Those of you running the latest iOS 8 software on your iPhone or iPad might notice your battery life dwindling faster than usual. That’s because the handful of shiny new features added to the mobile operating system are working harder to make your mobile experience more productive. Of course, ironically, that productivity lasts for less time than before.
Today I’m going to share my tips to save battery on iOS 8. All of these tips can make your iPhone battery last a little longer and help you get through the day without plugging your iPhone to charger.
1. What is Draining Your Battery Life
With iOS 8, you can now see a detailed breakdown of which apps are using the most of the phone’s power. Go to Settings -> General -> Usage -> Battery Usage. There, you can find what applications have been consuming your battery over the last 24 hours or week. When you’re stuck at a bar at 10 percent, you’ll know exactly which apps using most of the battery.
2. My Location Settings
Location-tracking apps can be great for when you need GPS directions or for trying to meet up with people, but it’s also a huge battery drainer since it constantly needs to update. You can turn it off by going to Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> Share My Location.
3. Background Brightness
This may seem obvious, but your display is draining your battery, and there’s no need to have it shine any brighter than necessary. Use the Control Center or visit Settings -> Wallpapers & Brightness and disable Auto-Brightness and decrease the setting manually.
4. Spotlight Search
Spotlight is a search function that appears when you swipe down. It search results from more sources around the web and in your phone. But if you don’t need that search engine, you can modify it. Go to Settings -> General -> Spotlight Search and deselect sources you don’t want to have included in your searches.
5. Turn Off Parallax
Some people like how Apple’s parallax feature makes it seem like the wallpaper can move behind the apps. It’s one of the biggest offenders of battery life for iOS 8. To disable it, go Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Reduce Motion, and toggle to ON.
Bluetooth is turned on by default in iOS 8, and it’s a feature which can take its toll on battery life if kept on for no good reason. Simply slide up Control Center, and tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it off.
Some extra tips to save battery on iOS 8 in this video below: