How long will your iPhone last? You’ve probably heard horror stories about iPhone batteries that die after just two years, but you may be surprised to learn that those cases are actually pretty rare. What’s more common, though, is the fact that iPhones sometimes stop holding their charges after their batteries have been used hundreds of times—and there are certain steps you can take to prevent this from happening. We’ll cover everything you need to know about making your iPhone battery last longer in this article, so keep reading to find out more!
Facts About the Battery
Your iPhone’s battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles. A complete charge cycle is when you use all of the battery’s power, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a single charge.
It also varies depending on your iPhone model and software version.
If you have an iPhone 6 with iOS 10, it will last around 18 hours before needing to be charged again.
If you have an iPhone 6 with iOS 9, it will last around 15 hours before needing to be charged again.
If you have an iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 10, it will last around 21 hours before needing to be charged again.
If you have an iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 9, it will last around 17 hours before needing to be charged again.
If you have an iPhone SE with iOS 10, it will last around 24 hours before needing to be charged again.
If you have an iPhone SE with iOS 9, it will last around 20 hours before needing to be charged again.
If you have an iPhone 5 with iOS 10, it will last around 12 hours before needing to be charged again.
If you have an iPhone 5 with iOS 9, it will last around 11 hours before needing to be charged again.
Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life
- Get a case with a built-in battery.
- Reduce screen brightness or use auto-brightness.
- Use Wi-Fi whenever possible.
- Limit background app refresh.
- Don’t use your phone while it’s charging.
- Turn off notifications for apps you don’t need to be notified about, such as weather and stocks.
- Quit all apps running in the background when you’re not using them, and
- turn off location services for any apps that don’t require it (like shopping and banking).
- Disable automatic push notifications on email accounts that are important but may not be urgent like social media accounts.
- Close down any apps after you’ve used them instead of letting them run in the background, especially when they’re always asking you to do something like send a tweet or post on Facebook every time you open up your phone (having these running will eat up your battery).
Things To Consider
When you buy a new iPhone, you expect it to last a long time. But how long does an iPhone really last? And what can you do to make sure yours lasts as long as possible? Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not your phone will be able to stay powered for a long time:
1) What kind of battery life should I be expecting out of my phone in the first place?
2) How often am I charging my phone each day?
3) Am I constantly using my phone when it’s plugged in and being charged, like playing games or watching YouTube videos?
4) Is my battery draining faster than normal since the update was released by Apple earlier this year?
5) How much do I use my phone every day?
6) Is there anything wrong with my device that might be draining the battery more quickly than usual? If you have any of these problems, it might not be worth sticking with your current model if its lifespan is less than desired.
7) Are there other features on newer models that interest me more than those on older models that would entice me to upgrade sooner rather than later?