Do you want your iPhone battery to last longer? Turn off these 2 iOS settings

The iPhone 15 has launched, and there are plenty of great deals on the latest iPhone right now, as well as last year’s iPhone 14. But if you’re running an older iPhone and don’t plan on updating anytime soon, you’ll probably want to optimize your battery to keep your phone looking as new as possible.

Most iPhone battery problems can be prevented by taking a few simple steps – use “Optimized Charging”, avoid overheating your iPhone and don’t let the battery drain to zero.

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However, along with those iPhone battery best practices, there are many other tips for battery-saving ios 16 And iOS 17 that are less obvious but can help you keep your iPhone’s battery living longer.

In this story, we’ll cover two features in iOS 16 and iOS 17 that put a strain on your iPhone’s battery to varying degrees, and how you can turn them off to help preserve battery life. Here’s what you need to know.

And if you want some more battery saving tips and tricks, check out How to stop background apps from refreshing And How to replace your iPhone’s battery (cheaper than Apple),

Remove widgets from your iPhone lock screen

All widgets on your lock screen force your apps to automatically run in the background, constantly fetching data to update the information displayed by the widget, such as sports scores or weather. And because these apps are constantly running in the background because of your widgets, it means they constantly drain power.

If you want to help conserve some battery on iOS 17, the best thing to do is to avoid widgets on your lock screen (and home screen). The easiest way to do this is to switch to another lock screen profile – press and hold your finger on your existing lock screen and then swipe around to select the lock screen that doesn’t have any widgets.

However, if you want to remove the widget from your existing lock screen, press down on your lock screen, hit customizechoose lock screen Options, tap on Widget Box and then hit “-” button on each widget to remove them.

How to remove lock screen widgets on iOS 16

If your battery is already low, it’s best to switch to wallpapers that don’t have lock screen widgets.

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Turn off your iPhone’s haptic keyboard feedback

Surprisingly, the iPhone’s keyboard has never had the ability to vibrate as you type, an addition called “haptic feedback” that was added to the iPhone with iOS 16. Instead of just hearing a click-clack sound, haptic feedback gives each key a vibration, providing a more immersive experience as you type. However, according to Apple, this same feature can also impact battery life.

According to this Apple Support page about the keyboard, haptic feedback “may affect your iPhone’s battery life.” There are no details provided on how much battery life the keyboard feature drains, but if you want to save battery, it’s best to keep this feature disabled.

Fortunately, it is not on by default. If you’ve enabled it yourself, go to Adjustment , Sounds and Haptics , keyboard feedback and toggle off haptic To turn off haptic feedback for your keyboard.

Haptic Feedback Settings for Keyboard on iOS 16

Every time you type, you’ll feel a slight vibration with each key press.

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For more tips on iOS, learn how to download the new iOS 17 and how to automatically remove multifactor authentication messages from text and email.

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