consumption, set it to a lower level.

You may also tap the Auto-Brightness switch if you prefer to turn this feature on or off.

  1. Disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot when they’re not in use.

Network services are known to use a lot of your phone’s battery life. That said, you may temporarily disable or turn these features off your phone especially when you’re not using them. Here how:

  • Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  • When prompted with the Settings menu, tap to select the feature(s) you want to disable, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Privacy (GPS) and Personal Hotspot (Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot).
  1. Configure app sync settings.

Changing the app sync settings accordingly can also help preserve your iPhone’s battery. Here’s how it’s done:

  • Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  • Tap Mail, Contacts, & Calendars.
  • Tap the option to Fetch New Data.
  • Tap an account you want and then set to Manual.
  1. Disable background data.

Here’s how to turn off background data on your iPhone 6s:

  • Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Background App Refresh.
  • Select from the following options:
    • Background App Refresh – to select this option, tap the switch next to Background App Refresh to turn background data for all apps on or off.
    • Specific app – tap the switch next to a specific app to turn background data for that app on or off.

Note: Stopping any unused running services can also help conserve battery life.

  • To view all recent app, quickly double-press the Home key and then swipe up to close apps that are not currently in use.
  1. Minimize the use of third party apps.

Heavy usage of third-party apps also contribute to fast draining on an iPhone’s battery. While using these apps can enhance functionality of the device, they too can use up valuable battery life, especially if these apps keep the display on or require data connection. Other apps even require you to plug in your device to use them best.

  1. Toggle from LTE to 4G/2G.

Here are the steps:

  • Tap Settings from any Home screen.
  • Tap Cellular to continue.
  • Next, drag the slider next to Enable LTE to turn the feature on or off.

Note: Leaving these features on when not actively in use can drain your iPhone’s battery faster.

  1. Update your phone to the latest software version.

Updates are often rolled out to enhance performance on the device. That said, updating your device to the latest software version available is highly advised. Follow these steps to check for any available updates for your device.

  • Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Software Update.

 

  1. Set your phone to sleep when not in use or idle.
  • To set the iPhone screen to sleep mode, simply press and then quickly release the Power key.

You can also head on to your phone’s Settings-> General->AutoLock menu, and then tap the lowest preferred option.

Another way to save some battery power on your iPhone is by facing the phone down. When you position your iPhone this way, the screen won’t light up when it receives notifications. So if you don’t care about getting any notifications at the moment, it would be better to place your phone face-down.

If you notice your phone’s battery life is decreasing significantly in a short period of time, consider any recent apps you’ve downloaded and installed for some apps may have triggered such issue to occur on your device. You may attempt to uninstall a suspected app in this case.

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