The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world. Users love its streamlined design, efficient operating system and, of course, the Apple logo. However, the iPhone has had a major drawback for years – poor battery life. While Android-based competitors have excellent battery life, the iPhone struggles to go a full day without recharging. After a few months of use, our beloved iPhones often operate at less than maximum capacity.

Fortunately, with these few simple steps, you can extend the battery life of your iPhone and get the most bang for your buck.

Use Power Save Mode

The low power mode temporarily disables some of your iPhone’s features to preserve battery life. If your phone is running low when you are out and about, switch to power save mode to make it last longer. The power save mode will automatically turn off when the battery reaches 80% when you can charge the device.

If your battery is completely worn out, you need to change it – in this case it’s better to have phone insurance.

Adjust the screen brightness

We are all guilty of leaving our phones on maximum brightness. However, a super bright screen can leave you with a headache, strained eyes, and a drained battery. Switch on auto-brightness so your phone can adapt the screen’s brightness to your current surroundings. Your screen will go darker in dark places and brighter around ambient lighting. Genius!

Reduce the time auto-lock

You can reduce the amount of time it takes for your phone to lock. For example, if you leave your phone without clicking the lock button, it will lock automatically after a few minutes. Reduce the number of minutes it takes for the auto-lock to kick in to save battery and improve your security.

Turn off notifications

Notifications encourage us to log back into our phones to reply to a message, open an app or turn on a video. Turn off your notifications to reduce your screen time and addiction to technology. Only log into your phone when you want to check up on your emails or texts a few times a day – instead of every half hour.

Disable GPS

The location services feature comes in handy for tracking deliveries and making sure your friends go home safe. It’s not handy for preserving your phone’s battery life. Switch to ‘only use location services while using the app’ mode.

Uninstall power-hungry apps

Go into settings and find out which apps are draining your battery. Typically, social media uses a huge portion of our battery life because we spend so much time on it. If you’re not quite ready to leave the online world, look for other apps that drain your battery. There may be a few gaming apps working in the background that you never use.

Use the battery saving hacks so you can enjoy your iPhone for longer.